Beyond light: Physical, geological, and geochemical parameters as possible submersed aquatic vegetation habitat requirements

  title={Beyond light: Physical, geological, and geochemical parameters as possible submersed aquatic vegetation habitat requirements},
  author={Evamaria W. Koch},
  • E. Koch
  • Published 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Estuaries
When determining the suitability of a certain area as a habitat for submersed aquatic vegetation (SAV), light and parameters that modify light (epiphytes, total suspended solids, chlorophyll concentration, nutrients) are the first factors to be taken into consideration. As a result, in the past 10 years, light has been the major focus of SAV research. Even so, we are still unable to explain why SAV often occurs in one area but is absent just a few meters away. Recent studies have shown that SAV… Expand
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