Saline Lake Ecosystems

  • E. Vareschi
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 61)


Most of the chapters of this Symposium have dealt with terrestrial ecosystems. However, a limnologist studying a lake ecosystem has a substantial advantage over most of his terrestrially oriented colleagues: he knows the boundary of his system. Of course the situation is somewhat complicated by in- and outflows, so that not even lakes can be regarded as absolutely closed systems. However, the problem is halved for limnologists studying saline lakes, as most sait lakes have no outflow.


Saline Lake Soda Lake Mono Lake Lake Level Change International Biological Program 
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