Discusses the attributes likely to influence a pond's suitability as a spawning site include factors such as vegetation, depth, water chemistry, presence of predators, hydroperiod and water chemistry. Recreational and commercial pond usage in the south-eastern United States, which influences nutrient and fish production making the ecological role of shallow lakes and ponds among the most threatened habitats in the world. zones in a salinity gradient solar pond.
Introduction to the biology of standing waters (lakes and ponds) combining traditional limnology with current ecological and evolutionary theory. Integrates the effects of abiotic constraints and biotic interactions at both the population and community level,allowing the reader to understand how the distribution and success of different organisms in this freshwater habitat can be explained and predicted.
Includes keys to kingdoms of organisms; groups of microorganisms; algae visible, at least en masse, to the naked eye; periphyton, both attached to surfaces and free living; protozoa; freshwater invertebrates and common phytoplankton genera in ponds.
Highlights the need for a strong scientific approach to biomonitoring and conservation of fresh waters and identifies key shortcomings in the present approach. Reviews and describes the morphology and material translocation of emergent plants under a set of different environmental conditions, namely, seasonal, spatial, sediment, water depth and harvesting.
A central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, distribution maps, and general information.