Relationships between aquatic vegetation and water turbidity: A field survey across seasons and spatial scales

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Åsa N Austin; Joakim P Hansen; Serena Donadi; Johan S Eklöf;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181419, pmc: PMC5576641
  • Subject: Bodies of water | Materials Physics | Turbidity | Research Article | Earth Sciences | Freshwater Environments | Chemical Properties | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Algae | Geology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences | Ecology | Physical Sciences | Plants | Physics | Phytoplankton | Sedimentary Geology | Plankton | Animals | Aquatic Environments | Baltic Sea | Chemistry | Petrology | Sea Water | Salinity | Physical Chemistry | Biology and Life Sciences | Materials Science | Marine Environments | Medicine | Sediment | Q | R | Science | Ecosystems | Organisms | Invertebrates | Fresh Water

Field surveys often show that high water turbidity limits cover of aquatic vegetation, while many small-scale experiments show that vegetation can reduce turbidity by decreasing water flow, stabilizing sediments, and competing with phytoplankton for nutrients. Here we b... View more
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