"Proceedings of the symposium The Effects of Urbanization on Aquatic Ecosystems held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 11-12 August 2003." " ... a special project of the Water Quality Section, American Fisheries Society"--Preliminary page. Includes bibliographical references.
The effects of urbanization on biodiversity and water quality in the Rio das Velhas basin, Brazil -- Urbanization consequences : case studies in the Hudson River watershed -- Effects of landscape change on fish assemblage structure in a rapidly growing metropolitan area in North Carolina, USA -- Measuring the economic benefits of water quality improvement with benefit transfer : an introduction for noneconomists -- Urbanization effects on fishes and habitat quality in a southern Piedmont river basin -- Effects of urbanization on the geomorphology, habitat, hydrology, and fish index of biotic integrity of streams in the Chicago area, Illinois and Wisconsin -- Physiological stress response of brown trout to stormwater runoff events in Rapid Creek, Rapid City, South Dakota -- Impacts of land-use changes and hydrologic modification on the lower Boise River, Idaho, USA -- Hydrologic changes in urban streams and their ecological significance -- Setting limits : the development and use of factor-ceiling distributions for an urban assessment using macroinvertebrates -- Relationships of field habitat measurements, visual habitat indices, and land cover to benthic macroinvertebrates in the urbanized streams of the Santa Clara Valley, California -- Managing conflicts on the lower American River- can urban and agricultural demands be met while maintaining healthy fisheries? -- Relations between fish assemblages and urbanization in southern California coastal streams -- Assessing water source and channel type as factors affecting benthic macroinvertebrate and periphyton assemblages in the highly urbanized Santa Ana River basin, California -- Aquatic assemblages of the highly urbanized Santa Ana River basin, California -- Use of an urban intensity index to assess urban effects on streams in three contrasting environmental settings -- Urbanization effects on stream habitat characteristics in Boston, Massachusetts ; Birmingham, Alabama ; and Salt Lake City, Utah -- A comparison of the influences of urbanization in contrasting environmental settings on stream benthic algal assemblages -- Effects of urbanization on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in contrasting environmental settings : Boston, Massachusetts ; Birmingham, Alabama ; and Salt Lake City, Utah -- Fish assemblage responses to urban intensity gradients in contrasting metropolitan areas : Birmingham, Alabama and Boston, Massachusetts. As the world's population continues to grow, the continual development of riparia areas stresses stream ecosystems. These collected articles aim to provide researchers, aquatic resource managers, land use planners and others with the results of recent studies of the effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems. By presenting fifteen case studies and five regional comparisons, the editors of these proceedings hope to help protect streams form the damages of what they recognize as inevitable urbanization. Foci of the studies include the effects of urbanization on biological diversity and populations, geology, hydrology, and economics.