This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World: series covers the freshwater biomes that exist in wetlands, ponds and lakes, and rivers and streams, examining all aspects that define these biomes: Vegetation, Geographical Distribution, Challenges posed by the environment, Adaptation of the plants and animals to the environment.
Conservation efforts Maps, photos, diagrams, drawings, and tables accompany the text, as do sidebars that highlight habitats, species, and ecological relationships. The volume includes a bibliography of accessible resources for further research.
About the Author
Richard A. Roth is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Radford University, Radford, Virginia.
Table of Contents
How to use this book
The use of scientific names
Chapter 1. Introduction to Freshwater Aquatic Biomes
Chapter 2. Rivers
Chapter 3. Wetlands
Chapter 4. Lakes