SREL Reprint #0717




Thermal Ecology: Environmental Teachings of a Nuclear Reactor Site

J. Whitfield Gibbons and Rebecca R. Sharitz



The Savannah River Plant in South Carolina provides unique opportunities to study long-term environmental consequences of temperature increases in aquatic habitats.  Although the temperatures are elevated by effluents from nuclear production reactors, principles of thermal ecology can be derived that are applicable to many natural, as well as man-modified, environments.  (Accepted for publication 2 December 1980).

SREL Reprint #0717

Gibbons, J.W. and R.R. Sharitz. 1981. Thermal ecology: environmental teachings of a nuclear reactor site. BioScience 31:293-298.

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