Geobotany

Lake Veluwe, a Macrophyte-dominated System under Eutrophication Stress

Editors: van Vierssen, W., Hootsmans, Michiel, Vermaat, Jan (Eds.)

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The structure and functioning of eutrophicated aquatic ecosystems has received considerable attention from limnologists as well as water managers in recent years. Stress has often been on pelagic food webs of deeper lakes whilst littoral systems or shallower lakes have been less thoroughly investigated. Since Dutch aquatic systems are shallow, as a rule, they form a notable exception. But here, too, the orientation was often on pelagic food webs.
The present study has a clearly different scope in that it takes the water plant as prime perspective. The editors consider water plants to be the key component in shallow aquatic ecosystems. They have compiled work on one water plant species, Potamogeton pectinatus L., and from one lake, Lake Veluwe, as a typical case, and set out to explain the fluctuations in abundance of this water plant as influenced by eutrophication. A working hypothesis on the mechanism responsible for water plant decline during eutrophication was adopted and tested in a combination of field and laboratory work. A simulation model, SAGAI, for the water plant P.pectinatus was developed and proved to fit independent data very well.
The work started out as a joint effort of a single project team in the Department of Nature Conservation of Wageningen Agricultural University, but the present volume has benefited considerably from the inputs of several invited colleagues, as the list of contributors witnesses. The editors have made an invaluable contribution to the understanding of shallow aquatic ecosystems and to their scientifically based and sustainable management.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: the scope of the research project

    Vierssen, W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • The Zuiderzee: transformation of a brackishwater ecosystem

    Vierssen, W. (et al.)

    Pages 5-19

  • Twenty years of dynamics and distribution of Potamogeton pectinatus L. in Lake Veluwe

    Scheffer, M. (et al.)

    Pages 20-25

  • Intraspecific variation in Potamogeton pectinatus L.: a controlled laboratory experiment

    Vermaat, J. E. (et al.)

    Pages 26-39

  • Growth of Potamogeton pectinatus L. in a temperature-light gradient

    Vermaat, J. E. (et al.)

    Pages 40-61

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lake Veluwe, a Macrophyte-dominated System under Eutrophication Stress
Editors
  • W. van Vierssen
  • Michiel Hootsmans
  • Jan Vermaat
Series Title
Geobotany
Series Volume
21
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2032-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2032-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2320-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4899-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 376
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