The Ecology of Aquatic Hyphomycetes

  • Felix Bärlocher

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Felix Bärlocher
    Pages 38-76
  3. C. A. Shearer
    Pages 77-98
  4. John Webster
    Pages 99-117
  5. Keller Suberkropp
    Pages 118-134
  6. S. J. Read, S. T. Moss, E. B. G. Jones
    Pages 135-151
  7. Anne-Carole Chamier
    Pages 152-172
  8. Felix Bärlocher
    Pages 173-181
  9. K. R. Sridhar, K. R. Chandrashekar, K. M. Kaveriappa
    Pages 182-211
  10. Felix Bärlocher
    Pages 212-216
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 217-225

About this book


Aquatic hyphomycetes were discovered 50 years ago by C.T. Ingold. They remained a relatively obscure group until their role as intermediaries between deciduous leaves and stream invertebrates was established some 20 years ago. This book, for the first time, provides a comprehensive summary and critical evaluation of the biology and ecology of these organisms. Aspecial effort was made to evaluate the potential and actual insight that have been or will be derived from work in related disciplines such as the ecology of other fungal groups, stream ecology, or population ecology. The topics treated include the basic life history of the fungi and the potential role of wood, a discussion of how the fungi have adjusted to life in running water, their interactions with invertebrates, the attachment and germination of their spores, what is known about sexual reproduction, how water chemistry may influence their distribution and activity, how they react to human degradation of their environment, and a summary of the research done on the Indian subcontinent. The volume is of special interest to mycologists and stream ecologists and should facilitate the entry of new workers into this exciting area.


Gewässer Mycologie Pilze biology chemistry ecology environment fungal ecology fungi invertebrates limnology mycology reproduction stream ecology water

Editors and affiliations

  • Felix Bärlocher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyMount Allison UniversitySackvilleCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76857-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76855-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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