Stream Ecology

Teaching Resources for Stream Ecology

Please click here to access a 20% discount on print versions and e-book versions of Stream Ecology. This discount is being offered as part of the Annual Meeting for the Society for Freshwater Science.  The discount is only good for approximately 30 days from the start of the meeting (May 23rd-24th). 

SFS 2021 – TODL



I will be developing resources to support the use of Stream Ecology: Structure and Function of Running Waters (Allan, Castillo, and Capps 2021). Dave, Mercedes, and I are excited to include additional resources for educators using the book. If you have such materials and are interested in sharing, please contact Krista Capps (

We are still developing these resources as the book has yet to be published, but we hope to have PowerPoint presentations for each chapter completed by the end of December 2021. 

Preface to the Third edition

“The underlying science of stream ecology has undergone dramatic advances since the first edition 20 years ago. The subject matter of other disciplines increasingly must be addressed, including hydrology, geomorphology, an array of topics in the earth sciences and biogeochemistry, along with advances in socioeconomic studies. The published literature is enormous, spread across many different professional journals. We cannot do justice to all of these advances, but hopefully, we have provided an entry point for readers new to the field. Some of the material will be challenging to some readers, depending on background. Each chapter has a summary that clarifies the main ideas covered, and it may be helpful to view that first, to keep the main ideas in focus.

This Third Edition of Stream Ecology will be used primarily in electronic form, as an e-book, and viewers will have the opportunity to acquire individual chapters rather than the entire book. Recognizing that readers may not have the opportunity to refer back and forth among different chapters, we have made an effort to ensure that each chapter can stand alone. The result is a moderate amount of repetition, which we hope will serve either as a useful explanation or reminder, ensuring that each chapter’s narrative is accessible without depending upon significant cross-referencing to other chapters.”