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Aquatic Communities As Indices of Pollution

  • Ruth Patrick
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 1)

Abstract

Aquatic communities are very similar to terrestrial communities in many of their characteristics. For example, they are composed of organisms that decompose detritus that enters the system; primary producers that fix the sun’s energy; herbivores — animals that feed upon the primary producers; carnivores, which feed upon herbivores; and omnivores which may feed upon carnivores, herbivores, and primary producers.

Keywords

Yellow Perch Diatom Community Aquatic Community Toxic Pollution Western Lake 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Patrick
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  1. 1.Department of LimnologyAcademy of Natural SciencesPhiladelphiaUSA

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