© 1985

Microbial Processes in Reservoirs

  • Douglas Gunnison

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. The Reservoir in Perspective

    1. R. M. Baxter
      Pages 1-26
    2. Robert H. Kennedy, Kent W. Thornton, Dennis E. Ford
      Pages 27-38
  3. Transition from Terrestrial to Aquatic Ecosystem

    1. Douglas Gunnison, Robert M. Engler, William H. Patrick Jr.
      Pages 39-57
    2. Gordon L. Godshalk, John W. Barko
      Pages 59-77
  4. The Established Reservoir

    1. G. Allen Burton Jr.
      Pages 79-97
    2. James M. Brannon, Rex L. Chen, Douglas Gunnison
      Pages 121-134
    3. D. Gunnison, J. M. Brannon, R. L. Chen
      Pages 155-167
    4. Aaron L. Mills, Alan T. Herlihy
      Pages 169-189
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-193

About this book


The idea of producing a book on the activities of sence of bottom versus surface withdrawal all have microorganisms in reservoirs had its origins in an a bearing on microbial processes. In addition, res­ article published by the editor in ASM News (De­ ervoirs are often constructed in areas where there cember 1981, 47:527-531). Many individuals ex­ are few, if any, natural lakes . In this regard, reser­ pressed an interest in having the article expanded voirs are also often distinct from natural lakes, and into a book on this subject. Several people were that meteorologic, hydrologic, geo­ to the extent contacted and asked if they would be willing to logic, and edaphic factors make a difference, reser­ contribute chapters to the book. The interest dis­ voir microbiology will also be different. Finally, the played by many persons outside the area of reser­ creation of a new reservoir offers the sediment voir microbiology was encouraging, as was the in­ microbiologist a unique opportunity to view the spiration of the contributors themselves. We were transformation of terrestrial environments into subsequently approached by Dr. L. Harold Steven­ aquatic ecosystems.


Eutrophication ecology ecosystem environment water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas Gunnison
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecosystem Research and Simulation Division/ELUSAE Waterways Experiment StationVicksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Microbial Processes in Reservoirs
  • Editors D. Gunnison
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-6193-525-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8933-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5514-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 193
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Freshwater & Marine Ecology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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`This book provides a good overview of microbial processes in the functioning of reservoir ecosystems and can be recommended for microbiologists, biologists, limnologists and students.'
Spixiana, 9 (1986)
`... the book makes fascinating reading and adds an important, previously neglected dimension to our understanding of the proliferating reservoir ecosystem. Every trainee and practising limnologist should read it, and someone should extract and interpret the guts of it for the benefit of reservoir managers and water quality engineers.'
Australian Journal of Ecology, 12 (1987)
`The book will be of most interest to engineers and biologists involved with reservoir management.'
Journal of Environment Quality, 15:2 (1986)