Understand Ecosystem Properties and Ecological Processes
The book consists of two parts. The first part reviews the basic scientific knowledge needed in the environmental and ecological management of aquatic ecosystems, from limnology and ecology of inland water ecosystems to environmental physics and chemistry. It emphasizes the interacting processes that characterize all inland aquatic ecosystems and explains the scientific considerations behind the conservation principles and their applications.
Define the Problems and Quantify Their Sources
The second part of the book presents toolboxes that you can apply to achieve more holistic environmental and ecological management. After an overview of the environmental problems of inland aquatic ecosystems and their sources, the book examines toolboxes to help you identify the problem, namely mass balances, ecological indicators, and ecological models. It also discusses toolboxes that can be used to find an environmental management solution to the problem: environmental technology, cleaner technology, and ecotechnology.
Integrate Science and Practical Toolboxes to Manage Inland Waters More Effectively
This book shows you how to integrate biology, ecology, limnology, and chemistry with the toolboxes in an up-to-date, multidisciplinary approach to environmental management. It provides a powerful framework for identifying ecological mechanisms that interact with global environmental problems threatening inland aquatic ecosystems.
"... a book on the subject of lakes and reservoirs is extremely welcome today when fast global changes, including urbanization, global commerce, and climate, are posing—and will pose in the near future—greater stress in our hydrologic systems. The authors present the subject in such a way that the reader will learn not only fundamentals of limnology but also the behavior of lakes and reservoirs both from a physicochemical and an ecosystemic point of view. The book relies on several examples from projects developed by the authors on the ground. This is something that professionals working in this field will benefit significantly from ..."
—Benedito Braga, Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil
About the Authors
Sven Erik Jørgensen is a professor of environmental chemistry at University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an honorable doctor of science at Coimbra University, Portugal, and at Dar es Salaam University, Tanzania. In 2004 and 2005, Dr. Jørgensen was awarded the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize, the Prigogine Prize, and the Einstein Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2007, he received the Pascal medal and was elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences.
Jose Galizia Tundisi is a retired professor of environmental sciences at the University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil. He currently serves as president of the International Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, a nonprofit organization at São Carlos. He also serves as full professor of environmental quality at University Feevale, Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has served as a consultant in 40 countries in water and resource management, and limnology, aquatic biology, and watershed management.
Takako Matsumura Tundisi is a retired professor of ecology at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. She currently serves as scientific director of the International Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, a nonprofit organization at São Carlos. She developed several projects in limnology of tropical lakes and reservoirs and coordinated a large-scale study of 220 reservoirs in São Paulo State for the Biota-FAPESP program. Since 1999, she has been chief editor of the Brazilian Journal of Biology
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ISBN 9781439845257, October 2012 430 pp