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Main Title Algal ecology : freshwater benthic ecosystems /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stevenson, R. Jan.
Bothwell, M. L.
Lowe, Rex L.
Publisher Academic Press,
Year Published 1996
Stock Number 81946:81946
OCLC Number 33947378
ISBN 0126684502; 9780126684506
Subjects Freshwater algae--Ecology ; Freshwater ecology ; Wieren ; Limnologie ; Ecosystemen ; �Ecologie d'eau douce ; Algues d'eau douce--�Ecologie ; Marin �kologi ; Alger ; âEcologie d'eau douce ; Algues d'eau douce--âEcologie
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EJAM  QK570.25.A43 1996 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 04/10/1998
EKCM  QK570.25.A43 1996 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 09/15/2015
ELDM  QK570.25.A43 1996 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 05/23/1997
EMBM  QK570.25.A43 1996 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/02/2000
EOAM  QK570.25.A43 1996 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 12/12/2023
ERAM  QK570.25 .A43 1996 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/01/2014
ESAM  QK570.25.A43 1996 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/15/2000 STATUS
Collation xxvi, 753 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Notes
An introduction to algal ecology in freshwater benthic habitats -- Patterns in benthic algae of streams -- Periphyton patterns in lakes -- Patterns in wetlands -- Effects of light -- Periphyton responses to temperature at different ecological levels -- Nutrients -- Resource competition and species coexistence in freshwater benthic algal assemblages -- Interactions of benthic algae with their substrata -- The role of heterotrophy in algae -- The stimulation and drag of current -- Effects of grazers on freshwater benthic algae -- Response of benthic algal communities to natural physical disturbance -- Ecotoxicology of inorganic chemical stress to algae -- Effects of organic toxic substances -- Acidification effects -- The role of periphyton in benthic food webs -- Algae in microscopic food webs -- Role in nutrient cycling in streams -- Benthic algae and nutrient cycling in lentic freshwater ecosystems -- Modeling benthic algal communities: an example from stream ecology -- Benthic algal communities as biological monitors. "Algae are an important component of aquatic benthic ecosystems because they reflect the health of their environment through their density, abundance, and diversity. This comprehensive and authoritative text has been prepared by leading authorities in the field and includes comprehensive treatment of the functions of benthic algae as well as the factors that affect these important aquatic organisms. As concern over environmental health escalates, the keystone and pivotal role played by algae is becoming more apparent. This volume in the Aquatic Ecology Series represents an important compilation of the latest research on the crucial niche occupied by algae in aquatic ecosystems." "Algal Ecology is an essential reference for anyone interested in understanding and managing freshwater ecosystems."--Jacket