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The Biology of Temporary Waters$
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D. Dudley Williams

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198528128

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.001.0001

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Population dynamics

Population dynamics

(p.121) CHAPTER 5 Population dynamics
The Biology of Temporary Waters

D. Dudley Williams

Oxford University Press

This chapter highlights the seasonality of temporary waters and how this relates to variability in the life cycles of their inhabitants, leading to discussion of phenotypic and genotypic solutions. The physiology of desiccation a major stressor in these habitats is reviewed, as are other adaptations of the biota such as cyclical dispersal and colonization. The differences between active and passive strategies of the latter are emphasized.

Keywords:   seasonality, life cycles, physiology, desiccation, dispersal, colonization, phenotype, genotype

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