Freshwater Ecoregions of North America : A Conservation Assessment
From Book News, Inc. Affiliates of the Conservation Science Program of the World Wildlife Fund survey the continent's freshwater habitats and the biodiversity they contain, and assess the conservation status and potential for each, outlining measures that must be taken to conserve or in some cases restore the native biodiversity. In addition they include 16 essays on special topics such as cryptic fishes in the southeastern US, freshwater mussels, subterranean freshwater biodiversity in northeastern Mexico and Texas, Canadian freshwater biodiversity, and reoperation and decommissioning hydropower dams as an opportunity for river rehabilitation. The glossary does not indicate pronunciation.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Synopsis This reference on the freshwater ecoregions of North America offers a comprehensive assessment of these regions as well as outlining the measures which need to be taken in order to conserve, and in more drastic cases, restore native biodiversity.
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