Aquatic science is a broad and interdisciplinary field that draws on elements of bioi g chemistry, geology and physics to explain and predict the nature of aquatic ecosystem . The objective of this manual is to introduce fundamental concepts and methods of aquatic science from an ecological perspective, emphasizing the role and importance of aquatic organisms. A brief introduction to important quantities and proces es is combined with detailed descriptions of methods for their measurement. The meth ds have been chosen to be feasible for use in a wellequipped undergraduate laboratory or a basic resear h laboratory. The reference list offers sources for allemative methods as well as more detailed explanation of the methods and rationale
or the approaches described in the manual.