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Published: 17 February 2005

304 Pages | numerous line drawings


ISBN: 9780198516132

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The Biology of Lakes and Ponds

Second Edition

Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson

Biology of Habitats Series

  • New edition from the prestigious Biology of Habitats series
  • Thoroughly revised and updated edition of a key text in this subject area
  • New material mirrors the recent developments in the field

New to this Edition:

  • This new edition includes sections on different aspects of the abiotic frame, including lake morphology, lake formation processes, the role of humic substances, redox potential ecological stoichiometry, as well as general nutrient cycles. With respect to biological processes, new sections on mixotrophy, bioturbation, multiple predator effects and alternative stable states have been added. Major additions have been made to the chapter on environmental issues in lakes and ponds, for example the effects of environmental disturbances on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. In addition, we have upgraded references throughout. The new material has been added to mirror the recent developments in the field, and also in response to comments from teachers using the first version in limnology and aquatic ecology classes.

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