The Biology of Lakes and Ponds

A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of standing waters (lakes and ponds). As with other books in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate freshwater environments.

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Author: Christer Brönmark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191022548

Category: Science

Page: 368

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A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of standing waters (lakes and ponds). As with other books in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate freshwater environments. Management and conservation aspects are also considered. The first edition of the book published in 1998 with a second, revised edition in 2005. There has been significant development in the field since the last revision appeared, particularly in the ecology of lakes and ponds in subtropical and tropical areas, and a new revision of this now classic text is timely.

The Biology of Lakes and Ponds

The Biology of Lakes and Ponds ,now in its second edition, is a valuable text for university tuition.

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Author: Christer Brönmark

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0198516134

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 484

The Biology of Lakes and Ponds ,now in its second edition, is a valuable text for university tuition. Its lucid explanations and descriptions of adaptation, dominance, dispersal, and succession of organisms, as well as the effects of abiotic factors, predation, and competition, ensure its relevance and use to a broad audience of biologists and naturalists with an interest in freshwater ecology.

The Biology of Lakes and Ponds

Overview of evolution of freshwater organisms and biotic interactions. Includes discussion of microbial ecology and denthic communities.

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Author: Christer Brönmark

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015043813545

Category: Science

Page: 216

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Overview of evolution of freshwater organisms and biotic interactions. Includes discussion of microbial ecology and denthic communities.

The Biology of Ponds and Lakes

This is an introduction to the biology and ecology of lakes and ponds. It gives an overview of the evolution of freshwater organisms; the importance of biotic interactions, including competition, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis.

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Author: Christer Brönmark

Publisher:

ISBN: 0198549717

Category: Lake ecology

Page: 320

View: 169

This is an introduction to the biology and ecology of lakes and ponds. It gives an overview of the evolution of freshwater organisms; the importance of biotic interactions, including competition, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis.

Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Most of the chemical interactions are similar in freshwater and marine habitats and this book therefore strives at integrating work on both systems.

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Author: Christer Brönmark

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191625374

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 148

In recent years it has become increasingly clear that chemical interactions play a fundamental role in aquatic habitats and have far-reaching evolutionary and ecological consequences. A plethora of studies have shown that aquatic organisms from most taxa and functional groups respond to minute concentrations of chemical substances released by other organisms. However, our knowledge of this "chemical network" is still negligible. Chemical interactions can be divided into two larger sub-areas based on the function of the chemical substance. First, there are interactions where chemical substances are toxic to other organisms and are used as a defence against consumers (including both herbivores and predators) or a weapon against competitors (allelopathy). Second, chemical substances may be used as a source for information of the environment; for example: how can I find the optimal habitat, the best food, the nicest partner, and avoid being eaten? Aquatic organisms are able to detect and respond to extremely low concentrations of chemical cues to answer all these questions. The book aims at connecting these intriguing chemical interactions with traditional knowledge of organism interactions. Chemical Ecology of Aquatic Systems covers a wide range of studies, both plant and animal, from different geographic regions and habitats - pelagic as well as benthic. Most of the chemical interactions are similar in freshwater and marine habitats and this book therefore strives at integrating work on both systems.

The Biology of Peatlands 2e

THE BIOLOGY OF HABITATS SERIES This attractive series of concise, affordable
texts provides an integrated overview ... of Soft Shores and Estuaries Colin Little
The Biology of the Deep Ocean Peter Herring The Biology of Lakes and Ponds, ...

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Author: Håkan Rydin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191508295

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Peatlands form important landscape elements in many parts of the world and play significant roles for biodiversity and global carbon balance. This new edition has been fully revised and updated, documenting the latest advances in areas such as microbial processes and relations between biological processes and hydrology. As well as thoroughly referencing the latest research, the authors expose a rich older literature where an immense repository of natural history has accumulated. The Biology of Peatlands starts with an overview of the main peatland types (marsh, swamp, fen, and bog), before examining the entire range of biota present (microbes, invertebrates, plants, and vertebrates), together with their specific adaptations to peatland habitats. Detailed coverage is devoted to the genus Sphagnum, the most important functional plant group in northern peatlands, although tropical and southern hemisphere peatlands are also covered. Throughout the book the interactions between organisms and environmental conditions (especially wetness, availability of oxygen, and pH) are emphasized, with chapters on the physical and chemical characteristics of peat, the role of peat as an archive of past vegetation and climate, and peatland succession and development. Several other key factors and processes are then examined, including hydrology and nutrient cycling. The fascinating peatland landforms in different parts of the world are described, together with theories on how they have developed. Human interactions with peatlands are considered in terms of management, conservation, and restoration. A final chapter, new to this edition, focuses on the role of peatlands as sources or sinks for the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane, and the influences of climate change on peatlands. This timely and accessible text is suitable for students and researchers of peatland ecology, as well as providing an authoritative overview for professional ecologists and conservation biologists.

Global Environment

Warnant, P. L. 1994. CARIAB: A global model of terrestrial biological productivity.
Global Biogeochem ... Lake-wide seasonal changes in limnological conditions in
Lake Michigan in 1976. J. Great Lakes Res. ... The Biology of Lakes and Ponds ...

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Author: Elizabeth Kay Berner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400842766

Category: Science

Page: 488

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This newly revised edition of Global Environment discusses the major elements of the geochemical cycles and global fluxes found in the atmosphere, land, lakes, rivers, biota, and oceans, as well as the human effects on these fluxes. Retaining the strengths of the original edition while incorporating the latest discoveries, this textbook takes an integrated, multidisciplinary, and global approach to geochemistry and environmental problems and introduces fundamental concepts of meteorology, surficial geology (weathering, erosion, and sedimentation), biogeochemistry, limnology, and oceanography. New concepts and information in this updated edition include changes of atmospheric carbon dioxide over geologic time, major advances in the study of chemical weathering of rocks, ocean acidification, and important environmental problems, such as the amelioration of the acid rain problem due to reduction in sulfur deposition, problems with nitrification of soils and lakes, and eutrophication of rivers and estuaries. An expanded chapter explores atmospheric chemistry and changing climate, with the most up-to-date statistics on CO2, the carbon cycle, other greenhouse gases, and the ozone hole. Only requiring a fundamental understanding in elementary chemistry, yet taking into account extensive and current data, this text is ideal for students in environmental geochemistry, environmental geology, global change, biogeochemistry, water pollution, geochemical cycles, chemical oceanography, and geohydrology, and serves as a valuable reference for researchers working on global geochemical and environmental issues. Revised edition takes a close look at global fluxes involving the atmosphere, land, lakes, rivers, biota, and oceans, and the human effects on these fluxes Detailed discussion of basic concepts including meteorology, surficial geology (weathering, erosion, and sedimentation), biogeochemistry, limnology, and oceanography An expanded up-to-date chapter on atmospheric chemistry and changing climate, including CO2, other greenhouse gases, and ozone Presentation of major advances in the study of chemical weathering Discussion of current environmental topics Global coverage of environmental problems involving water Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Ecology of Shallow Lakes

Using a combination of empirical studies, experimental work and mathematical formulations, Scheffer presents a theoretical framework for understanding the dynamics of shallow lake communities.

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Author: Marten Scheffer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402023065

Category: Science

Page: 357

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Using a combination of empirical studies, experimental work and mathematical formulations, Scheffer presents a theoretical framework for understanding the dynamics of shallow lake communities.

Lake and Pond Food Webs

In Lake and Pond Food Webs, readers find out how the channel catfish, the yellow pond lily, the pond snail, and the common snapping turtle each play their own unique role in the lake and pond biome.

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Author: Paul Fleisher

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9780822579908

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Learn how living things interact in the Early Bird Food Webs series. In Lake and Pond Food Webs, readers find out how the channel catfish, the yellow pond lily, the pond snail, and the common snapping turtle each play their own unique role in the lake and pond biome.

Biological Survey of the Lakes and Ponds in Coos Grafton and Carroll Counties

B. Lakes , ponds and streams that lack suitable spawning areas are stocked with
hatchery trout and converted into good fishing areas ( i.e. the majority of our big
lakes lack adequate salmon spawning sites ) . Through this method fishing ...

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Author: Arthur E. Newell

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89048800064

Category: Fish culture

Page: 297

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Lakes and Ponds

Describes the characteristics of lakes and ponds, water-filled basins surrounded by land, and explains how they are formed and how they can be destroyed by pollution or human interference.

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Author: Laurence Santrey

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 0816702071

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 271

Describes the characteristics of lakes and ponds, water-filled basins surrounded by land, and explains how they are formed and how they can be destroyed by pollution or human interference.

The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

If wetlands were considered at all, they were treated as either wet versions of
terrestrial vegetation by ecologists, or the shallow portions of lakes and ponds by
limnologists. For both, wetlands were a peripheral topic. Even the term wetland is
 ...

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Author: Arnold G. van der Valk

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191626760

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Global wetlands exhibit significant differences in both hydrology and species composition and range from moss-dominated arctic peatlands to seasonally-flooded tropical floodplains. They are increasingly recognized for the important services that they provide to both the environment and human society such as wildlife and fish production, nutrient filtering, and carbon sequestration. A combination of low oxygen levels and dense plant canopies present particular challenges for organisms living in this aquatic habitat. This concise textbook discusses the universal environmental and biological features of wetland habitats, with an emphasis on wetland plants and animals and their adaptations. It also describes the functional features of wetlands - primary production, litter decomposition, food webs, and nutrient cycling - and their significance locally and globally. The future of wetlands is examined, including the potential threats of global climate change and invasive species, as well as their restoration and creation. This new edition maintains the structure and style of the first, but is fully updated throughout with new chapters on invasive species, restoration/creation, global climate change, and the value of wetlands.

Lakes and Ponds

Fran Howard. PLANTS OF LAKES PONDS Some plants float, such as duckweed.
Ducks eat the floating duckweed. Plants floating on the water. AND Most plants of
lakes and ponds grow near the shore. 8 PLANTS OF LAKES AND PONDS.

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Author: Fran Howard

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617843976

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This book presents examples of lakes and ponds, explaining which plants and animals live there, and why that type of habitat is so important.

Lakes and Ponds of the Granite State

SILVER LAKE (332.7 ACRES), HARRISVILLE. The town of Harrisville originally
developed as a small manufacturing center, taking its power from the controlled
outlets of its three lakes: Lake Skatutakee, Harrisville Pond, and Silver Lake.

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Author: Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439610602

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Nature chose to endow New Hampshire with an infinite variety of lakes and ponds, almost inexhaustible in resources and unlimited in beauty. Each lake holds its own fishing secrets, curving nooks, jagged rocks, and intricate shoreline. For generations, the lakes and ponds have wielded their magnetic force, attracting thousands of residents and visitors in every season of the year. Lakes and Ponds of the Granite State invites you to explore the many wonders of these charmed places. You will see the sun glancing off the wind-flecked surface, hear the breeze rustle the shoreward-bending trees, feel the coolness of the water, and eye a prized trout or two. You will encounter not only those lakes that come to mind first—Winnipesaukee, Sunapee, Squam, and Newfound—but nearly one hundred others, including Dublin and Spofford and the breathtaking Gloriette Lake.

Fishing in Lakes and Ponds

Clean water is necessary for animals and plants of a lake or pond to live. Power
plants that burn coal produce mercury that may be released into nearby water.
This practice contributes to the pollution of lakes, ponds, and other water.
Mercury ...

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Author: Judy Monroe Peterson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448845972

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Introduces fishing, discussing the equipment used, the effects it has on habitats, and different methods of preparing the catch.

In Rivers Lakes and Ponds

Extreme Lifestyles In some lakes, ponds, and rivers, there are. Bacteria come in
many shapes and sizes. They reproduce by dividing themselves into two
identical cells, and they can multiply very quickly. Several of these bacteria are
dividing.

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Author: Sabrina Crewe

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604138269

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces microorganisms found in bodies of freshwater, such as amoebas, diatoms, and bacteria, and describes their physical characteristics.

Annotated Bibliography of the Lakes Ponds and Reservoirs of New York State Through 1974 exclusive of Lakes Erie and Ontario

Each lake must be considered as a living entity with its own set of problems and
its own physical , chemical , and biological characteristics . Eutrophication control
efforts should be balanced with the intended use of the lake . While chemicals ...

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Author: Gerald K. Schultz

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924000572549

Category: Lakes

Page: 360

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Antarctic Lakes

Lakes and ponds form on glacial surfaces and on ice shelves (see Figures 1.6
and 1.7). These lakes are ... 2012). We do, however, have detailed biological
data on cryoconite holes on glaciers from both the Arctic and Antarctic. These are
 ...

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Author: Johanna Laybourn-Parry

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191649325

Category: Science

Page: 256

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The Antarctic continent carries the greatest diversity of lake environments on the planet: freshwater and saline lakes, tidal freshwater epishelf lakes, lakes on ice shelves and glacier surfaces, and over three hundred subglacial lakes; extraordinary ecosystems that have been separated from the atmosphere for up to millions of years. This book provides a unique and cutting edge synthesis of Antarctic limnology, drawing together current knowledge on geomorphology, morphometry, chemistry, community structure and function. It emphasises throughout the value of these near-pristine ecosystems as barometers of climate change, showing how responsive and vulnerable they are to the indirect impacts of anthropogenic activity. Antarctic Lakes begins with an introduction to their physical, chemical, and biological characteristics, providing a basis for understanding the subsequent detailed chapters on different lake types, and ends with a chapter considering the application of new technologies to polar limnology as well as identifying future research directions. This accessible text is suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in Antarctic and polar limnology, and will also be of broad interest to researchers working in the areas of polar science, microbial ecology (and extremophiles), climatology, glaciology, and astrobiology.

A Complete Course in ISC Biology

Ponds and Lakes The producers of ponds which float freely on the surface of
water are several species of algae , Lakes and ponds are the bodies of stagnant
water ferns like Azolla and Salvinia , angiosperms freshwater . There is hardly
any ...

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Author: V. B. Rastogi

Publisher: Pitambar Publishing

ISBN: 8120908228

Category:

Page: 592

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Ponds and Small Lakes

However, there is a far richer world of microscopic organisms, such as diatoms, desmids and rotifers, which is revealed in this book. Anyone with access to a microscope can open up this hidden dimension.

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Author: Brian Moss

Publisher:

ISBN: 1784271357

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Ponds and small lakes support an extremely rich biodiversity of fascinating organisms. Many people have tried pond-dipping and encountered a few unfamiliar creatures, such as dragonfly nymphs and caddisfly larvae. However, there is a far richer world of microscopic organisms, such as diatoms, desmids and rotifers, which is revealed in this book. Anyone with access to a microscope can open up this hidden dimension. Identification keys are provided so that readers can identify, explore and study this microscopic world. There are also many suggestions of ways in which readers can then make original contributions to our knowledge and understanding of pond ecology. The book not only explores the fascinating world of the creatures within ponds and their interactions, but also explains the many ways in which ponds are important in human affairs. Ponds are being lost around the world, but they are a key part of a system that maintains our climate. In the face of climate change, it has never been more important to understand the ecology of ponds. Includes keys to: A - Traditional key to kingdoms of organisms; B - Contemporary key to kingdoms of organisms; C - Pragmatic key to groups of microorganisms; D - Algae visible, at least en masse, to the naked eye; E - Periphyton, both attached to surfaces and free living; F - Protozoa; G- Freshwater invertebrates and; H - Common phytoplankton genera in ponds.