Tropical Zooplankton

  • Editors
  • H. J. Dumont
  • J. G. Tundisi

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. B. H. Dussart
    Pages 25-67
  3. B. H. Dussart, C. H. Fernando, T. Matsumura-Tundisi, R. J. Shiel
    Pages 77-91
  4. Carmen Collado, C. H. Fernando, Dawn Sephton
    Pages 105-119
  5. M. S. de Almeida Prado Por, F. A. Lansac Tôha
    Pages 147-150
  6. T. Matsumura-Tundisi, J. G. Tundisi, L. S. Tavares
    Pages 299-306
  7. T. Matsumura-Tundisi, N. N. Smirnov
    Pages 327-329
  8. Henri J. Dumont, Jose G. Tundisi
    Pages 331-333
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 335-345

About this book


Our knowledge of the limnology of the waters situated, roughly, between the tropics of cancer and of capricorn, has depended for a long time on the expedition-approach, and therefore developed in a rather irregular, haphazard way, with the personal incentive of a small number of individuals as the main driving force. Things slowly started to change in the 1950s, and at an accelerating rate in the 1960s and 1970s. The IBP, and later the SCOPE and MAB programs, whatever their shortcomings are or may have been, promoted in-depth research of a small number of tropical lakes. For one thing, they showed the need for the creation of in situ limnological research institutes. When, in the 1970s, limnological research facilities or their nuclei began to appear in the tropical zones of all continents, an interesting phenomenon occurred: while most of the young native limnologists had received their training in advanced centres or courses held in the temperate (and developed) climatic zones, quite a few of their former supervisors or their associates became interested in warm lakes and rivers as well, using the new or newly expanded local institutes. We are, today, still in this phase and it is, apparently, expanding even further. Although not all experiments of this kind lead to happy marriages, a few were quite successful, and several papers contained in the present volume are hoped to reflect this.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8522-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3612-1
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