Their Ecology and Life

1st Edition - September 7, 2001

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  • Authors: Colbert Cushing, J. Allan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780120503407

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Streams is a handbook that combines a discussion of the ecology of streams and rivers, in layperson language, with an illustrated field guide of the plants and animals found in running waters of North America. Various illustrations and maps accompany the text. The authors are extremely well known--Cushing is the lead content provider for an America On-Line service provided through Trout Unlimited entitled "Ask Dr. Cushing." He is frequently asked the sorts of questions that are answered in this field guide. J. David Allan is the author of a well known textbook in Aquatic Ecology.


Anyone interested in natural history, freshwater
ecologists, and anyone employed in federal and state jobs involving the environment (e.g. park
and forest rangers).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2001
  • Published: September 7, 2001
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780120503407

About the Authors

Colbert Cushing

Colbert E. Cushing was a Senior Research Scientist with the Battelle-Pacific Northwest Laboratory in Richland, Washington, until semi-retiring in 1996. He was an Adjunct Professor at Washington State University-Tri Cities, and held an Affiliate Faculty appointment at Colorado State University. He was one of the scientists instrumental in the formulation and testing of the River Continuum Concept. He has published widely in scientific journals and books, was the lead editor of River and Stream Ecosystems, and co-authored Streams: Their Ecology and Life. He served on the editorial boards for the journals Ecology and Journal of the North American Benthological Society (NABS) and was past president of NABS. He was co-editor for the first edition of Rivers of North America and Field Guide to Rivers of North America (2010) and passed away before the completion of the second edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Streamside Programs, Estes Park, CO, USA

J. Allan

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.

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