Pollution of freshwater resources becomes an issue in virtually
every country undergoing an industrialization process. While the
main emphasis has been for many years on lakes due to their limited
capacity of self-renewal, streams and rivers attract increasing
attention due to their importance for agriculture, fisheries,
drinking water reserves and as feeder of freshwater lakes and
reservoirs. There are many factors influencing the ecology of
streams, only some of them relating to direct anthropogenic
influences and it is important to have reliable long term data on
natural occurring variations in order to better estimate the
default' status of a stream and to judge the influence of modern
The Breitenbach is one of the best-studied streams on earth, as
the nearby Max-Planck Outstation in Schlitz was founded in 1949 and
scientists there have been collecting data ever since.
"Central European Stream Ecosystems: The Long Term Study of the
Breitenbach "is the result of this research, and special focus has
been placed on animal and microorganism occurrence and variation as
well as chemical and physical parameters. Already this data
influences the discussion of the good ecological state' reference
values and it will be in particular useful to analyze the effect of
global warming on the ecology of streams.
An invaluable data basis for modeling purposes, this important
book is a useful resource for everyone in the world dealing with
stream ecology, for example limnologists, ecologists, biologists
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