"Rapid and dramatic changes in vegetation" of a small pond on Holy Island (Northumbria): Chaotic dynamics?
Freshwater Forum, 11,
This note describes changes to the relative extent of four structurally dominant submerged macrophytes in a pond on Holy Island National Nature Reserve, Northumbria, between 1991 and 1998. The estimated extent of the four submerged macrophytes and bare substratum between 1991 and 1998 showed dramatic changes with no obvious pattern or periodicity, as well as no identifiable natural or anthropogenic causes. Chaotic variation may be an important character of submerged pond plant populations, so that surveys taken in a single year may give an unreliable picture of plant populations.
||"Rapid and dramatic changes in vegetation" of a small pond on Holy Island (Northumbria): Chaotic dynamics?
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||Freshwater Biological Association
||Aquatic plants; Community composition; Dominant species; Ecological succession; Freshwater weeds; Phytobenthos; Ponds; Sanctuaries; Species diversity; Vegetation cover; England; Holy Island National Nature Reserve; Chara hispida; Myriophyllum alterniflorum; Potamogeton gramineus; Ranunculus aquatilis; Tracheophyta
Hardy B Schwamm
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||29 Sep 2011 16:12
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