1st Edition

Ecology of Streams and Rivers





ISBN 9781578082568
Published January 1, 2003 by CRC Press
228 Pages

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Book Description

This book demonstrates the role of dominant ecological factors on the organisms of running water and the functioning of the ecosystem, as well as the consequences of human activity. It provides vision of certain rivers and streams that represent various types of European watercourses.

Table of Contents

Running Water: Agent of Erosion, Transport and Redistribution of Materials of the Earth's Crust; General Characteristics of Hydrographic Networks; Organisms and Ecosystems of Running Water; Current and Benthic Organisms: Chronic Instability of the Surface Horizon of the Substrate; The Hyporheic Environment: Continuity of the Substrate; Macrophytes of Running Waters: A Substrate for Algae and Fauna; Life in the Water Trail: Plankton; Fishes of Running Waters; Temperature, Biological Cycles and Distribution of Organisms; Light, Salts and Dissolved Oxygen: Secondary Ecological Factors in Running Water; Food Webs and Energy Flows; From Upstream to Downstream: Ecological Zonation of Water Courses; Ecological Impacts of Development of Water Courses; From Eutrophication to Trophic Pollution; Toxic Pollution; Biological Methods of Evaluation Pollution

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