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Algal Ecology: Freshwater Benthic Ecosystems

Out of Print

Series: Aquatic Ecology (Academic Press)

Edited By: R Jan Stevenson, Max L Bothwell and Rex L Lowe

758 pages, Figs, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #55643 | ISBN: 0126684502
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Algae are an important component of aquatic benthic ecosystems because they reflect the health of their environment through their density, abundance, and diversity. This comprehensive and authoritative text has been prepared by leading authorities in the field and includes a comprehensive treatment of the functions of benthic algae as well as the factors that affect these important aquatic organisms.


Patterns of Benthic Algae in Aquatic Ecosystems: R.J. Stevenson, An Introduction to Algal Ecology in Freshwater Benthic Habitats. B.J.F. Biggs, Patterns in Benthic Algae of Streams. R.L. Lowe, PeriphytonPatterns in Lakes. L.G. Goldsborough and G.G.C. Robinson, Pattern in Wetlands. Factors Affecting Benthic Algae: W.R. Hill, Effects of Light. D.M. DeNicola, Periphyton Responses to Temperature at Different Ecological Levels. M.A. Borchardt, Nutrients. P.V. McCormick, Resource Competition and Species Coexistence in Freshwater Benthic Algal Assemblages. J.M. Burkholder, Interactions of Benthic Algae with Their Substrata. N.C. Tuchman, The Role of Heterotrophyin Algae. R.J. Stevenson, The Stimulation and Drag of Current. A.D. Steinman, Effects of Grazers on Freshwater Benthic Algae. C.G. Peterson, Response of Benthic Algal Communities to Natural Physical Disturbance. R.B. Genter, Ecotoxicology of Inorganic Chemical Stress to Algae. K.D. Hoaglund, J.P. Carder, and R.L. Spawn, Effects of Organic Toxic Substances. D. Planas, Acidification Effects. The Niche of Benthic Algae in Freshwater Ecosystems: G.A. Lamberti, The Role of Periphyton in Benthic Food Webs. T.L. Bott, Algae in Microscopic Food Webs. P.J. Mulholland, Role in Nutrient Cycling in Streams. R.G. Wetzel, Benthic Algae and Nutrient Cycling in Lentic Freshwater Ecosystems. C.D. McIntire, S.V. Gregory, A.D. Steinman, and G.A. Lamberti, Modeling Benthic Algal Communities: An Example from Stream Ecology. R.L. Lowe and Y. Pan, Benthic Algal Communities as Biological Monitors. Taxonomic Index. Subject Index.

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