Wetzel's Limnology,
Edition 4 Lake and River Ecosystems
Edited by Ian Jones and John Smol

Publication Date: 09 Oct 2023
Wetzel’s Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems, Fourth Edition, presents a fully updated revision of the classic textbook Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems - last published in 2001. The coverage has been thoroughly updated with recent research and theoretical developments. Each chapter of this edited volume has been written by an expert, or team of experts, providing a comprehensive and global perspective, with the editors working closely with the authors to maintain continuity within and between the chapters. This is not only an essential textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in limnology but also a standard reference book for seasoned limnologists and other scientists.  

Key Features

  • Chapters from the third edition have been updated by an international team of experts, incorporating developments from the past two decades

  • Several new chapters have been added, reflecting exciting developments in the field of limnology

  • New color illustrations and images throughout

  • Detailed summaries at the end of each chapter

About the author
Edited by Ian Jones, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK and John Smol, Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL), Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Table of Contents
  1. Prologue
  2. The Importance of Inland Waters
  3. Water as a Substance
  4. Rivers and Lakes - Their Distribution, Origins, and Forms
  5. Hydrological Systems
  6. Light in Inland Waters
  7. Fate of Heat
  8. Water Movements
  9. Structure and Productivity of Aquatic Ecosystems
  10. Water as a Chemical Environment
  11. Oxygen
  12. Salinity and Ionic Composition of Inland Waters
  13. The Inorganic Carbon Complex
  14. The Nitrogen Cycle
  15. The Phosphorus Cycle
  16. Other Important Elements
  17. Algae and Cyanobacteria Communities
  18. Ecology of Algae and Cyanobacteria (Phytoplankton)
  19. Zooplankton Communities: Diversity in Time and Space
  20. Ecology and Functioning of Zooplankton Communities
  21. Benthic Animals
  22. Fish
  23. Pelagic Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses
  24. Freshwater Plants
  25. Benthic Algae and Cyanobacteria of the Littoral Zone
  26. Shallow Lakes and Ponds
  27. Sediments and Microbiomes
  28. Organic Carbon Cycling and Ecosystem Metabolism
  29. Wetlands
  30. Paleolimnology: Approaches and Applications
  31. Inland Waters: The Future of Limnology is Interdisciplinary, Collaborative, Inclusive, and Global
Book details
ISBN: 9780128227015
Page Count: 1104
Illustrations : Approx. 400 illustrations (400 in full color)
Retail Price : £105.00
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