The Biology of Particles in Aquatic Systems, Second Edition presents the latest information on particulate and dissolved matter found in aquatic habitats ranging from small streams to oceans. Only by studying this matter can we gain an understanding of the functioning of aquatic ecosystems and thus be able to predict changes that may occur as these systems become stressed. Updated and extensively revised, this new edition covers such topics as classification of particulate and dissolved matter, origin and formation of particles aquatic systems, factors affecting particle aggregation, methods for capturing particles by benthic and planktonic animals, and the use of particulate and dissolved organic matter as food.

chapter Chapter 1|6 pages

The Classification of Particulate and Dissolved Matter

ByRoger. S. Wotton

chapter Chapter 2|37 pages

Sampling and Analysis of Particulate and Dissolved Matter

ByPeter J. Wangersky

chapter Chapter 3|29 pages

Origin and Formation of Organic and Inorganic Particles in Aquatic Systems

ByG. Milton Ward, Amelia K. Ward, Cliff N. Dahm, Nicholas G. Aumen

chapter Chapter 4|22 pages

Physicochemical Factors in Particle Aggregation

ByBruce D. Johnson, Kate Kranck, Dwight K. Muschenheim

chapter Chapter 5|39 pages

Seasonal and Diel Changes in Particulate and Dissolved Organic Matter

ByCurtis M. Burney

chapter Chapter 7|22 pages

The Dynamics of Surface Microlayers in Aquatic Environments

ByJames S. Maki, Malte Hermansson

chapter Chapter 8|22 pages

Methods for Capturing Particles in Benthic Animals

ByRoger S. Wotton

chapter Chapter 9|30 pages

Zooplankton Particle Selection and Feeding Mechanisms

ByHenry A. Vanderploeg

chapter Chapter 10|54 pages

Particulate and Dissolved Organic Matter as Food

ByR. S. Wotton