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Published: 24 August 2017

304 Pages | 125


ISBN: 9780198736875

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Ecology of High Altitude Waters

Dean Jacobsen and Olivier Dangles

  • Synthesizes current knowledge on patterns and processes in the ecology of high altitude streams, lakes, and wetlands
  • Focuses on the key characteristics of these ecosystems such as low partial pressure of dissolved oxygen, large diel variability in temperature, low species richness, and simple food webs
  • Comparisons with tropical lowland and temperate alpine systems highlight the unique features of high altitude aquatic systems
  • Includes a global range of examples

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