The Trophic Cascade in Lakes

By: Carpenter, Stephen R. & Mitchell, James F. (editors)

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A few illustrations, pp xiv, 385, paperback, the very slightest signs of use to the covers, but virtually an as new copy of the original printing. [Fluctuations in fish populations in lakes can cascade through food webs to alter nutrient cycling, algal biomass and primary production. Trophic cascades may interact with nutrients and physical factors to explain most of the variance in lake ecosystem process rates. In this 1993 book, a multidisciplinary research team tests this idea by manipulating whole lakes experimentally, and coordinating this with palaeolimnological studies, simulation modelling, and small-scale enclosure experiments. Consequences of predator-prey interactions, behavioural responses of fishes, diel vertical migration of zooplankton, plankton community change, primary production, nutrient cycling and microbial processes are described. Palaeolimnological techniques enable the reconstruction of trophic interactions from past decades. Prospects for analysing the interaction of food web structure and nutrient input in lakes are explored.]

Title: The Trophic Cascade in Lakes

Author Name: Carpenter, Stephen R. & Mitchell, James F. (editors)

Categories: Marine, Fishes, Ecology, Invertebrates,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 0521566843

ISBN Number 13: 9780521566841

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 010901