Invertebrates in Temporary Wetland Ponds of the Temperate Biomes

Jeffries, Mike, Epele, Luis, Studinski, Jered and Vad, Csaba (2016) Invertebrates in Temporary Wetland Ponds of the Temperate Biomes. In: Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands. An International Perspective on their Ecology. Springer, London, pp. 105-139. ISBN 978-3319249766

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Seasonal ponds, pingos, mallines, soda pans, dune slacks, potholes, lime-sinks and subsidence ponds are fundamental habitats of the temperate biomes, easy to overlook amongst the wider landscape or to dismiss because of their small size and ephemeral nature. Their invertebrates are a disproportionately rich and rare mix, whose natural history has challenged ecologists to research space and time. Our hope is that this chapter does them justice and captures something of the charm of fairy shrimps, the fascination of water beetles and the mysteries of midges. Their ecology, Watson’s ( 1921 ) “wondrous fashion of a fairy tale”, is as fascinating as ever.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Invertebrates, Temperate, Temporary ponds, Hydrology, Metacommunity
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Mike Jeffries
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 11:25
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 22:25

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