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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C.E. (Bert) Cushing is a retired stream ecologist who has studied rivers and streams for over 45 years and fished them for 70 years. He obtained a B.Sc. in Fisheries Management and a M.Sc. in Limnology from Colorado State University in 1952 and 1956, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Limnology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1961. He spent his professional career as a Senior Research Scientist at the Battelle-Pacific Northwest Laboratories in Richland, WA. Bert has published widely in scientific journals and books. He authored The Kelly Creek Chronicles and co-authored (with J.D. Allan) the popular book Streams: Their Ecology and Life, He was the lead editor of the book River and Streams Ecosystems and co-edited (with A.C. Benke) the recent books Rivers of North America and A Field Guide to the Rivers of North America. He has also published popular articles on stream ecology in Colorado Outdoors, Trout, and The Quill. He has taught at Washington State University, the Yellowstone Institute, Rocky Mountain National Park, and currently holds an Affiliate Faculty appointment at Colorado State University.

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