© 1996

Management and Ecology of Freshwater Plants

Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Aquatic Weeds, European Weed Research Society

  • Editors
  • J. M. Caffrey
  • P. R. F. Barrett
  • K. J. Murphy
  • P. M. Wade
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 120)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ecology

    1. Ecology of FreshWater Plants

    2. Plants-Environment Interactions in Freshwater Systems

  3. Distribution

    1. Freshwater Plants and Aquatic Weed Problems

About these proceedings


There is a growing need for appropriate management of aquatic plants in rivers and canals, lakes and reservoirs, and drainage channels and urban waterways. This management must be based on a sound knowledge of the ecology of freshwater plants, their distribution and the different forms of control available including chemical, physical, biological and biomanipulation. This series of papers from over 20 different countries was generated from the highly successful European Weed Research Society symposia on aquatic plant management, this being the ninth. The contributions provide a valuable insight into the complexities involved in managing aquatic systems, discuss state-of-the-art control techniques such as biomanipulation using fish and waterfowl and the use of straw, and deal with patterns of regrowth and recovery post-management. Careful consideration is given to the use of chemicals, a practice which has come under scrutiny in recent years.
Underpinning the development of such control techniques is a growing body of knowledge relating to the biology and ecology of water plants, including growth responses under different trophic conditions, the impact of pollution, and aspects of photosynthesis. The authorship of the papers represents the collective wisdom of leading scientists and experts from fisheries agencies, river authorities, nature conservation agencies, the agrochemical industry and both governmental and non-governmental organisations.


algae biology development ecology environment fish growth nature conservation plant plants pollution vegetation

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Management and Ecology of Freshwater Plants
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Aquatic Weeds, European Weed Research Society
  • Editors Joseph Caffrey
    Philip R.F. Barrett
    Kevin J. Murphy
    Philip Max Wade
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4433-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6441-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-5782-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 354
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Ecology
    Plant Sciences
    Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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` ... this volume is well worth reading and is recommended for possible purchase by researchers in this field as well as by libraries, as it contains many informative and thought-provoking articles by scientist who are recognised experts in their particular fields.'
Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters, 7 (1998)