Developments in Hydrobiology

Global Change and River Ecosystems - Implications for Structure, Function and Ecosystem Services

Editors: Stevenson, R. Jan, Sabater, Sergi (Eds.)

  • Up-to-date and broad topical coverage of the effects of global change on river ecosystems
  • Features an integrated perspective on changes to climate and land use
  • Demonstrates the relevance of global change and water issues to scientists and policy makers
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Rivers around the world are threatened by changes in land use, climate, hydrologic cycles, and biodiversity. Global changes in rivers include, but are not restricted to water flow interruptions, temperature increases, loss of hydrological connectivity, altered water residence times, changes in nutrient loads, increasing arrival of new chemicals, simplification of the physical structure of the systems, occurrence of invasive species, and biodiversity losses. All of them affect the structure and functioning of the river ecosystem, and thereby, their ecosystem services. Understanding the responses of river ecosystems and their services to global change is essential for protecting human well being in all corners of the planet.  Rivers provide critical benefits by providing food from fisheries and irrigation, regulating biogeochemical balances, and enriching our aesthetic and cultural experience. 

            Predicting responses of rivers to global change is challenged by the complexity of interactions among these man-made drivers across a mosaic of natural hydrogeomorphic and climatic settings. This book explores the broad range of determinants defining global change and their effects on river ecosystems. Authors have provided thoughtful and insightful treatments of specific topics that relate to the broader theme of global change regulation of river ecosystems.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Foreword: Global change and river ecosystems—implications for structure, function, and ecosystem services

    Sabater, Sergi (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Understanding effects of global change on river ecosystems: science to support policy in a changing world

    Stevenson, R. Jan (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Biogeochemical implications of climate change for tropical rivers and floodplains

    Hamilton, Stephen K.

    Pages 19-35

  • Dynamics of a benthic microbial community in a riverine environment subject to hydrological fluctuations (Mulargia River, Italy)

    Zoppini, Annamaria (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Global changes in pampean lowland streams (Argentina): implications for biodiversity and functioning

    Rodrigues Capítulo, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Change and River Ecosystems - Implications for Structure, Function and Ecosystem Services
Editors
  • R. Jan Stevenson
  • Sergi Sabater
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
215
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0608-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0608-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0607-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3417-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
278
Additional Information
Reprinted from Hydrobiologia, Vol 657, 2010
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