How do freshwater organisms cross the “dry ocean”? A review on passive dispersal and colonization processes with a special focus on temporary ponds

@article{Incagnone2014HowDF,
  title={How do freshwater organisms cross the “dry ocean”? A review on passive dispersal and colonization processes with a special focus on temporary ponds},
  author={Giulia Incagnone and Federico Marrone and Rossella Barone and Lavinia Robba and Luigi Naselli-Flores},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2014},
  volume={750},
  pages={103-123}
}
Lakes and ponds are scattered on Earth’s surface as islands in the ocean. The organisms inhabiting these ecosystems have thus developed strategies to pass the barrier represented by the surrounding land, to disperse and to colonize new environments. The evidences of a high potential for passive long-range dispersal of organisms producing resting stages inspired the idea that there were no real barriers to their actual dispersal, and that their distribution was only limited by the ecological… 

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