Ecological Studies

The Rivers of Florida

Editors: Livingston, Robert J. (Ed.)

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This book addresses basic questions concerning the ecological relationships and current conditions of the major river systems in Florida . . There have been relatively few comprehensive studies made of the rivers of Florida. There is, to be sure, voluminous information that addresses various aspects of riverine ecology. However, little such information has been collected in a way that allows even a preliminary understanding of the driving forces that determine how the diverse freshwater and associated brackish systems function. This lack of useful data is the product of a fundamental ignorance concerning the scale of endeavor, both spatially and temporally, that is needed if we are to understand and, parenthetically, manage the major drainage systems of this area of the country (Livingston, 1987). Research used to address management problems should entail a continuous series of interrelated studies, descriptive and experimental, that answer the immediate (and often less important) questions that are asked on a day-to-day basis. The research should also be designed to answer questions that have not yet been asked. In other words, ecosystem research should be organized on an appropriate scale so that system-wide processes are understood and pr

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Livingston, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Florida Rivers: The Physical Environment

    Clewell, Andre F.

    Pages 17-30

  • Tidal Rivers of Florida

    McPherson, Benjamin F. (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • Florida Rivers: The Vegetational Mosaic

    Clewell, Andre F.

    Pages 47-63

  • Riverine Fishes of Florida

    Bass, D. Gray

    Pages 65-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rivers of Florida
Editors
  • Robert J. Livingston
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
83
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-3036-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-3036-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-97363-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7771-2
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 289
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