The Ecology of Streams and Rivers

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Produced in 1980 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives an introduction to the ecology of running water. The principal theme considers patterns in the distribution of organisms and community organization. The aim is to define some general principles and unifying concepts in ecology.

Sections in the booklet cover topics that include:
* The flowing water environment
* Longitudinal pattern in the distribution of organisms
* Abiotic factors, adaptation and distribution
* Biotic factors and distribution
* Patterns in community organization
* Microdistribution patterns
* Benthic community dynamics

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