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Biotic Zonation of Lakes C. Wetlands, Ephemeral Ponds, and Swamps D. Hypersaline Lakes Literature Cited I. INTRODUCTION II. LOTIC ENVIRONMENTS The contribution of inland waters to the total biospheric water content is insignificant in terms of percentage (Ͻ 1% according to Wetzel, 2001) but absolutely crucial from the perspective of terrestrial and freshwater life. Although inland lakes contain 100 times as much water as surface rivers, most lake water is held within massive basins, such as the Laurentian Great Lakes of North America, Lake Baikal of Siberia, and Lake Tanganyika of East Africa.

The first principle is that stream communities originate in response to a continuous gradient of physical variables present from headwaters to the mouth; this view contrasts with a previous portrayal of natural streams as a series of disjunct communities proceeding downstream in a stepwise fashion. The second canon is that biotic communities within the “wetted channel” of the river cannot be divorced from either the adjacent riparian zone or the surrounding biotic and geomorphic catchment area that funnels water, nutrients, and other material into the aquatic ecosystem.

1A and 1B) can “appear” to casual observers to be moving faster than the waters of a higher order, laminar flow river (Fig. 3A), unless the large river is shallow and thus more turbulent (Fig. 3B). It is important to note, however, that flow within microhabitats in any river order can substantially exceed the average current velocity of the stream reach. Fluctuating current velocity rather than constancy is typical of all lotic systems. S. Geological Survey began recording stream discharges in the 19th century.

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