River Plants of Western Europe: The Macrophytic Vegetation of Watercourses of the European Economic Community
Originally published in 1987, this book describes and discusses the vegetation of rivers and other watercourses in Europe with an emphasis upon distributional, community and historical ecology. It was firmly based upon many years of field investigations carried out by the author in various countries in the European Economic Community. The main purpose of the text was to increase the understanding of river vegetation in relation to the varying physical characteristics of the watercourses. The rivers of the EEC are considered in detail, with an emphasis upon the influences of landscape, geology, climate, settlement patterns, water use and management and pollution. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in river botany.
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Regional variations in precipitation and influence
Sediment load and solute content
Regional characteristics in the EEC Britain Ireland
Species distribution in relation to physical factors
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abundant Agrostis stolonifera Alisma plantago-aquatica Apium nodiflorum aquatic areas associated Berula erecta Blanket weed Britain Callitriche spp Ceratophyllum demersum chalk channels Chapter clay cm deep Colour band communities damage decrease distribution diversity downstream eutrophication drainage dykes Elodea canadensis eutrophic fluitans France frequent Fringing herbs Germany Glyceria maxima habitat Haslam hills increase Iris pseudacorus land landscape Lemna minor agg less macrophytes Mentha aquatica moderate flow mosses mountain Myosotis scorpioides Myriophyllum spicatum Nuphar lutea occur oligotrophic pattern peat Petasites hybridus Phalaris arundinacea Phragmites communis pollution Polygonum hydropiper agg Potamogeton crispus Potamogeton natans Potamogeton pectinatus Probable species Ranunculus spp River map rock type Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum agg Sagittaria sagittifolia sand sandstone Scirpus lacustris silt slopes slow flow small grasses Sparganium emersum Sparganium erectum Stream banks Table tall monocotyledons tributaries Typha latifolia uncus upland usually variable vegetation Veronica anagallis-aquatica Veronica beccabunga water force water-supported species wide