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

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

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6441-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5782-7
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