Biodiversity of the southeastern United States: upland terrestrial communities
William Haywood Martin, Stephen G. Boyce, Arthur C. Echternacht, Ecological Society of America. Southeastern Chapter
Wiley, Apr 19, 1993 - Nature - 373 pages
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 and extent of each aquatic community in the past, present and future. It goes on to examine the plants and animals that dominate each community and the interaction between community species. Also includes sections on attributes relative to the physical environment that structure and define each community, resource use and management, future research and management problems of the area.
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