© 1988

Vegetation of inland waters

  • J. J. Symoens

Part of the Handbook of vegetation science book series (HAVS, volume 15-1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Robert G. Wetzel
    Pages 1-30
  3. H. L. Golterman, R. S. Clymo, E. P. H. Best, J. Lauga
    Pages 31-61
  4. C. Den Hartog, G. Van Der Velde
    Pages 113-153
  5. Jean-Jacques Symoens, Elsalore Kusel-Fetzmann, Jean-Pierre Descy
    Pages 183-221
  6. C. M. Breen, K. H. Rogers, P. J. Ashton
    Pages 223-247
  7. J. T. A. Verhoeven, W. Koerselman, B. Beltman
    Pages 249-282
  8. John M. Melack
    Pages 341-378
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 379-385

About this book


By 1988 the Handbook of Vegetation Science is well on its way to completion. With 7 volumes in circulation, 3 volumes in the press, and most of the remaining volumes in preparation it appears that the total task can be completed in the early 'nineties. I am especially thankful to Professor Symoens for accepting the task of editing the volume on aquatic vegetation. The main emphasis of work in phytosociology is devoted to land plants, yet the landscape analysis remains incomplete without the consideration of rivers and lakes. Avolume on inland aquatic vegetation must therefore be most helpful to the land vegetation analyst and not only to the specialist on aquatic vegetation. Professor Symoens succeeded in drafting the most competent team for his task. I am sure that all colleagues working in vegetation analysis will be grateful to them that they have taken the time and energy to complete their chapters. Handbook articles are not easy to write and certainly not easy to edit. in the landscape are treated. The The major aquatic components vegetation analysts will welcome the fact that certain physiological and ecological processes of water plants are covered for which otherwise they would have to consult the limnological literature. This volume, together with the forthcoming volume on wetlands, should completely cover the inland aquatic vegetation problematic.


Vegetation flora photosynthesis plant plants

Editors and affiliations

  • J. J. Symoens
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium voor Algemene Plantkunde en NatuurbeheerVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Vegetation of inland waters
  • Editors J. J. Symoens
  • Series Title Handbook of vegetation science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-6193-196-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7887-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-3087-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 385
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


This book will serve as a convenient source of information on aquatic vegetation to professionals and researchers working in the field of aquatic biology.

`Professor Symoens is to be congratulated on assembling such high quality contributions. Each chapter stands on its own rather than being an integrated textbook, but the outcome is a learned book on the vegetation of inland waters which should be on every ecologist's bookshelf.'
P. Denny