By R. Jan Stevenson, Max L. Bothwell, Rex L. Lowe, James H. Thorp
I've got used this publication rather a lot in the course of my MSc undertaking on Algal groups, that it grew to become my own bible for all facets of benthic algal ecology. it is a very entire booklet, 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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1983). A light and dark trough methodology for measuring rates of lotic periphyton settling and net growth. In "Periphyton of Freshwater Ecosystems" (R. G. ), pp. 253-265. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, The Hague. Bothwell, M. L. (1989). Phosphorus-limited growth dynamics of lotic periphytic diatom communities: areal biomass and cellular growth rate responses. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 46, 1293-1301. Bott, T. , Brock, J. , Cushing, C. , Gregory, S. , and Petersen, R. C. (1978). A comparison of methods for measuring primary productivity and community respiration in streams Hydrobiologia 60, 3-12.
Remaining after incineration during A F D M assessment, is a good indicator of silt and inorganic material that has accumulated in the periphyton. , 1985). R a n d o m strewn-mounts of cells on microscope slides can be prepared in counting chambers (Sedgewick-Rafter and Palmer counting chambers or inverted microscope) or in different media on regular microscope slides [Palmer, 1962; Stevenson and Stoermer, 1981; Stevenson, 1984a; American Public Health Association (APHA), 1992]. Measurements of algal cell densities (cells cm -2) are relatively good indicators of algal biomass if most of the algae are of similar sizes and the mass of all cells is assumed to be the same.
Epipsammic algae grow on sand, which is hard, relatively inert, and smaller than all but the smallest diatoms. Algae growing on inorganic or organic sediments that are smaller than most unicellular algae are called epipelic. Few large algae live among sand grains, because the sand is too unstable and may crush them; however, epipelic algae are characteristically large motile diatoms, motile filamentous bluegreen algae, or larger motile flagellates like Euglena. Metapbyton are the algae of the photic zone that are not directly attached to substrata, nor are they freely suspended in the water column.
Algal Ecology: Freshwater Benthic Ecosystem by R. Jan Stevenson, Max L. Bothwell, Rex L. Lowe, James H. Thorp