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Stream Ecology

Structure and Function of Running Waters

Authors: Allan, J. David, Castillo, María M., Capps, Krista A.

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  • Thoroughly updated and expanded third edition 
  • Superb compilation of both the latest and time-honored concepts of the ecology of fluvial systems 
  • Covers the key ecological factors and processes in a very variable ecosystem 
  • Includes significant advances in our understanding of environmental factors, biological interactions, and ecosystem processes, and how these vary with hydrological, geomorphological, and landscape setting 
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About this Textbook

Stream Ecology: Structure and Function of Running Waters is designed to serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and as a reference source for specialists in stream ecology and related fields. This Third Edition is thoroughly updated and expanded to incorporate significant advances in our understanding of environmental factors, biological interactions, and ecosystem processes, and how these vary with hydrological, geomorphological, and landscape setting.

The broad diversity of running waters – from torrential mountain brooks, to large, lowland rivers, to great river systems whose basins occupy sub-continents – makes river ecosystems appear overwhelming complex. A central theme of this book is that although the settings are often unique, the processes at work in running waters are general and increasingly well understood.

Even as our scientific understanding of stream ecosystems rapidly advances, the pressures arising from diverse human activities continue to threaten the health of rivers worldwide. This book presents vital new findings concerning human impacts, and the advances in pollution control, flow management, restoration, and conservation planning that point to practical solutions.

Reviews of the first edition:

".. an unusually lucid and judicious reassessment of the state of stream ecology" 
Science Magazine

"..provides an excellent introduction to the area for advanced undergraduates and graduate students…" Limnology & Oceanography

"… a valuable reference for all those interested in the ecology of running waters." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 

Reviews of the second edition:

"Overall, a must for the field centre and a good starter text in stream ecology." (TEN News, October, 2007)

"Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty." (P. R. Pinet, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (7), 2008)

"... a very good, fluidly readable book which contains the latest key scientific knowledge of the ecology of running waters." (Daniel Graeber, International Review of Hydrobiology, Vol. 94 (2), 2009)


About the authors

David J. Allan is Professor Emeritus at the School of Natural Resources & Environment, at the University of Michigan. His work emphasizes the application of ecological knowledge to species conservation and ecosystem management. Research interests center on the influence of human activities on the condition of rivers and their watersheds, including the effects of land use on stream health, assessment of variation in flow regime, and estimation of nutrient loads and budgets. Additional, collaborative activities are directed at the translation of aquatic science into useful products for management, conservation, and restoration of running waters. 
He has authored many publications and multiple books, including the previous editions of Stream Ecology published by Springer. 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Hardcover 109,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stream Ecology
Book Subtitle
Structure and Function of Running Waters
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61286-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61286-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61285-6
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVII, 485
Number of Illustrations
239 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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