By R. Jan Stevenson, Max L. Bothwell, Rex L. Lowe, James H. Thorp
I've got used this publication quite a bit in the course of my MSc undertaking on Algal groups, that it turned my own bible for all features of benthic algal ecology. it is a very complete e-book, that's either fascinating and correct correct from the beginning until eventually the very finish. All themes are good designed and illustrated and all in all it's very great to learn - not just for Ecologists like me.
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1989). Effects of snail grazing on benthic algal community structure in different nutrient environments. J. North Am. Bentbol. Soc. 82, 162-172. McCormick, P. , and Stevenson, R. J. (1991). Mechanisms of benthic algal succession in different flow environments. Ecology 72, 1835-1848. Metting, B. (1981). The systematics and ecology of soil algae. Bot. Rev. 47, 195-312. Minshall, G. W. (1978). Autotrophy in stream ecosystems. BioScience 28, 767-771. Moeller, R. , Burkholder, J. , and Wetzel, R. G.
Move by extruding small bursts of pectin through the cell wall. Most motile diatoms are unicellular, are characteristically benthic, and move by means of a raphe (mucilage extruded through a long, narrow opening in the cell wall). But one genus of diatom, Bacillaria, is filamentous and motile and can occur in benthic habitats, even though it is characteristically planktonic. Nonmotile forms of unicellular, colonial, and filamentous algae may be attached to substrata or entangled in the matrix of other organisms that are attached (Fig.
1954) indicates that as evenness of communities decreases, the probability of seeing new species in a count decreases. , 200 or 500) is really just an indicator of species evenness rather than the true number of species in the community. However, changes in diversity characteristics can be used as indicators of community change (Stevenson, 1984b). 18 R. Jan Stevenson 3. Chemical Composition Chemical composition of benthic algal samples has been used as an indicator of nutrient availability for benthic algae and community health.
Algal Ecology: Freshwater Benthic Ecosystem by R. Jan Stevenson, Max L. Bothwell, Rex L. Lowe, James H. Thorp