II. Short Curriculum Vitae
III. Recent Publications
a) abstracts of recent work
b) complete list of publications
IV. Stream Ecology Textbook
V. River Raisin Watershed Project
VI. Recent Student's Thesis Work
VII. Aquatic Conservation Links
waters are enormously diverse, ranging from torrential mountain brooks, to
great river systems whose basins occupy subcontinents. While this
diversity makes river ecosystems seem overwhelmingly complex, a central
theme of this volume is that the processes acting in running waters are
general, although the settings are often unique.
The past two decades have seen major advances in
our knowledge of the ecology of streams and rivers. New paradigms have
emerged, such as the river continuum concept and nutrient spiraling.
Community ecologists have made impressive advances in documenting the
occurrence of species interactions. The importance of physical processes
in rivers has attracted increased attention, particularly the areas of
hydrology and geomorphology, and the inter-relationships between physical
and biological factors have become better understood. And as is true for
every area of ecology during the closing years of the twentieth century it
has become apparent that the study of streams and rivers cannot be carried
out by excluding the role of human activities, nor can we ignore the
urgency of the need for conservation.
These developments are brought
together in Stream Ecology: Structure and Function of Running
Waters, designed to serve as a text for advanced
undergraduates and graduate students, and as a reference book for
specialists in stream ecology and related fields.