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Limnology In Australia

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Author: P. de Deckker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400948204
Size: 58.68 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
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Limnology In Australia

by P. de Deckker, Limnology In Australia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Limnology In Australia books, Australia is the world's driest inhabited continent. Water is our limiting resource. It might therefore be thought that our water resources would be the subject of the most intensive study. Certain aspects, it must be conceded, have received much attention, notably the availability of water in terms of actual quantity. The size of the surface water and the groundwater resource is well understood and indeed receives about as much study as can reasonably be expected in a country with as sparse a population and level of scientific manpower as ours. Although the importance of understanding the water resource in terms of quantity is widely accepted, what has not been generally appreciated is that for this resource to be 'available' to human society for all the different uses to which it is put, it is not sufficient that there exists within easy reach of the end users a certain total volume of water. For that water to fulfil its functions-for agriculture, industry, the home, recreation, biological conservation-it must be in a certain state: it must conform to certain chemical, physical and biological criteria, and what has not been sufficiently appreciated in Australian society is that the condition a water is in depends very much on the ecology of the waterbody in which it resides. There are waterbodies in the world, for example high-altitude glacial lakes, which are naturally so pristine that their water could be used for any purpose without treatment.




Limnology Now

Limnology Now PDF
Author: Ramón Margalef
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
ISBN:
Size: 65.25 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 553
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Limnology Now

by Ramón Margalef, Limnology Now Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Limnology Now books, Limnologists from many different countries have contributed to this volume which offers the current knowledge, present objectives and future perspectives of the most important issues in modern Limnology. The book stresses in particular the role of inland waters as a link between the continental, or terrestrial, and the oceanic parts of the biosphere; it will be of great value to all limnologists, ecologists and environmental scientists.




River And Stream Ecosystems

River and Stream Ecosystems PDF
Author: Colbert E. Cushing
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
ISBN:
Size: 44.19 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
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River And Stream Ecosystems

by Colbert E. Cushing, River And Stream Ecosystems Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download River And Stream Ecosystems books, Hardbound. This volume is a compilation of data from streams throughout the world using the templet of the River Continuum Concept (RCC) as a model for analysis. Various models have been offered to explain the structure and function of flowing water systems as holistic ecosystems, including the catchment basin in which they are found. The first widely used such model was the RCC, and despite the several modifications and adjustments that have been made to it, it continues to be a most useful model for streams in North America and in Europe. Other useful concepts include Nutrient Spiraling, Stream Patch Dynamics, Hydraulic Stream Ecology, Riparian Influence, and the newly formulated Flood Pulse Concept. Each of these offer useful corollaries to the RCC, and it is highly likely that the integration of tenants of all of these models will contribute to more meaningful generalizations of how flowing water ecosystems function.Each chapter in this book evalua