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 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.
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
"...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."
African Journal of Aquatic Science