The present book ‘Hill-stream Ecology’ elaborated the biotic and abiotic factors and environmental settings of a hill-stream. The book reveals the general water quality, physico-chemical parameters, nutrients and ions, plankton, benthos, fish diversity, tourism and many aspects of ecology of Sahastradhara stream. The various sections also include the examples in the form of case studies.
The book mainly deals with the impacts of anthropogenic activities on the water quality of Sahastradhara stream with special reference to physico-chemical parameters, phytoplankton, zooplankton diversity; macrozoobenthos of stream; heavy metal concentration at various locations, Vedic significance of rivers, national water policy and water quality index.
Further, the text contents of book with case study research data will show the path for new researchers in the field of limnology, river and stream ecology and freshwater ecology.
The book will be beneficial for scientists, environmentalists, limno-biologist, zoologists, agriculturists, aquatic ecologists, health scientists, nongovernment organizations, research students and serve as a reference to initiate the research in the field of hill-stream ecology.