River Plants of Western Europe: The Macrophytic Vegetation of Watercourses of the European Economic Community

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CUP Archive, May 28, 1987 - Science - 512 pages
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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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Contents

Preface page
1
River development
10
River classification
23
Climate
44
Regional variations in precipitation and influence
52
Sediment load and solute content
59
Regional characteristics in the EEC Britain Ireland
65
Species distribution in relation to physical factors
75
Summary
241
Clay streams Lowland streams Hill streams
247
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264
Plant communities in mainland Italy
327
Plant communities in south Norway
356
Management and related interference I
405
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506

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Changes in vegetation during a decade
204
Downstream changes
218

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