Limnology - W 1400-114HYD-W
1. Scope of limnology - textbooks, research centers, scientific organizations and research programs.
2. Water environment - physical and chemical properties, dynamics of water masses, role of vertical gradients, stratification, review of water environments (oceans, lakes, ponds, rivers etc.), lakes typology.
3. Organisms in waters - taxonomy, adaptations to different water environments, communities of water organisms, trophic and non-trophic relationships in water communities, herbivores, predators and detritivores, distribution of water organisms, seasonality, migrations.
4. Production and destruction, nutrient cycling - primary productivity limiting factors: temperature, light, nutrients, biogeochemical cycles.
5. Eutrophication and water pollution - causes, consequences, symptoms, role of nitrogen and phosphorus,
Type of course
Allan J.D. 1998. Ekologia wód płynących. PWN, Warszawa, 450 ss.
Lampert W., Sommer U. 2001. Ekologia wód śródlądowych. PWN, Warszawa, 415 ss.
Lampert W., Sommer U. 2007. Limnoecology. The ecology of lakes and streams. Oxford University Press, 333 pp.
Moss B. 2001. Ecology of fresh waters. Blackwell Science, 557 pp.
Wetzel R. 2001. Limnology. Lake and river ecosystems. Academic Press, 1006 pp.
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