Ch 50: An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere: Lecture notes



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Wetlands: area covered by water that supports aquatic vegetation

0. wide range of habitat, from floods to permanently saturated areas

0. typically have hydrophytes or plants that can withstand anaerobic conditions caused by submersion

0. Variety of wetlands

0. Basin wetlands shallow basins that are usually collection points for water

0. riverine wetlands: flooded by streams and rivers

0. fringe wetlands

(*) rising water causes periodic flooding, are both marine and freshwater habitats

0.00 Controlling conditions of plant life

0. duration, frequency and depth of water and flood season

0. Wetlands are the most rich and valuable biomes

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