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Gerry Closs - Freshwater Ecology - 9780632052660 - V9780632052660
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Freshwater Ecology

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Description for Freshwater Ecology Paperback. Freshwater ecosystems are under increasing pressure as human populations grow and the need for clean water intensifies. This book presents an introduction to scientific methodology and its application to the study of ecology. It also reviews several key concepts in freshwater ecology using a wide range of scientific studies. Num Pages: 240 pages, 67. BIC Classification: PSAF; PSPF; RBKF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 245 x 172 x 13. Weight in Grams: 426.

Freshwater ecosystems are under increasing pressure as human populations grow and the need for clean water intensifies. The demand for ecologists and environmental managers who are trained in basic freshwater ecology has never been greater. Students and practitioners new to the field of freshwater ecology and management need a text that provides them with an accessible introduction to the key questions while still providing sufficient background on basic scientific methods.

Gerry Closs, Barbara Downes and Andrew Boulton have written a text that meets the requirements of these students. Following an introduction to scientific methodology and its application to the study ... Read more

This book represents the only freshwater ecology textbook that is specifically aimed at an introductory level. It will also be a useful primer for students who have not previously taken a specialized freshwater course but who require an accessible overview of the subject.

  • General reviews on the methods of science, influence of scale, and the main features of freshwater systems.
  • Coverage of several fundamental and applied ecological questions.
  • A logical structure in each chapter that builds from a general observation of an ecological pattern, to an exploration of the various scientific approaches that can be used to investigate such patterns.
  • Suggested further reading lists for each chapter.
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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2003
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
240
Condition
New
Number of Pages
240
Place of Publication
Hoboken, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780632052660
SKU
V9780632052660
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-50

About Gerry Closs
Gerry Closs is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago. His research interests include ecology of freshwater fish and the structure and dynamics of food webs in streams and lakes. Barbara Downes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne with research experience in both freshwater and marine environments. She conducts research on questions in basic ... Read more

Reviews for Freshwater Ecology
"...Freshwater Ecology is a readable and well though out introductory text suitable for a non-major course in freshwater ecology...It clearly fills a void in the array of freshwater ecology texts and will undoubtedly be well received by students as a primary introduction to the fascinating world of freshwater ecological research." Hydrobiologia "At first blush, this is a refreshingly new ... Read more

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