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The Waving Plants of the River

By: Sylvia M Haslam (Author)

277 pages, 23 plates with colour illustrations; b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

Forrest Text

Paperback | Aug 2013 | #208278 | ISBN-13: 9780956469243
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By the end of The Waving Plants of the River readers have a better understanding of how water plants behave, and, as importantly, of how little is known of how they work. They are living beings, a fact often forgotten, they react to the total environment they are in. That there is some American research finding that the conditions in a riverscape were best predicted by the management of half a century before, should make everyone think! As should the proven research demonstrating the deplorable loss of waving plants over too much of Europe over that period. All is not however lost: good research has much improved part of the Danube, but this is rare. Too often, as in parts of England, the forces of destruction outweigh those of restoration.



1 Flowing in the Water
1.1 Introduction
1.2 The behaviour of flow
1.3 Flow effects and damage
1.4 Riverscape
1.5 Adapting to the water

2 Ranunculus (Batrachian), Berula erecta and Sparganium emersum
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Ranunculus spp. (Batrachian) Water crowfoot
2.2.1 Introduction
2.2.2 Structure
2.2.3 River distributions
2.2.4 Pattern and habitat
2.2.5 Community types
2.2.6 Management
2.2.7 Nutrients
2.3 Berula erecta (Huds.) Colville Sium erectum Huds., S. angustifolium L
2.3.1 Introduction
2.3.2 Structure
2..3.3 Some interactions between Berula erecta, Apium nodiflorum, Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum agg., and Ranunculus spp
2.3.4 Communities
2.3.5 River distributions
2.4 Sparganium emersum Rehman, Lesser bur reed, 'strapweed'
2.4.1 Introduction
2.4.2 Structure
2.4.3 Autecology
2.4.4 Community
2.4.5 River distributions

3 Pattern and Process
3.1 General
3.2 Organisation
3.2.1 Self-organisation
3.2.2 Organisation by patterned habit
3.2.3 Organisation by plant growth
3.2.4 Other factors
3.3 Patterns with flow
3.4 Patterns with depth
3.5 Patterns with substrate
3.6 Patterns with necessary chemicals (nutrients and gases)
3.7 Patterns with pollution

4 Lament


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