Rivers And Streams: Life In Flowing Water


TitleRivers And Streams: Life In Flowing Water
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMcCabe, DJ
PublisherNature Education Knowledge
Abstract

Water current pervades every facet of existence for life in lotic (flowing water) habitats. Maintaining position in the face of flow can be energetically costly but provides access to a conveyer belt-like food-delivery system. Stream and river organisms reflect their localized niche and surrounding landscape both upstream and downstream. River organisms have evolved in diverse and fascinating ways in the varied environments between river source and mouth.

URLhttp://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/rivers-and-streams-life-in-flowing-water-16819919
Status: 
Published
Attributale Grant: 
CSYS
Grant Year: 
Year4