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Influential environmental factors

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/9780198528128.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

It is proposed that extreme environments, such as temporary waters, strongly influence molecular and morphological evolution by altering mutation rates and exposing cryptic variation. This chapter ... More


Community dynamics

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/9780198528128.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the very prominent succession of species that characterizes the communities living in temporary waters. It examines the important biological factors that influence these ... More


Wetland Hydrology

C. Rhett Jackson

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The commonly used phrase “wetland hydrology” should be considered shorthand for hydrology, as it relates to wetlands. Hillslope hydrology is a subbranch of hydrology devoted to describing and ... More


Soils and open ecosystems

William J. Bond

in Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198812456
eISBN:
9780191850318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812456.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Boundaries between open and closed ecosystems often coincide with soil differences of greater or lesser degree. It has long been argued that these soil differences explain the striking differences in ... More


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