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Author Ward, J. V.

Title Ecology of a Glacial Flood Plain [electronic resource] / edited by J.V. Ward, U. Uehlinger.

Published Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvii, 306 pages).
Series Aquatic Ecology Series ; 1
Aquatic ecology series ; 1.
Contents From the Contents: 1: Val Roseg: A High Alpine Catchment -- 2: Glacial History And Floodplain Evolution -- 3: Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions -- 4: Channel Typology -- 5: Thermal Heterogeneity -- 6: Nutrient Dynamics -- 7: Terrestrial Floodplain Vegetation -- 8: Aquatic Hyphomycetes In Alpine Streams -- 9: Aquatic Flora -- 10: Surface Zoobenthos -- 11: Interstitial Fauna -- 12: Organic Matter Dynamics -- 13: Litter Decomposition -- 14: Nutrient Limitation -- 15: Drift And Colonization Dynamics -- 16: Synthesis And Perspectives -- Appendices: Appendix I. Site maps and parameters. Appendix II. Terrestrial plant taxa. Appendix III. List of aquatic hyphomycete taxa. Appendix IV. List of algal taxa. Appendix V. List of benthic and hyporheic taxa -- Index.
Summary The book comprehensively evaluates the characteristics and floodplain evolution of Val Roseg on an annual basis for several years. Channel typology, groundwater-surface water hydrology, thermal and chemical regimes are examined. Biotic dynamics of vegetation, aquatic flora, fungi, and surface and interstitial fauna are evaluated in detail. Analyses are presented of the spatial and seasonal dynamics of the functional processes of organic matter, litter decomposition, nutrient limitations, and drift and colonization. Emerging from these analyses is an important synthesis of these dynamic and rapidly changing river ecosystems.
Other author Uehlinger, U.
Subject Life sciences.
Aquatic biology.
Nature conservation.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789401701815 (electronic bk.)
9401701814 (electronic bk.)