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Classification, Characterization and Comparison of Aquatic Ecosystems in the Landscape of Adilabad District, Telangana, Deccan Region, India

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Keywords: Artificial Aquatic Ecosystems, Ecosystem Classification, Ecosystem Comparisons, Ecosystem Description, Freshwater Ecosystems, Hydrogeomorphic Classification, Inland Waters, Lentic Ecosystems, Lotic Ecosystems, Natural Aquatic Ecosystems, Wetland Ecosystems

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A landscape is a mosaic of natural and/or artificial communities and wa-terbodies and may contain several distinct ecosystems. Human life depends on many services delivered by the water-based aquatic and land-based terrestrial ecosystems. A wide variety of aquatic ecosystems exist and alt-hough they represent a low percentage of the Earth’s surface, their roles and functions make them crucial. Aquatic ecosystems especially inland aquatic ecosystems are rich in biodiversity and home to a diverse array of species and habitats, providing numerous economic and societal benefits to humans. Understanding diversity of aquatic ecosystems within landscape is a fundamental goal of both basic and applied ecological research. This study recognizes, defines, classifies, characterizes and compares for the first time the aquatic resources vis-à-vis aquatic ecosystems in the landscape of Adilabad District, Telangana, “Deccan Region”, India, which was selected as the study area.

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Reddy, M. T. , Sivaraj, N. , Kamala, V. , Pandravada, S. R. , Sunil, N. and Dikshit, N. (2018). Classification, Characterization and Comparison of Aquatic Ecosystems in the Landscape of Adilabad District, Telangana, Deccan Region, India. Open Access Library Journal, 5, e4459. doi:


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