Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Lakes of PontchartrainTheir History and Environments$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robert W. Hastings

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732719

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732719.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 17 October 2019

. Biota of the Pontchartrain Basin

. Biota of the Pontchartrain Basin

Chapter:
(p.189) 14. Biota of the Pontchartrain Basin
Source:
The Lakes of Pontchartrain
Author(s):

Robert W. Hastings

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732719.003.0017

This chapter describes the major geomorphic regions and ecological communities in Lake Pontchartrain. Three major geomorphic regions are: the Marginal Deltaic Basin, which includes Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas; the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain, which includes the Lake Borgne area and its surrounding wetlands; and the Pleistocene Terraces, which include the forested habitats that abut the northern side of the lakes and contribute to the Pontchartrain drainage basin. The Marginal Deltaic Basin is further subdivided into eight distinct areas based upon habitat characteristics, plant communities, and faunal assemblages. Within these geomorphic regions and their subdivisions, several major ecological communities may be recognized, based on general living conditions, habitat characteristics, and living organisms present.

Keywords:   marine species, geomorphic regions, Marginal Deltaic Basin, Mississippi River Deltaic Plain, Pleistocene Terraces, ecological communities

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.