Aquatic Insects of California

With Keys to North American Genera and California Species
Author: Robert Leslie Usinger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Aquatic insects
Page: 508
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Insect Biodiversity

Science and Society
Author: Robert G. Foottit,Peter H. Adler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444308228
Category: Science
Page: 656
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Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society brings togetherleading scientific experts to assess the impact insects have onhumankind and the earth’s fragile ecosystems. It examines whyinsect biodiversity matters and how the rapid evolution of insectspecies is affecting us all. Insects and related arthropods make up more than 50 percent ofthe known animal diversity globally, yet a lack of knowledge aboutinsects is hindering the advance of science and society. This bookexplores the wide variety in type and number of insect species andtheir evolutionary relationships. Case studies offer assessments onhow insect biodiversity can help meet the needs of a rapidlyexpanding human population, and also examine the consequences thatan increased loss of insect species will have on the world. The book concludes that a better understanding of the biologyand ecology of insects is the only way to sustainably manageecosystems in an ever changing global environment.

Rapid Bioassessment of Stream Health

Author: Duncan L. Hughes,James Gore,Michele P. Brossett,John R. Olson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420090932
Category: Science
Page: 369
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Tasked by the Clean Water Act to restore and maintain the integrity of their waters, state and local governments must develop systems for assessing the health of the streams within their borders. They quickly find that one size does not fit all when it comes to sampling. Rapid Bioassessment of Stream Health examines the sampling techniques, laboratory methods, and data analysis necessary to create a protocol for analyzing the health of streams, using rapid bioassessment techniques. The editors explore how to determine reference streams in each ecoregion and subecoregion with specific indices of health. They provide field methods for monitoring and sampling invertebrates and laboratory methods for subsampling. The work focuses on the application of the EPA’s Rapid Bioassessment Protocol (RBP) but suggests various techniques that can be used to improve sampling protocols and quality control, where necessary. It also includes general listings of health classifications, appendices of more than 300 streams that have been sampled, and a GIS method for designating the reference condition for purposes of comparison in each ecological unit. Although the EPA’s RBP Manual is considered to be the standard of information on the types of metrics that can be used, this book explores, from a state regulatory standpoint, the practical development of such a system to begin compliance with critical sections of the Clean Water Act. A compendium of information about prioritizing those streams and small rivers requiring analysis, this book contains guidelines on the assessment of streams in a particular ecoregion and sampling streams that are at least impaired as points of comparison. It supplies guidance for the production of other rapid bioassessment tools customized to various ecoregions and subecoregions.

Pocketguide to Eastern Wetlands

Author: T. Travis,Shanda Brown
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811758613
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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More than 200 plants, trees and shrubs, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds commonly found in eastern wetland habitats are featured in this detailed field guide.

Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams

A Biologist's View of Taking Trout Below the Surface
Author: Rick Hafele
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811701693
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 178
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Includes a 72-minute DVD demonstrating basic nymph fishing techniques Color photo sequences to teach 11 different nymph fishing methods, including Czech, hinged leader, Leisenring lift, and wet-fly swing Detailed information on imitating mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, true flies, scuds, and sow bugs In nature nothing happens without a reason. The difficulty for the angler is merely that the reason is hidden some way beneath the surface.--G. E. M. Skues During the considerable periods of time trout spend feeding exclusively on underwater food forms, nymph fishing can be the most productive, if not the only way to catch fish. But understanding what occurs below the water's surface can be a challenge for even the most experienced angler. In Nymph-Fishing Rivers and Streams, aquatic entomologist and long-time fly fisherman Rick Hafele shares the information necessary to successfully decipher the mysteries of trout life. He starts by explaining their feeding patterns--where trout feed, when they feed, and what's available for them to eat. Sections on tackle and pattern selection help anglers sort through equipment and imitations to find the best outfit for their needs. The DVD complements the photos in the book that show various methods for nymph fishing. Also included is an angler's field guide to nymphs with details on their habitat, importance to trout, and the most effective patterns and fishing tactics to imitate them.

The Ecology and Management of Wetlands

Volume 1: Ecology of Wetlands
Author: Donal D. Hook,W. H. McKee Jr,H. K. Smith,James Gregory,V. G. Burrell Jr,M. Richard DeVoe,R. E. Sojka,Stephen Gilbert,Roger Banks,L. H. Stolzy,Chris Brooks,Thomas D. Matthews,T. H. Shear
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468483781
Category: Science
Page: 592
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This book contains the proceedings of a symposium held at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 16-20 June 1986. The seed for this symposium arose from a group of physiologists , soU scientists and biochemists that met in Leningrad, USSR in July 1975 at the 12th Botanical Conference in a Session organized by Professor B.B. Vartepetian. This group and others later conspired to contribute to a book entitled Plant Life in Anaerobic Environments (eds. D. D. Hook and R. M. M. Crawford, Ann Arbor Science, 1978). Several contributors to the book suggested in 1983 that a broad-scoped symposium on wetlands would be useful (a) in facilitating communication among the diverse research groups involved in wetlands research (b) in bringing researchers and managers together and (c) in presenting a com prehensive and balanced coverage on the status of ecology ami management of wetlands from a global perspective. With this encouragement, the senior editor organized a Plan ning Committee that encompassed expertise from many disciplines of wetland scientists and managers. This Committee, with input from their colleagues around the world, organized a symposium that addressed almost every aspect of wetland ecology and management.

Seasons for Trout

Author: Rick Hafele,Dave Hughes,Skip Morris
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811760626
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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The fly-fishing trio offers winning practical advice and years of wisdom for catching trout all year long, no matter the season.

Aquatic Entomology

The Fishermen's and Ecologists' Illustrated Guide to Insects and Their Relatives
Author: W. Patrick McCafferty
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780867200171
Category: Science
Page: 448
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Written in language that is accessible to the sports fisherman and the naturalist and with over 1,000 original illustrations, the book includes features such as coverage of all insect families and genera important to fly fishing; comphrensive treatment of the biology of all life stages of aquatic insects including terrestrial as well as aquatic stages; special chapters on shore dwelling insects, insects associated with aquatic vascular plants, residents of tree holes and plant cups, aquatic arachnids and freshwater crustaceans.

Mosquito Ecology

Field Sampling Methods
Author: M. W. Service
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940111868X
Category: Science
Page: 988
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Numerous methods have been devised to catch mosquitoes and many approaches employed to study their ecology and behaviour but until the first edition of this book in 1976 there was no comprehensive guide to mosquito ecology. New work on the topic has meant that this completely revised and updated second edition was required.

Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage, and Acid Sulfate Soils

Causes, Assessment, Prediction, Prevention, and Remediation
Author: James A. Jacobs,Jay H. Lehr,Stephen M. Testa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118749243
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 504
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Provides the tools needed to analyze and solve acid drainageproblems Featuring contributions from leading experts in science andengineering, this book explores the complex biogeochemistry of acidmine drainage, rock drainage, and acid sulfate soils. It describeshow to predict, prevent, and remediate the environmental impact ofacid drainage and the oxidation of sulfides, offering the latestsampling and analytical methods. Moreover, readers will discovernew approaches for recovering valuable resources from acid minedrainage, including bioleaching. Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage, and Acid Sulfate Soilsreviews the most current findings in the field, offering newinsights into the underlying causes as well as new tools tominimize the harm of acid drainage: Part I: Causes of Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage andSulfate Soils focuses on the biogeochemistry of aciddrainage in different environments. Part II: Assessment of Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainageand Sulfate Soils covers stream characterization, aquaticand biological sampling, evaluation of aquatic resources, and someunusual aspects of sulfide oxidation. Part III: Prediction and Prevention of AcidDrainage discusses acid-base accounting, kinetic testing,block modeling, petrology, and mineralogy studies. It also explainsrelevant policy and regulations. Part IV: Remediation of Acid Drainage, Rock Drainage andSulfate Soils examines both passive and active cleanupmethods to remediate acid drainage. Case studies from a variety of geologic settings highlightvarious approaches to analyzing and solving acid drainage problems.Replete with helpful appendices and an extensive list of webresources, Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage, and Acid SulfateSoils is recommended for mining engineers and scientists,regulatory officials, environmental scientists, land developers,and students.

Voices for the Watershed

Environmental Issues in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Drainage Basin
Author: Bruce M. Litteljohn,Gregor Gilpin Beck
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773520035
Category: Nature
Page: 299
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Looks at the environmental issues facing the Saint Lawrence River Watershed and the Great Lakes.

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

Author: James H. Thorp,Alan P. Covich
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0126906475
Category: Science
Page: 1056
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The First Edition of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates has been immensely popular with students and researchers interested in freshwater biology and ecology, limnology, environmental science, invertebrate zoology, and related fields. The First Edition has been widely used as a textbook and this Second Edition should continue to serve students in advanced classes. The Second Edition features expanded and updated chapters, especially with respect to the cited references and the classification of North American freshwater invertebrates. New chapters or substantially revised chapters include those on freshwater ecosystems, snails, aquatic spiders, aquatic insects, and crustaceans. * Most up-to-date and informative text of its kind * Written by experts in the ecology of various invertebrate groups, coverage emphasizes ecological information within a current taxonomic framework * Each chapter contains both morphological and taxonomic information, including keys to North American taxa (usually to the generic level) as well as bibliographic information and a list of further readings * The text is geared toward researchers and advanced undergraduate and graduate students

Watershed Management

Balancing Sustainability and Environmental Change
Author: Robert J. Naiman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461243823
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 542
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Conceptual separation of humans and natural ecosystems is reflected in the thinking of most natural resource management professions, including for estry, wildlife management, fisheries, range management, and watershed management (Burch 1971). Such thinking can deny the reality of the human element in local, regional, and global ecosystems (Bonnicksen and Lee 1982, Klausner 1971, Vayda 1977). As complex organisms with highly developed cultural abilities to modify their environment, humans directly or indirectly affect almost all terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (Bennett 1976). Conse quently, information for managing watershed ecosystems is incomplete without consideration of human institutions and activities. Sociologists have studied the relationships between human societies and the land base or ecosystems on which they depend for over 60 years (Field and Burch 1990). These studies are distinguished by (1) a holistic perspec tive that sees people and their environments as interacting systems, (2) flex ible approaches that permit either the environment or human society to be treated as the independent variable in analyzing of society-environment re lations, and (3) accumulation of a substantial body of knowledge about how the future welfare of a society is influenced by its uses (or misuses) of land and water (Firey 1990).

Atlas zur Biologie der Wasserinsekten

Author: Wilfried Wichard,Werner Arens,Gerhard Eisenbeis
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642394523
Category: Science
Page: 338
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Dieser Atlas lenkt mit seinen zahlreichen rasterelektronischen Abbildungen den Blick auf die bizarre Welt der Wasserinsekten. Gut bekannte und weit verbreitete Arten schaffen einen orientierenden Überblick über die außergewöhnliche Formenvielfalt. Daneben sind viele Arten von anderen Kontinenten und aus den verschiedensten aquatischen Lebensräumen der Welt berücksichtigt. Die erläuternden Texte und die klärenden Zeichnungen beschreiben die Biologie der dargestellten Wasserinsekten und zeigen, dass hinter der Formenmannigfaltigkeit der Tiere stets physiologische Mechanismen für die ökologische Anpassung an das Leben im Wasser stehen.

Forest Entomology

Ecology and Management
Author: Robert N. Coulson,Coulson Robert N,John A. Witter,Witter John A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471025733
Category: Nature
Page: 669
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This text considers forest insects occurring in forest ecosystems, specialized forestry settings, and urban forests, with an approach and coverage that make it suitable for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses in forest entomology and forest protection. Early chapters introduce entomology, middle chapters provide the first comprehensive treatment of the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of forest insects, and later chapters discuss the pest insects according to their feeding group.