The Ecology of the Fish Pond Ecosystem

with special reference to Africa

  • Guy Delincé

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Guy Delincé
    Pages 1-2
  3. Guy Delincé
    Pages 3-52
  4. Guy Delincé
    Pages 53-126
  5. Guy Delincé
    Pages 127-205
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 206-230

About this book


An understanding of the ecology of a fish pond is essential for the achievement of steady and high fish production in ponds. For the ecologist, the fish pond is a small laboratory: easy to investigate and responding rapidly to manipulation. For the aquaculturist, the ecology shows the ways and means of interventions ensuring an increase of production.
The book deals with the different aspects of natural production within a pond, referring it to African conditions: considering first the role of soil as source and sink of nutrients for the water, then nutrient cycling within water and the fate of fertilizers added to ponds, and finally the contribution of natural productivity to fish production.
The important sum of information brought together in this volume is valuable for both aquaculturist and ecologist, who lack a handbook on the ecology of a fish pond. It will capture the interest of African aquaculturists and stimulate aquaculture research on natural production.


aquaculture ecology ecosystem fish nutrient cycling

Authors and affiliations

  • Guy Delincé
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Animal EcologyUniversity of GhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4132-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3292-5
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