A Eutrophic Lake

Lake Mendota, Wisconsin

  • Thomas D. Brock

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xii
  2. Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 1-14
  3. Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 15-42
  4. Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 43-83
  5. Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 85-114
  6. Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 137-147
  7. Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 191-202
  8. Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 203-215
  9. Thomas D. Brock
    Pages 217-220
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-310

About this book


Lake Mendota has often been called "the most studied lake in the world. " Beginning in the "classic" period of limnology in the late 19th century and continuing through the present time, this lake has been the subject of a wide variety of studies. Although many of these studies have been published in accessible journals, a significant number have appeared in local monographs and reports, ephemeral documents, or poorly distributed journals. To date, there has been no attempt at a synthetic treatment ofthe vast amount of work that has been published. One intent of the present book is to present a com­ prehensive compilation of the major early studies on Lake Mendota and to examine how they impinge on important present-day biological questions. In addition, this book presents a summary of field and laboratory work carried out in my own laboratory over a period of about 6 years and shows where correlations with earlier work exist. The book should be ofinterest to limnologists desiring a ready reference to data and published papers on this important lake, to biogeochemists, ocean­ ographers, and low-temperature geochemists interested in lakes as model sys­ tems for global processes, and to lake managers interested in understanding short-term and long-term changes in lake systems. Although the major thrust ofthe present book is ecologicaland environmental, sufficient background has been presented on other aspects ofLake Mendota's limnology so that the book should also be useful to nonbiologists.


Ocean environment lake limnology temperature

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas D. Brock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BacteriologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6451-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8700-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors