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The Biology of Streams and Rivers


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Preface Acknowledgements 1: Runnning waters: a unique habitat 2: Running water habitats 3: The habitat templet 4: Life in running waters 5: Adaptations to life in running waters 6: Energy and nutrients 7: Movement and interaction 8: Community patterns, diversity, and biogeography 9: The use, abuse, and conservation of running waters Studies in running waters Further reading References Index

About the Author

Paul Giller, Department of Zoology and Animal Ecology, University College Cork, Ireland. email: p.giller@ucc.ie Bjorn Malmqvist, Umea University, Department of Animal Ecology, 901 87 Umea. email: bjorn.malmqvist@animecol.umu.se


`'...It is well written and the bibliography provides an in-depth coverage of the research literature on the subject which students will find of considerable value.'' ASLIB Book Guide, Vol. 64, No. 4, April 1999 '...unique introduction ot hte biology of running waters...It is well written and the bibliography provides an in depth coverage of the research literature on the subject which students will find of considerable value' Aslib Book Guide '...The clear writing style,extensive coverage and highly competitive price should certainly make this book attractive as an introductory text to the study of running waters and their biota' Ecology '...The Biology of Streams and Rivers is a very readable and enjoyable book. The wealth of inforamtion it contains is readily accessible and arranged in a logical and well laid out manner' Bulletin of the British Ecological Society '...readers will find plenty of life in this book, which provides an effervescent account of the biology of running waters...Giller and Malmqvist have produced a lively text, which I found very readable...Overall, I am impressed by this book, which succeeeds in providing an attractive, integrated overview of its subject' Freshwater Biology ...'a very enjoyable read.....Gorel Marklund's drawings bring the stream organisms to life, and the choice of relevant data and conceptual diagrams is spot on..' Journal of Animal Ecology '...a very readable and enjoyable book,..' British Ecological Society. '...The proof of the pudding is always in the eating, or in this case feedback from several of my students to whom the book was lent. It is now firmly on their reading list....' Biological Conservation 'My advice to everbody who is interested in rivers and streams and the life they contain, is buy this book, so full of the fascinating life that represents the highest biodiversity in fresh waters' Crustaceaura 'I would strongly recommend this well structured and accessible book to undergraduate students of freshwater biology both as an introductory text and as signpost to other more in-depth studies' Glasgow Naturalist

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