Methods in Stream Ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology

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Stream ecologists have devised numerous methods for evaluating the health and function of streams. This volume provides a comprehensive series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology. The scope covers five areas of stream ecology: physical stream ecology, material storage and transport, stream biota, community interactions, and ecosystem processes. The book provides readers with detailed instructions and background in conducting practical stream measurements and analyses. Useful as a textbook for a course in stream ecology, this work is also a reference for those who are not stream ecologists, but are required to evaluate the status of streams. It includes detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae and data sheets for conducting stream ecology, and provides a variety of exercises in each chapter to accommodate the novice to the seasoned scientist.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 652 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 1,065.94g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0123329051
  • 9780123329059

Table of contents

Physical processes: Landscapes and catchment basins, J.A. Sanford; Valley segments, stream reaches, and channel units, P.A. Bisson, D.R. Montgomery; Discharge measurements and streamflow analysis, J.A. Gore; Dynamics of flow, R.W. Newbury; Temperature, light and oxygen, F.R. Hauer, W.R. Hill; Hyporheic zones, C.N. Dahm, H.M. Valett. Material storage and transport: Suspended sediment and bedload, R.L. Beschta; Solute dynamics, J.R. Webster, T.P. Ehrman; Phosphorus limitation, uptake, and turnover in stream algae, A.D. Steinman, P.J. Mulholland; transport and storage of FPOM, G.A., J.B. Wallace, J.W. Grubaugh; Transport and retention of CPOM, G.A. Lamberti, S.V. Gregory. Stream biota: Heterotrophic microorganisms, A.K. Ward and M.D. Johnson; Benthic stream algae: distribution, and structure, R.L. Lowe, G.D. LaLiberte; Biomass and pigments of benthic algae, A.D. Steinman, G.A. Lamberti; Benthic microinvertebrates, F.R. Hauer, V.H. Resh; Macroinvertebrate movements: drift, colonization, and emergence, L.A. Smock; Fish community composition, H.W. Li, J.L. Li. Community interactions: Plant-herbivore interactions, G.A. Lamberti, J.W. Feminella; Predator-prey interactions, B.L. Peckarsky; Trophic relations of macroinvertebrates, R.W. Merritt, K.W. Cummins; Trophic relations of stream fishes, F.P. Gelwick, W.J. Matthews; Habitat use and competition among stream fishes, C.A. Frissell, D.G. Lanzarich; Stream food webs, A.E. Hershey, B.J. Peterson. Ecosystem processes: Primary productivity and community respiration, T.L. Bott; Secondary production of macroinvertebrates, A.C. Benke; Leaf breakdown in stream ecosystems, E.F. Benfield; Organic matter budgets, G.W. Minshall; Effects of nutrient enrichment on periphyton, C.M. Pringle, F.J. Triska; Surface-subsurface interactions in streams, N.B. Grimm; Macroinvertebrates as biotic indicators of environmental quality, V.H. Resh, M.J. Myers, M.J. Hannaford.
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