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By Michael Schagerl

This booklet is dedicated to the alkaline-saline lakes of East Africa, which come with the world-famous “flamingo lakes”. It covers the entire diversity of concerns, from the lakes’ starting place and heritage, lifestyles in and round those specified water our bodies, to usage, threats and administration issues. The authors, all of whom are major overseas specialists, summarize study performed to date, spotlight new and significant findings, and supply destiny outlooks. The publication is split into 3 major sections: “Genesis, physics and chemistry” tackles lake improvement and the fantastic physico-chemistry of the lakes. “Organisms and ecology” provides information regarding the various lake population, their interactions and variations to the intense residing stipulations. “Utilization, administration and views” addresses threats similar to lake exploitation and pollutants, but additionally considers capability makes use of. This publication may be fairly suitable to researchers and teachers within the box of limnology and aquatic ecology, yet is additionally designed to draw all these drawn to nature and existence on our planet.

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The MER is divided into the northern, central, and southern sectors (WoldeGabriel et al. 1990). Each sector exhibits characteristic geomorphic, tectonic, geological, and hydrological features that are highlighted from the northern to the southern sectors (Fig. 1b). 1 Northern Sector: Volcano-Tectonic and Sedimentological Records The approximately 200-km-long and 80-100-km-wide northern sector covers an area of the MER that extends south from the funnelshaped SW Afar Rift to the drainage divide of the NE-flowing Awash River and the lakes region in central Ethiopia (Fig.

The two flamingo species have different feeding strategies. The Lesser Flamingo is a primary consumer that prefers to ingest microphytes from the lake water surface; the Greater Flamingo is a secondary consumer and feeds mainly on small invertebrates from the lake sediments (see Chap. 10). The temperature variations of EASL, which lie in a tropical region, are much less pronounced than those of temperate regions. This affects the organisms that inhabit the lakes. A typical succession of communities throughout the year, comparable to those of temperate systems (Sommer et al.

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