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TheScientificWorldJOURNAL
Volume 1, Pages 117-118
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2001.18
Editorial

Welcome to Freshwater Systems, A Domain of TheScientificWorld

Copyright © 2001 Karl E. Havens et al.

Abstract

With an ever-increasing human population size, increasing human impacts on the natural environment, and a growing scarcity of freshwater resources, the study of freshwater systems has become one of the most critical areas of focus for environmental scientists. Never before has there been such a need for an integrated understanding of lakes, wetlands, and flowing waters. This understanding must cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines, reach a wide international audience, and strongly facilitate the linkage between scientific discovery and its real-world application.