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Ecology of High Altitude Waters

Dean Jacobsen and Olivier Dangles


This book brings together current knowledge on patterns and processes in the ecology of streams, lakes, and wetlands situated at more than 3000 m above sea level. The alpine headwaters of the large Asian rivers and Lake Titicaca are both well-known and iconic examples. High altitude waters include more than these systems—they are both numerous and cover many habitat types, organisms, and specializations. The book provides an overview of the variety of aquatic ecosystems and habitats, their environmental features, prominent species, and their functional adaptations to the harsh aquatic environm ... More

Keywords: high altitude, alpine, mountain, aquatic ecosystem, lake, stream, wetland, ecology, environment, organism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198736868
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198736868.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dean Jacobsen, author
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen

Olivier Dangles, author
Director of Investigations, French Institute for Research and Development