Authored by: Frances Paula Solomon

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  June  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439804421
eBook ISBN: 9780203757659
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This entry provides an overview of the physical, chemical, and biological components of lake ecosystems. An ecosystem is a system of interrelated organisms and their physical–chemical environment. It is impossible to alter one characteristic of a lake ecosystem without affecting some other characteristic of the ecosystem. The entry also explains how lake ecosystems get out of balance, and what can be done to restore the balance.

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