The Influence Of Climate-induced Salinization On Temporary Pools In A Large Dune Field
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William Mausbach is a researcher in the Oklahoma State University Department of Integrative Biology.  His interests focus on how dispersal, environmental factors, and species interactions drive community structure in aquatic systems. I am currently using branchiopod communities in the Nebraska Sandhills as a model system to test how gradients in environmental heterogeneity influence both community structure and regional species richness. Other interests include the relationship between hatching cues and survival in heterogeneous environments and the influence of egg banks on community composition under different environmental conditions.

                       

The Influence Of Climate-induced Salinization On Temporary Pools In A Large Dune Field

Temporary pools are one of the most abundant types of aquatic habitats worldwide; however, they are also one of the most threatened and least studied. Unlike many lakes and streams, temporary pools only hold water for part of the year, ranging from a couple of weeks to many months. During the dry season, these habitats often go unnoticed to the untrained eye, making them more vulnerable to anthropogenic disturbances and less likely to be viewed as valuable habitats. Temporary pools,...

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