The East African Great Lakes: Limnology, Palaeolimnology and Biodiversity

Eds: Odada EO & Olago DO

, 2002Publisher:

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Number of pages: 598

This volume contains original research papers presented at the PAGES sponsored Second International Symposium on the Limnology, Climatology, Palaeoclimatology, and Biodiversity of the African Great Lakes, organized by the International Decade for the East African Lakes (IDEAL).

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The book, volume 12 of the Advances in Global Change Research series, provides comprehensive coverage of the large lakes of the African Rift System, touching on climate, limnology, palaeoclimatology, sedimentation processes, biodiversity, and management issues of lake systems such as Lakes Victoria, Tanganyika, and Malawi.

It serves as a basis for understanding the lakes' system history and sensitivity to processes of change, thus providing an essential tool for decisions related to the sustainable management of such precious resources.

This book has been written to be of interest to a wide audience, including limnologists, palaeoclimatologists, evolutionary biology students and researchers, as well as people generally interested in the aquatic environment.

ISBN 978-1-4020-0772-9


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