Limnology provides an in-depth and current overview of the field of limnology. The result of a major tour de force by two renowned and experienced experts, this unique and richly illustrated reference presents a wealth of data on limnology history, water as a substrate, lakes' origins and aquatic biota. Besides a general part, it gives special focu

chapter 1|20 pages

Limnology, defi nition and objective

chapter 2|16 pages

Water as a medium

chapter 3|24 pages

The origin of lakes

chapter 5|34 pages

The chemical composition of water

chapter 9|52 pages

The fl ow of energy in aquatic ecosystems

chapter 10|26 pages

Biogeochemical cycles

chapter 11|22 pages

Lakes as ecosystems

chapter 12|46 pages

Man-made reservoirs

chapter 13|84 pages


chapter 15|30 pages

Wetlands, temporary waters and saline lakes

chapter 18|48 pages

Impacts on aquatic ecosystems

chapter 19|32 pages

Planning and managing of water resources