River Ecosystem Ecology: A Global Perspective: A Derivative of Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

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River Ecosystem Ecology: A Global Perspective: A Derivative of Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

Format:  Hardcover,

411 pages

Publisher: Academic Pr

Publish Date: Jun 2010

ISBN-13: 9780123819987

ISBN-10: 0123819989

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A derivative of the "Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, River Ecosystem Ecology" reviews the function of rivers and streams as ecosystems as well as the varied activities and interactions that occur among their abiotic and biotic components. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers.

- Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues

- Covers current environmental problems and management solutions

- Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding

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Publisher: Academic Pr
Publish Date: Jun 2010
ISBN-13: 9780123819987
ISBN-10: 0123819989
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 411
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.21
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.3 x 1.0 x 11.0

Chapter outline

Introduction to River Ecosystems
Physical and Chemical Processes Influencing Rivers
Physical Properties of Water
Chemical Properties of Water
Hydrological Cycle and Water Budgets
Hydrology: Streams
Hydrology: Rivers
Geomorphology of Streams and Rivers
Currents in Rivers
Hydrodynamical Modeling
Floods
Ecology of Flowing Waters
Streams and Rivers as Ecosystems
Algae of River Ecosystems
Benthic Invertebrate Fauna, Small Streams
Benthic Invertebrate Fauna, River and Floodplain Ecosystems
Benthic Invertebrate Fauna, Tropical Stream Ecosystems
Benthic Invertebrate Fauna
Biological Interactions in River Ecosystems
Regulators of Biotic Processes in Stream and River Ecosystems
Ecology and Role of Headwater Streams
Riparian Zones
Flood Plains
Coarse Woody Debris in Lakes and Streams
Wetlands of Large Rivers: Flood plains
Models of Ecological Processes in Riverine Ecosystems
Human Impacts on Streams and Rivers
Deforestation and Nutrient Loading to Fresh Waters
Agriculture
Climate and Rivers
Urban Aquatic Ecosystems
Restoration Ecology of Rivers
Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
Rivers of the World Africa
Asia
Asia - Monsoon Asia
Asia - Northern Asia and Central Asia Endorheic Rivers
Australia (and Papua, New Guinea)
European Rivers
South America
Streams and Rivers of North America: Overview, Eastern and Central Basins
Streams and Rivers of North America: Western, Northern and Mexican Basins

Book description

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, River Ecosystem Ecology reviews the function of rivers and streams as ecosystems as well as the varied activities and interactions that occur among their abiotic and biotic components. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers.

- Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues

- Covers current environmental problems and management solutions

- Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding

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