Effect of macrophyte community composition and nutrient enrichment on plant biomass and algal blooms

  title={Effect of macrophyte community composition and nutrient enrichment on plant biomass and algal blooms},
  author={Elisabeth S. Bakker and Ellen van Donk and Steven A. J. Declerck and Nico R. Helmsing and Bert Hidding and Bart A. Nolet},
  journal={Basic and Applied Ecology},

Impacts of sediment type on the performance and composition of submerged macrophyte communities

To restore deteriorated lake ecosystems, it is important to identify environmental factors that influence submerged macrophyte communities. While sediment is a critical environmental factor for

Effects of Spirogyra arcta on biomass and structure of submerged macrophyte communities

To restore submerged macrophyte communities in conditions with abundant algae, assembling communities consisting of C. demersum or similar species may be a good practice.

Effect of Potamogeton pusillus on Water Quality and Plankton Community

The results suggested that P. pusillus is potentially useful for water purification and aquatic ecosystem restoration.

Submerged macrophytes as bioindicators of environmental conditions in shallow lakes in eastern Poland

Principal component analysis confirms the separation of the lakes with regard to trophic status and macrophyte species richness and biomass, and indicated the significant effect of Secchi disc depth, pH, conductivity, chlorophyll- a, P tot, P-PO 4 and N-NO 3 on the biomass and distribution of submerged macrophytes in the lakes.

Restoring macrophyte diversity in shallow temperate lakes: biotic versus abiotic constraints

Although many lake restoration projects have led to decreased nutrient loads and increased water transparency, the establishment or expansion of macrophytes does not immediately follow the improved

Effects of snails, submerged plants and their coexistence on eutrophication in aquatic ecosystems

While submerged plants and snails can both improve water quality, the most pronounced effect in aquatic ecosystems is achieved by their presence in combination, suggesting that a combined reintroduction approach may provide enhanced benefits in restoring the eutrophic ecosystems, following the reduction of external nutrient loading.



Effects of macrophyte species richness on wetland ecosystem functioning and services

Higher algal and total plant biomass and lower losses of total phosphorus resulted from the greater chance in species mixtures of a high algal biomass and the presence of sago pondweed, which physically filter particulate phosphorus from the water.

Plankton biodiversity along a gradient of productivity and its mediation by macrophytes.

The results indirectly suggest that the often reported unimodal relationship between primary productivity and diversity in nature may be partially mediated by the tendency of submerged macrophytes to be most abundant at intermediate productivity levels.

Effects of fish and nutrient additions on food-web stability in a charophyte-dominated lake

The results suggest that when nutrient loads are increased towards levels where the macrophyte-dominated state is being destabilised, a 'switch' is more likely to occur in warm summers.

Impact of submerged macrophytes on fish-zooplankton-phytoplankton interactions : large-scale enclosure experiments in a shallow eutrophic lake

The results suggest that fish predation has less impact on the zooplankton community in the more structured environment of macrophyte beds, particularly when the PVI exceeds 15–20%, and that the refuge capacity of Macrophytes decreases markedly with increasing fish density.

Allelopathy of Aquatic Autotrophs

Field evidence and laboratory studies indicate that allelopathy occurs in all aquatic habitats (marine and freshwater), and that all primary producing organisms (cyanobacteria, micro- and macroalgae as well as angiosperms) are capable of producing and releasing allelopathically active compounds.

100 years of vegetation decline and recovery in Lake Fure, Denmark

1 We analysed the development of submerged macrophytes in Lake Fure, Denmark, experiencing a 30‐fold increase of phosphorus input from year 1900 to 1970 and a subsequent decline to twice the 1900

Differential sensitivity of green algae to allelopathic substances from Chara

The results indicate allelopathic effects of Chara on the growth of the green algae Selenastrum capricornutum Printz and Chlorella minutissima Fott et Nováková, whereas Scenedesmus obliquus (Turpin) Kützing did not seem to be affected.