Freshwater ecosystem types and extents

G. R. Milton, C. M. Finlayson

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    Freshwater ecosystems, also referred to as freshwater wetlands, comprise many different types, geomorphic forms and sizes and have been defined and classified in different ways, although not all efforts are systematic or readily comparable. In a general sense wetland definition and classification has been based on particular features of the wetlands, including the landform and geomorphic setting, physical dimensions, vegetation, water quality and water regime, soils, and as habitat for specific fauna.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFreshwater ecosystems in protected areas
    Subtitle of host publicationConservation and management
    EditorsC.M. Finlayson, A.H. Arthington, J Pittock
    Place of PublicationOxford UK
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315226385, 9780415787000
    ISBN (Print)9780415787147
    Publication statusPublished - 07 Dec 2017


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