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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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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) CHAPTER 1 Introduction
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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/9780198528128.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins by defining the meaning of temporary waters and discussing their biological importance. It underlines the confusion in terminology associated with this diverse group of freshwater habitats, and proposes a unified classification system. It concludes by emphasizing the key role of temporary waters in the global landscape.

Keywords:   biological importance, classification, freshwater habitats, global landscape

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