Structure and Function of Running Waters, second edition
by J. David Allan & María M. Castillo
2007, 436 pages, charts, diagrams. This comprehensive text has been extensively revised and updated from the successful first edition. It is accessible to students with only modest backgrounds in ecology and aquatic sciences. A central theme is that processes acting in running waters are general, although the settings are diverse, complex, and often unique. The book covers: Channels and flow, Streamwater chemistry, Physical factors of importance to the biota, Trophic relationships, Predation and its consequences, Drift, Lotic communities, Nutrient dynamics, Modification of running waters by humankind, and many other essential topics. Paperback; 7-1/2 x 9-3/4″.
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