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Cover for Aquatic plant biodiversity: a biological indicator for the monitoring and assessment of water quality.

The present chapter covers the concept of water pollution, its cause and effects on plant diversity of an aquatic ecosystem. An alteration in the diversity of plants and the disappearance of aquatic plants has been noted in the majority of the world's water bodies as a result of water pollution. In ...

Author(s)
Ansari, A. A.; Shalini Saggu; Al-Ghanim, S. M.; Abbas, Z. K.; Gill, S. S.; Khan, F. A.; Dar, M. I.; Naikoo, M. I.; Khan, A. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biodiversity, bioindicators and biogeography of freshwater algae.

Biodiversity and the problems associated with it are outlined and then the focus turns to continental waters. Levels and factors affecting biodiversity are described and listed. Measures of diversity focus on species richness and the Shannon index using abundances and biovolumes. Spatial scales of...

Author(s)
Dokulil, M. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Non-infectious disorders of coldwater fish.

This chapter presents the non-infectious disorders of coldwater finfish (marine and fresh water). Focus is given on the clinical signs, histopathological lesions, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of production problems (smolt failure in salmonids, stress, behaviour-related problems and...

Author(s)
Schmidt-Posthaus, H.; Marcos-López, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642079)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nanostructured particles from coccolithophores - an undiscovered resource for applications.

This chapter approaches probably one of the most fascinating incarnations of the process of biomineralization; that is, the formation of calcium carbonate microplates (coccoliths) by the group of calcifying phytoplankton designated as coccolithophores. The focus here is less on the biological,...

Author(s)
Krumov, N.; Posten, C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642239)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Zooplankton dynamics and appropriate management approach for blue swimming crab in Kung Krabaen Bay, Thailand.

Zooplankton dynamics were assessed, including the relationships between crab larvae, other zooplankton and ecological factors, and an appropriate approach to the management of blue swimming crab in Kung Krabaen Bay, Chanthaburi Province was explored. Sixteen stations were selected for bimonthly...

Author(s)
Tantichaiwanit, W.; Gajaseni, N.; Piumsomboom, A.; Kunsook, C.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The functioning of marine ecosystems: a fisheries perspective.

There is considerable evidence that environmental variability plays a major role in controlling abundance and distribution of marine populations and that fisheries alter ecosystem functioning and state. This overview documents emergent, i.e. visible to us as observers, ecosystem-level ecological...

Author(s)
Cury, P.; Shannon, L.; Shin YunneJai
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food webs in the ocean: who eats whom and how much?

Over 100 food webs have been published for marine ecosystems to describe the transfer of food energy from its source in plants, through herbivores, to carnivores and higher order predators. The webs suggest that the lengths of the chains that form food webs are typically short (3-4 links), and that ...

Author(s)
Trites, A. W.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter

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