By U. Uehlinger, M. Maisch, C. Rothenbühler, R. Zah (auth.), J. V. Ward, U. Uehlinger (eds.)

This booklet is a monograph reporting the main findings from a complete research of a glacial flood undeniable within the Swiss Alps, in keeping with a thorough learn application performed year-round over numerous years. until eventually lately, little or no was once recognized concerning the ecology of glacial streams. prior reports as a rule considering one or a couple of elements and have been constrained to the summer season interval. furthermore, this is often the 1st ecological examine of a glacial flood undeniable with a dynamic, multi-thread channel community. Year-round sampling of a procedure with a fancy channel community spawned unanticipated effects and new insights into the ecology of glacial streams. The ebook starts off with the panorama positive aspects, glacial background, and floodplain evolution of the Val Roseg. this is often through chapters on channel typology, groundwater-surfacewater interactions, thermal heterogeneity, and nutrient dynamics. Chapters at the biota care for terrestrial and aquatic plants, hyphomycete fungi, floor zoobenthos, and the interstitial fauna. sensible procedures are addressed in chapters on natural topic dynamics, clutter decomposition, nutrient issue, and flow and colonization styles. the ultimate bankruptcy offers a synthesis of our present figuring out of the ecology of Val Roseg. Weare indebted to lots of individuals and organisations for information and help of the study software at the Val Roseg and the creation of this book.

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