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dc.contributor.authorMadgwick, Genevieveen_UK
dc.contributor.authorEmson, Daveen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSayer, Carl Den_UK
dc.contributor.authorWillby, Nigelen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRose, Neil Len_UK
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Michael Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Andreaen_UK
dc.description.abstract1. We investigate long-term (>200 years) changes to the composition and spatial structure of macrophyte communities in a shallow, eutrophic lake (Barton Broad, eastern England) and consider the implications for lake restoration. 2. Historical macrophyte data were assembled from a variety of sources: existing plant databases, museum herbaria, journal articles, old photographs and eyewitness accounts. Additionally, two types of sediment core sample were analysed for plant macro-remains and pollen; bulk basal samples from multiple core sites analysed to provide information on ‘pre-disturbance' macrophyte communities and two whole cores analysed to determine historical change. 3. Prior to the late 1800s, macrophyte communities were diverse and included a multilayered mosaic of short-stature submerged taxa and taller submerged and floating-leaved species. With the progression of eutrophication after around 1900, the former community was displaced by the latter. Diversity was maintained, however, since an encroaching Schoenoplectus-nymphaeid swamp generated extensive patches of low-energy habitat affording refugia for several macrophytes otherwise unable to withstand the hydraulic forces associated with open water conditions. When this swamp vegetation disappeared in the 1950s, many of the ‘dependent' aquatic macrophytes also declined leaving behind a sparse, species-poor community (as today) resilient to both eutrophication and turbulent open waters. 4. The combination of historical and palaeolimnological data sources offers considerable benefits for reconstructing past changes to the aquatic vegetation of lakes and for setting restoration goals. In this respect, our study suggests that successful restoration might often be better judged by reinstatement of the characteristic structure of plant communities than the fine detail of species lists; when nutrients are low and the structure is right, the right species will follow.en_UK
dc.relationMadgwick G, Emson D, Sayer CD, Willby N, Rose NL, Jackson MJ & Kelly A (2011) Centennial-scale changes to the aquatic vegetation structure of a shallow eutrophic lake and implications for restoration. Freshwater Biology, 56 (12), pp. 2620-2636.
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dc.subjecthistorical recordsen_UK
dc.subjectshallow lakesen_UK
dc.titleCentennial-scale changes to the aquatic vegetation structure of a shallow eutrophic lake and implications for restorationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleFreshwater Biologyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAcroloxus Wetlands Consultancy Ltd, Canadaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBroads Authorityen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMadgwick, Genevieve|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorEmson, Dave|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSayer, Carl D|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWillby, Nigel|0000-0002-1020-0933en_UK
local.rioxx.authorRose, Neil L|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorJackson, Michael J|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorKelly, Andrea|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameFreshwater Bio 2011.pdfen_UK
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