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What is a pond?

Ponds represent a small proportion of lentic waterbodies by surface area (<10%) but outnumber lakes by an order of magnitude and are critically important to the global carbon cycle and biodiversity. Given how ubiquitous ponds are; seemingly everyone, those with and without training in limnology, can identify a pond when they can see it. Yet, there is no consistent definition of what a pond is and how ponds might functionally and structurally differ from lakes or wetlands. Our goal is to create a unified definition of ponds.
This project is part of the suite of #PONDING (Pond Observation aNd Discovery IN GLEON) projects.

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