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VERNAL POOLS, Natural History and Conservation.


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VERNAL POOLS, Natural History and Conservation. Colburn. Reviews the natural history, ecology, and conservation of the seasonally wet pools that occur throughout the formerly glaciated region of Eastern North America, including the Great Lakes Basin, New England, and adjacent areas of Canada and the United States. Introductory chapters define vernal pools, provide overviews of their formation and physical-chemical-hydrological characteristics. Explores the biology of microscopic life forms such as bacteria, algae, and fungi and the great variety of higher plants associated with vernal pools. Includes distributions, habitat requirements, and life-history strategies of pool animals. Also discusses current research and conservation efforts aimed at recognizing, understanding, protecting, and managing vernal pools as viable elements in the landscape. #WTR-13045.
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