Within a highly Chlorophyll populated lake
What ecosystem services are provided by freshwater wetlands?
Wetlands are an ecotone, or transitional habitat, between the terrestrial and aquatic realms
Three characteristics to define or delineate wetlands:
Wetlands come in a wide variety of types (Table 5.2 highlights major types & their characteristics)
Wetlands are among the most threatened habitats globally
What are some of the causes of wetland losses?
Mitigating wetland losses is a charged topic:
How do total area and number of lakes change with lake surface area classes? Any compare/contrast to streams?
Think about contrasting features of reservoirs versus natural lakes (e.g. Great Lakes). How do fetch and wind mixing differ between these, and why?
Lake stratification and mixing can help us categorize lakes as
Global mean warming of +0.34 degrees Celsius per decade
Compare the different taxonomic groups we have discussed. Which groups could survive under the following conditions? Why?
Where in the phylogenetic tree are invertebrates? Vertebrates?
Both at the top by Eukarya. They split after looking at true tissues, bilateral symmetry, and protostome development
What do I expect you to know?
Where do we go now?