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Distribution and Habitat Descriptions of Wisconsin Lake Plants

Stanley A. Nichols

cover image of Distribution and Habitat Descriptions of Wisconsin Lake Plants (B096)

Date: 1999

AVAILABLE FORMATS: Publication: $25.00 (266 p., 6 x 8 inches, plastic cover, wire binding), B096

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The plants that grow in Wisconsin’s lakes are a varied lot: Some of them are useful as fish habitat and food for water fowl, but the overabundance of invasive exotic species can result in a lack of biodiversity that can be detrimental to the quality of the lake for fish, fowl, and human use.

drawing of scirpus validus Vahl, a common lake plantA book, published by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Distribution and Habitat Descriptions of Wisconsin Lake Plants, features technical information and detailed drawings for more than 100 species of lake plants that range from the rare to the common.

According to Survey biologist Stanley Nichols, who prepared the handbook, “Lake plants are a little known but valuable resource. We need to know where the plants live and why they live there to protect and manage them properly.”

drawing of scirpus validus Vahl, a common lake plant The publication was designed to provide a basis for the in-depth study of lake plants, but the drawings can also be used to aid plant identification; the book should therefore be helpful not only to aquatic ecologists and lake managers, but also to educators, students, and those who enjoy lakes and wetlands.

The 6- by 8-inch, 266-page book has a water-resistant plastic cover and a wire binding, which allows it to easily lie flat when used in the field.

 

 

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