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Title Lake Kivu : limnology and biogeochemistry of a tropical great lake / Jean-Pierre Descy, Fraṅois Darchambeau, Martin Schmid, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Aquatic ecology series ; 5
Aquatic ecology series (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; 5
Contents Lake Kivu: Past and Present / Jean-Pierre Descy, François Darchambeau and Martin Schmid -- Stratification, Mixing and Transport Processes in Lake Kivu / Martin Schmid and Alfred Wüest -- Nutrient Cycling in Lake Kivu / Natacha Pasche, Fabrice A. Muvundja, Martin Schmid, Alfred Wüest and Beat Müller -- Variability of Carbon Dioxide and Methane in the Epilimnion of Lake Kivu / Alberto V. Borges, Steven Bouillon, Gwenaël Abril, Bruno Delille and Dominique Poirier, et al. -- Phytoplankton of Lake Kivu / Hugo Sarmento, François Darchambeau and Jean-Pierre Descy -- Microbial Ecology of Lake Kivu / Marc Llirós, Jean-Pierre Descy, Xavier Libert, Cédric Morana and Mélodie Schmitz, et al. -- Zooplankton of Lake Kivu / François Darchambeau, Mwapu Isumbisho and Jean-Pierre Descy -- Fishes in Lake Kivu: Diversity and Fisheries / Jos Snoeks, Boniface Kaningini, Pascal Masilya, Laetitia Nyina-wamwiza and Jean Guillard -- Paleolimnology of Lake Kivu: Past Climate and Recent Environmental Changes / Natacha Pasche -- Methane Formation and Future Extraction in Lake Kivu / Alfred Wüest, Lucas Jarc, Helmut Bürgmann, Natacha Pasche and Martin Schmid -- Lake Kivu Research: Conclusions and Perspectives / Jean-Pierre Descy, François Darchambeau and Martin Schmid
Summary Annotation In the heart of Africa, a unique lake attracts the attention of scientists since the beginning of the 20th century. At the foot of the Virunga volcano chain, Lake Kivu harbors a vast amount of dissolved carbon dioxide and methane, making this lake the most dangerous lake on Earth. But the lake furnishes also many goods and services for surrounding populations and may soon become the most important energy supplier in the area. At the beginning of gas exploitation, the time has come for gathering the large amount of scientific information acquired during past and present research on Lake Kivu. The eleven chapters cover many aspects of the physics, geochemistry and biology of the lake, with a particular focus on the unique physical and geochemical features of the water column and on the ecological functioning of the surface waters. The impacts of the introduced fish species and the potential impacts of methane exploitation are also summarized. This multi-disciplinary book may also be used as an introduction to the limnology and biogeochemistry of large tropical lakes, as it covers various aspects of the physics, geochemistry, biology and ecology of the African Great Rift lakes
Analysis Life sciences
Aquatic biology
Environmental management
Freshwater & Marine Ecology
Natural Hazards
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Biogeochemistry -- Kivu, Lake (Congo and Rwanda)
Limnology -- Kivu, Lake (Congo and Rwanda)
Freshwater ecology -- Kivu, Lake (Congo and Rwanda)
Form Electronic book
Author Descy, J. P.
Darchambeau, François.
Schmid, Martin.
LC no. 2012937795
ISBN 9789400742437 (electronic bk.)
9400742436 (electronic bk.)