Front cover; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; About the Authors; About This Book; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Hydrology; Chapter 3. Nutrients, Pesticides, and Metals; Chapter 4. The Stream Ecosystem; Chapter 5. Riparian Areas and Riparian Buffers; Chapter 6. Forest Management and Natural Disturbances; Chapter 7. Forest Conversion to Agriculture; Chapter 8. Forest Conversion to Urban and Suburban Land Use; Chapter 9. Mixed Land Use and Cumulative Effects; Chapter 10. Conclusions and Management Implications; Index; Back cover. Presenting the principles that define and govern interactions between land activities and conditions in streams, lakes, and estuaries, this book offers an overview of hydrologic processes and key watershed characteristics. It focusses on the importance of the physical environment as a source of variation in stream response.