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Stream fish community dynamics : a critical synthesis, William J. Matthews, Edie Marsh-Matthews

Label
Stream fish community dynamics : a critical synthesis
Title
Stream fish community dynamics
Title remainder
a critical synthesis
Statement of responsibility
William J. Matthews, Edie Marsh-Matthews
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ecologists have long struggled to understand community dynamics. In this groundbreaking book, leading fish ecologists William J. Matthews and Edie Marsh-Matthews apply long-term studies of stream fish communities to enduring questions. This critical synthesis reaches into the heart of ecological theory, testing concepts against more than four decades of data collected by the authors from numerous warm-water stream fish communities in the central and eastern United States. Stream Fish Community Dynamics provides fresh analyses of the short- and long-term dynamics of numerous streams, each with multiple sampling sites. Conducting repeated surveys of fish communities at temporal scales from months to decades, the authors' research findings will fascinate anyone searching for a deeper understanding of community ecology. The study sites covered by this book range from small, highly variable headwater creeks to large prairie rivers in Oklahoma and from Ozark and Ouachita mountain streams in Arkansas to the upland Roanoke River in Virginia. The book includes: A comparison of all global and local communities with respect to community composition at the species and family level, emergent community properties, and the relationship between those emergent properties and the environments of the study sites; Analyses of traits of individual species that are important to their distribution or success in harsh environments; A review of evidence for the importance of interactions - including competition and predation - in community dynamics of stream fishes; An assessment of disturbance effects in fish community dynamics; New analysis of the short-and long-term dynamics of variation in stream fish communities, illustrating the applicability and importance of the "loose equilibrium concept"--Novel analyses and comparisons of spatio-temporal variation in community dynamics and beta diversity partitioning; An overview of the effects of fishes in ecosystems in the central and eastern United States. The book ends with a summary chapter that places the authors' complex findings in broader contexts and describes how the "loose equilibrium concept" - which may be the most appropriate default assumption for dynamics of stream fishes in the changing climate of the future - applies to many kinds of stream fish communities. -- from back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Matthews, William J.
Dewey number
597.176
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL627
LC item number
.M38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL627
NAL item number
.M38 2017
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Marsh-Matthews, Edie
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  • Freshwater fishes
  • Stream ecology
  • Fish communities
  • Fish communities
  • Freshwater fishes
  • Stream ecology
  • United States
Label
Stream fish community dynamics : a critical synthesis, William J. Matthews, Edie Marsh-Matthews
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying stream fish communities -- The stream fish community study systems -- Characterizing the fish communities -- Traits of species that influence community dynamics -- Interactions among species -- Disturbance : weather extremes, flood and drought, and fish community dynamics -- Temporal dynamics of fish communities and the loose equilibrium concept -- Spatiotemporal dynamics of stream fish communities -- What's it all mean? : ecosystem effects -- A critical synthesis
Control code
961414054
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421422022
Lccn
2016026377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)961414054
Label
Stream fish community dynamics : a critical synthesis, William J. Matthews, Edie Marsh-Matthews
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying stream fish communities -- The stream fish community study systems -- Characterizing the fish communities -- Traits of species that influence community dynamics -- Interactions among species -- Disturbance : weather extremes, flood and drought, and fish community dynamics -- Temporal dynamics of fish communities and the loose equilibrium concept -- Spatiotemporal dynamics of stream fish communities -- What's it all mean? : ecosystem effects -- A critical synthesis
Control code
961414054
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421422022
Lccn
2016026377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)961414054

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