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Title Algal ecology : freshwater benthic ecosystems / edited by R. Jan Stevenson, Max L. Bothwell, Rex L. Lowe
Published San Diego : Academic Press, [1996]
©1996

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Description xxvi, 753 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Aquatic ecology series
Aquatic ecology series.
Contents 1. An Introduction to Algal Ecology in Freshwater Benthic Habitats / R. Jan Stevenson -- 2. Patterns in Benthic Algae of Streams / Barry J. F. Biggs -- 3. Periphyton Patterns in Lakes / Rex L. Lowe -- 4. Pattern in Wetlands / L. Gordon Goldsborough and Gordon G. C. Robinson -- 5. Effects of Light / Walter R. Hill -- 6. Periphyton Responses to Temperature at Different Ecological Levels / Dean M. DeNicola -- 7. Nutrients / Mark A. Borchardt -- 8. Resource Competition and Species Coexistence in Freshwater Benthic Algal Assemblages / Paul V. McCormick -- 9. Interactions of Benthic Algae with Their Substrata / JoAnn M. Burkholder -- 10. The Role of Heterotrophy in Algae / Nancy C. Tuchman -- 11. The Stimulation and Drag of Current / R. Jan Stevenson -- 12. Effects of Grazers on Freshwater Benthic Algae / Alan D. Steinman -- 13. Response of Benthic Algal Communities to Natural Physical Disturbance / Christopher G. Peterson
14. Ecotoxicology of Inorganic Chemical Stress to Algae / Robert Brian Genter -- 15. Effects of Organic Toxic Substances / Kyle D. Hoaglund, Justin P. Carder and Rebecca L. Spawn -- 16. Acidification Effects / D. Planas -- 17. The Role of Periphyton in Benthic Food Webs / Gary A. Lamberti -- 18. Algae in Microscopic Food Webs / Thomas L. Bott -- 19. Role in Nutrient Cycling in Streams / Patrick J. Mulholland -- 20. Benthic Algae and Nutrient Cycling in Lentic Freshwater Ecosystems / Robert G. Wetzel -- 21. Modeling Benthic Algal Communities: An Example from Stream Ecology / C. David McIntire, Stanley V. Gregory, Alan D. Steinman and Gary A. Lamberti -- 22. Benthic Algal Communities as Biological Monitors / Rex L. Lowe and Yangdong Pan -- Taxonomic Index
Summary 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 is divided into three sections to offer complete coverage of the discussion in this field. The first section introduces the locations of benthic algae in different ecosystems, like streams, large rivers, lakes, and other aquatic habitats. The second section is devoted to the various factors, both biotic and abiotic, that affect benthic freshwater algae. The final section of the book focuses on the role played by algae in a variety of complex freshwater ecosystems. 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. Key Features * Presents algae as the important player in relation to environmental health * Prepared by leading authorities in the field * Includes comprehensive treatment of the functions of benthic algae as well as the factors that affect these important aquatic organisms * Acts as an important reference for anyone interested in understanding and managing freshwater ecosystems
Analysis Algae
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat reader
Subject Freshwater algae -- Ecology.
Freshwater ecology.
Author Bothwell, M. L. (Max L.)
Lowe, Rex L.
Stevenson, R. Jan.
LC no. 95051737
ISBN 0126684502 (alk. paper)