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The biology of freshwater wetlands

Author: Arnoud van der Valk
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Biology of habitats.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This introduction to freshwater wetlands describes those abiotic features of wetlands that make them unique as a habitat and examines in detail the adaptations, distributions, and interactions of various organisms (microbes, invertebrates, plants, and vertebrates) that collectively form wetland ecosystems. All kinds of freshwater wetlands are covered including lacustrine, palustrine, riverine and tidal forms. The  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arnoud van der Valk
ISBN: 0198525397 0198525400 9780198525394 9780198525400
OCLC Number: 61724331
Description: xi, 173 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is a wetland? --
Wetland environments --
Microorganisms and invertebrates --
Wetland plants and animals --
Spatial and temporal patterns --
Wetland functions --
The future of wetlands.
Series Title: Biology of habitats.
Responsibility: Arnold G. van der Valk.
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