Littoral Slope, Water Depth and Alternative Response Strategies to Light Attenuation Shape the Distribution of Submerged Macrophytes in a Mesotrophic Lake

@article{He2019LittoralSW,
  title={Littoral Slope, Water Depth and Alternative Response Strategies to Light Attenuation Shape the Distribution of Submerged Macrophytes in a Mesotrophic Lake},
  author={Liang He and Tianshun Zhu and Y. Wu and Wei Li and Huan Zhang and X. Zhang and T. Cao and L. Ni and S. Hilt},
  journal={Frontiers in Plant Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={10}
}
Light is a major limiting resource in aquatic ecosystems and numerous studies have investigated the response of submerged macrophytes to low light conditions. However, few studies have tested whether different light response strategies can also have consequences for macrophyte distribution along different littoral slopes in lakes, which are known to affect macrophyte biomass due to differences in drag forces and sediment characteristic. In this study, we tested (1) whether two macrophyte… Expand
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