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ID: 573778.0, MPI für Evolutionsbiologie / Limnological River Station Schlitz
Central European Stream Ecosystems. The Long Term Study of the Breitenbach
Editors:Wagner, Rüdiger; Marxsen, Jürgen; Zwick, Peter; Cox, Eileen J.
Place of Publication:Weinheim
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2011-11-18
Physical Description
(e.g. Total Number of Pages):
694 p.
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The Breitenbach, probably the best-studied stream on earth, was the object of an unparalleled long term Ecosystem Study carried out from 1969 to 2006 by the Limnologische Fluss-Station Schlitz (Germany), part of the former Max Planck Institute for Limnology (now MPI for Evolutionary Biology). The focus of the book is on animal and microorganism population dynamics and activities, as well as on environmental characteristics.
This book is an invaluable synopsis for ecologists, limnologists and hydrologists, with the Breitenbach serving as a comprehensive example of a typical stream.
Table of Contents:Foreword, Alan J. Hildrew
List of Contributors
1 Introduction, Peter Zwick: History of the Limnologische Flussstation Schlitz
2 The Breitenbach and Its Catchment, Jürgen Marxsen, Rüdiger Wagner, & Hans-Heinrich Schmidt
2.1 Study Area
2.2 The Stream and the Catchment
2.3 Sampling Sites
3 Environmental Characteristics, Hans-Heinrich Schmidt
3.1 Climate and Weather
3.2 Attempt to Define Substratum Dynamics
3.3 Chemistry
4 Detrital Energy Sources
4.1 Organic Matter in Streams, Jürgen Marxsen
4.2 Particulate Organic Matter, Jürgen Marxsen & Rüdiger Wagner
4.3 Dissolved Organic Matter, Jürgen Marxsen
5 Primary Producers, Eileen J. Cox, Jürgen Marxsen, & Thomas G. Horvath
5.1 Primary Producers in Streams
5.2 The Communities
5.3 Primary Production
6 Bacteria and Fungi, Jürgen Marxsen
6.1 The Role of Bacteria and Fungi in Streams
6.2 The Communities
6.3 Microbial Metabolic Activity
7 The Fauna of the Breitenbach, Peter Zwick, Georg Becker, Rüdiger Wagner, & Joachim Reidelbach
7.1 Sampling Methods, Peter Zwick
7.2 Protozoa: Ciliophora, Peter Zwick
7.3 Platyhelminthes and Annelida, Peter Zwick
7.4 Nematoda, Peter Zwick & Heino Christl
7.5 Mollusca, Peter Zwick
7.6 Arthropoda, Peter Zwick, & Rüdiger Wagner
7.7 Chordata, Peter Zwick
7.8 Ecophysiology, Behavior, and Life Cycles of Scrapers, Georg Becker
7.9 Effects of Water Temperature along the Breitenbach, Rüdiger Wagner
8 Ecosystem Breitenbach
8.1 The Sandy Streambed Areas of the Breitenbach, Rüdiger Wagner, Jürgen Marxsen, & Hans-Heinrich Schmidt
8.2 Aquatic Insects Emerging over an Artificially Changed Stream Bottom, Rüdiger Wagner
8.3 Discharge Patterns Largely Determine Species Abundance and Community Diversity, Rüdiger Wagner & Hans-Heinrich Schmidt
8.4 Eleven Years Emergence at Four Sites along the Breitenbach and the Effects of Discharge Patterns on the EPTD Community, Rüdiger Wagner & Hans-Heinrich Schmidt
8.5 The Erlenbach – a Comparison with the Breitenbach, Rüdiger Wagner
8.6 Modeling Discharge and Insect Abundance with Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), Michael Obach & Rüdiger Wagner
8.7 Food Chains and Carbon Flow, Jürgen Marxsen
8.8 Global Change and Timing of Insect Emergence at the Breitenbach, Peter Zwick & Rüdiger Wagner
9 Summary, Georg Becker, Eileen J. Cox, Jürgen Marxsen, Hans-Heinrich Schmidt, Rüdiger Wagner, & Peter Zwick
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Book
Affiliations:MPI für Evolutionsbiologie/AG Limnologische Fluss-Station
External Affiliations:E. J. Cox, British National Museum, London, UK
URL:http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:9696... [PubMan]
LOCALID:1113 [Publication no.]
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