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By I. Bernez, F. Aguiar, C. Violle, T. Ferreira (auth.), J. M. Caffrey, A. Dutartre, J. Haury, K. J. Murphy, P. M. Wade (eds.)

Macrophytes and macrophytes ecology have received an extra value with the creation of, and felony requirement to enforce, the ecu Water Framework Directive. This displays the precious function that aquatic plant groups play in assessing the ecological prestige of water our bodies. major adjustments within the prestige and normal abundance of those groups has been recorded within the final 3 many years, consequent on such components as worldwide warming and, more and more, at the unfold of competitive alien species. those adjustments were such a lot felt in these waters which are exploited for amenity and leisure pursuits.

The elevated biomass of aquatic plants in water our bodies has adversely impacted on rest use of those structures yet has additionally impacted on their use for agricultural, flood aid, municipal and family reasons. The loss to nationwide economies because of this over the top plant biomass has been considerable and has positioned strain on water managers to strengthen weed keep watch over techniques which are effective, environmentally delicate and low-cost. the consequences from the main updated learn actions and box trials of prime aquatic plant scientists and bosses in all 5 continents, aimed toward resolving those weed difficulties, has been drawn jointly during this volume.

The name of this precise factor, 'Macrophytes in aquatic ecosystems: from biology to management', is wide-ranging and displays the huge scope and scale of the papers offered therein. It additional recognises the outdated paradigm: 'knowledge to accomplish administration and administration to accomplish knowledge'.

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1986; Sultan, 2000). This ability to adapt its phenotype to suit the habitat allows plastic species to compete for a wide range of habitats. , 1986). Plasticity gives therefore a distinct competitive advantage over other species that lack this attribute which explain the high plasticity found in spreading aquatic macrophytes (Ashton & Mitchell, 1989). Ranunculus peltatus Schrank is a very plastic species which can dominate open sections of streams (Cook, 1966). This plasticity promotes its local spreading in French hydrosystems and especially in the Vosges mountains (Thie´baut & Muller, 1999).

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Current velocity did not have a significant effect on R. peltatus fragmentation. Regeneration depended strongly on light availability. This stage occurred only for unshaded or 50% shaded plants. Darkness prevented plants from regrowing. , 1986; Sultan, 2000). This ability to adapt its phenotype to suit the habitat allows plastic species to compete for a wide range of habitats. , 1986). Plasticity gives therefore a distinct competitive advantage over other species that lack this attribute which explain the high plasticity found in spreading aquatic macrophytes (Ashton & Mitchell, 1989).

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