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Title:The Ecology of the Skokie Marsh Area, with Special Reference to the Mollusca
Author(s):Baker, F.C.
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Abstract:The present paper is an attempt to place on record a minute study of a small area with special reference to its molluscan inhabitants. It is believed that this is one of the first attempts to apply the ecological method, so notably used by the botanists (Cowles, 1901; Jennings, 1909, etc.), to the study of the Mollusca, although Adams (1906) and Ruthven (1904) have included this class of animals in their report of the Ecological Survey of Michigan, and Pilsbry (1905), Elrod (1901-03) and Adams (1900) have made valuable contributions to molluscan ecology. Attempts to study the mollusks of a restricted region from an ecological standpoint are, however, rare, the writer having been unable to find any papers in which these animals were studied purely from this standpoint. It was thought that an exhaustive study of the habitat relations of all the mollusks of a given area might throw some light on their specific distinctions (especially those of the fresh-water pulmonates), and the studies herein detailed seem to warrant the belief that some good results along this line have been accomplished. These are referred to under the head of taxonomy (page 489).
Issue Date:1910
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 008, no. 04
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Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-10-06

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