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Biology of Streams and Rivers (98 Edition)

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An easy-to-read, beautifully illustrated undergraduate-level introduction to fresh- and running-water biology. Each chapter includes practical information on simple studies and experiments for students to try. The text begins with the physical features that define running water (lotic) habitats then continues with organisms that inhabit these habitats, and concludes with a discussion of applied issues surrounding water use, including pollution, species diversity, and conservation. The authors outline the range of living organisms in lotic habitats, and the environmental adaptations they exhibit. They discuss population, community, and ecosystem patterns and processes, such as energy flow, nutrient cycling, migration, food webs, and community structure. Particular consideration is given to links between stream and river channels and their surrounding landscapes, to short-term and seasonal changes, and to historical and biogeographical factors. The text concludes with a section of additional practical field work activities and a list for further reading.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-286) and index.

Table of Contents

1. Running waters: a unique habitat

2. Running water habitats

3. The habitat templet

4. Life in running waters

5. Adaptations to life in running waters

6. Energy and nutrients

7. Movement and interaction

8. Community patterns, diversity, and biogeography

9. The use, abuse, and conservation of running waters

Studies in running waters

Further reading

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198549772
Author:
Giller, Paul S.
Author:
Malmqvist, Bjorn
Author:
Giller, Paul S.
Author:
null, Paul S.
Author:
Malmqvist, Bj?rn
Author:
Bjrn Malmqvist
Author:
Malmqvist, Bj�rn
Author:
null, Björn
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Rivers
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Stream ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Rivers
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Number:
9
Series:
Biology of Habitats
Series Volume:
No. 566
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
83 line illus
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.20x6.13x.75 in. 1.16 lbs.

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