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The Uses of Ecology

Lake Washington and Beyond

W. T. Edmondson
W. T. Edmondson

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  • Published: 2011
  • Subject Listing: Environmental History
  • Bibliographic information: 352 pp.
  • Series: Jessie and John Danz Lectures
  • Contents

Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART ONE: WHAT HAPPENED TO LAKE WASHINGTON
The Eutrophication and Recovery of Lake Washington
Lake Washington in Context: How Aquatic Communities Work
PART TWO: LESSONS FROM LAKE WASHINGTON
The Detergent Problem
Puget Sound
Mono Lake
The Panama Canal
Atmospheric Problems
PART THREE: LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Hubbard Brook
Lake Tahoe
Long Lake
Saline Lakes in the Lower Grand Coulee
Experiments with Whole Lakes
Special Requirements of Long-Term Research
PART FOUR: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT
What is Pollution?
Experts
Commentary
Prospect
References
Index
Reviews

"W. T. Edmondson has spent his career answering questions about the ecological impacts of human experiments on lakes in Washington State. In this volume, he recounts these studies and captures from his experiences a larger view of the nature of our environmental problems. . . . While the commentary is wide ranging, the foundation is a personal account of one ecologist's lifetime experience on the dual points of research and public application of that research."
-Research and Exploration

"W. T. Edmondson, a zoologist, extracts enduring lessons from his more than 50 years of experience in persuading political powers to make use of scientific knowledge when they set about drawing up laws for managing human interventions in the environment. Any scientist who follows in Edmondson's footsteps should benefit from reading this sensitive recounting of political battles."
-Garrett Hardin, Pacific Northwest Quarterly

"A wise, comprehensive, sensible, balanced, and extremely well-written account about a number of environmental problems."
-Australian Biologist

"The insights in this book into environmental processes, problems, and prospects provide sound advice to scientists, concerned citizens, and public officials alike."
-Biology Digest