The Biology of Streams and Rivers / Edition 1

The Biology of Streams and Rivers / Edition 1

by Paul S. Giller, Bjorn Malmqvist, Bj?rn Malmqvist
     
 

An easy-to-read, beautifully illustrated undergraduate-level introduction to fresh- and running-water biology. Each chapter includes practical information on simple experiments. The text begins with the physical features that define running water habitats, then continues with organisms that inhabit these habitats, and concludes with a discussion of applied issues… See more details below

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An easy-to-read, beautifully illustrated undergraduate-level introduction to fresh- and running-water biology. Each chapter includes practical information on simple experiments. The text begins with the physical features that define running water habitats, then continues with organisms that inhabit these habitats, and concludes with a discussion of applied issues surrounding water use, including pollution, species diversity, and conservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198549772
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Biology of Habitats Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
485,306
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Running waters: a unique habitat1
Ch. 2Running water habitats14
Ch. 3The habitat templet30
Ch. 4Life in running waters71
Ch. 5Adaptations to life in running waters104
Ch. 6Energy and nutrients147
Ch. 7Movement and interaction170
Ch. 8Community patterns, diversity, and biogeography193
Ch. 9The use, abuse, and conservation of running waters215
Studies in running waters245
Further reading250
References253
Index287

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