Tropical Stream Ecology, 1st Edition

Tropical Stream Ecology, 1st Edition,David Dudgeon,ISBN9780120884490

D Dudgeon   

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First synthetic account of the ecology of all types of tropical streams

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Key Features

* First synthetic account of the ecology of all types of tropical streams
* Covers all of the major tropical regions
* Detailed consideration of possible fundamental differences between tropical and temperate stream ecosystems
* Threats faced by tropical stream ecosystems and possible conservation actions
* Descriptions and synstheses life-histories and breeding patterns of major aquatic consumers (fishes, invertebrates)


This book describes the main features of tropical streams and their ecology. It covers the major physico-chemical features, important processes such as primary production and organic-matter transformation, as well as the main groups of consumers: invertebrates, fishes and other vertebrates. Information on concepts and paradigms developed in north-temperate latitudes and how they do not match the reality of ecosystems further south is expertly addressed. The pressing matter of conservation of tropical streams and their biodiversity is included in alomost every chapter, with a final chapter providing a synthesis on conservation issues. For the first time, Tropical Streams Ecology places an important emphasis on viewing research carried out in contributions from international literature.


Freshwater biologists, ecologists, limnologists, water-resource managers, and environmental protection

David Dudgeon

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Ecology & Biodiversity, The University of Hong Kong, China

Tropical Stream Ecology, 1st Edition

1. Physical and Chemical Features of Tropical Flowing Waters
William M. Lewis, Jr.

2. Primary Production in Tropical Streams and Rivers
Peter M. Davies
Stuart E. Bunn
Stephen K. Hamilton

3. Organic-Matter Processing in Tropical Streams
Karl M. Wantzen
Catherine. M. Yule
Jude M. Mathooko
Catherine M. Pringle

4. Macroinvertebrates: Composition, Life Histories and Production
Dean Jacobsen
Claudia Cressa
Jude M. Mathooko
David Dudgeon

5. Fish Ecology in Tropical Streams
Kirk O. Winemiller
Angelo A. Agostinho
Érica Pellegrini Caramaschi

6. Aquatic, Semi-Aquatic and Riparian Vertebrates
Nic Pacini
David M. Harper

7. Riparian Wetlands of Tropical Streams
Karl M. Wantzen
Catherine. M. Yule
Klement Tockner
Wolfgang J. Junk

8. Tropical High-Altitude Streams
Dean Jacobsen

9. Are Tropical Streams Ecologically Different from Temperate Streams?
Andrew J. Boulton
Luz Boyero
Alan P. Covich
Michael Dobson
Richard Pearson

10. Tropical Stream Conservation
Alonso Ramírez
Catherine M. Pringle
Karl M. Wantzen
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