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Title: Current Methods in Aquatic Science: A guide to fundamental quantities and the methods for their quantitative determination

Date Published: 1999
Author/s: Ralph Smith
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Aquatic science is a broad and interdisciplinary field that draws on elements of bioi g chemistry, geology and physics to explain and predict the nature of aquatic ecosystem . The objective of this manual is to introduce fundamental concepts and methods of aquatic science from an ecological perspective, emphasizing the role and importance of aquatic organisms. A brief introduction to important quantities and proces es is combined with detailed descriptions of methods for their measurement. The meth ds have been chosen to be feasible for use in a wellequipped undergraduate laboratory or a basic resear h laboratory. The reference list offers sources for allemative methods as well as more detailed explanation of the methods and rationale
or the approaches described in the manual.