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Protecting Freshwater Ecosystems

Juliet Christian-Smith and Lucy Allen

in A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199859443
eISBN:
9780190252632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199859443.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the management of freshwater ecosystems in the US. It provides an overview of threats to US aquatic environments and the health of the nation's water sources; a brief review of ... More


Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

David Strayer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255265
eISBN:
9780520942523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255265.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Pearly mussels (Unionoidea) live in lakes, rivers, and streams around the world. These bivalves play important roles in freshwater ecosystems and were once both culturally and economically valuable ... More


Caenogastropoda

Winston F. Ponder, Donald J. Colgan, John M. Healy, Nützel Alexander, Luiz R.L. Simone, and Ellen E. Mielke

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the evolution of the gastropod clade of Caenogastropoda. It explains that caenogastropods comprise about 60% of living gastropod species and the first records of undisputed ... More


Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History

Rodney B. Pierce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679546
eISBN:
9781452947761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The northern pike—sometimes affectionately known as the “aquatic wolf”—is one of the most sought after and mythologized fishes in Minnesota, but until now there have been few books devoted to the ... More


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