Angling and species richness of aquatic macrophytes in ponds

Goulder, Raymond (2001) Angling and species richness of aquatic macrophytes in ponds. Freshwater Forum, 15, pp. 71-76.

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Ponds are unjustly neglected habitats. This paper aims to raise awareness of the potential interaction between angling and the macrophyte vegetation of ponds. The work described by the author followed on from a study of 57 ponds in East Yorkshire, northeast England, by Linton & Goulder (2000). They found that the species richness of aquatic vascular plants (macrophytes) is greater in ponds that are used for angling and suggest that to some extent there are more species because disturbance by anglers leads to greater habitat diversity. This article describes how the hypothesis was tested by comparing species richness at fished sites with that at non-fished sites around the margins of ponds in two localities in East Yorkshire. The localities were investigated during August-September 1999.

Item Type: Article
Title: Angling and species richness of aquatic macrophytes in ponds
Personal Creator/Author:
Goulder, Raymond
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 15
Page Range: pp. 71-76
Date: 2001
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ponds; Macrophytes; Biodiversity; Species diversity; Angling; Environmental impact; England; East Riding of Yorkshire
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 4633
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2010 18:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:10

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