Aquatic Ecosystems: Diversity and Dynamism

Fresh Water: The Essence of LifeStaissny MLJ

This chapter in Fresh Water: The Essence of Life categorizes and describes the predominant types of freshwater ecosystems, accompanied with stunningly vivid photographs from across the world.

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  • Staissny MLJ, Revenga C, and Comer P. 2012. Aquatic Ecosystems: Diversity and Dynamism. In: Mittemeier RA, Farrell TA, Harrison IJ, Upgren AJ, and Brooks TM, editors. Fresh Water: The Essence of Life. Arlington, VA: CEMEX. p 92-117.