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The biology of streams and rivers
Runnning waters - a unique habitat running water habitats the habitat templet life in running waters adaptations to life in running waters energy and nutrients movement and interaction community…
Analytical Biogeography: An Integrated Approach to the Study of Animal and Plant Distributions
Biogeography may be defined simply as the study of the geographical distribution of organisms, but this simple defmition hides the great complexity of the subject. Biogeography transcends classical…
Continental-Scale Effects of Nutrient Pollution on Stream Ecosystem Functioning
Dramatically slowed breakdown at both extremes of the gradient indicated strong nutrient limitation in unaffected systems, potential for strong stimulation in moderately altered systems, and inhibition in highly polluted streams, emphasizing the need to complement established structural approaches with functional measures for assessing ecosystem health.
Biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning: emerging issues and their experimental test in aquatic environments
A number of unique features of aquatic experimental systems are focused on, an expansion to the scope of diversity facets to be considered when assessing the functional consequences of changes in biodiversity are proposed and a hierarchical classification scheme of ecosystem functions and their corresponding response variables is outlined.
The diversity of soil communities, the ‘poor man's tropical rainforest’
- P. Giller
- BiologyBiodiversity & Conservation
- 1 February 1996
The problems facing soil ecologists in the study of soil communities are considered and the important role such communities play in terrestrial ecosystems are identified and areas where further work is desirable to improve the structure and functioning of soil Communities are identified.
ECOSYSTEM EFFECTS OF BIODIVERSITY MANIPULATIONS IN EUROPEAN GRASSLANDS
Results from a multisite analysis of the relationship between plant diversity and ecosystem functioning within the European BIODEPTH network of plant-diversity manipulation experiments largely reinforce the previous results, and those from comparable biodiversity experiments, and extend the generality of diversity–ecosystem functioning relationships to multiple sites, years, and processes.
Community structure and the niche
- P. Giller
- Environmental Science
Competition and the niche limiting similarity and differential niche overlap, and theoretical effects of competition on the species niche.
Resource quality and stoichiometric constraints on stream ecosystem functioning
Large stoichiometric imbalances and changes in resource quality are likely to have serious consequences for stream ecosystem functioning, especially when riparian zones have been invaded by exotic plant species whose chemical composition differs markedly from that of the native flora.
Impacts of an aggressive riparian invader on community structure and ecosystem functioning in stream food webs
1. Bioassessment in running waters has focused primarily on the impacts of organic pollution on community structure. Other stressors (e.g. invasive species) and impacts on ecosystem processes have…
Biodiversity evaluation tools for European forests
Executive Summary The Biodiversity ChallengeBiodiversity And Its Components Policy Development As Regards The Management Of Forest BiodiversityBiodiversity Assessment And Evaluation The EU Project…