The Biology of Lakes and Ponds 3rd Edition


  • Previous two editions used widely as introductory teaching tools
  • Examines the entire range of biota (microbes, invertebrates, plants, and vertebrates) in the context of their physical environment
  • Applies evolutionary theory to an understanding of freshwater ecosystems, thereby filling a niche between traditional limnology and evolutionary ecology
  • Concise and affordable overview providing a complete coverage of the field
  • This edition is updated with latest developments in the field, particularly with a geographic expansion of content coverage to include tropical and subtropical systems.
  • 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.

    Table of Contents
    1: Introduction
    2: The abiotic frame and adaptations to cope with abiotic constraints
    3: The organisms: the actors within the abiotic frame
    4: Biotics: competition, herbivory, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis
    5: Food web interactions in freshwater ecosystems
    6: Biodiversity and environmental threats

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    Hardback and paperback formats available
    368 pages
    134 ill.
    234 x 156 mm

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