The Streamside Forest Provides a Source of Energy for Aquatic Life

January 1996
Riparian Forest Buffers: Function & Design for Protection & Enha;1996, p13
The article focuses on the role of streamside forests as sources of energy for aquatic plants and animals. The forests provide energy to water resources as particulate wastes and carbon compounds. It discusses the importance of organic wastes in restoring and maintaining equilibrium in aquatic life and forming food base for them. Also mentioned is the transfer of energy in the aquatic food chain from benthic detritivores to flora and fauna of the water resources.


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