This substantially revised and update edition of a work first published in 1980 in the USA and deals with the ecological effects of water pollution. It is the result of twenty years of teaching the subject and will be essential reading for all those interested in water quality.
Part I: General concepts of aquatic ecology. Ecosystem function and management. Standing Crop, productivity and growth limitations. Hydrographic characteristics. Nutrient cycles. Characteristics of wastewater. Part II: Effects of wastes in standing water. Phytoplankton. Entrophication. Zooplankton. Macrophytes. Lakes and reservoir restoration. Part III: Effects of wastes in running water. Periphyton. Benthic macroinvertebrates. Fish. Appendices. References. Index.
'essential reading for anyone who has an academic interest in ecology or water quality' - Water Bulletin
'The book is targeted at a multidisciplinary readership including primarily scientists and engineers though not necessarily with a biological background. To this end the book is exceedingly well-written and very clearly annotated with a considerable number of supporting graphs, tables and diagrams, updated where appropriate. This is a most worthy update and rewrite of an already successful book and highly recommended reading for all those involved with aquatic pollution assessment in its broadest sense including students, enforcement authorities, research and resource agencies and industries.' - Environmental Policy and Practice
'This text will be of interest to professionals involved with pollution enforcement and industrial pollution assessment.' - Biological Abstracts
'The book is copiously illustrated, and these illustrations enhance and complement the text ... This new edition contains much up to date information on the ecology of freshwater organisms in relation to their nutrition. I would recommend the book to anyone interested in the potential effects of domestic wastes in freshwaters or as a general text on eutrophication and nutrient recycling' - Environmental Engineering
'I can highly recommend this book as a reference or a textbook ... it is full of useful information about both theory and applications of theory to real limnological problems ... it is good value' - Water Resources Bulletin