This new edition of a very successful standard reference is expanded and fully reworked. The book explains and quantifies the processes whereby streams cleanse themselves, reducing their pollutant load as a natural process. Mechanisms of purification in running waters have always been critical with regard to clearly identified pollution sources. Th
Introduction. Stream Genesis And Structure. Biogeochemical Cycles. Energy Flow in the Ecosystem. Population Ecology. Stream Water. Freshwater Ecology. Stream Ecology. Benthic Macroinvertebrates. Stream Pollution. Biomonitoring. Self-Purification Of Streams. Biological Sampling. Final Comprehensive Examination.