About the book
Freshwater resources have been adversely affected by the anthropogenic activities during the last few decades. Depletion and deterioration of freshwater ecosystems are not only due to the global process of greenhouse gases but also because of deforestation and land degradation. Freshwater bodies act as a potential food production system and means of transportation which provide water, nutrients, health benefits and recreational value to human beings.
Initially, macroecology included the study of species food and space from a particular area, but now it encompasses the relationships between organisms and environment characterized by their distribution, diversity and patterns of abundance. The spatial macroecological investigations are important and being carried out on the dynamics of the functional ecosystem and climate change, biodiversity and fisheries.
This book covers the findings and reviews of various aspects of freshwater ecosystems which highlight not only the underlying challenge of macroecological processes but also the emerging traits of functional diversity, including fisheries.
The book will be useful for those who are working in the field of freshwater ecosystems. Each chapter of the book focuses on the basic and current status of the knowledge based on the concerned topics in the field of freshwater ecology. Hopefully, the book will be beneficial not only for academicians but also for industrialists and professionals.