Streams: Perennial and Seasonal

Authored by: Daniel von Schiller , Vicenç Acuña , Sergi Sabater

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ENRW-K12413_120047603

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Abstract

Perennial (permanently flowing) and seasonal (temporarily flowing) streams are diverse ecosystems that can be found on every continent. This entry provides an updated overview of perennial and seasonal streams, including their definition, classification, spatial zonation, their role as fluvial ecosystems, the ecosystem services they provide and the main issues related to their management and conservation.

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