Advances in the Ecology of Lake Kariba edited by Jacques Moreau, published by University of Zimbabwe Publications (1997) ISBN 0-908 307-54-3
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The publication of "Advances in the ecology of Lake Kariba" was timely corning four decades after the formation of Lake Kariba. This book fills a definite ecological gap in our understanding of reservoir ecology in general and Lake Kariba in particular. The last major publication by Balon and Coche (1974) is now out of date and "Ad winces in the ecology of Lake Kariba" reflects on the new situation. The "Advances in the ecology of Lake Kariba" is divided into ten chapters. The first chapter focuses on the nutrients and their regulation factors. Unlike McLachlan and Mclachlan (1971); and Bowmaker (1976) which were limited geographically, this study covered the entire length of the lake. The nutrient status of Lake Kariba has not changed much in the last 40 years. In the littoral habitats dense macrophyte beds and benthic algae were supported by nutrients trapped in the sediment.