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

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  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107634671

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  • Originally published in 1987, this book 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. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in river botany.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107634671
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 298 x 210 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    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
    Appendixes
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    S. M. Haslam

    With contributions by

    P. A. Wolseley

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