Clear Water Associated with a Dense Chara Vegetation in the Shallow and Turbid Lake Veluwemeer, The Netherlands

  • Marcel S. Van den Berg
  • Hugo Coops
  • Marie-Louise Meijer
  • Marten Scheffer
  • Jan Simons
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 131)


The presence of submerged aquatic macrophytes in lakes is affected by the underwater light climate. Lakes with clear water can show abundant macrophyte vegetation, whereas lakes with turbid water usually have a poor submerged vegetation (Moss, 1990; Scheffer et al., 1993). Moreover, macrophytes improve their own light climate by enhancing the water transparency.


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  • Marcel S. Van den Berg
  • Hugo Coops
  • Marie-Louise Meijer
  • Marten Scheffer
  • Jan Simons

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