Methods in Stream Ecology

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9780123329059: Methods in Stream Ecology

Stream ecologists have devised numerous methods for evaluating the health and function of streams. Methods in Stream Ecology provides a comprehensive series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology. The scope covers five important areas of stream ecology: Physical Stream Ecology, Material Storage and Transport, Stream Biota, Community Interactions, and Ecosystem Processes. Each chapter is specifically designed to be both cutting-edge and comprehensive to anyone beginning a study of stream ecology. The only book of its kind, it 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 book is also a critical reference for those who are not str eam ecologists, but are required to evaluate the status of streams. Environmental impact assessors, terrestrial ecologists, governmental ecologists, and policy making land managers will find this book useful as well.
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* Covers all areas of stream ecology in 31 chapters written by leading experts in their respective fields
* Includes detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for conducting stream ecology
* Provides a variety of exercises in each chapter to accommodate the novice to the seasoned scientist
* Presents taxonomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae
* All methods are contemporary, state-of-the-art approaches in river ecology

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"... can be used effectively both as a textbook and as a laboratory manual. The strength of the book is in the attention paid to experimental design in almost every chapter. ... chapters provide clear, detailed instructions for anyone starting research ... I really liked the book, and wish that it had been available when I was a student. The book will become a classic."
Journal of North American Benthological Society, 1996

"Congratulations to the editors and contributing authors of Methods in Stream Ecology! Finally, a comprehensive reading and reference for those from casually interested to intimately involved in researching or studying stream ecology. ... [an] impressive list of expert contributors and interdisciplinary topics ... The book is a success! ... a long-awaited and welcomed addition to the discipline of stream ecology. It is a must for students, teachers, researchers, and resource managers working in stream ecology or related disciplines. Readers will find it very user-friendly and invaluable."
Ecology, 1997

"... capture[s] the broad interdisciplinary approaches to stream ecology and provide[s] a well-outfitted toolbox of techniques and laboratory exercises. As a course text thois book shines. ... a showcase of techniques and a good starting point for methodologies. I recommend this book to students of aquatic ecology, professional lotic ecologists, and managers of stream ecosystems. It is a finely edited comprehensive treatment of stream ecology. It is a unique book that would serve as an excellent model for texts in other disciplines."
Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 1997

"attractively produced ... occupies a new niche in the limnological literature. ... a stimulant and catalyst for research and innovative practical teaching."
Freshwater Biology, 1997

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"A comprehensive text that includes sections on physical processes, material storage and transport stream biota, community interactions, and ecosystem processes...An excellent resource."
-NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST

"can be used effectively both as a textbook and as a laboratory manual. The strength of the book is in the attention paid to experimental design in almost every chapter... chapters provide clear, detailed instructions for anyone starting research... The book will become a classic."
-JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN BENTHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 1997

"Congratulations to the editors and contributing authors of Methods in Stream Ecology! Finally, a comprehensive reading and reference for those from casually interested to intimately involved in researching or studying stream ecology... [an] impressive list of expert contributors and interdisciplinary topics...The book is a success! It is a must for students, teachers, researchers, and resource managers working in stream ecology or related disciplines. Readers will find it very user-friendly and invaluable."
-ECOLOGY, 1997

"As a course text this book shines... a showcase of techniques and a good starting point for ecosystems. It is a finely edited comprehensive treatment of stream ecology. It is a unique book that would serve as an excellent model for texts in other disciplines."
-TRENDS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 1997

"attractively produced... occupies a new niche in the limnological literature... a stimulant and catalyst for research and innovative practical teaching."
-FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, 1997

"There is a lot of very dense information in this volume... Any stream enthusiast... will find something of interest in the 674 pages."
-BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNAEAN SOCIETY

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