By Winfried Lampert, Ulrich Sommer
This concise, readable creation to limnology (the technological know-how of investigating the constitution and serve as of inland waters), locations the topic within the context of contemporary ecology. in contrast to such a lot ecological textbooks, which use examples taken virtually solely from terrestrial platforms, this ebook integrates the fields of limnology and ecology by way of providing empirical facts drawn completely from freshwater ecosystems that allows you to increase ecological theories (limnoecology).
This moment variation builds upon the strengths of the 1st with the constitution of the booklet following a similar hierarchical inspiration of ecology, from habitat homes, participants, populations, coupled populations and groups to ecosystems. even though, it's been completely revised all through to include findings from new applied sciences and techniques (notably the speedy improvement of molecular genetic tools and sturdy isotope innovations) that experience allowed a fast and ongoing improvement of the sector. there's a new emphasis on meals webs, species range and environment functioning, weather switch, and conservation administration. Key ecological questions are tested within the mild of the most recent experimental facts. through the textual content evolutionary thought is utilized to an realizing of freshwater ecosystems, thereby filling a distinct segment among conventional limnology and evolutionary ecology.
This obtainable textual content is appropriate for either undergraduate and graduate scholars taking classes in limnology, freshwater ecology, and aquatic biology in addition to the numerous expert limnologists, ecologists and conservation biologists requiring a concise yet authoritative assessment of the topic.
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