Included are the following: a long, modern account, which relates the freshwater biota to the rest of the living world. . .a short formal discussion which brings order into the nomenclature of biological communities in lakes. . .a nonmathematical, readable treatment of the hydromechanics of the plankton--the only known attempt to cover the subject. . .chapters on the phytoplankton, its occurrence and seasonal succession, and on the zooplankton, with a special account of vertical distribution and migration. . .and a final chapter of cyclomorphosis.
This detailed reference work focuses on benthic species, particularly those insects which were the author's special study. The book presents ideas, hypotheses and a synthesis that places facts in the larger context of ecological theory.
The Red Lake is a natural barrier lake at the foot of the Hasmasu Mare Mountains in the Eastern Carpathian Range in Romania. It was formed when the Bicaz River was blocked by a natural dam resulting from two landslides during an extreme heavy storm in 1837. This book presents an interdisciplinary and comprehensive study on the physical, chemical, geographical and ecological aspects of Red Lake (Lacu Rosu). The first three chapters cover the formation and geological setting and its relationship with the Bicaz Gorges-Haghimas national park. Subsequent chapters present the sedimentological, morphological and hydrological evolution of this unique natural laboratory and climatological setting. The final chapters deal with ecological aspects of Red Lake waters and adjacent ecosystems such as wetlands and water resource management issues.