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Methods in Stream Ecology

Handbook / ManualIdentification Key
Exercises in each chapter
Detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for students
Taxanomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae
Website with tables
Link from Chapter 22: Fish Community Composition to an interactive program for assessing and modeling fish numbers

By: F Richard Hauer (Author), Gary A Lamberti (Author)

877 pages, Colour illus, figs, tabs

Academic Press

Paperback | Jul 2007 | Edition: 2 | #168024 | ISBN-13: 9780123329080
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Hardback | Jun 2006 | Edition: 2 | #158247 | ISBN: 0123329078
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About this book

This bestselling title has been significantly revised and updated. Now including important information on remote sensing, the relation between stream flow and alluviation, coverage of macrophyte and a new chapter on riparian zones. Providing a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are idea for teaching or conducting research. The scope of this unique book covers five important areas of stream ecology: Physical Stream Ecology, Material Storage and Transport, Stream Biota, Community Interactions, and Ecosystem Processes.

"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


Contents

SECTION A: PHYSICAL PROCESSES
CHAPTER 1 LANDSCAPES AND CATCHMENT BASINS
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 STORAGE AND TRANSPORT
CHAPTER 7 FLUVIAL GEOMORPHIC PROCESSES
CHAPTER 8 SOLUTE DYNAMICS
CHAPTER 9 PHOSPHORUS LIMITATION, UPTAKE, AND TURNOVER IN STREAM ALGAE
CHAPTER 10 NITROGEN DYNAMICS
CHAPTER 11 DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON
CHAPTER 12 TRANSPORT AND STORAGE OF FPOM
CHAPTER 13 CPOM AND LARGE WOOD

SECTION C: STREAM BIOTA
CHAPTER 14 HETEROTROPHIC MIROBES
CHAPTER 15 FUNGI: BIOMASS, PRODUCTION AND SPORULATION OF AQUATIC HYPHOMYCETES
CHAPTER 16 BENTHIC 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 MOVEMENTS: DRIFT, COLONIZATION, AND EMERGENCE
CHAPTER 22 FISH COMMUNITY COMPOSITION


SECTION D: COMMUNITY INTERACTIONS
CHAPTER 23 PLANT - HERBIVORE INTERACTIONS
CHAPTER 24 PREDATOR-PREY INTERACTIONS
CHAPTER 25 TROPHIC RELATIONS 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 IN STREAM ECOSYSTEMS
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 ALGAE AS BIOTIC INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 35 MACROINVERTEBRATES AS BIOTIC INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 36 POLLUTION AND TOXICOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT


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