The new edition of this established PDF etextbook, Ecology of Freshwaters (5th Edition) now with full colour illustration, has been extensively revised and continues to provide a comprehensive, readable, stimulating and authoritative coverage of freshwater habitats, their communities and their functioning, the world over. The work will be of great value to graduate and undergraduate students, fellow researchers and water managers, and the lack of jargon and plain language should make it accessible to anyone interested in the functioning and current state of lakes and rivers.
Having taught and researched over 50 years and 6 continents, Professor Brian Moss makes here extensive use of his personal experience as well as the huge literature now available on freshwaters. This is the 5th edition of his etextbook, which, since the 1st edition in 1980, has steadily evolved to reflect a rapidly changing science and environment. It places increasing emphasis on the role of people in damaging and managing freshwaters as we move into the Anthropocene epoch and face unprecedented levels of climate and other changes, whilst rejoicing in the fascination of what are left of near pristine freshwater ecosystems.
Professor Dr. Moss retired from the University of Liverpool following a career in the USA, Africa and the UK. He was awarded medals by the International Society for Limnology, of which he was President from 2007 to 2013, and The Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Dr. Moss was also given The Ecology Institute’s Excellence in Ecology Prize in 2009 and the book written for that prize, Liberation Ecology, was awarded the British Ecological Society’s best ecology book prize in 2013.