Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies

Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies

Editor(s): Charles R. Goldman, Michio Kumagai, Richard D. Robarts

Published Online: 20 NOV 2012 02:44AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781119968665

Online ISBN: 9781118470596

DOI: 10.1002/9781118470596

About this Book

Effects of global warming on the physical, chemical, ecological structure and function and biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems are not well understood and there are many opinions on how to adapt aquatic environments to global warming in order to minimize the negative effects of climate change.  Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters presents a synthesis of the latest research on a whole range of inland water habitats - lakes, running water, wetlands - and offers novel  and timely suggestions for future research, monitoring and adaptation strategies.

A global approach, offered in this book, encompasses systems from the arctic to the Antarctic, including warm-water systems in the tropics and subtropics and presents a unique and useful source for all those looking for contemporary case studies and presentation of the latest research findings and discussion of mitigation and adaptation throughout the world. 

Edited by three of the leading limnologists in the field this book represents the latest developments with a focus not only on the impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystems but also offers a framework and suggestions for future management strategies and how these can be implemented in the future.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Impacts on Physical, Chemical, and Biological Processes

    1. Chapter 1

      Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrology and Biogeochemistry of Arctic Rivers (pages 1–26)

      Robert M. Holmes, Michael T. Coe, Greg J. Fiske, Tatiana Gurtovaya, James W. McClelland, Alexander I. Shiklomanov, Robert G. M. Spencer, Suzanne E. Tank and Alexander V. Zhulidov

    2. Chapter 2

      Climate Impacts on Arctic Lake Ecosystems (pages 27–42)

      Warwick F. Vincent, Isabelle Laurion, Reinhard Pienitz and Katey M. Walter Anthony

    3. Chapter 4

      Hydrological Analysis of the Yellow River Basin, China (pages 67–78)

      Xieyao Ma, Yoshinobu Sato, Takao Yoshikane, Masayuki Hara, Fujio Kimura and Yoshihiro Fukushima

    4. Chapter 10

      Recent Climate-Induced Changes in Freshwaters in Denmark (pages 155–171)

      Erik Jeppesen, Brian Kronvang, Torben B. Jørgensen, Søren E. Larsen, Hans E. Andersen, Martin Søndergaard, Lone Liboriussen, Rikke Bjerring, Liselotte S. Johansson, Dennis Trolle and Torben L. Lauridsen

    5. Chapter 14

      Historic and Likely Future Impacts of Climate Change on Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada, USA (pages 231–254)

      Robert Coats, Goloka Sahoo, John Riverson, Mariza Costa-Cabral, Michael Dettinger, Brent Wolfe, John Reuter, Geoffrey Schladow and Charles R. Goldman

    6. Chapter 19

      Effects of Climate Change on New Zealand Lakes (pages 337–366)

      David P. Hamilton, Chris McBride, Deniz Özkundakci, Marc Schallenberg, Piet Verburg, Mary de Winton, David Kelly, Chris Hendy and Wei Ye

  2. Part II: Impacts on Societies

  3. Part III: Mitigation Approaches

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