The Ecology of Lakes and Streams Second Edition Winfried Lampert and Ulrich Sommer Successful first edition, thoroughly revised and updated Concise, readable introduction to limnoecology, placing the subject in the context of modern ecology Applies evolutionary theory to an understanding of freshwater ecosystems, thereby filling a niche between traditional limnology and evolutionary ecology Global examples encourage international appeal New emphasis on food webs, species diversity and ecosystem functioning, climate change, conservation and management New to this Edition: Thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate findings from new technologies and methods notably the rapid development of molecular genetic methods and stable isotope techniques that have allowed a rapid and ongoing development of the field. New emphasis on food webs, species diversity and ecosystem functioning, climate change, conservation, and management Limnoecology The Ecology of Lakes and Streams Second Edition Winfried Lampert and Ulrich Sommer Description This concise, readable introduction to limnology the science of investigating the structure and function of inland waters , places the subject in the context of modern ecology. Unlike most ecological textbooks, which use examples taken almost exclusively from terrestrial systems, this book integrates the fields of limnology and ecology by presenting empirical data drawn entirely from freshwater ecosystems in order to advance ecological theories limnoecology.
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