Vernal pools: natural history and conservation
The first book-length synthesis of the natural history, ecology, and conservation of the seasonally wet pools that occur in and near the formerly glaciated portions of eastern North America (incldues both Canada and the US).
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Introducing Vernal Pools
Origins Landscape Positions
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acidic adults aestivate algae Ambystoma amphibians animals annual vernal pools aquatic insects areas basin bottom breeding pools caddisflies Chapter chironomids clam shrimp common conservation copepods crustaceans cycle damselflies deposited detritus diapause distributed drawdown Drought-Resisting Dunson dytiscid early spring egg masses Eubranchipus fairy shrimp fall-filling feed females fingernail clams flooded forest found in vernal genus glaciated northeast habitat hatch history strategies host Hydrologic Class hydroperiod individuals invertebrates juveniles Kenk Lake larvae long-cycle Massachusetts Michigan migrate mole salamanders mosquito northeastern vernal pools occur in vernal Ontario ostracods overwinter parasitic permanent ponds permanent waters Petranka plants populations predators protection reproductive rotifers seasonal sediment semi-permanent pools snails sp/w sp/wo/hm species spotted salamander spring-filling summer surface tadpoles taxa temp temporary waters terrestrial throughout the glaciated toads trematodes turtles upland vegetation Vernal Pool Study vernal pools water beetles water bodies water mites wetlands Wiggins wildlife wood frogs woodland pools