Methods in Stream Ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology

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Methods in Stream Ecology provides 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 Ecology is far-reaching in scope and essential for anyone interested in stream ecology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 696 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 884.5g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 012332906X
  • 9780123329066

Table of contents

Section A Physical processes: landscapes and catchment basins, J.A. Stanford; valley segments, stream reaches and channel units, P.A. Bissen and D.R. Montgomery; discharge measurements and streamflow analysis, J.A. Gore; dynamics of flow, R.W. Newbury; temperature, light and oxygen, F.R. Hauer and W.R. Hill; hyporheic zones, C.N. Dahm and H.M. Valett. Section B Material storage and transport: suspended sediment and bedload, R.L. Beschta; solute dynamics, J.R. Webster and T.P. Ehrman; phosphorus limitation, uptake and turnover in stream algae, A.D. Steinman and P.J. Mulholland; transport and storage of FPOM, J.B. Wallace and J.W. Grubaugh; transport and retention of CPOM, G.A Lamberti and S.V. Gregory. Section C Stream biota: heterotrophic micro-organisms, A.K. Ward and M.D. Johnson; benthic stream algae - distribution and structure, R.L. Lowe and G.D. LaLiberte; biomass and pigments of benthic algae, A.D. Steinman and G.A. Lamberti; meiofauna, M.A. Palmer and D.L. Strayer; benthic macroinvertibrates, F.R. Hauer and V.H. Resh; macroinvertibrate movements - drift, colonization and emergence, L.A. Smock; fish community composition, H.W. Li and J.L. Li. Section D Community interactions: plant-herbivore interactions, G.A. Lamberi and J.W. Feminella; preditor-prey interactions, B.L. Peckarsky; trophic relations of macroinvertibrates, R.W. Merritt and K.W. Cummins; trophic relations of stream fish, F.P. Gelwick and W.J. Matthews; habitat use and competition among stream fish, C.A. Frissell and D.G. Lonzarich; stream food webs, A.E. Hershey and B.J. Peterson. Section E Ecosystem processes: primary productivity and community respiration, T.L. Bott; secondary production of macroinvertibrates, 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 and F.J. Triska; surface-subsurface interactions in streams, N.B. Grimm; macroinvertibrates as biotic indicators of environmental quality, V.H. Resh, M.J. Myers and M.J. Hannaford.
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"A comprehensive text that includes sections on physical processes, material storage and transport stream biota, community interactions, and ecosystem processes...An excellent resource." -NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST "can be used effectively both as a textbook and as a laboratory manual. The strength of the book is in the attention paid to experimental design in almost every chapter... chapters provide clear, detailed instructions for anyone starting research... The book will become a classic." -JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN BENTHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 1997 "Congratulations to the editors and contributing authors of Methods in Stream Ecology! Finally, a comprehensive reading and reference for those from casually interested to intimately involved in researching or studying stream ecology... [an] impressive list of expert contributors and interdisciplinary topics...The book is a success! It is a must for students, teachers, researchers, and resource managers working in stream ecology or related disciplines. Readers will find it very user-friendly and invaluable." -ECOLOGY, 1997 "As a course text this book shines... a showcase of techniques and a good starting point for ecosystems. It is a finely edited comprehensive treatment of stream ecology. It is a unique book that would serve as an excellent model for texts in other disciplines." -TRENDS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 1997 "attractively produced... occupies a new niche in the limnological literature... a stimulant and catalyst for research and innovative practical teaching." -FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, 1997 "There is a lot of very dense information in this volume... Any stream enthusiast... will find something of interest in the 674 pages." -BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNAEAN SOCIETY.
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