The rivers handbook. Volume 1: hydrological and ecological principles

Peter Calow, G. E. Petts

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The 23 chapters are arranged in four parts, the first dealing with hydrological, physicochemical and geomorphological characteristics of rivers. The second is a hierarchical treatment of the biota, from heterotrophic microorganisms and algae to macrophytes, invertebrates and fishes, and including a treatment of sampling problems. The third is concerned with the functioning of ecosystems, examining food webs and species interactions, detritus processing, primary production, energy budgets and nutrient cycles. Principles are illustrated mainly by reference to small temperate rivers yet in the last section, five case studies extend the perspective to large rivers in different climatic regions, namely subarctic, alluvial temperate, alluvial tropical, semi-arid lowland and mountain rivers. -J.W.Cooper

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe rivers handbook. Volume 1
Subtitle of host publicationhydrological and ecological principles
PublisherBlackwell Scientific
ISBN (Print)0632028327, 9780632028320
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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