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Tropical Stream Ecology

Tropical Stream Ecology Book
Author : David Dudgeon
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-05-04
ISBN : 9780080557175
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tropical Stream Ecology describes the main features of tropical streams and their ecology. It covers the major physico-chemical features, important processes such as primary production and organic-matter transformation, as well as the main groups of consumers: invertebrates, fishes and other vertebrates. Information on concepts and paradigms developed in north-temperate latitudes and how they do not match the reality of ecosystems further south is expertly addressed. The pressing matter of conservation of tropical streams and their biodiversity is included in almost every chapter, with a final chapter providing a synthesis on conservation issues. For the first time, Tropical Stream Ecology places an important emphasis on viewing research carried out in contributions from international literature. First synthetic account of the ecology of all types of tropical streams Covers all of the major tropical regions Detailed consideration of possible fundamental differences between tropical and temperate stream ecosystems Threats faced by tropical stream ecosystems and possible conservation actions Descriptions and synstheses life-histories and breeding patterns of major aquatic consumers (fishes, invertebrates)

Stream Ecology

Stream Ecology Book
Author : J. David Allan,María M. Castillo
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-07-23
ISBN : 140205582X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A hugely important text for advanced undergraduates as well as graduates with an interest in stream and river ecology, this second, updated edition is designed to serve as a textbook as well as a working reference for specialists in stream ecology and related fields. The book presents vital new findings on human impacts, and new work in pollution control, flow management, restoration and conservation planning that point to practical solutions. All told, the book is expanded in length by some twenty-five percent, and includes hundreds of figures, most of them new.

Methods in Stream Ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology Book
Author : F. Richard Hauer,Gary A. Lamberti
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2011-04-27
ISBN : 9780080547435
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Methods in Stream Ecology, Second Edition, provides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This updated edition reflects recent advances in the technology associated with ecological assessment of streams, including remote sensing. In addition, the relationship between stream flow and alluviation has been added, and a new chapter on riparian zones is also included. The book features exercises in each chapter; detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for students; and taxanomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae. With a student-friendly price, this book is key for all students and researchers in stream and freshwater ecology, freshwater biology, marine ecology, and river ecology. This text is also supportive as a supplementary text for courses in watershed ecology/science, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and landscape ecology. 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 Link from Chapter 22: FISH COMMUNITY COMPOSITION to an interactive program for assessing and modeling fish numbers

Stream Ecology

Stream Ecology Book
Author : J. David Allan,María M. Castillo,Krista A. Capps
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-05
ISBN : 3030612864
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stream Ecology: Structure and Function of Running Waters is designed to serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and as a reference source for specialists in stream ecology and related fields. This Third Edition is thoroughly updated and expanded to incorporate significant advances in our understanding of environmental factors, biological interactions, and ecosystem processes, and how these vary with hydrological, geomorphological, and landscape setting. The broad diversity of running waters – from torrential mountain brooks, to large, lowland rivers, to great river systems whose basins occupy sub-continents – makes river ecosystems appear overwhelming complex. A central theme of this book is that although the settings are often unique, the processes at work in running waters are general and increasingly well understood. Even as our scientific understanding of stream ecosystems rapidly advances, the pressures arising from diverse human activities continue to threaten the health of rivers worldwide. This book presents vital new findings concerning human impacts, and the advances in pollution control, flow management, restoration, and conservation planning that point to practical solutions. Reviews of the first edition: ".. an unusually lucid and judicious reassessment of the state of stream ecology" Science Magazine "..provides an excellent introduction to the area for advanced undergraduates and graduate students..." Limnology & Oceanography "... a valuable reference for all those interested in the ecology of running waters." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Reviews of the second edition: "Overall, a must for the field centre and a good starter text in stream ecology." (TEN News, October, 2007) "Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty." (P. R. Pinet, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (7), 2008) "... a very good, fluidly readable book which contains the latest key scientific knowledge of the ecology of running waters." (Daniel Graeber, International Review of Hydrobiology, Vol. 94 (2), 2009)

Hills and Streams

Hills and Streams Book
Author : David Dudgeon,Richard Corlett
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
Release : 1994-07-01
ISBN : 9622093574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Despite centuries of human impact and one the highest population densities on Earth, most of Hong Kong is still rural in character and diverse in terms of flora and fauna. This diversity is threatened, though, by uncontrolled development of previously rural areas. This book aims to contribute to the conservation of the countryside by raising awareness of its value and by providing the scientific basis for its management.

Ecological Dynamics of Tropical Inland Waters

Ecological Dynamics of Tropical Inland Waters Book
Author : Jack F. Talling,John Francis Talling,Jacques Lemoalle
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998-12-03
ISBN : 9780521621151
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A synthesis of tropical freshwater systems which illustrates the basic theory of freshwater biology.

Stream Ecology

Stream Ecology Book
Author : James R. Barnes,G. Wayne Minshall
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1461337755
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most of the papers included here were part of the Plenary Sym posium on The Testing of General Ecological Theory in Lotic Ecosys tems held in conjunction with the 29th Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society in Provo, Utah, April 28, 1981. Sev eral additional papers were solicited, from recognized leaders in certain areas of specialization, in order to round out the coverage. All of the articles have been critiqued by at least two or three re viewers and an effort was made to rely on authorities in stream and theoretical ecology. In all cases this has helped to insure accur acyand to improve the overall quality of the papers. However, as one of our purposes has been to encourage thought-provoking and even controversial coverage of the topics, material has been retained even though it may upset certain critical readers. It is our hope that these presentations will stimulate further research, encourage the fuller development of a theoretical perspective among lotic ecologists, and lead to the testing of general ecological theories in the stream environment.

Patterns and Processes in Stream Ecology

Patterns and Processes in Stream Ecology Book
Author : David Dudgeon
Publisher : Balogh Scientific Books
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Patterns and Processes in Stream Ecology book written by David Dudgeon, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

River Ecosystem Ecology

River Ecosystem Ecology Book
Author : Gene E. Likens
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2010-03-29
ISBN : 9780123819994
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, River Ecosystem Ecology reviews the function of rivers and streams as ecosystems as well as the varied activities and interactions that occur among their abiotic and biotic components. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers. Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues Covers current environmental problems and management solutions Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding

Population Ecology of the Fish Poecilia Gillii in an Intermittent Tropical Stream

Population Ecology of the Fish Poecilia Gillii in an Intermittent Tropical Stream Book
Author : Lauren Jeanette Chapman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This thesis demonstrates how the intermittent nature of seasonal tropical fresh waters facilitates and impedes the dispersal of fish and how the variability among residual dry season pools affects the dynamics of isolated populations. I focused on the seasonal ecology of Poecilia gillii from pools in a steep gradient, intermittent stream in Costa Rica. Water temperature and dissolved oxygen concentration were affected by season, by between-pool differences, and by the interaction between seasonal and spatial influences. Seasonal flooding resulted in a catastrophic loss of fish from most pools. Population loss was influenced by the susceptibility of the pools to flooding and population density, with mortality occurring primarily in nearby desiccating "graveyard" pools. Pools increased in population size and density over the 5-month post-flood study period, and their densities converged to their pre-flood values. Variability in the rate of increase among pools was related to water quality and population density. Striking changes in the size and abundance of males over the season suggest social influences on maturation in Poecilia gillii." --

Riverine Ecology Volume 2

Riverine Ecology Volume 2 Book
Author : Susanta Kumar Chakraborty
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-09-21
ISBN : 3030539415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Riverine Ecology Volume 2 book written by Susanta Kumar Chakraborty, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Methods in Stream Ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology Book
Author : F. Richard Hauer,Gary A. Lamberti
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-05-15
ISBN : 0128132698
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Methods in Stream Ecology: Volume 2: Ecosystem Structure, Third Edition, provides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This new two-part edition is updated to reflect recent advances in the technology associated with ecological assessment of streams, including remote sensing. Volume two covers community interactions, ecosystem processes and ecosystem quality. With a student-friendly price, this new edition is key for all students and researchers in stream and freshwater ecology, freshwater biology, marine ecology and river ecology. This book is also supportive as a supplementary text for courses in watershed ecology/science, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and landscape ecology. Provides a variety of exercises in each chapter Includes detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae and data sheets for in-field research for students Presents taxonomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae Includes website with tables and a links written by leading experts in stream ecology

Tropical Ecology

Tropical Ecology Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forests Water and People in the Humid Tropics

Forests  Water and People in the Humid Tropics Book
Author : International Union of Forestry Research Organizations
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780521829533
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics is the most comprehensive review available of the hydrological and physiological functioning of tropical rain forests, the environmental impacts of their disturbance and conversion to other land uses, and optimum strategies for managing them. The book brings together leading specialists in such diverse fields as tropical anthropology and human geography, environmental economics, climatology and meteorology, hydrology, geomorphology, plant and aquatic ecology, forestry and conservation agronomy. The editors have supplemented the individual contributions with invaluable overviews of the main sections and provide key pointers for future research. Specialists will find authenticated detail in chapters written by experts on a whole range of people-water-land use issues, managers and practitioners will learn more about the implications of ongoing and planned forest conversion, while scientists and students will appreciate a unique review of the literature.

The Ecology of Plant Litter Decomposition in Stream Ecosystems

The Ecology of Plant Litter Decomposition in Stream Ecosystems Book
Author : Christopher M. Swan,Luz Boyero,Cristina Canhoto
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-08-01
ISBN : 3030728544
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With almost 90% of terrestrial plant material entering the detrital pool, the processing of this significant carbon source is a critical ecosystem function to understand. Riverine ecosystems are estimated to receive, process and transport nearly 1.9 Pg of terrestrial carbon per year globally, highlighting the focus many freshwater ecologists have on the factors that explain decomposition rates of senesced plant material. Since Webster and Benfield offered the first comprehensive review of these factors in 1986, there has been an explosion of research addressing key questions about the ecological interactions at play. Ecologists have developed field and laboratory techniques, as well as created global scale collaborations to disentangle the many drivers involved in the decomposition process. This book encapsulates these 30+ years of research, describing the state of knowledge on the ecology of plant litter decomposition in stream ecosystems in 22 chapters written by internationally renowned experts on the subject.

Ecological Studies in Tropical Fish Communities

Ecological Studies in Tropical Fish Communities Book
Author : Ro McConnell,R. H. Lowe-McConnell
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1987-02-27
ISBN : 9780521280648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The result of compiling widely scattered research on fish in tropical rivers, lakes and seas. A comprehensive overview of the ecology of fish communities in freshwater as well as marine environments.

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems Book
Author : Maria Gabriela Alvarez Mieles
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-05-14
ISBN : 1000517780
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Around 6% of the Earth's land surface is covered by wetlands. Wetlands play a key role in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, delivering multiple benefits to society: sources of water supply, flood regulation, water purification, agriculture, fisheries, and biodiversity. Hence, wetland systems are of immense socio-economic as well as ecological importance. In this research, the focus was on the Abras de Mantequilla (AdM) wetland in the tropical coastal region of Ecuador, a RAMSAR site and case study area for the EU-FP7 WETwin project. The research in this thesis involves a combination of field data collection, multivariate analysis techniques, as well as numerical modelling studies. The goal was to explore the effects of changes in hydrological forcing on the hydrodynamic and ecohydraulic responses of the wetland. The study aims to contribute to the understanding of how a tropical river-wetland system functions in terms of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary production, and biotic communities. Spatial patterns of biotic communities and environmental variables are obtained as well as spatio-temporal variability of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary productivity and fish habitat-suitability conditions. In data scarce areas and countries with financial constraints, the combination of field measurements with numerical models was extremely useful and relevant, confirming that these techniques complement each other in obtaining a better understanding of the dynamics of freshwater river–wetland systems. Studies like the present research can be used to enhance awareness about the environmental services of wetlands and stimulate cooperation between all stakeholders in order to achieve more sustainable wetland management.

Patterns in Freshwater Fish Ecology

Patterns in Freshwater Fish Ecology Book
Author : William J. Matthews
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1461540666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nearly a decade ago I began planning this book with the goal of summarizing the existing body of knowledge on ecology of freshwater fishes in a way similar to that of H. B. N. Hynes' comprehensive treatise Ecology of Running Waters for streams. The time seemed appropriate, as there had been several recent volumes that synthesized much information on a range of topics important in fish ecology, from biogeographic to local scales. For example, the "Fish Atlas" (Lee et aI. , 1980) had provided range maps and basic entry to the original literature for all freshwater fishes in North America, and in 1986 Hocutt and Wiley's Zoogeography of North American Fishes provided a detailed synthesis of virtually everything known about distributional ecology of fishes on that continent. Tim Berra (1981) had summarized in convenient map form the worldwide distribution of all freshwater fish families, and Joe Nelson's 1976 and 1984 editions of Fishes of the World had appeared. To complement these "big picture" views of fish distributions, the volume on Community and Evolutionary Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes, edited by David Heins and myself (Matthews and Heins, 1987), had provided an opportunity for more than 30 individuals or groups to summarize their work on stream fishes (albeit mostly for warmwater systems).

Trophic Ecology

Trophic Ecology Book
Author : Torrance C. Hanley,Kimberly J. La Pierre
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-05-07
ISBN : 110707732X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examining the interaction of bottom-up and top-down forces, it presents a unique synthesis of trophic interactions within and across ecosystems.

Tropical Asian Streams

Tropical Asian Streams Book
Author : David Dudgeon
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
Release : 1999-01-01
ISBN : 9622094694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book deals with the ecology of rivers and streams in the Oriental Region, and describes the composition of their unique fauna - especially the diverse array of animals which live on and among the bottom sediments. Dichotomous keys are provided as an aid to the identification of these animals, and the book is illustrated by over 100 pages of line drawings and maps. Special emphasis is given to the impact of human activities on streams and rivers, and the book concludes with a discussion of conservation and management options for these endangered habitats.