Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems

Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems

Editor(s): Martin Kernan, Richard W. Battarbee, Brian Moss

Published Online: 3 AUG 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405179133

Online ISBN: 9781444327397

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327397

About this Book

This text examines the impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystems, past, present and future. It especially considers the interactions between climate change and other drivers of change including hydromorphological modification, nutrient loading, acid deposition and contamination by toxic substances using evidence from palaeolimnology, time-series analysis, space-for-time substitution, laboratory and field experiments and process modelling. The book evaluates these processes in relation to extreme events, seasonal changes in ecosystems, trends over decadal-scale time periods, mitigation strategies and ecosystem recovery.

The book is also concerned with how aspects of hydrophysical, hydrochemical and ecological change can be used as early indicators of climate change in aquatic ecosystems and it addresses the implications of future climate change for freshwater ecosystem management at the catchment scale.

This is an ideal book for the scientific research community, but is also accessible to Masters and senior undergraduate students.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–14)

      Brian Moss, Richard W. Battarbee and Martin Kernan

    3. Chapter 3

      Direct Impacts of Climate Change on Freshwater Ecosystems (pages 38–64)

      Ulrike Nickus, Kevin Bishop, Martin Erlandsson, Chris D. Evans, Martin Forsius, Hjalmar Laudon, David M. Livingstone, Don Monteith and Hansjörg Thies

    4. Chapter 4

      Climate Change and the Hydrology and Morphology of Freshwater Ecosystems (pages 65–83)

      Piet F. M. Verdonschot, Daniel Hering, John Murphy, Sonja C. Jähnig, Neil L. Rose, Wolfram Graf, Karel Brabec and Leonard Sandin

    5. Chapter 5

      Monitoring the Responses of Freshwater Ecosystems to Climate Change (pages 84–118)

      Daniel Hering, Alexandra Haidekker, Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, Tom Barker, Laetitia Buisson, Wolfram Graf, Gäel Grenouillet, Armin Lorenz, Leonard Sandin and Sonja Stendera

    6. Chapter 6

      Interaction of Climate Change and Eutrophication (pages 119–151)

      Erik Jeppesen, Brian Moss, Helen Bennion, Laurence Carvalho, Luc DeMeester, Heidrun Feuchtmayr, Nikolai Friberg, Mark O. Gessner, Mariet Hefting, Torben L. Lauridsen, Lone Liboriussen, Hilmar J. Malmquist, Linda May, Mariana Meerhoff, Jon S. Olafsson, Merel B. Soons and Jos T. A. Verhoeven

    7. Chapter 7

      Interaction of Climate Change and Acid Deposition (pages 152–179)

      Richard F. Wright, Julian Aherne, Kevin Bishop, Peter J. Dillon, Martin Erlandsson, Chris D. Evans, Martin Forsius, David W. Hardekopf, Rachel C. Helliwell, Jakub Hruška, Mike Hutchins, Øyvind Kaste, Jiří Kopáček, Pavel Krám, Hjalmar Laudon, Filip Moldan, Michela Rogora, Anne Merete S. Sjøeng and Heleen A. de Wit

    8. Chapter 9

      Climate Change: Defining Reference Conditions and Restoring Freshwater Ecosystems (pages 203–235)

      Richard K. Johnson, Richard W. Battarbee, Helen Bennion, Daniel Hering, Merel B. Soons and Jos T. A. Verhoeven

    9. Chapter 10

      Modelling Catchment-Scale Responses to Climate Change (pages 236–261)

      Richard A. Skeffington, Andrew J. Wade, Paul G. Whitehead, Dan Butterfield, øyvind Kaste, Hans Estrup Andersen, Katri Rankinen and Gaël Grenouillet

    10. Chapter 11

      Tools for Better Decision Making: Bridges from Science to Policy (pages 262–284)

      Conor Linstead, Edward Maltby, Helle ørsted Nielsen, Thomas Horlitz, Phoebe Koundouri, Ekin Birol, Kyriaki Remoundou, Ron Janssen and Philip J. Jones

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