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Aquatic Ecology: Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems. G. Tyler Miller’s Living in the Environment 13 th Edition Chapter 7. Key Concepts. Factors that influence aquatic systems. Saltwater life zones. Freshwater life zones. Human activities that affect aquatic systems.

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aquatic ecology biodiversity in aquatic systems
Aquatic Ecology: Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems

G. Tyler Miller’s

Living in the Environment

13th Edition

Chapter 7

key concepts
Key Concepts
  • Factors that influence aquatic systems
  • Saltwater life zones
  • Freshwater life zones
  • Human activities that affect aquatic systems
aquatic environments types components and limiting factors
Aquatic Environments: Types, Components, and Limiting Factors
  • Marine systems
  • Freshwater systems
  • Plankton
  • Nekton
  • Benthos
  • Euphotic zone
  • Dissolved oxygen

Fig. 7-2 p. 145

saltwater life zones
Saltwater Life Zones
  • Coastal zone
  • Estuaries
  • Coastal wetlands
  • Mangroves
  • Intertidal zones
  • Barrier islands
ocean zones
Ocean Zones

Fig. 7-7 p. 148

Refer to Figs. 7-11 & 7-12

p. 151 & 152

coral reefs
Coral Reefs

Fig. 7-16

p. 154

freshwater life zones
Freshwater Life Zones
  • Standing water
  • Flowing water

Fig. 7-20 p. 158

seasonal changes in lakes
Fig. 7-22 p. 159Seasonal Changes in Lakes
  • Epilimnion
  • Thermocline
  • Hypolimnion
  • Fall overturn
  • Springoverturn
river systems
Fig. 7-23 p. 160River Systems
  • Drainage basin
  • Runoff
  • Floodplain
  • Watershed
inland wetlands
Inland Wetlands

Fig. 7-25 p. 162

sustainability of aquatic life zones
Sustainability of Aquatic Life Zones
  • Coral reef destruction
  • Loss of biodiversity
  • Pollution
  • Sedimentation
  • Renewability
  • Natural purification
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