Author(s): Kevin Collier
New Zealand Stream Invertebrates is a comprehensive and readable account of the biology and ecology of invertebrate animals living in New Zealand streams and rivers. Invertebrates play key roles in the ecology of running water ecosystems and are the principal foods of fish and many water-associated birds. They are also used widely for environmental monitoring and measuring the toxicity of effluents. Although an extensive technical and scientific literature deals with many aspects of stream ecology in New Zealand, this is the first work that draws much of it together in a detailed and authoritative manner. The contributors are research scientists, academics and water managers who work with stream invertebrates.