The Lakes Handbook: Lake Restoration and Rehabilitation, Volume 2

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Patrick O'Sullivan, C. S. Reynolds
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 568 pages
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Continuing concern about water supply and quality, ecosystemsustainability and restoration demands that the modern approach tothe management of lakes and reservoirs should be based on a soundunderstanding of the application of the scientific and ecologicalprinciples that underlie freshwater processes.

The Lakes Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of theapplication of ecologically sound approaches, methods and toolsusing experience gained around the world for an understanding oflakes and their management. Volume one of the Handbook addressesthe physical and biological aspects of lakes pertinent to lakemanagement, emphasising those aspects particularly relevant tolarge, still bodies of water. Volume two then considers lakemanagement, with particular emphasis on sustainability, restorationand rehabilitation.

This handbook will be invaluable to ecologists, environmentalscientists, physical geographers and hydrologists involved inlimnological research, as well as advanced undergraduate andgraduate students looking for authoritative reviews of the keyareas of limnological study.

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Part II Regional Studies
Part III Human Impact on Specific Lake Types
Part IV Lake and Catchment Models
Part V Legal Frameworks

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About the author (2008)

Patrick O'Sullivan was formerly Principal Lecturer inEnvironmental Science at the University of Plymouth, UK. Hisresearch was mainly been conducted into the development throughtime of lake-watershed ecosystems, and the reconstruction of lakeontogenies using palaeolimnological and documentary proxy records.Throughout his teaching career, he concentrated on development ofinterdisciplinary programmes in Environmental Science, and theinterface between the scientific understanding of human impact uponnatural processes in lakes, and the economic and philosophicalideas which lie behind the solutions to 'environmental' problems.

Colin Reynolds is an Honorary Research Fellow of theFreshwater Biological Association and the Centre of Ecology andHydrology. Much of his career was spent at The Ferry HouseLaboratory on the shores of Windermere, where his work was directedtowards the ecology and dynamics of phytoplankton, in lakes, riversand reservoirs. He has published over 220 research papers, twobooks and edited or co-edited several others. He won theInternational Prize in Limnetic Ecology in 1994 and, in 2001, wasawarded the Naumann-Thienemann medal of SIL, the InternationalAssociation for Limnology.

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