Biota: Providing often-overlooked connections among freshwater systems

Water Resources Impact
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Abstract

When we think about connections in and among aquatic systems, we typically envision clear headwater streams flowing into downstream rivers, river floodwaters spilling out onto adjacent floodplains, or groundwater connecting wetlands to lakes and streams. However, there is another layer of connectivity moving materials among freshwater systems, one with connections that are not always tied to downgradient flows of surface waters and groundwater. These movements are those of organisms, key components of virtually every freshwater system on the planet. In their movements across the landscape, biota connect aquatic systems in often-overlooked ways.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Biota: Providing often-overlooked connections among freshwater systems
Series title Water Resources Impact
Volume 19
Issue 2
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher American Water Resources Association
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 11
Last page 13
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