Streams: Their Ecology and Life

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Gulf Professional Publishing, 2001 - Nature - 366 pages
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Streams is a handbook that combines a discussion of the ecology of streams and rivers, in layperson language, with an illustrated field guide of the plants and animals found in running waters of North America. Various illustrations and maps accompany the text. The authors are extremely well known--Cushing is the lead content provider for an America On-Line service provided through Trout Unlimited entitled "Ask Dr. Cushing." He is frequently asked the sorts of questions that are answered in this field guide. J. David Allan is the author of a well known textbook in Aquatic Ecology.
  

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Contents

ABIOTIC FACTORS
18
ENERGY RESOURCES
32
FEEDING ROLES AND FOOD WEBS
44
THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
55
PART II
65
LARGE RIVERS OF THE WEST
88
DIVERSE RIVERS OF THE SOUTHEAST
104
WARMWATER RIVERS OF THE MIDWEST
117
INSECTS
176
MOLLUSKS
222
CRUSTACEANS
237
OTHER INVERTEBRATES
246
FISHES
257
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
293
BIRDS
305
MAMMALS
314

DESERT RIVERS OF THE SOUTHWEST
128
SPECIAL RIVERINE SYSTEMS
140
PART III
151
THE MACROPHYTES
165
PART IV
327
Conversion Factors
348
Index
359
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About the author (2001)

Colbert E. Cushing, formerly at the Ecosystems Department of Batelle Pacific NW Laboratories, is affiliated with Streamside Programs in Estes Park, Colorado. His books include "Streams: Their Ecology and Life "(2001, coauthored with J.D. Allan). Kenneth W. Cummins is Co-director of the Institute for River Ecosystems and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Fisheries Biology at Humboldt State University. His books include "An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America "(third edition, 1996, coedited with R.W. Merritt). G. Wayne Minshall is Professor Emeritus of Ecology at Idaho State University. Among his books is "Stream Ecology "(1995, coedited with J.R. Barnes).

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