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

By: Sylvia M Haslam(Author), Pat A Wolseley(Illustrator)

512 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | May 2014 | #211365 | ISBN-13: 9781107634671
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Hardback | May 1987 | #1298 | ISBN: 0521264278
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Originally published in 1987, River Plants of Western Europe 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. River Plants of Western Europe will be of value to anyone with an interest in river botany.



1. Introduction
2. River development
3. River classification
4. Climate
5. River discharges
6. Species distribution in relation to physical factors
7. Nutrient-status banding: colour banding
8. Plant responses to rock type and nutrient regime
9. Geographic distribution
10. Factors causing changes in rivers with particular reference to the twentieth century
11. Changes in vegetation during a decade
12. Downstream changes
13. Plant communities in Britain
14. Plant communities in Germany
15. Plant communities in Denmark
16. Plant communities in Belgium
17. Plant communities in Luxembourg
18. Plant communities in Ireland
19. Plant communities in The Netherlands
20. Plant communities in (mainland) France
21. Plant communities in (mainland) Italy
22. Plant communities in Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica
23. Plant communities in south Norway
24. Community studies
25. Community interpretation
26. Management and related interference I
27. Management and related interference II
28. Pollution patterns
29. Aspects of pollution
30. Indices for damage and pollution


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