Prioritizing freshwater habitats for conservation: Need for a holistic approach

Munsi, Madhushree and Aravind, N A and Ravikanth, G (2016) Prioritizing freshwater habitats for conservation: Need for a holistic approach. Current Science. ISSN 0011-3891

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Abstract

Surface freshwater represents less than 0.01% of the total water available on earth, but it is absolutely necessary for sustaining lifel,2. Freshwater habitats harbour almost 10% of the biodiversity described till date ':". These habitats also provide various ecosystem services such as regulating ground water recharge, food web, nutrient cycles, soil quality and flood. The biodiversity therein plays a crucial role in providing clean water through respiration of organic carbon, denitrification, and in regulation of biogeochemical cycles, as well as providing livelihood optionsl

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research > Research Center - Technical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 31 May 2016 14:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146229

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