Restoration of lost aquatic plant communities: New habitats forChara

  title={Restoration of lost aquatic plant communities: New habitats forChara},
  author={Boudewijn Beltman and Claudia Allegrini},
  journal={Netherland Journal of Aquatic Ecology},
In the Netherlands peat was excavated for fuel until 1950. This gave rise to waterbodies (called turf ponds) which were then colonized by aquatic plants. Succession resulted in different aquatic plant communities and more terrestrialized stages such as floating fens. Nature conservation authorities started to excavate new turf ponds in 1990(ca. 2 ha y−1) with the aim to restore calcareous, mesotraphent ecosystems by totally setting back succession. A sequence of new species was revealed by… 

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