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(Science: ecology) An inland body of water, usually fresh water, formed by glaciers, river drainage, etc., larger than a pool or pond.

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Why Forest Are Necessary?

... atmosphere and store it in plant tissue, and trap sediment and nutrients to prevent them entering waterways which helps maintain the quality of lakes and rivers. As you've already said they are important culturally and for recreation, for example people enjoy going hiking, mountain biking and ...

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by BasicBiology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Why Forest Are Necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 4645

Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems

... water, the primary producers are phytoplankton and macroalgae and so on. Examples of different ecosystems include: Forests Grasslands Wetlands Lakes Rivers Rocky shores Soft shores (beaches) Deserts But the distinction between an environment and an ecosystem is the fact that when you refer ...

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by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems
Replies: 1
Views: 3349

The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada

... consume. If I am not mistaken, I believe that these mussles have been "credited" with reducing the walleye populations in the Great Lakes. While exotic introductions may benefit the narrow interests of some humans, the vast majority of them are detrimental to the ecosystems into ...

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by thoffnagle
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada
Replies: 3
Views: 8633

Amoeba Culturing

... amoeba is everywhere. Thing is the disease it causes is really rare (PAM). I also read where 2 kids last month died from this while swimming in lakes. Basically, your fine unless you somehow sniff this stuff up your nose and I'm not convinced yet as to how far this stuff has to get into your ...

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by amoebaslayer
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Amoeba Culturing
Replies: 10
Views: 10155

Help finding liverworts.

... specifically liverworts. I live in the Kansas City area of Missouri; it's mostly suburban but there are some areas of deep forest/creeks/lakes/etc. Recently I have been going out and looking for liverworts, as I've never actually seen one in nature. I feel as if I'm looking in the right ...

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by coolbreeeze
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Help finding liverworts.
Replies: 0
Views: 1858
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