The Ecohydrology of South American Rivers and Wetlands

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Michael E. McClain
International Association of Hydrological Sciences, 2002 - 209 pages
 

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Contents

Role of size on fate and transport
5
Variability and scale in the river system
13
Conclusions
19
Organic Matter Size Dynamics in the Amazon River
25
References
34
Role of N fixation for the Amazon flood plain
43
Total Mercury Distribution and Importance of
49
Methodology
52
Conclusions
108
Floodplain lakes
117
Functional feeding groups 26
126
Hydrologies Controls of Ecological Structure and Function
133
Water quality 140
142
Environmental problems resulting from hydrological alterations
148
Hydrology and Y ater Quality in the Piracicaba River Basin
159
River biogeochemistry and changes caused by human impacts
165

basic concepts and in situ evaluations Application
59
References
65
Conceptual framework
71
regional characteristics of running water ecosystems
77
Discussion and perspectives
86
Ecohydrology of Riparian Forests in the Orinoco River Basin
93
Rainfall composition in the Piracicaba River basin
173
The Ecohydrology of the Paraiba do Sul River Southeast Brazil
179
Heavy metal dynamics
186
The Application of Ecohydrological Principles for Better Water
193
Natural attenuation in river and wetland systems
201
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