Linkages among diverse aquatic ecosystems: A neglected field of study

Eville Gorham

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This paper discusses the scarcity of studies of linkages (functional couplings) among wetlands, streams, rivers, and small and large lakes. It examines difficulties in the pursuit of such studies and the drawbacks of restricting studies to single ecosystems. Several examples of ecosystem linkages are described, along with examples of important linkages deserving greater consideration in the future. The paper suggest mechanisms for fostering closer ties among students of different kinds if ecosystems in both research and teaching.
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Title of host publicationFreshwater Ecosystems: Revitalizing Education in Limnology
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherThe National Academies Press
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 1996

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NameFreshwater Ecosystems: Revitalizing Education in Limnology
PublisherNational Academies Press


  • Chemistry of lake waters/sediments and wetland waters/peats in relation to controlling environmental factors

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