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Influences on Ecosystem Function II: Historical Perturbations in Small Lake Basins

Wayne L. Hamilton

in Yellowstone's Destabilized Ecosystem: Elk Effects, Science, and Policy Conflict

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148213
eISBN:
9780199790449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148213.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Reanalysis of previously published data on trends in sedimentation rates over time in eight small lakes in the northern range shows variations associated with elevation and character of lake basin ... More


Environmental Pollution Studies

Gerry Best

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313035
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book examines a number of important contemporary environmental issues. The topics covered include sewage treatment, eutrophication, air pollution, acid rain, global warming and pollution from ... More


Eutrophication

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Algal blooms have increased in many freshwater lakes and ponds and in slow-moving water such as canals and rivers. The problem of excess algae is attributed to eutrophication, which is the increase ... More


Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: an ecosystem-level approach

David Raffaelli and Alan M. Friedlander

in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642250
eISBN:
9780191774768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642250.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes some approaches for understanding biodiversity-ecosystem function at larger spatial and at longer temporal scales. It first considers the importance of building a credible ... More


Shifting Plants in Wisconsin Lakes

Stanley A. Nichols

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines changes in aquatic communities. Key threats to lake plant communities include shoreline development, heavy boat traffic, nutrient runoff, and consequent lake eutrophication and ... More


Nitrogen stress in the marine environment: from scarcity to surfeit

Erica B. Young and John A. Berges

in Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198718826
eISBN:
9780191788352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Marine organisms can experience conditions ranging from limiting supply of nitrogen in open ocean regions to toxicity of high concentrations of nitrogen associated with coastal eutrophication. ... More


The Biology and Ecology of Phosphorus in Biota, Natural Ecosystems, and Agroecosystems: P is for Phosphorus

James J. Elser, William M. Roberts, and Philip M. Haygarth

in Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199916832
eISBN:
9780190267926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916832.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter describes how phosphorus is used in biological molecules, structures, and physiology. It illustrates the role of phosphorus as a limiting nutrient for the production and growth for ... More


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