Algal ecology : freshwater benthic ecosystems / edited by R. Jan Stevenson, Max I. Bothwell, Rex L. Lowe.Material type: TextSeries: Aquatic ecology seriesPublication details: San Diego ; London : Academic Press, c1996. ISBN: 0126684502Subject(s): Freshwater algae -- Ecology | Freshwater ecologyDDC classification: 589.35
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Includes bibliographies and index.
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.
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 has been prepared by leading authorities in the field and includes comprehensive treatment of the functions of benthic algae as well as the factors that affect these important aquatic organisms. 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. Algal Ecology is an essential reference for anyone interested in understanding and managing freshwater ecosystems.