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Methods in stream ecology
Hauer, F. Richard.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Academic Press, [1996]

Physical Description:
xvii, 674 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Landscapes and catchment basins -- Valley segments, stream reaches, and channel units -- Discharge measurements and streamflow analysis -- Dynamics of flow -- Temperature, light, and oxygen -- Hyporheic zones -- Suspended sediment and bedload -- Solute dynamics -- Phosphorus limitation, uptake, and turnover in stream algae -- Transport and storage of FPOM -- Transport and retention of CPOM -- Heterotrophic microorganisms -- Benthic stream algae: distribution and structure -- Biomass and pigments of benthic alage -- Meiofauna -- Benthic macroinvertebrates -- Macroinvertebrate movements: drift, colonization, and emergence -- Fish community composition -- Plant-herbivore interactions -- Predator-prey interactions -- Trophic relations of macroinvertebrates -- Trophic relations of stream fishes -- Habitat use and competition among stream fishes -- Stream food webs -- Primary productivity and community respiration -- Secondary production of macroinvertebrates -- Leaf breakdown in stream ecosystems -- Organic matter budgets -- Effects of nutrient enrichment on periphyton -- Surface-subsurface interactions in streams -- Macroinvertebrates as biotic indicators of environmental quality.
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Stream ecologists have devised numerous methods for evaluating the health and function of streams. This volume provides a comprehensive series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology. The scope covers five areas of stream ecology: physical stream ecology, material storage and transport, stream biota, community interactions, and ecosystem processes. The book provides readers with detailed instructions and background in conducting practical stream measurements and analyses. Useful as a textbook for a course in stream ecology, this work is also a reference for those who are not stream ecologists, but are required to evaluate the status of streams. It includes detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae and data sheets for conducting stream ecology, and provides a variety of exercises in each chapter to accommodate the novice to the seasoned scientist.

Table of Contents

Jack A. StanfordPeter A. Bisson and David R. Montgomery and John M. BuffingtonJames A. GoreRobert W. Newbury and David J. BatesF. Richard Hauer and Walter R. HillClifford N. Dahm and H. Maurice Valett and Colden V. Baxter and William W. WoessnerMark S. Lorang and F. Richard HauerJackson R. Webster and H. Maurice ValettAlan D. Steinman and Patrick J. MulhollandJennifer L. Tank and Melody J. Bernot and Emma J. Rosi-MarshallStuart FindlayJ. Bruce Wallace and John J. Hutchens, Jr. and Jack W. GrubaughGary A. Lamberti and Stanley V. GregoryAmelia K. WardVladislav Gulis and Keller F. SuberkroppRex L. Lowe and Gina D. LaLiberteAlan D. Steinman and Gary A. Lamberti and Peter R. LeavittWilliam B. Bowden and Janice M. Glime and Tenna RiisMargaret A. Palmer and David L. Strayer and Simon D. RundleF. Richard Hauer and Vincent H. ReshLeonard A. SmockHiram W. Li and Judith L. LiGary A. Lamberti and Jack W. Feminella and Catherine M. PringleBarbara L. PeckarskyRichard W. Merritt and Kenneth W. CumminsFrances P. Gelwick and William J. MatthewsAnne E. Hershey and Kenneth Fortino and Bruce J. Peterson and Amber J. UlsethThomas L. BottArthur C. Benke and Alexander D. HurynE. F. BenfieldG. Wayne Minshall and Amanda RugenskiCatherine M. Pringle and Frank J. TriskaNancy B. Grimm and Colden V. Baxter and Chelsea L. CrenshawR. Jan Stevenson and Scott L. RollinsJames L. Carter and Vincent H. Resh and Morgan J. Hannaford and Marilyn J. MyersJoseph M. Culp and Donald J. Baird
Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Section A Physical Processes
Chapter 1 Landscapes and Riverscapesp. 3
Chapter 2 Valley Segments, Stream Reaches, and Channel Unitsp. 23
Chapter 3 Discharge Measurements and Streamflow Analysisp. 51
Chapter 4 Dynamics of Flowp. 79
Chapter 5 Temperature, Light, and Oxygenp. 103
Chapter 6 Hyporheic Zonesp. 119
Section B Material Transport, Uptake, and Storage
Chapter 7 Fluvial Geomorphic Processesp. 145
Chapter 8 Solute Dynamicsp. 169
Chapter 9 Phosphorus Limitation, Uptake, and Turnover in Benthic Stream Algaep. 187
Chapter 10 Nitrogen Limitation and Uptakep. 213
Chapter 11 Dissolved Organic Matterp. 239
Chapter 12 Transport and Storage of FPOMp. 249
Chapter 13 CPOM Transport, Retention, and Measurementp. 273
Section C Stream Biota
Chapter 14 Heterotrophic Bacteriap. 293
Chapter 15 Fungi: Biomass, Production, and Sporulation of Aquatic Hyphomycetesp. 311
Chapter 16 Benthic Stream Algae: Distribution and Structurep. 327
Chapter 17 Biomass and Pigments of Benthic Algaep. 357
Chapter 18 Macrophytes and Bryophytesp. 381
Chapter 19 Meiofaunap. 415
Chapter 20 Macroinvertebratesp. 435
Chapter 21 Macroinvertebrate Dispersalp. 465
Chapter 22 Role of Fish Assemblages in Stream Communitiesp. 489
Section D Community Interactions
Chapter 23 Primary Producer-Consumer Interactionsp. 537
Chapter 24 Predator-Prey Interactionsp. 561
Chapter 25 Trophic Relationships of Macroinvertebratesp. 585
Chapter 26 Trophic Relations of Stream Fishesp. 611
Chapter 27 Stream Food Websp. 637
Section E Ecosystem Processes
Chapter 28 Primary Productivity and Community Respirationp. 663
Chapter 29 Secondary Production of Macroinvertebratesp. 691
Chapter 30 Decomposition of Leaf Materialp. 711
Chapter 31 Riparian Processes and Interactionsp. 721
Chapter 32 Effects of Nutrient Enrichment on Periphytonp. 743
Chapter 33 Surface-Subsurface Interactions in Streamsp. 761
Section F Ecosystem Quality
Chapter 34 Ecological Assessments with Benthic Algaep. 785
Chapter 35 Macroinvertebrates as Biotic Indicators of Environmental Qualityp. 805
Chapter 36 Establishing Cause-Effect Relationships in Multi-Stressor Environmentsp. 835
Indexp. 855