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The Biology of Temporary Waters$
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D. Dudley Williams

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198528128

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.001.0001

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Importance and stewardship of temporary waters

Importance and stewardship of temporary waters

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(p.248) CHAPTER 10 Importance and stewardship of temporary waters
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The Biology of Temporary Waters
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D. Dudley Williams

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0010

This chapter underlines the importance of temporary water habitats as repositories for rare species and genotypes, at a time when such wetland habitats are being destroyed or altered at a rapid rate. The problems encountered in trying to protect these habitats and their biodiversity are examined, particularly those associated with protective legislation. Existing management practices are evaluated.

Keywords:   biodiversity, rare species, genotypes, wetlands, protective legislation, management practices

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