River Ecosystem Ecology

A Global Perspective

Edited By

  • Gene E. Likens

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, River Ecosystem Ecology reviews the function of rivers and streams as ecosystems as well as the varied activities and interactions that occur among their abiotic and biotic components. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers.
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Professionals and teachers in the fields of limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental engineering, hydrology and environmental science.


Book information

  • Published: May 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-381998-7

Table of Contents

Introduction to River Ecosystems, G. E. Likens

Physical and Chemical Processes Influencing Rivers
 Physical Properties of Water, K.M. Stewart
 Chemical Properties of Water, J.H. Aldstadt III, H.A. Bootsma, J.L. Ammerman
 Hydrological Cycle and Water Budgets, T.N. Narasimhan
 Hydrology: Streams, E. Wohl
 Hydrology: Rivers, P.A. Bukaveckas
 Geomorphology of Streams and Rivers, J.P. Bravard, F. Petit
 Currents in Rivers, A.N. Sukhodolov, H.-P. Kozerski, B.L. Rhoads
 Hydrodynamical Modeling, B.R. Hodges
 Floods, J.A. Hubbart, J.R. Jones

Ecology of Flowing Waters
 Streams and Rivers as Ecosystems, S.G. Fisher, R.A. Sponseller
 Algae of River Ecosystems, R.J. Stevenson
 Benthic Invertebrate Fauna, Small Streams, J. B. Wallace, S. L. Eggert
 Benthic Invertebrate Fauna, River and Floodplain Ecosystems, M. R. Whiles, J. W. Grubaugh
 Benthic Invertebrate Fauna, Tropical Stream Ecosystems, M. E. Benbow, M.D. McIntoch
 Benthic Invertebrate Fauna, D. T. Chaloner, A. E. Hershey, G. A. Lamberti
 Biological Interactions in River Ecosystems, C.E. Cushing, J.D. Allan
 Regulators of Biotic Processes in Stream and River Ecosystems, M.E. Power
 Ecology and Role of Headwater Streams, W.H. McDowell
 Riparian Zones, H. Décamps, R.J. Naiman, M.E. McClain
 Flood Plains, S.K. Hamilton
 Coarse Woody Debris in Lakes and Streams, G.G. Sass
 Wetlands of Large Rivers: Flood plains, S.K. Hamilton
 Models of Ecological Processes in Riverine Ecosystems, J.H. Thorp

Human Impacts on Streams and Rivers
 Deforestation and Nutrient Loading to Fresh Waters, M.C. Feller
 Agriculture, J. R. Jones, J. A. Downing
 Climate and Rivers, B. Finlayson, M. Peel, T. McMahon
 Urban Aquatic Ecosystems, J.L. Meyer
 Restoration Ecology of Rivers, B.G. Laub, M.A. Palmer
 Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems, R. Abell, S. Blanch, C. Revenga, M. Thieme 

Rivers of the World
 Africa, M. Meybeck
 Asia - Eastern Asia, F. Wang, J. Chen
 Asia - Monsoon Asia, M. Meybeck
 Asia - Northern Asia and Central Asia Endorheic Rivers, M. Meybeck
 Australia (and Papua, New Guinea), M. Meybeck
 European Rivers, K. Tockner, et al.
 South America, M.E. McClain, D. Gann
 Streams and Rivers of North America: Overview, Eastern and Central Basins, A. Benke
 Streams and Rivers of North America: Western, Northern and Mexican Basins,A.  Benke