Patterns in biomass and cover of aquifer macrophytes in lakes.

C. M. Duarte, J. Kalff, R. H. Peters

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Quantitative analysis from 139 lakes revealed that biomass and cover of emergent macrophytes are, on average, proportional to lake area, but that biomass and cover of submerged plants are proportionally reduced with increasing lake size. Underwater light was the best descriptor of the cover and biomass of submerged plants. Emergent macrophytes are most strongly affected by lake morphometry, in particular by average slope. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1900-1908
Number of pages9
JournalCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science


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