Groundwater Ecology

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Janine Gibert, Dan Danielopol, Jack Arthur Stanford
Academic Press, 1994 - Science - 571 pages
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Groundwater has long been an object of intense scrutiny. Only recently have methods become available that permit ecologists, hydrologists, and environmental scientists to assess the biotic and abiotic status of these all-important aquifers. Groundwater Ecology reviews and synthesizes these emerging results by focusing attention on the following issues: the dynamics of water movement through complex subterranean ecosystems; the biological organization and the factors that constrain these ecosystems; alluvial and karst ecosystem functions; and contamination, management, and remediation. By establishing a firm and broad foundation for studies of groundwater ecology, this book draws attention to fascinating and mysterious ecosystems that are crucial to environmental health.
  

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Contents

SECTION
41
Porous Media and Aquifer Systems
69
Water Quality
97
Case Studies of Water Geochemistry
111
Karst Geomorphology and Environment
129
Structure and Filtration Capacity
142
Conclusion
152
Alluvial Filling
159
References
388
Groundwater Fauna of the South Platte River System Colorado J V Ward and N J Voelz I Introduction
391
The Geomorphic Setting
392
Site Locations
394
Physicochemical Conditions
396
Faunal Composition and Biodiversity
398
The Microhabitat Gradient
413
The Longitudinal Gradient
415

SECTION
184
Adaptation of Crustacea to Interstitial
217
Biotic Fluxes and Gene Flow
245
Species Interactions
271
SECTION THREE
311
The Rhone River and Its Aquifers
315
Dynamics of the Interstitial Assemblages
335
The Groundwater Fauna of a Danube Aquifer
347
Ecology of the Alluvial Aquifers of the Flathead River Montana J A Stanford J V Ward and B K Ellis I Introduction
367
Ecosystem
368
Methods
371
Hydraulic Connectivity of the Alluvial Aquifers with the River
374
Temperature and Solute Dynamics
377
Distribution and Abundance of Groundwater Biota
379
Conclusion
387
Conclusion
420
References
421
Example of Three Karsts in Eastern and Southern France J Gibert Ph Vervier F Malard R Laurent and J L Reygrobellet
425
Introduction
426
Three Karst Systems
427
Dynamics of the Aquatic Communities
432
Ecological Functioning of Aquatic Karst Systems
443
Organ Cave Karst Basin
451
SECTION
475
W Groundwater Operations and Management
505
Ecological Basis for Management
523
Conclusions and Perspective
543
Index
549
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Gibert-Universite Claude Bernard-Lyon I, Villeurbanne, France

Danielopol-Austrian Academy of Science, Mandsee

Stanford-University of Montana, Polson

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