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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

MAPS Professor publishes 3rd edition of textbook titled: Freshwater Ecology

     Walter Dodds, University Distinguished Professor of Biology at Kansas State University (KSU) and Co-PI of  the Kansas NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 Award OIA-1656006 titled: Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant, and Soil Systems across Kansas with his co-author Matt Whiles, Professor and Chair of the Soil and Water Sciences department at the University of Florida, have published their third edition of their texbook titled Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology. Everything from basic chemical and physical properties of water, to concepts of community ecology are discussed in the book. Ecosystem relationships found in continental waters and recent topics that influence aquatic environments are also addressed.  In additon, the authors explore details related to key issues such as how to balance ecological and human health needs, GMOs, molecular tools, and fracking.

The book will be available starting April 26.