The Lakes Handbook, Volume 1: Limnology and Limnetic Ecology

The Lakes Handbook, Volume 1: Limnology and Limnetic Ecology

Patrick O'Sullivan, Colin S. Reynolds

Language: English

Pages: 709

ISBN: 2:00246722

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Continuing concern about water supply and quality, ecosystem sustainability and restoration demands that the modern approach to the management of lakes and reservoirs should be based on a sound understanding of the application of the scientific and ecological principles that underlie freshwater processes.
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.

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lakes in Canada and in USA, for which most of the latter Hutchinson (1957) gives as biogenic types. In addition, Walker (1974) lists lakes from the semi-arid regions of Washington State, of which the majority are ectogenic, but there is one case (Hot Lake) which can be claimed to be crenogenic in the expanded sense of Hutchinson (1957, p. 482), including lakes where waters of high density enter the lake at the surface and flow into the monimolimnion as density currents. Walker (1974) also gives

of heat during spring and summer by a moderately sized, or large, lake and its slow heat loss during the autumn compared with the overlying atmosphere lead to a reduction in amplitude of annual temperature variation in its vicinity. When it leads to sup- 100° E 115° pression of frost during spring, this influence is often most important for horti- and viticultures. It may also increase the length of the growing season for other crops. When very large lakes are considered, the climatic effect

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