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Introduction

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This introductory chapter begins by defining the meaning of temporary waters and discussing their biological importance. It underlines the confusion in terminology associated with this diverse group ... More


Oases: Finding Hidden Biodiversity Gems in the Southern Sonoran Desert

Michael T. Bogan, Carlos Alonso Ballesteros-Córdova, Scott E. K. Bennett, Michael H. Darin, Lloyd T. Findley, and Alejandro Varela-Romero

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

In the arid southern Sonoran Desert, the rugged canyons of the Sierra El Aguaje contain numerous freshwater oases. These habitats are supported by small springs which are usually located along ... More


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