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Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management

Authored by: Sven Jørgensen , Jose Galizia Tundisi , Takako Matsumura Tundisi

Print publication date:  October  2012
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439845257
eBook ISBN: 9781439845264
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b13038
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Book description

Combining background knowledge and practical tools, Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management gives you an overview of how to manage inland waters in a holistic manner. It examines the problems that threaten aquatic inland water ecosystems and presents a set of toolboxes for solving them. The book focuses on lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, wetlands, lagoons, and estuaries, including the predominant freshwater ecosystems as well as saline and brackish ecosystems.

Understand Ecosystem Properties and Ecological Processes

The book consists of two parts. The first part reviews the basic scientific knowledge needed in the environmental and ecological management of aquatic ecosystems, from limnology and ecology of inland water ecosystems to environmental physics and chemistry. It emphasizes the interacting processes that characterize all inland aquatic ecosystems and explains the scientific considerations behind the conservation principles and their applications.

Define the Problems and Quantify Their Sources

The second part of the book presents toolboxes that you can apply to achieve more holistic environmental and ecological management. After an overview of the environmental problems of inland aquatic ecosystems and their sources, the book examines toolboxes to help you identify the problem, namely mass balances, ecological indicators, and ecological models. It also discusses toolboxes that can be used to find an environmental management solution to the problem: environmental technology, cleaner technology, and ecotechnology.

Integrate Science and Practical Toolboxes to Manage Inland Waters More Effectively

This book shows you how to integrate biology, ecology, limnology, and chemistry with the toolboxes in an up-to-date, multidisciplinary approach to environmental management. It provides a powerful framework for identifying ecological mechanisms that interact with global environmental problems threatening inland aquatic ecosystems.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Overview of Inland Aquatic Ecosystems and Their General Characteristics Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Lakes and Reservoirs as Ecosystems Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Physical Processes and Circulation in Lakes and Reservoirs Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Rivers as Ecosystems Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Estuaries and Coastal Lagoons as Ecosystems Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Wetlands Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Tropical Freshwater Ecosystems Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Freshwater Temperate Lakes and Reservoirs Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Application of the Conservation Principles Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Application of Aquatic Chemistry in Environmental Management I: Calculations of Equilibria Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Application of Aquatic Chemistry in Environmental Management II: Equilibrium Calculations of the Four Types of Reactions Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Future of Limnology and Aquatic Ecology as a Tool for Management of Inland Waters Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Impacts on Watersheds and Inland Aquatic Ecosystems Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Integrated Ecological and Environmental Management Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Application of Environmental Technology in the Environmental and Ecological Management Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Application of Cleaner Technology in Environmental and Ecological Management Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Application of Ecotechnology in Ecosystem Management of Inland Waters Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Application of Ecological Indicators in Environmental Management of Freshwater Ecosystems Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Application of Ecological Models in Management of Aquatic Inland Ecosystems Download PDF
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