Methods in Stream Ecology

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Methods in Stream Ecology

 
9780123329066: Methods in Stream Ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology provides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This unique book 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. Useful as a textbook for a course in stream ecology, this book is also a critical reference for those who are not trained as stream ecologists, but are required to evaluate the status of streams. Methods in Stream Ecology is far-reaching in scope and essential for anyone interested in stream ecology.
* Provides a variety of exercises in each chapter to accommodate both the novice and the practicing scientist
* Covers all areas of stream ecology in chapters written by leading experts in their respective fields
* Includes detailed instructions, illustrations, formula, and data sheets for conducting stream ecology research
* Presents taxonomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae
* Contemporary, state-of-the-art approaches to 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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