Diurnal Changes in a Stream Ecosystem: An Energy and Nutrient Budget Approach

  • Robert G. Wetzel
  • Gene E. Likens


Numerous physical, chemical, and biological processes interact to produce a stream ecosystem. Small streams tend to reflect the conditions of the drainage area and usually are chemically and physically dynamic and biologically rich.


Dissolve Oxygen Particulate Organic Carbon Ecosystem Respiration Diurnal Change Heat Budget 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Wetzel
    • 1
  • Gene E. Likens
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology, College of Arts and SciencesUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Ecosystem StudiesThe New York Botanical Garden, Cary ArboretumMillbrookUSA

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