Title

Freshwater Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Status

Faculty

School

School of Science

Department

Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2015

Publication Title

Lessons in Conservation

Description/Abstract

Freshwater ecosystems are important for many reasons, including their ecosystem services to humans. This module serves to help introduce students to thinking critically about the ecological structure, function, and distribution of freshwater systems. Freshwater ecosystems are driven by physical habitat, energy sources, water quality biotic interactions, hydrology and connectivity. Variations in these factors result in significantly different environments, including upland streams and rivers, large lakes, floodplain rivers and wetlands, and xeric freshwaters.

Volume

5

First Page

5

Last Page

16

Peer Reviewed

1

Scholarly

yes

Disciplines

Biodiversity | Biology

Original Citation

Michael Marchetti (Biology): “Freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity,” by Nathaniel P. Hitt, Lisa K. Bonneau, Kunjuraman V. Jayachandran, and Michael P. Marchetti, in Lessons in Conservation 5: pp.5-16, January, 2015.

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