Light and Photosynthesis in Aquatic Ecosystems

Author: John T. O. Kirk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139493914
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Beginning systematically with the fundamentals, the fully-updated third edition of this popular graduate textbook provides an understanding of all the essential elements of marine optics. It explains the key role of light as a major factor in determining the operation and biological composition of aquatic ecosystems, and its scope ranges from the physics of light transmission within water, through the biochemistry and physiology of aquatic photosynthesis, to the ecological relationships that depend on the underwater light climate. This book also provides a valuable introduction to the remote sensing of the ocean from space, which is now recognized to be of great environmental significance due to its direct relevance to global warming. An important resource for graduate courses on marine optics, aquatic photosynthesis, or ocean remote sensing; and for aquatic scientists, both oceanographers and limnologists.

Aquatic Ecosystems

Author: Stuart Findlay
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0122563719
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Aquatic Ecosystems explains the interplay between various movements of matter and energy through ecosystems mediated by Dissolved Organic Matter. This book provides information on how much DOM there is in a particular aquatic ecosystem and where it originates. It explains whether the DOM composition varies from time to time and place to place. It also details how DOM becomes incorporated into microbial food webs, and gives a better, clarifying, understanding to its significance of DOM. Dissolved Organic Matter (called DOM) is incredibly important in all aquatic ecosystems. Although it might seem that logs and leaves are more important, in fact the DOM is more crucial because the DOM is in a form that is available for use by all the organisms living in the the water. Furthermore, DOM influences complex food webs by mediating the availability of aquatic nutrients, metals, salts and minerals. DOM also affects water clarity, which of course has alters the way animals and plants live and feed in the water. There are many ways to study DOM and this book focuses on several central questions. How much DOM is there in a particular aquatic ecosytem? Where does it come from? Does the composition of the DOM vary from time to time and place to palce? How does DOM become incorporated into microbial food webs, which are the basis of plant, invertebrate and vertebrate food webs? How can the answers to these and other questions about DOM be considered together so that a better understanding of the significance of DOM can emerge?

Aquatic Ecosystems

Author: Arvind Kumar
Publisher: APH Publishing
ISBN: 9788176484541
Format: PDF
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In the Indian context; contributed articles.

Lipids in Aquatic Ecosystems

Author: Michael T. Arts
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387893662
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Evidence now suggests that the roles of essential fatty acids as growth promoters and as indices of health and nutrition are fundamentally similar in freshwater and marine ecosystems. Lipids in Aquatic Ecosystems integrates this divergent literature into a coordinated, digestible form. Chapters are organized so as to discuss and synthesize the flow of lipids from lower to higher trophic levels, up to and including humans. Linkages between the production, distribution and pathways of these essential compounds within the various levels of the aquatic food webs, and their ultimate uptake by humans and other terrestrial organisms, are highlighted throughout the book. This book will be of interest to researchers and resource managers working with aquatic ecosystems.

Progress in Aquatic Ecosystems Research

Author: A. R. Burk
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594543838
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Ecology is the study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment, including the biotic and abiotic components. There are at least six kinds of ecology: ecosystem, physiological, behavioural, population, and community. Specific topics include: Acid Deposition, Acid Rain Revisited, Biodiversity, Biocomplexity, Carbon Sequestration in Soils, Coral Reefs, Ecosystem Services, Environmental Justice, Fire Ecology, Floods, Global Climate Change, Hypoxia, and Invasion. This new book presents new research on aquatic ecosystems from around the world.

Organic acids in aquatic ecosystems

Author: Edward M. Perdue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471926313
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Organic Acids in Aquatic Ecosystems E. M. Perdue E. T. Gjessing Editors This volume consists of background papers and reports on discussions focused on identifying major processes that cause spatial and temporal variability in properties and concentrations of organic acids in aquatic ecosystems. Scientists in aquatic chemistry, environmental chemistry, soil chemistry, organic geochemistry, water treatment technology, forest ecology, and stream ecology collectively address four major questions:What is the composition of organic acids and how are they characterized?How are acid-base properties of 'DOC' measured and modeled and how do they affect aquatic ecosystems?How do organic acids interact with solutes, surfaces, and organisms?What are the temporal and spatial variations of organic acids at the ecosystem level?This volume provides an up-to-date assessment of the state of knowledge of organic acids in aquatic ecosystems and identifies promising areas of new research that deserve the attention of all scientists who study chemical and biological processes in natural waters, where the importance of organic acids in such processes is not yet fully recognized.

Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309092884
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Aldo Leopold, father of the "land ethic," once said, "The time has come for science to busy itself with the earth itself. The first step is to reconstruct a sample of what we had to begin with." The concept he expressed--restoration--is defined in this comprehensive new volume that examines the prospects for repairing the damage society has done to the nation's aquatic resources: lakes, rivers and streams, and wetlands. Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems outlines a national strategy for aquatic restoration, with practical recommendations, and features case studies of aquatic restoration activities around the country. The committee examines Key concepts and techniques used in restoration. Common factors in successful restoration efforts. Threats to the health of the nation's aquatic ecosystems. Approaches to evaluation before, during, and after a restoration project. The emerging specialties of restoration and landscape ecology.

Aquatic Biodiversity II

Author: H. Segers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140204111X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Freshwater Biodiversity is a much underestimated component of global biodiversity, both in its diversity and in its potential to act as models for fundamental research in evolutionary biology and ecosystem studies. Freshwater organisms also reflect quality of water bodies and can thus be used to monitor changes in ecosystem health. The present book comprises a unique collection of primary research papers spanning a wide range of topics in aquatic biodiversity studies, and including a first global assessment of specific diversity of freshwater animals. The book also presents a section on the interaction between scientists and science policy managers. A target opinion paper lists priorities in aquatic biodiversity research for the next decade and several reactions from distinguished scientists discuss the relevance of these items from different points of view: fundamental ecology, taxonomy and systematics, needs of developing countries, present-day biodiversity policy at European and at global scales. It is believed that such a platform for the interaction between science and science policy is an absolute necessity for the efficient use of research budgets in the future.