The Ecology of Freshwater Phytoplankton
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Ecology of Freshwater Phytoplankton by C. S. Reynolds
Book DescriptionThis book deals with the lifestyles of phytoplankton, the microscopic plant life living in the open waters of lakes, ponds and rivers and makes frequent references to the phytoplankton of the sea. It reviews adaptations required of organisms to live their lives independently of solid surfaces and the different ways that these have been achieved. Chapters dealing with particular topics are arranged in approximately the order in which they become a problem to the organism: How can it stay up in the water? Can it gain sufficient light and nutrients? How fast can it grow under different conditions? And what are the results of sinking out, feeding by animals, attacks by parasitic fungi and bacteria? The final chapter assembles this information to show ways in which plankton changes with season and through much longer periods of time, contrasting the behaviours in different types of lakes. This book is important for two reasons: it is the first major book on the subject for some years and projects many recent research findings; and the approach departs from previous volumes in concentrating on needs and adaptive responses to them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521282222
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Feb-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C. S. Reynolds
Ecology of Phytoplankton, Paperback (May 2006)
A synthesis of current understanding of the adaptations, physiology and population dynamics of phytoplankton communities.
Lakes Handbook, Hardback (January 2005)
Continuing concern about water supply and quality, ecosystem sustainability and restoration demands that the modern approach to the management of lakes and reservoirs should be based on a sound understanding of the application of the scientific and ecological principles that underlie freshwater processes.
Phytoplankton Productivity, Hardback (February 2002)» View all books by C. S. Reynolds
* Internationally recognised editors and contributors. * A landmark publication in marine and freshwater biology. * All major aspects covered in a clear and consise reader--friendly manner. * Invaluable for all those working in aquatic sciences.
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