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Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems by R.G. Wetzel

Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems 



  • Robert G. Wetzel


  • Hardcover: 850 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 3 edition (February 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0127447601
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.77 pounds


Book Description

Limnology is the study of the structural and functional interrelationships of organisms of inland waters as they are affected by their dynamic physical, chemical, and biotic environments. Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems, 3rd Edition, is a new edition of this established classic text. The coverage remains rigorous and uncompromising and has been thoroughly reviewed and updated with evolving recent research results and theoretical understanding. In addition, the author has expanded coverage of lakes to reservoir and river ecosystems in comparative functional analyses.  

Book Info

Ecology textbook offering complete coverage of liminology as a discipline. A major element of the synthesis in this volume is the comparative treatment of topics across lake, river, and river ecosystems, which indicates clear differences between land-water interface regions, lakes, resevoirs, and rivers in terms of their properties. Previous edition: c1983.  

About the Author(s)

Robert G. Wetzel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A. 


Good as a Limnology Primer, January 29, 2000

This is an excellent general reference text. Can not say enough about the excellent content of this text. But it is need of an edition update with information for lake mapping and restoration. Dr. C.L. Nelson of St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN has an excellent small text on physical limnology for the mapping aspect. This book does do an excellent job on the biological aspects of limnological work.