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Management and Ecology of Freshwater Plants : Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Aquatic Weeds, European Weed Research Society - Joseph Caffrey

Management and Ecology of Freshwater Plants

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

By: Joseph Caffrey (Editor), Philip R. F. Barrett (Editor), Kevin J. Murphy (Editor), Philip Max Wade (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1997
ISBN: 9780792344339
Number Of Pages: 354

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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.

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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)

Ecology of Freshwater Plants
Plant-Environment Interactions in Freshwater Systems
Freshwater Plants and Aquatic Weed Problems
Control of Freshwater and Riparian Vegetation
Strategic and Regional Studies
Chemical and Physical Approaches
Biological and Biomanipulative Approaches
Control of Algae
Management (Continued)
Utilisation of Freshwater and Riparian Vegetation
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ISBN: 9780792344339
ISBN-10: 0792344332
Series: Developments in Hydrobiology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 28th February 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 20.32  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.09
Edition Number: 340