Aquatic vegetation - a primer for hydrodynamic specialists

O'Hare, Matthew T.. 2015 Aquatic vegetation - a primer for hydrodynamic specialists. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 53 (6). 687-698.

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This paper is about aquatic vegetation, written by a biologist, and is aimed at those working in hydraulics, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and related fields. It provides information on the basic biology of riverine plants, their evolution, their basic requirements and their distribution patterns in space and time. Key ecological processes, such as succession, are described. It discusses how these plants can be grouped according to their shapes and traits and how these are associated with specific types of hydraulic habitat. The realistic parameterization of empirical experiments is considered. The application of fundamental hydraulic research to environmental management is discussed, focusing on eutrophication, channel conveyance and the downstream impacts of dams.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Watt
ISSN: 0022-1686
Additional Keywords: ecology, eutrophication, hydrodynamics, hydrology, macrophytes, restoration
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 26 Feb 2016 14:36 +0 (UTC)

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