The Lakes Handbook

The Lakes Handbook

Volume 1, Limnology and Limnetic Ecology

eBook - 2004
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Continuing concern about water supply and quality, ecosystem sustainability and restoration demands that the modern approach to the management of lakes and reservoirs should be based on a sound understanding of the application of the scientific and ecological principles that underlie freshwater processes.

The Lakes Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the application of ecologically sound approaches, methods and tools using experience gained around the world for an understanding of lakes and their management. Volume one of the Handbook addresses the physical and biological aspects of lakes pertinent to lake management, emphasising those aspects particularly relevant to large, still bodies of water. Volume two then considers lake management, with particular emphasis on sustainability, restoration and rehabilitation.

This handbook will be invaluable to ecologists, environmental scientists, physical geographers and hydrologists involved in limnological research, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students looking for authoritative reviews of the key areas of limnological study.


  • Brings together basic science and management issues.
  • International coverage and international authors.
  • Reviews management issues at a level suitable for the non-expert.

Continuing concern about water supply and quality, ecosystem sustainability and restoration demands that the modern approach to the management of lakes and reservoirs should be based on a sound understanding of the application of the scientific and ecological principles that underlie freshwater processes.

The Lakes Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the application of ecologically sound approaches, methods and tools using experience gained around the world for an understanding of lakes and their management. Volume one of the Handbook addresses the physical and biological aspects of lakes pertinent to lake management, emphasising those aspects particularly relevant to large, still bodies of water. Volume two then considers lake management, with particular emphasis on sustainability, restoration and rehabilitation.

This handbook will be invaluable to ecologists, environmental scientists, physical geographers and hydrologists involved in limnological research, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students looking for authoritative reviews of the key areas of limnological study.

Book News
Inspired by Blackwell's excellent Rivers Handbook , 19 limnologists and hydrobiologists from Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary, the UK, and the US provide an overview of the physical and chemical features of lakes and their main biota as well as practical applications of limnology. Topics include the origins of lake basins; the motion of lake waters; regulatory impacts of humic substances in lakes; sedimentation and lake sediment formation; organization and energetic partitioning of limnetic communities; phytoplankton; aquatic plants and lake ecosystems; benthic invertebrates; protozoa and the microbial food web; fish population ecology; self-regulation of limnetic ecosystems; and paleolimnology. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, c2004
ISBN: 9781405129091
1405129093
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Limnology and limnetic ecology

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