Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems

Regional Case Studies

  • Donald F. Charles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Background

  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Charles T. Driscoll
      Pages 129-132
    3. Charles T. Driscoll, Robert M. Newton, Chad P. Gubala, Joan P. Baker, Sigurd W. Christensen
      Pages 133-202
    4. Jeffrey S. Kahl, Stephen A. Norton, Christopher S. Cronan, Ivan J. Fernandez, Linda C. Bacon, Terry A. Haines
      Pages 203-235
    5. John L. Stoddard, Peter S. Murdoch
      Pages 237-271
    6. Jerry W. Elwood
      Pages 291-295
    7. B. Jack Cosby, Patrick F. Ryan, J. Rick Webb, George M. Hornberger, James N. Galloway
      Pages 297-318
    8. Jerry W. Elwood, Michael J. Sale, Philip R. Kaufmann, Glenn F. Cada
      Pages 319-364
    9. Curtis D. Pollman
      Pages 365-366
    10. Curtis D. Pollman, Daniel E. Canfield Jr.
      Pages 367-416
    11. Robert B. Cook
      Pages 417-420
    12. Robert B. Cook, Henriette I. Jager
      Pages 421-466
    13. John M. Melack
      Pages 467-470
    14. John T. Turk, Norman E. Spahr
      Pages 471-501
    15. John M. Melack, John L. Stoddard
      Pages 503-530
    16. Peter O. Nelson
      Pages 531-563
  4. Synthesis and Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 565-565
    2. Lawrence A. Baker, Joseph M. Eilers, Robert B. Cook, Philip R. Kaufmann, Alan T. Herlihy
      Pages 567-613
    3. Timothy J. Sullivan
      Pages 615-639
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 641-747

About this book


Acidic deposition and its effect on aquatic ecosystems have become major scientific and public policy issues in the United States since the early 1970s, and many diverse studies have been completed. This book is the first comprehensive, integrated synthesis of available information on current and potential effects of acidic precipitation on lakes and streams in geographic regions with a high number of low-alkalinity surface water from the Adirondacks and the Southern Blue Ridge to the Upper Midwest to the Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and the Cascades. Written by leading authors, the book examines the current status of water chemistry and characterizes the processes controlling water chemistry on a regional basis by using and comparing high-quality data sets. Methods for the assessment of long-term changes in water chemistry and their effects in fish and other biota are also presented. The book amply illustrates the substantial diversity among geographical regions with respect to the nature of surface waters and the complexity of their response to acidic deposition. This volume will be of great interest to researchers in limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental chemistry, hydrology, and atmospheric sciences. It will also serve as an important reference for environmental managers and policy makers.


chemistry complexity ecology ecosystem environment hydrology lake limnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald F. Charles
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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