Vernal Pools: Natural History and Conservation (Hardcover)

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This is first book-length synthesis of the natural history, ecology, andconservation of the seasonally wet pools that occur throughout theformerly glaciated region of eastern North America - essentially theGreat Lakes Basin, New England, and adjacent areas of Canada andthe United States. Introductory chapters define vernal pools; provideoverviews of their formation and physical-chemical-hydrologicalcharacteristics; and present data critical for assessing, regulating, andmanaging pool ecosystems. The chapters that immediately follow theintroduction explore the biology of microscopic life forms such asbacteria, algae, and fungi and the great variety of higher plantsassociated with vernal pools.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780939923922
ISBN-10: 0939923920
Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company
Publication Date: August 30th, 2004
Pages: 300
Language: English