Algal ecology : freshwater benthic ecosystems by R. Jan Stevenson, Max L. Bothwell, Rex L. Lowe, James H.

By R. Jan Stevenson, Max L. Bothwell, Rex L. Lowe, James H. Thorp

Algae are a major component to aquatic benthic ecosystems simply because they mirror the health and wellbeing in their surroundings via their density, abundance, and variety. This accomplished and authoritative textual content is split into 3 sections to provide entire assurance of the dialogue during this box. the 1st part introduces the destinations of benthic algae in several ecosystems, like streams, huge rivers, lakes, and different aquatic habitats. the second one part is dedicated to a few of the elements, either biotic and abiotic, that impact benthic freshwater algae. the ultimate part of the booklet specializes in the function performed by way of algae in various advanced freshwater ecosystems. As difficulty over environmental overall healthiness escalates, the keystone and pivotal position performed through algae is changing into extra obvious. This quantity within the Aquatic Ecology sequence represents an enormous compilation of the newest learn at the the most important area of interest occupied by means of algae in aquatic ecosystems. Key good points* provides algae because the vital participant when it comes to environmental well-being* ready by way of prime gurus within the box* comprises complete remedy of the features of benthic algae in addition to the criteria that have an effect on those very important aquatic organisms* Acts as a major reference for a person drawn to knowing and handling freshwater ecosystems

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17, 373-387. Mayer, M. , and Likens, G. E. (1987). The importance of algae in a shaded headwater stream as food for an abundant caddisfly (Trichoptera). J. North Am. Bentbol. Soc. 6, 262-269. McCormick, P. , and Stevenson, R. J. (1989). Effects of snail grazing on benthic algal community structure in different nutrient environments. J. North Am. Bentbol. Soc. 82, 162-172. McCormick, P. , and Stevenson, R. J. (1991). Mechanisms of benthic algal succession in different flow environments. Ecology 72, 1835-1848.

1984). They transform many inorganic chemicals into organic forms. , 1992). Benthic algae are primary harvesters of inorganic phosphorus and nitrogen in stream spiraling (see Mulholland, Chapter 19), in lake littoral modulation of influxes (see Wetzel, Chapter 20) and in wetlands (see Goldsborough and Robinson, Chapter 4). , 1989). Benthic algae on surface sediments and plants 1. Algal Ecology in Freshwater Benthic Habitats 11 are considered to be important sinks for nutrients before release into the water column (see Wetzel, Chapter 20).

Prog. Pbycol. Res. 4, 309-347. Chilton, E. , Lowe, R. , and Schurr, K. M. (1986). Invertebrate communities associated with Bangia atropurpurea and Cladopbora glomerata in western Lake Erie. Great Lakes J. Res. 12, 149-153. DeYoe, H. , Lowe, R. , and Marks, J. C. (1992). The effect of nitrogen and phosphorus on the endosymbiont load of Rbopalodia gibba and Epitbemia turgida (Bacillariophyceae). J. Pbycol. 28, 773-777. Dodds, W. , and Gudder, D. A. (1992). The ecology of Cladopbora. J. Pbycol. 28, 415-427.

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