Macrophytes: Biodiversity, Role in Aquatic Ecosystems and Management Strategies


Raven Capello (Editor)

Series: Botanical Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Aquatic plants play a significant role in maintaining water quality, due to their ability of absorbing nutrients. This book aims to show the value of macrophyte use as a tool for biological water treatment of aquaculture farms and also as a culture medium for microalgae. It also discusses the translocation and monitoring of wetland plants; responses of floating macrophytes to different environmental stressors; and vegetation structure of lagoon environments as a result of sediment biogeochemical dynamics and organic matter load. (Imprint: Novinka )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Translocation and Monitoring of Wetland Plants (pp. 1-26)
Thomas Abeli, Graziano Rossi, Paolo Cauzzi and Simone Orsenigo (University of Pavia, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Pavia, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2 – Responses of Floating Macrophytes to Different Environmental Stressors (pp. 27-44)
Cinzia Forni (Department of Biology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 3 – Vegetation Structure of Lagoon Environments As a Result of Sediment Biogeochemical Dynamics and Organic Matter Load: A Review (pp. 45-58)
M. Lenzi (Lagoon Ecology and Aquaculture Laboratory (LEALab), Orbetello Pesca Lagunare srl, Orbetello, Italy)

Chapter 4 – Macrophytes in Neotropical Aquaculture Farms: Positive and Negative Effects (pp. 59-84)
Lúcia Helena Sipaúba-Tavares, Samuel Generoso Dias, Fernanda Travaini-Lima, Bruno Scardoeli-Truzzi and Cecília Anatriello Boareto (São Paulo State University, Aquaculture Center (CAUNESP), Limnology and Plankton Production Laboratory, Road Prof. Paulo Donato Castellane, Jaboticabal, SP Brazil)



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