Table of Contents

Introduction.
Aquatic Ecosystem Variability and Climate Change: A Palaeoecological Perspective.
Direct Impacts of Climate Change on Freshwater Ecosystems.
Climate Change and the Hydrology and Morphology of Freshwater Ecosystems.
Monitoring the Responses of Freshwater Ecosystems to Climate Change.
Interaction of Climate Change and Eutrophication.
Interaction of Climate Change and Acid Deposition.
Distribution of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Mercury in Freshwater Ecosystems Under Changing Climate Conditions.
Climate Change: Defining Reference Conditions and Restoring Freshwater Ecosystems.
Modelling Catchment-Scale Responses to Climate Change.
Tools for Better Decision Making: Bridges from Science to Policy.
What of the Future? 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 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.
Battarbee, Richard W;Kernan, Martin;Moss, Brian
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Wiley-Blackwell
2010
9781444327397
9781405179133
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