Aquatic Ecology of the Mondego River Basin
Results from ecological studies on the Mondego river basin carried out during the last 15 years are gathered in this book. Following a comprehensive introduction on fundamental physicochemical aspects of the system, the communities structure and diversity, nutrient cycle and plant dynamics, both in freshwater and in the estuary, are addressed. Moreover, existing environmental problems are characterized, and the development of tools for environmental monitoring, assessment, and management (e.g. ecological indicators and models) are also approached. This book represents therefore an essential source of information, indispensable for researchers, environmental managers, and decision makers that will have to deal with such a complex system.