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Ecology of a Glacial Flood Plain

Series: Aquatic Ecology (Kluwer) Volume: 1
Edited By: JV Ward and U Uehlinger
306 pages, Figs, b/w photos, tabs, maps
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  • Ecology of a Glacial Flood Plain ISBN: 9781402017926 Hardback Dec 2003 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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Based on several years of study on the Val Roseg flood plain in the Swiss Alps, this book analyses the spatial and seasonal dynamics of the functional processes of organic matter, litter decomposition, nutrient limitations, and drift and colonization. Emerging from these analyses is an important synthesis of these dynamic and rapidly changing river ecosystems.


From the Contents:1: Val Roseg: A High Alpine Catchment.- 2: Glacial History And Floodplain Evolution.- 3: Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions.- 4: Channel Typology.- 5: Thermal Heterogeneity.- 6: Nutrient Dynamics.- 7: Terrestrial Floodplain Vegetation.- 8: Aquatic Hyphomycetes In Alpine Streams.- 9: Aquatic Flora.- 10: Surface Zoobenthos.- 11: Interstitial Fauna.- 12: Organic Matter Dynamics.- 13: Litter Decomposition.- 14: Nutrient Limitation.- 15: Drift And Colonization Dynamics.- 16: Synthesis And Perspectives.- Appendices: Appendix I. Site maps and parameters. Appendix II. Terrestrial plant taxa. Appendix III. List of aquatic hyphomycete taxa. Appendix IV. List of algal taxa. Appendix V. List of benthic and hyporheic taxa.- Index.

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Series: Aquatic Ecology (Kluwer) Volume: 1
Edited By: JV Ward and U Uehlinger
306 pages, Figs, b/w photos, tabs, maps
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Ecology of a Glacial Flood Plain is particularly useful to ecologists, limnologists, environmental activists, and anyone involved in management of dynamic freshwater resources. Professor R.G. Wetzel, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, Series Editor "Aquatic Ecology "Prof. Ward and Dr. Uehlinger present in this edited volume an extraordinarily comprehensive and well integrated study of a Swiss alpine stream and its floodplain; it is a model to follow for the study of streams." William M. Lewis, Jr., Center for Limnology, University of Colorado, USA "The authors, among the best experts in the field, treat the subject in a scholarly way: from glacial history to colonization dynamics, from the role of the terrestrial vegetation to channel stability and litter decomposition. The volume, subdivided into 16 chapters, discusses - among other topics - the role of interstitial fauna, of algae and hyphomycetes in organic matter dynamics. It provides not only updated information in great detail, but also a synthesis and perspectives. It is easy to predict that this book will become a standard in running water ecology and a must for ecologists interested in alpine environments and global change effects on pristine habitats." Roland Psenner, Professor of Limnology, University of Innsbruck, Austria "Unlike most of its predecessors the present volume is much more comprehensive in its scope and coverage, as befits the outcome of a multidisciplinary study based on an intensive research program. This volume provides a valuable record of a major investigation into the structure and functioning of a previously understudied type of river system. It is authoritatively written, outstandingly illustrated and attractively produced." Mike Winterbourn, in Book Reviews of Freshwater Biology 49, 2004 "The findings of the huge and wel elaborated project set a new standard for flood plain and glacial research; this book is a milestone for relevant research" Prof. Heinz Loffler, Universitat Wien, Book Reviews, SIL News 45, May 2005

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