Limnology of Parakrama Samudra — Sri Lanka

A case study of an ancient man-made lake in the tropics

  • Editors
  • F. Schiemer

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Parakrama Samudra Project: scope and objectives

  3. Energy and water budget of a tropical man-made lake

  4. Thermal stratification, mixis and advective currents in the Parakrama Samudra Reservoir, Sri Lanka

  5. Phosphorus and phosphatase dynamics in Parakrama Samudra based on diurnal observations

  6. An assessment of the phytoplankton biomass and primary productivity of Parakrama Samudra, a shallow man-made lake in Sri Lanka

  7. Some remarks on long-term and seasonal changes in the zooplankton of Parakrama Samudra

  8. The composition, density and distribution of the zooplankton in Parakrama Samudra

  9. A diurnal study of the planktonic rotifer populations in Parakrama Samudra Reservoir, Sri Lanka

  10. The influence of temperature upon the duration of embryonic development of tropical Brachionus species (Rotifera)

  11. Feeding studies with natural food particles on tropical species of planktonic rotifers

  12. Sediment characteristics and benthic community oxygen uptake rates of Parakrama Samudra, an ancient man-made lake in Sri Lanka

  13. A contribution to the ecology of the fish fauna of the Parakrama Samudra Reservoir

  14. Feeding ecology, assimilation efficiencies and energetics of two herbivorous fish: Sarotherodon (Tilapia) mossambicus (Peters) and Puntius filamentosus (Cuv. et Val.)

  15. Aspects of gut passage of algal cells in Sarotherodon mossambicus (Peters), (Pisces, cichlide)

  16. Contributions to the functional anatomy of the feeding apparatus of five cyprinids of Parakrama Samudra (Sri Lanka)

  17. Changes in body condition and proximate composition with maturation in Puntius sarana and Sarotherodon mossambicus

  18. Reproductive strategies of some major fish species in Parakrama Samudra Reservoir and their possible impact on the ecosystem — a theoretical consideration

  19. The ecology of cormorants (genus Phalacrocorax)

  20. Parakrama Samudra Project — a summary of main results

    1. F. Schiemer, A. Duncan
      Pages 201-206
  21. Floristic and faunistic surveys

  22. Back Matter
    Pages 229-236

About this book


Fauna benthic ecology ecosystem limnology phytoplankton plankton temperature zooplankton

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7283-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7281-0
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