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Research and Markets: Freshwater Ecology. Edition No. 2. Aquatic Ecology

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Freshwater Ecology. Edition No. 2. Aquatic Ecology" to their offering.

The Second Edition of Freshwater Ecology is broad, up-to-date treatment of everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text covers applied and basic aspects of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the previous edition. The authors take a synthetic approach to ecological problems, teaching students how to handle the challenges faced by contemporary aquatic scientists.

New to this edition:

- 80 new and updated figures, including a section of color plates

- 2 new chapters and expanded coverage throughout

- 500 new and updated references

- Expanded revision of Dodds' successful text.

- New boxed sections provide more advanced material within the introductory, modular format of the first edition.

- Basic scientific concepts and environmental applications featured throughout.

- Added coverage of climate change, ecosystem function, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production.

- Expanded coverage of physical limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats.

- Expanded coverage of the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants

- More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and pictures of a broader range of organisms

- Expanded coverage of the functional roles of filter feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a new section on omnivores.

- Expanded appendix on standard statistical techniques.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Why Study Continental Aquatic Systems?
  2. Properties of Water
  3. Movement of Light, Heat, and Chemicals in Water
  4. Hydrology and Physiography of Groundwater Habitats
  5. Hydrology and Physiography of Wetland Habitats
  6. Physiography of Flowing Water
  7. Lakes and Reservoirs: Physiography
  8. Types of Aquatic Organisms
  9. Microbes and Plants Chapter 10. Multicellular Animals
  10. Evolution and Biodiversity of Freshwaters
  11. Aquatic Chemistry Controlling Nutrient Cycling: Redox and O2
  12. Nitrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorus, and Other Nutrients
  13. Response to Stress, Toxic Chemicals and Other Pollutants on Aquatic Ecosystems
  14. Unusual or Extreme Habitats and Related Human Stressors
  15. Remineralization
  16. Trophic State and Eutrophication
  17. Behavior and Interactions Among Microorganisms and Invertebrates
  18. Predation and Food Webs
  19. Nonpredatory Interspecific Interactions Among Plants and Animals in Freshwater Communities
  20. Complex Community Interactions
  21. Fish Ecology And Fisheries
  22. Freshwater Ecosystem
  23. Conclusions
  24. Glossary
  25. Appendix: Experimental Design in Aquatic Ecology

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Source: Elsevier Science and Technology

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