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Publikováno: 03.07.2019, Aktualizováno: 03.07.2019

Studium: Ekologie

V tomto článku najdete odborné i populárně-naučné knihy o ekologii, které považuji za užitečné a prostudování-hodné.

Odborné publikace

DODDS, Walter Kennedy a Matt R. WHILES. Freshwater ecology: concepts and environmental applications of limnology. 3rd edition. Amsterdam: Academic Press, 2019, 998 s. Aguatic ecology series. ISBN 978-0-12-813255-5.

Freshwater Ecology, Third Edition, covers everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water, to the advanced and unifying concepts of community ecology and ecosystem relationships found in continental waters. Giving students a solid foundation for both courses and future fieldwork, and updated to include key issues, including how to balance ecological and human health needs, GMOs, molecular tools, fracking, and a host of other environmental issues, this book is an ideal resource for both students and practitioners in ecology and related fields.
  • Provides an updated revision of this classic text, covering both basic scientific concepts and environmental applications
  • Includes additional biography boxes with greater cultural diversity of the featured scientists
  • Covers expanded content on developing nations, ecosystem goods and services, properties of water, global change, impacts of fracking, molecular tools for classification and identification of aquatic organisms, a discussion of emergent diseases and aquatic habitats, and more

FINDLAY, Stuart a Robert L. SINSABAUGH. Aquatic ecosystems: interactivity of dissolved organic matter. San Diego, Calif.: Academic Press, c2003. Aquatic ecology series. ISBN 0-12-256371-9. Dostupné také z: loc.gov

Aquatic Ecosystems explains the interplay between various movements of matter and energy through ecosystems mediated by Dissolved Organic Matter. This book provides information on how much DOM there is in a particular aquatic ecosystem and where it originates. It explains whether the DOM composition varies from time to time and place to place. It also details how DOM becomes incorporated into microbial food webs, and gives a better, clarifying, understanding to its significance of DOM. Dissolved Organic Matter (called DOM) is incredibly important in all aquatic ecosystems. Although it might seem that logs and leaves are more important, in fact the DOM is more crucial because the DOM is in a form that is available for use by all the organisms living in the the water. Furthermore, DOM influences complex food webs by mediating the availability of aquatic nutrients, metals, salts and minerals. DOM also affects water clarity, which of course has alters the way animals and plants live and feed in the water.

There are many ways to study DOM and this book focuses on several central questions.

  • How much DOM is there in a particular aquatic ecosytem? Where does it come from? Does the composition of the DOM vary from time to time and place to palce?
  • How does DOM become incorporated into microbial food webs, which are the basis of plant, invertebrate and vertebrate food webs?
  • How can the answers to these and other questions about DOM be considered together so that a better understanding of the significance of DOM can emerge?

DUDGEON, David. Tropical stream ecology. 1st ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008. Aquatic ecology series. Dostupné z: ebrary.com

Tropical Stream Ecology describes the main features of tropical streams and their ecology. It covers the major physico-chemical features, important processes such as primary production and organic-matter transformation, as well as the main groups of consumers: invertebrates, fishes and other vertebrates. Information on concepts and paradigms developed in north-temperate latitudes and how they do not match the reality of ecosystems further south is expertly addressed. The pressing matter of conservation of tropical streams and their biodiversity is included in almost every chapter, with a final chapter providing a synthesis on conservation issues. For the first time, Tropical Stream Ecology places an important emphasis on viewing research carried out in contributions from international literature.

  • First synthetic account of the ecology of all types of tropical streams
  • Covers all of the major tropical regions
  • Detailed consideration of possible fundamental differences between tropical and temperate stream ecosystems
  • Threats faced by tropical stream ecosystems and possible conservation actions
  • Descriptions and synstheses life-histories and breeding patterns of major aquatic consumers (fishes, invertebrates)

MCCLAIN, Michael E. The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin. 1st Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, 384 p. ISBN 978-0-19-511431-7.

With a complex assemblage of largely intact ecosystems that support the earth's greatest diversity of life, the Amazon basin is a focal point of international scientific interest. And, as development and colonization schemes transform the landscape in increasing measure, scientists from around the world are directing attention to questions of regional and global significance. Some of these qustions are: What are the fluxes of greenhouse gases across the atmospheric interface of ecosystems? How mush carbon is stored in the biomass and soils of the basin? How are elements from the land transferred to the basin's surface waters? What is the sum of elements transferred from land to ocean, and what is its marine "fate"? This book of original chapters by experts in chemical and biological oceanography, tropical agronomy and biology, and the atmospheric sciences will address these and other important questions, with the aim of synthesizing the current knowledge of biochemical processes operating within and between the various ecosystems in the Amazon basin.

Populárně-naučné publikace

WALSTAD, Diana L. Ecology of the Planted Aquarium: A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist. 3rd edition. Chappel Hill, N.C: Echinodorus Publishing, 2013, 193 s. ISBN 978-0-9673773-6-0.

Book presents scientific information that hobbyists can use to set up and maintain successful planted freshwater aquaria. Book contains practical tips using a question-and-answer format in boxes scattered throughout the text. Hobbyists learn how to keep a healthy and inexpensive aquarium. Although the author prefers low-tech methods, she lays out the science that underlies all methods. The author shows that hobbyists can create thriving planted freshwater tanks WITHOUT CO2 injection, fertilizers, expensive lighting, and other high-tech gadgets.

„I am delighted with the tack taken in which you provide scientific information for hobbyists to make sound aquarium management decisions. I applaud the approach to educate non-scientists about their subjects; too often the scientific laypersons are greatly underestimated. I was particularly pleased with the book's total avoidance of gadgets that are mostly quite useless. The book's ecosystem approach and balance of the system is the only reasonable direction long-term.“ — Robert G. Wetzel, Biology Professor, and Author of 'Limnology'

HORST, Kaspar a Horst E. KIPPER. The optimum aquarium: The sure way to success. Guide for the installation and care of the fresh water aquarium. 1st ed. Bielefeld, West Germany: AD aquadocumenta, 1986. ISBN 3-925916-02-4.

„1993 I went into a more significant aquarium store in New York City to get some gold fish food and saw a planted 90 square tank that just blew me away. I was a skilled gardener but I had not figured out how to cultivate aquatic plants, which is waste of time with goldfish, anyway. I asked the guys there how they did it and he handed me the book and said - 'Buy this book and read every page’ - I did. It took about three months to plan, acquire the parts, and assemble a 90 gallon tank. I followed most of their advice - tank design and water flow, filtration (my design and not wet dry, substrate heater, CO2, fertilizer, iron enriched substrate, watching the chemistry, planting strategy, fish selection, In three months it was just incredible. I supplied my aquarium with loads of plants each month for their auction ......the bio load (lots of fish) was way high but the plants loved it. I had several tanks but have only one 55 now. While I think that it is important to understand this book and implications, in the end I found that a conventional canister filter worked fine. The substrate is important and the CO2 if you want the plants to flourish but I Don't do much more than that. This book is required reading if you want to really understand this hobby, but you can make it work with simpler solutions than then technology they espouse.“ — Gary E. VanderPutten

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