Aquatic Ecology - Books

Hydrobiologia - Water Bodies in Europe - integrative systems to assess ecological status and recovery

A new special issue in the journal "Hydrobiologia" appeared in March 2013, entitled "Water Bodies in Europe - integrative systems to assess ecological status and recovery". It summarises the results of the EU-funded project WISER, which was coordinated by Daniel Hering and Christian Feld from the Department of Aquatic Ecology. The special issue includes 31 peer-reviewed papers, addressing the assessment and restoration of lakes, coastal and transitional waters, and rivers in Europe. For lakes and coastal/transitional waters individual papers address new assessment systems using phytoplankton, macrophytes, benthic invertebrates and fish. For all ecosystem types the effects of restoration measures are addressed. The results are based on the analysis of a huge data source, covering different organism groups and ecosystem types in almost all European ecoregions. A special focus is on uncertainty in bioassessment methods.

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Third issue of book series Distribution and Ecological Preferences of European Freshwater Organisms. Volume 3. Ephemeroptera

This book series provides comprehensive information on the distribution and ecological preferences of European freshwater organisms. The third volume summarizes current knowledge on European mayflies (Ephemeroptera), based on the evaluation of over 1,400 literature references.

The distribution within the European ecoregions is given for 344 European Ephemeroptera species and subspecies, categorized into 50 genera and 18 families.

A wide variety of ecological preferences is presented as numerical codes, including feeding types, habitat and current preferences, temperature and altitude preferences, life span, flight periods, and overall species rarity.
This compilation provides a unique tool for the analysis of freshwater biota, both for basic and applied purposes such as ecosystem monitoring and the implementation of European directives in the field of environmental protection.

Series editors: Schmidt-Kloiber, A & Hering, D 2009.
ISBN: 9789546425089, 165x240,  b/w graphs, references, the series will be published in five volumes (Trichoptera, Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Diatomea, Pisces), 254 pages. € 40.00
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New book Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems

This book is the result of the EU founded project EuroLimpacs, in which the workgroup of Prof D. Hering was involved, it examines the impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystems, past, present and future. It especially considers the interactions between climate change and other drivers of change including hydromorphological modification, nutrient loading, acid deposition and contamination by toxic substances using evidence from palaeolimnology, time-series analysis, space-for-time substitution, laboratory and field experiments and process modelling.

The book evaluates these processes in relation to extreme events, seasonal changes in ecosystems, trends over decadal-scale time periods, mitigation strategies and ecosystem recovery. The book is also concerned with how aspects of hydrophysical, hydrochemical and ecological change can be used as early indicators of climate change in aquatic ecosystems and it addresses the implications of future climate change for freshwater ecosystem management at the catchment scale. This is an ideal book for the scientific research community, but is also accessible to Masters and senior undergraduate students.

Hardcover, 320 pages, Sept 2010 ISBN: 978-1-4051-7913-3
Also online available: www.interscience.wiley.com/onlinebooks

£36.00 / $79.96 / €44.72
Special offer, 20% off: Simply quote EARTH when ordering to claim your discount.

Second issue of new book series Distribution and Ecological Preferences of European Freshwater Organisms Volume 2. Plecoptera

The present volume on Plecoptera has been compiled by reviewing more than 1,400 literature references. It covers 571 European stonefly species, categorised into 40 genera and 7 families. The distribution within the European ecoregions as well as a wide variety of ecological preferences are presented as numerical codes, including feeding types, habitat and current preferences, temperature and altitude preferences, life duration and flight periods, and the response to environmental stress. Together with the other issues of the series, this compilation is a unique tool for analysing freshwater biota, both for basic and applied purposes such as ecosystem monitoring and the implementation of European directives in the field of environmental protection.

Schmidt-Kloiber, A & Hering, D 2009.
Graf, W, Lorenz, AW, Tierno de Figueroa, JM, Lucke, S, Lopez-Rodriguez, MJ, Davies, C 2009.Distribution and Ecological Preferences of European Freshwater Organisms Volume 2. Plecoptera, ISBN 978-954-642-479-2, Pensoft Publishers (Sofia-Moscow), 240x170, datasets, Ppb, 262pp., in English. Price EUR 40.00
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First issue of new book series Distribution and Ecological Preferences of European Freshwater Organisms Volume 1. Trichoptera

This book series provides comprehensive information on distribution and ecological preferences of European freshwater organisms. The first volume summarises the current knowledge on European caddisflies (Trichoptera), based on the evaluation of over 1,400 literature references. The distribution within the European ecoregions (including Turkey and the Caucasian region) is given for 1,426 European Trichoptera species and subspecies, categorised into 136 genera and 23 families. A wide variety of ecological preferences is presented as numerical codes, including feeding types, habitat and current preferences, temperature and altitude preferences, life duration and flight periods, and the response to environmental stress. The compilation is a unique tool for analysing freshwater biota, both for basic and applied purposes such as ecosystem monitoring and the implementation of European directives in the field of environmental protection.
Four other issues will follow in 2008 and 2009 (Mayflies, Stoneflies, Fish, Diatoms).
 
Schmidt-Kloiber, A & Hering, D 2008.
Distribution and Ecological Preferences of European Freshwater Organisms Volume 1. Trichoptera by Graf, W, Murphy, J, Dahl, J, Zamora-Munoz, C, Lopez-Rodriguez, MJ, ISBN 9789546424419, Pensoft Publishers (Sofia-Moscow), 240x170, datasets, Ppb, 388pp., in English. Price EUR 60.00
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