Methods in Stream Ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology

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Now in its second edition, "Methods in Stream Ecology" covers six important areas of the field: Physical Stream Ecology, Material Transport and Storage, Stream Biotia, Community Interactions, Ecosystem Process, and Ecosystem Quality. This bestselling title has been significantly revised and updated, providing a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology. There is new information on remote sensing, the relation between stream flow and alluviation, and additional coverage of macrophyte. It offers a brand new chapter on Riparian Zones, and provides a variety of exercises in each chapter to accomodate both the student and the practicing scientist. It includes detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for conducting stream ecology. It also contains taxonomic keys to common stream fishes, invertebrates, algae, and bryophytes.
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  • Hardback | 896 pages
  • 184 x 262 x 46mm | 2,358.67g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 150 illustrations (50 in full color)
  • 0123329078
  • 9780123329073

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"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
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Table of contents

SECTION A: PHYSICAL PROCESSES CHAPTER 1: LANDSCAPES AND RIVERSCAPES 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 TRANSPORT, UPTAKE, AND STORAGE CHAPTER 7: FLUVIAL GEOMORPHIC PROCESSES CHAPTER 8: SOLUTE DYNAMICS CHAPTER 9: PHOSPHORUS LIMITATION, UPTAKE, AND TURNOVER IN BENTHIC ALGAE CHAPTER 10: NITROGEN LIMITATION AND UPTAKE CHAPTER 11: DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER CHAPTER 12: TRANSPORT AND STORAGE OF FPOM CHAPTER 13: CPOM TRANSPORT, RETENTION, AND MEASUREMENT SECTION C: STREAM BIOTA CHAPTER 14: HETEROTROPHIC BACTERIA CHAPTER 15: FUNGI: BIOMASS, PRODUCTION, AND SPORULATION OF AQUATIC HYPHOMYCETES CHAPTER 16: BENTHIC STREAM 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 DISPERSAL CHAPTER 22: ROLE OF FISH ASSEMBLAGES IN STREAM COMMUNITIES SECTION D: COMMUNITY INTERACTIONS CHAPTER 23: PRIMARY PRODUCER-CONSUMER INTERACTIONS CHAPTER 24: PREDATOR-PREY INTERACTIONS CHAPTER 25: TROPHIC RELATIONSHIPS 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 OF LEAF MATERIAL 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: ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS WITH BENTHIC ALGAE CHAPTER 35: MACROINVERTEBRATES AS BIOTIC INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CHAPTER 36: ESTABLISHING CAUSE-EFFECT RELATIONSHIPS IN MULTI-STRESSOR ENVIRONMENTS
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