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Abiotic Constraints for Wetland Plants and Animals

Irving A. Mendelssohn and Darold P. Batzer

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/9780520247772.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Wetland habitats can be stressful places for plants and animals to live, although most wetland organisms are well adapted to cope with the environmental challenges posed. The two most important ... More


Effects of Dams on Sediment, Thermal, and Chemical regimes

Angela H. Arthington

in Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Dams store and release water in different ways depending upon the climatic and catchment setting, purpose, design, and mode of operation. These factors influence the impact of a dam on sediment, ... More


Geoecological Controls on Elemental Fluxes in Communities of Higher Plants in Amazonian Floodplains

Martin Worbes and Wolfgang J. Junk

in The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195114317
eISBN:
9780197561140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195114317.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Navigators visiting the Amazon during the fifteenth century provided the earliest descriptions of aquatic systems in the region, but it was not until mid twentieth century that systematic studies ... More


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