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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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* Stories of Nature’s Hybridity in Europe

Roderick P. Neumann.

in The Social Lives of Forests

March 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 4574 words.

Do human activities improve nature or diminish it? Neo-Malthusian environmentalist thought and the idea of humans as destroyers of nature's balance remain a powerful discourse shaping...

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Freshwater wetlands and water bodies

Malcolm Ausden.

in Habitat Management for Conservation

October 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 22277 words.

This chapter discusses the management of open bodies of water and wetlands on seasonally or permanently waterlogged soil. It concentrates on freshwater habitats, but briefly discusses...

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Coastal habitats

Malcolm Ausden.

in Habitat Management for Conservation

October 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 9212 words.

This chapter discusses a range of intertidal habitats, mudflats, saltmarsh, and sandy and shingle beaches, together with habitats beyond the usual upper tidal limit, which are affected by...

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Peatland habitats

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum.

in The Biology of Peatlands

July 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 6930 words.

This book explores the diverse and fascinating world of peatlands, which represent very special kinds of transitional, amphibious ecosystems with habitats between uplands and water. A...

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Central American Land Bridge

Alan Graham.

in Land Bridges

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 18100 words.

A principal focus of current discussion is when connection was fully established between northern South America and southern Central America. The consensus has been ca. 3.5 Ma ago allowing...

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Diversity of Freshwater Ecosystems and Global Distributions

G. Randy Milton and C. Max Finlayson.

in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

December 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 8486 words.

Freshwater ecosystems are found on all continents comprising many different types and sizes; and defined and classified in different ways. The hydrologic regime influences the many physical...

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Business as usual leads to underperformance in coastal restoration

Brian R. Silliman, Brent B. Hughes, Y. Stacy Zhang and Qiang He.

in Effective Conservation Science

October 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 2871 words.

This chapter shows that coastal wetland projects are underperforming because of confirmation bias. Despite two decades of work showing that top-down control can be essential to marsh...

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Phylogeography and Population Genetic Analyses in the Iberian Toothcarp (Aphanius iberus Valenciennes, 1846) at Different Time Scales

Elena G Gonzalez, Carina Cunha, Hamid R Ghanavi, Francisco J Oliva-Paterna, Mar Torralva and Ignacio Doadrio.

Edited by Tomas Hrbek.

in Journal of Heredity

March 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Population Genetics; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 8502 words.

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Secondary freshwater fish species inhabiting fluctuating and extreme environments are susceptible to changes in dispersion, effective population size,...