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An Ecological Perspective on Diversity and Distributions

William G. R. Crampton

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the distribution of species and higher-level taxa among major geographic and habitat categories, using gymnotiform electric fishes as a case study. It proposes a simplified ... More


Aquatic habitats

Lawrence R. Walker

in The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575299
eISBN:
9780191774836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575299.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines natural aquatic disturbances least affected by human activities. The ten disturbances — animal carcasses, volcanoes, hydrothermal vents, earthquakes, erosion and deposition, ... More


Mining Hidden Waters: Groundwater Depletion, Aquatic Habitat Degradation, and Loss of Fish Diversity in the Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion of Texas

Gary P. Garrett, Megan G. Bean, Robert J. Edwards, and Dean A. Hendrickson

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/9780226694504.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Desert ecosystems are particularly susceptible to anthropogenic influences. This is especially true where limited water resources can be impaired by water mining and concomitant depletion of ... More


The Public Fish Story

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses the arguments that that the mix of highway, park, and redevelopment goals in the Westway plan meant that the main impact to be to the river. These arguments also asserted that ... More


Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Fishes

F. Brian Eddy and Richard D. Handy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199540945
eISBN:
9780191774584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540945.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Over two thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water, and adaptation to the aquatic habitats dominated the first 150 to 200 million years of vertebrate development. More than half the living ... More


Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In recent years it has become increasingly clear that chemical interactions play a fundamental role in aquatic habitats and have far-reaching evolutionary and ecological consequences. A plethora of ... More


Westway’s Fill and America’s Protected Waters

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on another prominent issue in Westway's legal battles—water issues, primarily in relation to the Hudson River. The water battles consisted of concerns over aquatic habitat ... More


7 The Public Fish Story

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses the arguments that that the mix of highway, park, and redevelopment goals in the Westway plan meant that the main impact to be to the river. These arguments also asserted that ... More


Current Conservation Status of Some Freshwater Species and Their Habitats in México

María de Lourdes Lozano-Vilano, Armando J. Contreras-Balderas, Gorgonio Ruiz-Campos, and María Elena García-Ramírez

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/9780226694504.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

We present new information regarding the status of some endemic freshwater fishes of México from eight states and 24 localities. From earlier descriptions summarized in 1991, two fishes were known ... More


6 Westway’s Fill and America’s Protected Waters

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on another prominent issue in Westway's legal battles—water issues, primarily in relation to the Hudson River. The water battles consisted of concerns over aquatic habitat ... More


The Future of the Shortgrass Steppe

Ingrid C. Burke and William K. Lauenroth

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Where lies the future of the shortgrass steppe? In prior chapters we have described the remarkable resilience of the shortgrass steppe ecosystem and its organisms to past drought and grazing, and ... More


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