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Riparian Communities and Related Topics: An Annotated Bibliography

Sample Entry

AUTHOR:     Turner, R.E. 

PUB. YEAR:  1988 

TITLE:      Secondary production in riparian wetlands 

SOURCE:     Transactions of the 53rd North American Wildlife and Natural 
            Resources Conference 53:491-501. 

TOPICS:     ecosystem processes, riparian ecosystem 

COMMENTS:   Riparian wetlands have high primary production, provide 
            fluctuating environments and an aquatic/terrestrial food web 
            or chain, resulting in concentrated secondary production. 
            Based on analyses of food chains, riparian ecosystems have 
            more trophic species per number of trophic links than do 
            nonwetland ecosystems. The vegetation canopy of riparian 
            wetlands adds to maximum ecosystem dimension, which probably 
            results in relatively longer food chains compared with other 
            wetland ecosystem types. 

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