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Methods in Stream Ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology provies a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This new edition is updated to reflect recent advances in the technology associated with ecological assessment of streams, including remote sensing. In addition, the relationship between stream flow and alluviation has been added, and a new chapter on riparian zones is also included. With a student-friendly price, this Second Edition is key for all students and researchers in stream and freshwater ecology, freshwater biology, marine ecology, and river ecology. This text is also supportive as a supplementary text for courses in watershed ecology/science, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and landscape ecology.

Audience
Faculty, graduate students, researchers, advanced undergraduates, federal, state and local government officials interested in and repsonsible for stream evaluation and monitoring.

Paperback, 896 Pages

Published: June 2007

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-332908-0

Reviews

  • "This book is packed with the latest and best ‘how to’ information for field and laboratory work in streams. The new edition has expanded content, a larger format, and much better graphics...The greatest content change is the addition of a 6th section entitled Ecosystem Quality. Section 6 is anchored by a substantially rewritten chapter on ‘Macroinvertebrates as Biotic Indicators of Environmental Quality’...I like the way in which doable, detailed, stepwise exercises, including the math, are provided in a format appealing to students interested in conducting stream studies...I think that even an advanced high school student with access to this book should be able design an independent study project in stream ecology. I would really like to see it in high school libraries, as well as on college and university campuses. The greatest strength of this book is that it is written by leading authorities in stream ecology. The structure is better organized and more informative than the previous edition. The format is conducive to teaching and learning. I grade this book an 'A'. - Ben Stout, Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia, USA

Contents

  • SECTION A: PHYSICAL PROCESSES CHAPTER 1 LANDSCAPES AND CATCHMENT BASINS CHAPTER 2 VALLEY SEGMENTS, STREAM REACHES, AND CHANNEL UNITS CHAPTER 3 DISCHARGE MEASUREMENTS AND STREAMFLOW ANALYSIS CHAPTER 4 DYNAMICS OF FLOW CHAPTER 5 TEMPERATURE, LIGHT, AND OXYGEN CHAPTER 6 HYPORHEIC ZONES SECTION B: MATERIAL STORAGE AND TRANSPORT CHAPTER 7 FLUVIAL GEOMORPHIC PROCESSES CHAPTER 8 SOLUTE DYNAMICS CHAPTER 9 PHOSPHORUS LIMITATION, UPTAKE, AND TURNOVER IN STREAM ALGAE CHAPTER 10 NITROGEN DYNAMICS CHAPTER 11 DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON CHAPTER 12 TRANSPORT AND STORAGE OF FPOM CHAPTER 13 CPOM AND LARGE WOOD SECTION C: STREAM BIOTA CHAPTER 14 HETEROTROPHIC MIROBES CHAPTER 15 FUNGI: BIOMASS, PRODUCTION AND SPORULATION OF AQUATIC HYPHOMYCETES CHAPTER 16 BENTHIC ALGAE: DISTRIBUTION AND STRUCTURE CHAPTER 17 BIOMASS AND PIGMENTS OF BENTHIC ALGAE CHAPTER 18 MACROPHYTES AND BRYOPHYTES CHAPTER 19 MEIOFAUNA CHAPTER 20 MACROINVERTEBRATES CHAPTER 21 MACROINVERTEBRATE MOVEMENTS: DRIFT, COLONIZATION, AND EMERGENCE CHAPTER 22 FISH COMMUNITY COMPOSITION SECTION D: COMMUNITY INTERACTIONS CHAPTER 23 PLANT - HERBIVORE INTERACTIONS CHAPTER 24 PREDATOR-PREY INTERACTIONS CHAPTER 25 TROPHIC RELATIONS OF MACROINVERTEBRATES CHAPTER 26 TROPHIC RELATIONS OF STREAM FISHES CHAPTER 27 STREAM FOOD WEBS SECTION E: ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES CHAPTER 28 PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY AND COMMUNITY RESPIRATION CHAPTER 29 SECONDARY PRODUCTION OF MACROINVERTEBRATES CHAPTER 30 DECOMPOSITION IN STREAM ECOSYSTEMS CHAPTER 31 RIPARIAN PROCESSES AND INTERACTIONS CHAPTER 32 EFFECTS OF NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT ON PERIPHYTON CHAPTER 33 SURFACE-SUBSURFACE INTERACTIONS IN STREAMS SECTION F: ECOSYSTEM QUALITY CHAPTER 34 ALGAE AS BIOTIC INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CHAPTER 35 MACROINVERTEBRATES AS BIOTIC INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CHAPTER 36 POLLUTION AND TOXICOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

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