The Lakes Handbook: Limnology and Limnetic Ecology, Volume 1
January 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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
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.
1. Lakes, Limnology And Limnetic Ecology: Towards A New Synthesis: C.S. Reynolds and P.E. O’Sullivan.
2. The Origin Of Lake Basins: H. Loffler.
3. The Hydrology Of Lakes: Thomas C. Winter.
4. Chemical Processes Regulating The Composition Of Lake Waters: Werner Stumm.
5. Physical Properties Of Water Relevant To Limnology And Limnetic Ecology: C.S. Reynolds.
6. The Motion Of Lake Waters: Dieter M. Imboden.
7. Regulatory Impacts Of Humic Substances In Lakes: C.E.W. Steinberg.
8. Sedimentation And Lake Sediment Formation: J. Bloesch.
9. Organisation And Energetic Partitioning Of Limnetic Communities: C.S. Reynolds.
10. Phytoplankton: Judit Padisak.
11. Aquatic Plants And Lake Ecosystems: Jan Pokorny and Jan Kvet.
12. Benthic Invertebrates: Petur M. Jonasson.
13. Pelagic Microbes - Protozoa And The Microbial Food Web: T. Weisse.
14. Zooplankton: Z. Maicej Gliwicz.
15. Fish Population Ecology: Ian J. Winfield.
16. Fish Community Ecology: Jouko Sarvala, Martti Rask and Juha Karialainen.
17. Self-Regulation Of Limnetic Ecosystems: Claudia Pahl-Wostl.
18. Palaeolimnology: P. O’Sullivan.
Colin Reynolds is a Research Fellow at the Windermere Laboratory of the Freshwater Biological Association. Most of his work there has been directed towards the ecology and dynamics of phytoplankton, in lakes, rivers and reservoirs. He has published over 200 research papers, two books and edited or co-edited several others. He won the International Prize in Limnetic Ecology in 1994 and was awarded the Naumann–Thienemann medal of SIL, the International Association for Limnology.
- provides an up-to-date overview of the application of
ecologically sound approaches, methods and tools for an
understanding of lakes and their management
- volume one 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 considers lake management, with particular emphasis
on sustainability, restoration and rehabilitation
- brings together basic science and management issues
- international coverage and international authors
"...the Editors and their contributors have provided a treasure chest of information....researchers...would be well advised to recommend it to their librarians."
"...a powerful text of such scope and calibre as to set a
benchmark for limnetic ecology in the 21st century. Achieving a
range of disparate accomplishments, it could potentially
re-catalyse lake limnology."
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