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The Biology of Aquatic and Wetland Plants

By: Gary N Ervin(Author)

512 pages, 110 colour & 220 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Sep 2018 | #235299 | ISBN-13: 9781482232042
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NHBS Price: £76.99 $99 / €88 approx

About this book

The Biology of Aquatic and Wetland Plants is thorough and up to date textbook for aquatic and wetland plant biology. Aquatic plants occupy a crucially important role in maintaining ecosystem health. They are natural biological filters in freshwater and estuarine wetlands; they contribute to the reproductive success of many organisms including those that are harvested for food; they assist in flood control; and they are prominent elements in the aesthetic and recreational factors of freshwater and estuarine habitats. Additional topics covered in The Biology of Aquatic and Wetland Plants include population genetics, evolutionary ecology, landscape ecology, and climate change.


- Overview
- Evolution and Biogeography of Aquatic and Wetland Plants

Environmental Factors and Plant Adaptations
- Hydrology of Wetlands and Aquatic Habitats
- Oxygen Availability in the Water and Wetland Sediments
- Carbon Dioxide Availability in teh Air and Water
- Light Availability Above and Within the Water
- Sediment Biogeochemistry and Mineral Nutrition

Individuals, Populations, and Species
- Reproduction
- Population Biology & Evolutionary Ecology

Communities, Ecosystems, and Landscapes
- Interactions Among Plant Species
- Other Important Interactions
- Aquatic and Wetland Communities

- Anthropogenic and Global-scale Threats
- Management Considerations

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