Accession Number : ADA322520

Title :   The Ecology of Stream and Riparian Habitats of the Great Basin Region: A Community Profile.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL WETLANDS RESEARCH CENTER SLIDELL LA

Personal Author(s) : Minshall, G. W. ; Jensen, Sherman E. ; Platts, William S.

PDF Url : ADA322520

Report Date : SEP 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 186

Abstract : The purposes of this document are to provide a geographical overview of the Great Basin environment and to provide more resolute descriptions of the ecological features of riparian and stream habitats. The overview is focused on the environmental parameters that influence the distribution, magnitude, flux, and qualities of surface water. The distribution, structure, composition, and dynamics of riparian and stream habitats are interpreted as a response to geologic, hydrologic, geomorphic, pedogenic, and biotic processes. The values of stream and riparian habitats are considered to be a measure of the relative effectiveness of these same processes in determining the qualities of each site.

Descriptors :   *SURFACE WATERS, *HABITATS, *BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), *STREAMS, *ECOLOGY, *AQUATIC BIOLOGY, COMMUNITIES, DYNAMICS, PARAMETERS, FLUX(RATE), REGIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, BANKS(WATERWAYS), MENTAL ABILITY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Biological Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE