Biology, Ecology and Management of Aquatic Plants

Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Aquatic Weeds, European Weed Research Society

  • Editors
  • Joseph Caffrey
  • Philip R. F. Barrett
  • Maria Teresa Ferreira
  • Ilidio S. Moreira
  • Kevin J. Murphy
  • Philip Max Wade
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 147)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Biology and distribution

    1. N. S. Sidorkewicj, A. C. López Cazorla, O. A. Fernández, G. C. Möckel, M. A. Burgos
      Pages 13-19
    2. Nick G. den Hollander, Ingrid W. Schenk, Sara Diouf, Martin J. Kropff, Arnold H. Pieterse
      Pages 21-27
    3. Hidenobu Kunii, Kazuhiro Okibe
      Pages 29-33
    4. J. Santos Oliveira, João Almeida Femandes, Carla Alves, João Morais, Paula Urbano
      Pages 41-45
    5. T. Vasconcelos, M. Tavares, N. Gaspar
      Pages 59-65
    6. J. C. Costa, J. Capelo, M. D. Espírito Santo, M. Lousã, A. Monteiro, S. Mesquita et al.
      Pages 67-75
    7. David Hatcher, John Eaton, Mary Gibson, Rick Leah
      Pages 87-91
  3. Ecology

    1. Magdi M. Ali, Kevin J. Murphy, Jérôme Langendorff
      Pages 93-100
    2. F. Hugh Dawson, Paul J. Raven, Michael J. Gravelle
      Pages 123-130
    3. Zdenka Hroudová, Petr Zákravský
      Pages 139-145
    4. L. Mauricio Bini, Sidinei M. Thomaz, Kevin J. Murphy, Antonio F. M. Camargo
      Pages 147-154
    5. M. T. Ferreira, A. Franco, L. Catarino, I. Moreira, P. Sousa
      Pages 163-168
    6. Marcin Szańkowski, Stanisław Kłosowski
      Pages 177-185
    7. Hugo Coops, Jenica Hanganu, Marian Tudor, Willem Oosterberg
      Pages 187-191
  4. Invasive aquatic and riparian plants

  5. Management

    1. Integrated Plant Control

      1. I. Moreira, T. Ferreira, A. Monteiro, L. Catarino, T. Vasconcelos
        Pages 229-234
    2. Physical and Biomanipulative Control

    3. Chemical Control

    4. Control of Algae

      1. P. R. F. Barrett, J. W. Littlejohn, J. Curnow
        Pages 309-313
      2. J. M. Caffrey, C. Monahan
        Pages 315-318
    5. Plant Utilization

      1. M. Lourdes Costa, M. Conceição Santos, Francisco Carrapiço
        Pages 323-327

About these proceedings


There is a growing need for appropriate management of aquatic plants in rivers and canals, lakes and reservoirs, and drainage channels and urban waterways. This management must be based on a sound knowledge of the ecology of freshwater plants, their distribution and the different forms of control available including chemical and physical, and biological and biomanipulation.
This series of papers from over 20 different countries was generated from the tenth in the highly successful series of European Weed Research Society symposia on aquatic plant management, this being the tenth. It provides a valuable insight into the complexities involved in managing aquatic systems, discusses state-of-the-art control techniques and deals with patterns of regrowth and recovery post-management. Careful consideration is given to the use of chemicals, a practice which has come under scrutiny in recent years. Underpinning the development of such control techniques is a growing body of knowledge relating to the biology and ecology of water plants. The authorship of the papers represents the collective wisdom of leading scientists and experts from fisheries agencies, river authorities, nature conservation agencies, the agrochemical industry and both governmental and non-governmental organisations.


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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5404-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0922-4
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