Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

INTRODUCTION TO AQUATIC ECOLOGY. Water on Earth Uneven Global Distribution of Fresh Water.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "INTRODUCTION TO AQUATIC ECOLOGY. Water on Earth Uneven Global Distribution of Fresh Water."— Presentation transcript:

1 INTRODUCTION TO AQUATIC ECOLOGY

2 Water on Earth

3 Uneven Global Distribution of Fresh Water

4 Definitions by Wetzel (2001) see page 4 Limnology Freshwater Ecology Freshwater Biology

5 Theories of Ecology Taken from Dodds (2009) Cross-Cutting Theories – Hierarchical Structure of Life – Ecological Stoichiometry – Ecological Diffusion Physiological Ecology – Metabolic Scaling Populations – Population Biology – Metapopulations

6 Ecological Theories Continued Communities – Community Structure – Island Biogeography Ecosystems – Control of Ecosystem Energetics – Nutrient Cycling – Nutrient Spiraling and Solute Transport – River Continuum

7 Rise of Aquatic Ecology in Europe Francois-Alphonse Forel ( ) Worked on biology, chemistry, circulation, and sedimentation of Lake Geneva (published ) Coined Limnology, the study of lakes Explained density currents and seiches August Thienemann ( ) German Limnologist, Zoologist, Ecologist Biology of the Chironomidae Einar Naumann ( ) Swedish Botanist Established Limnological Field Station at Lund Defined concepts of oligotrophy, eutrophy, and dystrophy With Thienemann, established first international limnological society

8 Rise of Aquatic Ecology in US Stephen Forbes ( ) First chief of Illinois Natural History Survey First to study aquatic ecosystems The Lake as a Microcosm (1887) Jacob Reighard ( ) University of Michigan In charge of Michigan Fish Commission Then, director of biological survey of the Great Lakes Edward Birge ( ) University of Wisconsin-Madison Together with Juday pioneered methods for the study of lakes and streams Together they did much work on plankton Chancey Juday ( ) University of Wisconsin-Madison, hired by Birge to study Lake Mendota A founder of Limnological Society of America Birge Juday

9 G. Evelyn Hutchison ( ) A Treatise on Limnology Vol 1: Geography, Physics and Chemistry (1957) Vol 2: Introduction to Lake Biology and the Limnoplankton (1967) Vol 3: Limnological Botany (1975) Vol 4: The Zoobenthos (1993)


Download ppt "INTRODUCTION TO AQUATIC ECOLOGY. Water on Earth Uneven Global Distribution of Fresh Water."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google