Lake Taihu, China: Dynamics and Environmental Change (Monographiae Biologicae v. 87 2008)

Lake Taihu, China: Dynamics and Environmental Change (Monographiae Biologicae v. 87 2008)

By: Boqiang Qin (editor)Mixed Media

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2 In China, there are more than 2,759 lakes with surface area greater than 1km , and 2 the total lake area is 91,019km . One-third of these lakes are freshwater lakes, and the majority are situated in the middle and lower reaches of the Changjiang River or in eastern China's coastal areas. These lakes function as drinking water supplies, ood control systems, aquaculture and tourism resources, navigation channels, etc. Recently, many shallow lakes in China have been subject to rapid eutrophication and suffer from algal blooms. This issue has resulted in a shortage of drinking water and in degradation of their ecosystems. The control of eutrophication of shallow lakes is one of the main issues with which the local people and Chinese governments are concerned today. Lake Taihu is the third largest freshwater lake in China, with an area of about 2 2338km and a mean depth of 1. 9m, a typical shallow lake located in the delta of Changjiang River, the most industrialized and urbanized area in China. Its main function is supplying drinking water for the surrounding cities, such as Wuxi, Suzhou, and Shanghai, but tourism, aquaculture, sheries, and navigation are imp- tant as well. However, with economic development and increased population in the lake basin, Lake Taihu has suffered increasingly from serious eutrophication. The environmental issue of Lake Taihu is now a very common one, as most lakes from eastern China are confronted with it.

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1 AN INTRODUCTION TO LAKE TAIHU 1.1 HYDROGRAPHY AND DRAINAGE BASIN, Shuncai SUN and Rui MAO 1.2 HYDROGRAPHY AND WATER RESOURCES, MAO Rui, XU Pengzhu and GAO Junfeng 1.3 Pollution and Eutrophication, HUANG Wenyu, XU Gang, WU Qinglong and QIN Boqiang 1.4 SWAMPING OF EASTERN TAIHU BAY, LI Wenchao 2 OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF LAKE TAIHU AND RADIATIVE TRANSFER SIMULATION 2.1 OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND THEIR ECOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE, ZHANG Yunlin 2.2 SIMULATION OF RADIATIVE TRANSFER BETWEEN THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE WATER BODY, CAI Qiming and ZHANG Yunlin 3 Hydrodynamics and THEIR effects on the aquatic ecosystem 3.1 WAVE CHARACTERISTICS, HU Weiping 3.2 Field InvestigationS and Analysis of Currents, QIN Boqiang and LUO Liancong 3.3 MODELLING OF LAKE HYDRODYNAMICS, HU Weiping 3.4 Effects of Hydrodynamics on the Aquatic Ecosystem, QIN Boqiang, HU Weiping and LUO Liancong 4 SEDIMENT-WATER EXCHANGE AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE 4.1 SEDIMENTATION RATE AND DISTRIBUTION OF SEDIMENT, ZHU Guangwei 4.2 PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SEDIMENTS, ZHU Guangwei 4.3 EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON NUTRIENT EXCHANGE AT THE SEDIMENT-WATER INTERFACE, ZHANG Lu and LI Wenchao 4.4 CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF INTERNAL NUTRIENT LOADING, QIN Boqiang, ZHU Guangwe and, ZHANG Lu 5 PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BLUE-GREEN ALGAE IN LAKE TAIHU 5.1 Effect of Alkaline Phosphatase on Algal Blooms, GAO Guang 5.2 Relationship between the Lake Taihu Micro-ecosystem Structure and Algal Blooms, GAO Guang and YANG Liuyan 6 THE LAKE ECOSYSTEM: STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT 6.1 CHARACTERISTICS OF CHLOROPHYLL A AND PRIMARY PRODUCTION, YANG Dingtian, ZHANG Yunlin and CHEN Weimin 6.2 Phytoplankton Community Structure, Succession and Response to the Environment, ZHOU Wanping and CHEN Weimin 6.3 ANALYSIS OF THE ZOOPLANKTON, CHEN Weimin 6.4 SPECIES COMPOSITION, SUCCESSION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE OF ZOOBENTHOS, CHEN Weimin 6.5 Fish Composition and Fisheries, CHEN Weimin and WU Qinlong 6.6 Structure and Succession of the Aquatic Vegetation, CHEN Weimin

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  • publication date: 12/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781402085543
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781402085543
  • weight: 748
  • ISBN10: 1402085540
  • edition: 2008

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