Evolution and the aquatic ecosystem

defining unique units in population conservation
  • 435 Pages
  • 1.56 MB
  • English
American Fisheries Society , Bethesda, Md
Aquatic ecology -- Congresses., Aquatic animals -- Evolution -- Congresses., Conservation biology -- Congre
StatementJennifer L. Nielsen, editor ; Dennis A. Powers, consulting editor.
SeriesAmerican Fisheries Society symposium,, 17
ContributionsNielsen, Jennifer L.
LC ClassificationsQH541.5.W3 S95 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 435 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL825568M
LC Control Number95083247

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An ecosystem is defined by the interactions between the living and non-living things in any given area. These interactions result in a flow of energy that cycles from the abiotic environment and travels through living organisms via the food web.

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