Biodiversity of the southeastern United States: aquatic communities
Describing the diverse ecology of the southeastern U.S., it presents an integrated overview of each aquatic system in the area organized around its specific functional processes. Begins by studying the setting & extent of each aquatic community in the past, present & future. It goes on to examine the plants & animals that dominate each community & the interaction between community species. Also includes sections on attributes relative to the physical environment that structure & define each community, resource use & management, future research & management problems of the area.
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Caves and Springs
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