A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Lake Ecosystem Ecology examines the workings of the lake and reservoir ecosystems of our planet. Information and perspectives crucial to the understanding and management of current environmental problems are covered, such as eutrophication, acid rain and climate change. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers.

Key Features

- Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues

- Covers current environmental problems and management solutions

- Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding


Professionals and teachers in the fields of limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental engineering, hydrology and environmental science.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Lake Ecosystem Ecology: A Global Perspective, G.E. Likens
Lake Ecosystems: Structure, Function and Change
 Lakes as Ecosystems, W.M. Lewis
 Ecological Zonation in Lakes, M. Lewis
 Littoral Zone, J.A. Peters, D.M. Lodge
 Benthic Invertebrate Fauna, Lake and Reservoirs, D. L Strayer
 Trophic Dynamics in Aquatic Ecosystems, U. Gaedke
 Eutrophication of Lakes and Reservoirs, V. Istvánovics
 Paleolimnology, J.P. Smol
 Effects of Climate Change on Lakes, W.F. Vincent
 Modeling of Lake Ecosystems, L. Håkanson

Hydrodynamics and Mixing in Lakes
 Biological-Physical Interactions, C.S. Reynolds
 Mixing Dynamics in Lakes Across Climatic Zones, S. MacIntyre, J.M. Melack
 Density Stratification and Stability, B. Boehrer, M. Schultze
 Small-Scale Turbulence and Mixing: Energy Fluxes in Stratified Lakes, A. Wüest, A. Lorke
 The Benthic Boundary Layer (in Rivers, Lakes, and Reservoirs), A. Lorke, S. MacIntyre
 Currents in Stratified Water Bodies 1: Density-Driven Flows, F. Peeters, R. Kipfer
 Currents in Stratified Water Bodies 2: Internal Waves, L. Boegman
 Currents in Stratified Water Bodies 3: Effects of Rotation, J.P. Antenucci
 Currents in the Upper Mixed Layer and in Unstratified Water Bodies, F.J. Rueda, J. Vidal
 Meromictic Lakes, K.M. Stewart, K.F. Walker, G.E. Likens

Lakes and Reservoirs of the World
 Origins of Types of Lake Basins, D.K. Branstrator
 Geomorphology of Lake Basins, B. Timms
 Reservoirs, C. Nilsson
 Abundance and Size Distribution of Lakes, Ponds and Impoundments, J.A. Downing, C.M. Duarte
 Saline Inland Waters, M.J. Waiser, R.D. Robarts
 Antarctica, J.C. Priscu, C.M. Foreman
 Arctic, G.W. Kling
 Africa: North of Sahara, M. Ramdani, N. Elkhiati, R.J. Flower 
 Africa: South of Sahara, O.V. Msiska


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