Methods in Stream Ecology

ISBN-10: 012332906X

ISBN-13: 9780123329066

Edition: 1998

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Methods in Stream Ecologyprovides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This unique book covers five important areas of stream ecology: physical stream ecology, material storage and transport, stream biota, community interactions, and ecosystem processes. Each chapter is specifically designed to be both cutting-edge and comprehensive to anyone beginning a study of stream ecology. Useful as a textbook for a course in stream ecology, this book is also a critical reference for those who are not trained as stream ecologists, but are required to evaluate the status of streams. Methods in Stream Ecologyis far-reaching in scope and essential for anyone interested in stream ecology.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 5/6/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 674
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Contributors
Preface
Physical Processes
Landscapes and Riverscapes
Valley Segments, Stream Reaches, and Channel Units
Discharge Measurements and Streamflow Analysis
Dynamics of Flow
Temperature, Light, and Oxygen
Hyporheic Zones
Material Transport, Uptake, and Storage
Fluvial Geomorphic Processes
Solute Dynamics
Phosphorus Limitation, Uptake, and Turnover in Benthic Stream Algae
Nitrogen Limitation and Uptake
Dissolved Organic Matter
Transport and Storage of FPOM
CPOM Transport, Retention, and Measurement
Stream Biota
Heterotrophic Bacteria
Fungi: Biomass, Production, and Sporulation of Aquatic Hyphomycetes
Benthic Stream Algae: Distribution and Structure
Biomass and Pigments of Benthic Algae
Macrophytes and Bryophytes
Meiofauna
Macroinvertebrates
Macroinvertebrate Dispersal
Role of Fish Assemblages in Stream Communities
Community Interactions
Primary Producer-Consumer Interactions
Predator-Prey Interactions
Trophic Relationships of Macroinvertebrates
Trophic Relations of Stream Fishes
Stream Food Webs
Ecosystem Processes
Primary Productivity and Community Respiration
Secondary Production of Macroinvertebrates
Decomposition of Leaf Material
Riparian Processes and Interactions
Effects of Nutrient Enrichment on Periphyton
Surface-Subsurface Interactions in Streams
Ecosystem Quality
Ecological Assessments with Benthic Algae
Macroinvertebrates as Biotic Indicators of Environmental Quality
Establishing Cause-Effect Relationships in Multi-Stressor Environments
Index
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