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Textbook Of Applied Aquatic Biology

Author : B. B. &. Kumar Arvind Hosetti
ISBN : 9351309886
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The book has been written covering applied aspects of hydrobiology in order to cater to the needs of students and teacher in Indian universities and colleges. A textbook of this kind will be of immense use of all those who study or teach a special course in aquatic biology or as part of their curriculum. To start with the book in order to explain the realtionship of the hydrosphere with other components of the ecosphere, a chapter on biosphere is incorporated as Chapter 1. Various physico-chemical properties of water and their interaction with the environmental factors and the responses of organisms to their physical environment are narrated in Chapters 2 and 3 respectively. During the 1990's there was a mad race to convert the paddy field and mangrove swamps into aquaculture ponds to grow the tiger prawn and earn money along the both coasts of India, specially in Andhra Pradesh. The Coastal Zone Regulation Act 1992, posed stringent measures and the EIA was extended to aquaculture also. Now all the aquaculture ponds with more than 20 ha area are to be scrutinised by EIA before establishment. The importance of ecology and status of mangrove ecosystems of India is included in Chapter 4. Another important aspect of aquatic biology is study of interstitial and intertidal organisms. There is very meagre information available on these topics. With a view to discuss this the topics are dealt in Chapter 5 and 6. Another most fascinating avenue yielding field is pearl culture. In India aquaculture scientists are now producing indigenous pearls using modern techniques. Details about the pearl culture practised and its status is described in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 embodies infromation of drift animals and phytoplankters. Pollution problem is a global concern. The water pollutants, their impact, drinking water purification and water pollution abatement methods adopted in India and elsewhere are illustrated in Chapter 9. The author have carried out research on waste stabilization ponds for waste treatment during the past 20 years. The stabilization pond systems are found to be the most suitable cheap techniques to a tropical country like India. Ecobiology of these ponds is covered in Chapter 10. The last chapter of the book deals with fresh and marine biotoxins which is another rare information being made available for the readers. The book may not only provide reference but also serve as a guide and inspiration for future research. The scientists, teachers, scholars are expected to find this book indispensable.
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A Textbook Of Applied Aquatic Biology

Author : B. B. Hosetti
ISBN : 8170352398
Genre : Aquatic biology
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The book has been written covering applied aspects of hydrobiology in order to cater to the needs of students and teacher in Indian universities and colleges. A textbook of this kind will be of immense use of all those who study or teach a special course in aquatic biology or as part of their curriculum. To start with the book in order to explain the realtionship of the hydrosphere with other components of the ecosphere, a chapter on biosphere is incorporated as Chapter 1. Various physico-chemical properties of water and their interaction with the environmental factors and the responses of organisms to their physical environment are narrated in Chapters 2 and 3 respectively. During the 1990 s there was a mad race to convert the paddy field and mangrove swamps into aquaculture ponds to grow the tiger prawn and earn money along the both coasts of India, specially in Andhra Pradesh. The Coastal Zone Regulation Act 1992, posed stringent measures and the EIA was extended to aquaculture also. Now all the aquaculture ponds with more than 20 ha area are to be scrutinised by EIA before establishment. The importance of ecology and status of mangrove ecosystems of India is included in Chapter 4. Another important aspect of aquatic biology is study of interstitial and intertidal organisms. There is very meagre information available on these topics. With a view to discuss this the topics are dealt in Chapter 5 and 6. Another most fascinating avenue yielding field is pearl culture. In India aquaculture scientists are now producing indigenous pearls using modern techniques. Details about the pearl culture practised and its status is described in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 embodies infromation of drift animals and phytoplankters. Pollution problem is a global concern. The water pollutants, their impact, drinking water purification and water pollution abatement methods adopted in India and elsewhere are illustrated in Chapter 9. The author have carried out research on waste stabilization ponds for waste treatment during the past 20 years. The stabilization pond systems are found to be the most suitable cheap techniques to a tropical country like India. Ecobiology of these ponds is covered in Chapter 10. The last chapter of the book deals with fresh and marine biotoxins which is another rare information being made available for the readers. The book may not only provide reference but also serve as a guide and inspiration for future research. The scientists, teachers, scholars are expected to find this book indispensable. Contents: Chapter 1: Biosphere; Components, Hydrosphere, Lithosphere, Atmosphere and their Characteristics, Chapter 2: Physico-chemical Properties of Water; Abiotic Factors, Responses of Organisms to Light, Temperature, Salinity, Pressure, Dissolved Gases, pH Redox Potential, Chapter 3: Freshwater Communities; Lakes and Reservoirs, Ponds and Swamps, Rivers Thermal Springs, Chapter 4: Mangrove Swamps; Introduction, Classification, Characteristics, External Morphology, Seed Germination, Dispersal, Anatomical Features, Adaptations, Succession and Ecological, Economic Management Aspects, Chapter 5: Intertidal Organisms; Environmental Conditions, Adaptations, Resistance to Water and Heat Loss, Mechanical Stress, Respiration, Rocky Shores, Tidepools, Sandy Shores, Mud Shores, Intertidal Fishes, Chapter 6: Interstitial Organisms; Environmental Factors, Composition, Sampling and Extraction, Adaptations, Life History, Ecological Aspects, Chapter 7: Pearl Culture; General Aspects, Morphology and Systematics, Life Cycle, Nacre Formation, Farming, Environmental Conditions, Cultured Pearls, Pearl Quality, Modern Trends, Current Status of Pearl Industry, Chapter 8: Planktonology; Introduction, Classification, Distribution, Indicator Organisms, Plankton Blooms, Collection and Preservation, Plankton Nets, Pollution Indicators, Water Current Indicators, Examples for Drift Organisms, Chapter 9: Water and Pollution Abatement; General Aspects, Water Pollutants, Sources of Pollution, Effects on Streams and Rivers, Zonation, Impacts of Pollution, Case Studies, Drinking Water: Impurities, Testing, Disinfection, Chlorination, Chlorine Tests, Abatement: Basic Purpose, Sewage Treatment, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary of Advanced Treatment, Removal of Algae, Sludge Disposal and Water Quality Regulations, Chapter 10: Waste Stabilization Ponds; History, Importance, Principles, Types of Ponds, Factors Affecting Pond Performance, Biological Activities, Chemical Activities, Enzyme Activities, Economic Uses of Effluents, Sludge, Alage Removal, Chapter 11: Marine and Freshwater Biotoxins; Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP), Ciguator Toxin, Neurotic Shellfish Poison (NSP), Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poison (DSP), Cyanophyte Toxins.
Category: Aquatic biology

Textbook Of Aquatic Ecology

Author : Simon Oakenfold
ISBN : 1682861155
Genre : Science
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Aquatic ecology refers to the ecosystem that is present within a particular water body. This book explores various aquatic ecologies and their relation to Earth s ecosystem in the larger context. It strives to provide a fair idea about this discipline and help develop a better understanding of the emerging concepts and issues within this field with topics such as climate change, marine biology and biodiversity, biogeochemistry, etc. This book is an essential guide for both academicians and those who wish to pursue this discipline further."
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Biology Of Freshwater Pollution

Author : C. F. Mason
ISBN : 0130906395
Genre : Science
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"Biology of Freshwater Pollution," is a highly regarded overview of the subject aimed at advanced undergraduates and professionals. This latest edition provides an up-to-date summary of the whole field covering recent research, case studies and examples. The book begins by describing contrasting examples of pollution events. Individual chapters then deal with the major types of pollution introducing their sources, exploring their impacts on biological systems and water resources using contemporary examples, and discussing methods for mitigating impacts. Techniques used to investigate pollution are introduced throughout and the penultimate chapter deals extensively with the biological assessment of water quality. The final chapter looks at water resource management in the twenty-first century and the role of the biologist in that process. Features of the new edition* "New "coverage of current issues: biomarkers, endocrine disruptors, global warming* "New "chapter on biological pollution (invasive species) * "New "combined chapters bringing together material on toxic pollutions and energy and pollution * Management chapter extensively revised including the new organisation of the water industry and new regulatory frameworks* "New "case studies and examples * References have been extensively updated This book is aimed at advanced students in Aquatic and Applied Biology, Limnology and Environmental Science and scientists working in the water industry. Christopher Mason is a Professor of Biology at the University of Essex, UK. He has extensive research experience in the fields of pollution and conservation of freshwater and coastal environments, including eutrophication, heavy metals and organochlorines.
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Genre : Academic libraries
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Indian Books In Print

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Genre : English imprints
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Freshwater Ecology

Author : Walter Dodds
ISBN : 0080884776
Genre : Science
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Freshwater Ecology, Second Edition, is a broad, up-to-date treatment of everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text covers applied and basic aspects of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the previous edition. It features 80 new and updated figures, including a section of color plates, and 500 new and updated references. The authors take a synthetic approach to ecological problems, teaching students how to handle the challenges faced by contemporary aquatic scientists. This text is designed for undergraduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology; and introductory graduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology. Expanded revision of Dodds' successful text. New boxed sections provide more advanced material within the introductory, modular format of the first edition. Basic scientific concepts and environmental applications featured throughout. Added coverage of climate change, ecosystem function, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production. Expanded coverage of physical limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats. Expanded coverage of the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and pictures of a broader range of organisms Expanded coverage of the functional roles of filterer feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a new section on omnivores. Expanded appendix on standard statistical techniques. Supporting website with figures and tables - http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123747242
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Air And Water

Author : Mark Denny
ISBN : 0691025185
Genre : Science
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How do whirligig beetles use ripples as a form of sonar, and why can't mosquitoes detect the electrical activity of their prey as sharks can? Readers of Air and Water will be well rewarded by thinking about these and other questions in the context of physics.
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Limnoecology

Author : Winfried Lampert
ISBN : 9780199213924
Genre : Nature
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This new edition will build upon the strengths of the earlier work but will be thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate findings from new technologies and methods (notably the rapid development of molecular genetic methods and stable isotope techniques) that have allowed a rapid and ongoing development of the field.
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Algal Ecology

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ISBN : 0080526942
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Algae are an important component of aquatic benthic ecosystems because they reflect the health of their environment through their density, abundance, and diversity. This comprehensive and authoritative text is divided into three sections to offer complete coverage of the discussion in this field. The first section introduces the locations of benthic algae in different ecosystems, like streams, large rivers, lakes, and other aquatic habitats. The second section is devoted to the various factors, both biotic and abiotic, that affect benthic freshwater algae. The final section of the book focuses on the role played by algae in a variety of complex freshwater ecosystems. As concern over environmental health escalates, the keystone and pivotal role played by algae is becoming more apparent. This volume in the Aquatic Ecology Series represents an important compilation of the latest research on the crucial niche occupied by algae in aquatic ecosystems. Presents algae as the important player in relation to environmental health Prepared by leading authorities in the field Includes comprehensive treatment of the functions of benthic algae as well as the factors that affect these important aquatic organisms Acts as an important reference for anyone interested in understanding and managing freshwater ecosystems
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Wildlife Management In India

Author : B. B. Hosetti
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119979677
Genre : Wetland conservation
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The Book Focuses On Endangered Plants And Animals, Special Conservation Schemes: Project Tiger, Gir Lion Project, Crocodile Breeding And Management Project, Musk Deer Project, Butterfly Culture, Orchids, Use Of Bacillus Thuringenesis In The Control Of Forest Pests, The Role Of Zoos, Wildlife Sanctuaries And National Parks In The Conservation And Management Of Wildlife Are Also Addressed. Section Ii Includes The Importance Of Wetlands For Avifauna And Other Related Wildlife. Mangrove Wetlands Are The Frgile Ecosystems Threatened With Extinction Due To Coastal Aquaculture. The Mangrove Plants And Their Associated Species, Their Diversity, Distribution, Conservation And Management Strategies And Asian Water Fowl Census Are Detailed In Chapters 16 To 19. It Also Addresses The Legal Aspects Of Wildlife Management In India. Evolution Of Wildlife In India, Wildlife Amendment Act 1991, Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Plants And Animals Are Provided In Section Iii. Section Iv Includes Chapters Of Diverse Interest. The Assessment Of Crop Loss Due To Birds, Biological Control Of Insect Pests By Birds And Use Of Visual Scarers To Deter Depredating Birds Are Explained In Chapters 25 To 27. Specific Chapters On Bird Census, Conflicts Between Birds And Man, Caecilians, Biological Diversity Of Amphibians, Elephant Conservation Are Also Made Available.
Category: Wetland conservation

Aquatic Food Webs

Author : Andrea Belgrano
ISBN : 9780191524066
Genre : Science
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This volume provides a current synthesis of theoretical and empirical food web research. Whether they are binary systems or weighted networks, food webs are of particular interest to ecologists in providing a macroscopic view of ecosystems. They describe interactions between species and their environment, and subsequent advances in the understanding of their structure, function, and dynamics are of vital importance to ecosystem management and conservation. Aquatic Food Webs provides a synthesis of the current issues in food web theory and its applications, covering issues of structure, function, scaling, complexity, and stability in the contexts of conservation, fisheries, and climate. Although the focus of this volume is upon aquatic food webs (where many of the recent advances have been made), any ecologist with an interest in food web theory and its applications will find the issues addressed in this book of value and use. This advanced textbook is suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in community, ecosystem, and theoretical ecology, in aquatic ecology, and in conservation biology.
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Biology Of The Red Algae

Author : Kathleen M. Cole
ISBN : 0521343011
Genre : Science
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When Biology of the Red Algae was first published in 1990, it was the first comprehensive monograph to be written on the Rhodophyta in over fifteen years. This book presents an authoritative review on the state of knowledge on the biology of the red algae. Written by a group of 26 internationally renowned experts, the eighteen chapters of Biology of the Red Algae range from molecular and cellular to biochemical, physiological, organismal, and ecological aspects of this important group of algae. Together they will be of interest for students of oceanography and plant evolution.
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Krill

Author : Inigo Everson
ISBN : 9780470999486
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Krill, or euphausiids, a group of immense importance in marine ecosystems, comprises over 80 species, most of which are planktonic. Krill are widespread with species to be found in all the oceans of the world. Their numerical density in some regions increases their importance to marine ecosystems and has led to commercially successful krill harvesting. This comprehensive volume, thoroughly edited by Inigo Everson, well known for his work in this area, comprises chapters written by internationally acknowledged experts. The contents include coverage of: sampling and distribution, population, aggregation, reproduction and the role of krill in the ecosystem. Further specific chapters include krill harvesting, products and details of management in Japanese, Canadian and Southern Ocean waters. Drawing on the experience in each, the ecosystem approach to management is discussed in detail and how it might be applied more widely for example in forage fisheries. This most important volume draws together, for the first time, a vast amount of vital information for all those involved in work on these important marine organisms. Krill will be of great use to fisheries scientists, marine biologists and ecologists, oceanographers, zoologists and invertebrate biologists and all those involved in the commercial harvesting, exploitation and management of krill, world wide. Libraries in all aquatic and marine research stations and universities where marine and fisheries sciences are studied and taught should have multiple copies of this landmark publication on their shelves. Contributions from internationally-recognised experts in the field. Well-edited to provide an accessible and user-friendly book. Krill are a key part of ocean ecosystems. Part of exciting new Blackwell Science Series.
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Ecology And Classification Of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

Author : James H. Thorp
ISBN : 9780123748553
Genre : Science
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The third edition of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates continues the tradition of in-depth coverage of the biology, ecology, phylogeny, and identification of freshwater invertebrates from the USA and Canada. This text serves as an authoritative single source for a broad coverage of the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and phylogeny of all major groups of invertebrates in inland waters of North America, north of Mexico.
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The Biology Of Streams And Rivers

Author : Paul S. Giller
ISBN : 0198549776
Genre : Nature
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Running water habitats are unique, rich and complex. The aim of this book is to provide an accessible, up-to-date introduction to stream and river biology. Beginning with the physical features that define running water (`lotic') habitats, the book goes on to consider the organisms that inhabit them, their adaptations to their environment, and their ecology. It concludes with a discussion of the many applied issues surrounding water use - pollution, species diversity, and conservation of this fascinating and immensely important habitat. Particular consideration is given to the links between stream and river channels and their surrounding landscapes, to short-term and seasonal changes, and to historical and biogeographical factors. A further reading section leads the reader to in-depth coverage of the research literature, and suggestions are made for practical and field work.
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Ecology And Conservation Of Fishes

Author : Harold M. Tyus
ISBN : 9781439858547
Genre : Nature
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Written as a stand-alone textbook for students and a useful reference for professionals in government and private agencies, academic institutions, and consultants, Ecology and Conservation of Fishes provides broad, comprehensive, and systematic coverage of all aquatic systems from the mountains to the oceans. The book begins with overview discussions on the ecology, evolution, and diversity of fishes. It moves on to address freshwater, estuarine, and marine ecosystems and identifies factors that affect the distribution and abundance of fishes. It then examines the adaptations of fishes as a response to constraints posed in ecosystems. The book concludes with four chapters on applied ecology to discuss the critical issues of management, conservation, biodiversity crises, and climate change. Major marine fisheries have collapsed, and there are worldwide declines in freshwater fish populations. Fishery scientists and managers must become more effective at understanding and dealing with resource issues. If not, fish species, communities, and entire ecosystems will continue to decline as habitats change and species are lost. Ecology and Conservation of Fishes has taken a historical and functional approach to explain how we got where we are, providing old and new with a better foundation as ecologists and conservationists, and most importantly, it awakens senses of purpose and need. Past management practices are reviewed, present programs considered, and the need for incorporating principles of applied ecology in future practices is emphasized.
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Freshwater Microbiology

Author : David Sigee
ISBN : 0470026472
Genre : Science
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This unique textbook takes a broad look at the rapidly expanding field of freshwater microbiology. Concentrating on the interactions between viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi and micro-invertebrates, the book gives a wide biological appeal. Alongside conventional aspects such as phytoplankton characterisation, seasonal changes and nutrient cycles, the title focuses on the dynamic and applied aspects that are not covered within the current textbooks in the field. Complete coverage of all fresh water biota from viruses to invertebrates Unique focus on microbial interactions including coverage of biofilms, important communities on all exposed rivers and lakes. New information on molecular and microscopical techniques including a study of gene exchange between bacteria in the freshwater environment. Unique emphasis on the applied aspects of freshwater microbiology with particular emphasis on biodegradation and the causes and remediation of eutrophication and algal blooms.
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