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It is helpful to think of natural freshwater ecosystems as belonging to those with still or running water. Freshwater communities can be viewed as the adaptation of living organisms to the abiotic, the non-living or physical conditions, imposed by the movement of water. The range of niches or job openings in a particular freshwater ecosystem can be gauged by looking at such abiotic factors as water movement, depth, temperature, turbidity or clarity, chemistry and by closely observing the biotic component, the living organisms, and asking yourself, "Who lives there and why?"

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