Overview of Inland Aquatic Ecosystems and Their General Characteristics

Authored by: Sven Jørgensen , Jose Galizia Tundisi , Takako Matsumura Tundisi

Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management

Print publication date:  October  2012
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439845257
eBook ISBN: 9781439845264
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The freshwaters of the continents are a collection of standing (lentic) or flowing waters (lotic) that vary in origin, shape, volume, and areas. Limnology is the science that studies these inland water ecosystems, their characteristics and mechanisms of function, and the interaction between their physical, chemical, and biological components.

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