1. Fish-Habitat Interactions Mediated via Ontogenetic Niche Shifts / Lennart Persson and Larry B. Crowder -- 2. Influence of Submerged Macrophytes on Trophic Interactions Among Fish and Macroinvertebrates / Sebastian Diehl and Ryszard Kornijow -- 3. Complex Fish-Snail-Epiphyton Interactions and Their Effects on Submerged Freshwater Macrophytes / Christer Bronmark and Jan Vermaat -- 4. Interactions Between Periphyton, Nonmolluscan Invertebrates, and Fish in Standing Freshwaters / John Iwan Jones, Brian Moss and Johnstone O. Young -- 5. Impact of Submerged Macrophytes on Fish-Zooplankton Interactions in Lakes / Erik Jeppesen, Torben L. Lauridsen and Timo Kairesalo [and others] -- 6. Impact of Submerged Macrophytes on Phytoplankton in Shallow Freshwater Lakes / Martin Sondergaard and Brian Moss -- 7. Role of Submerged Macrophytes for the Microbial Community and Dynamics of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Aquatic Ecosystems / Robert G. Wetzel and Morten Sondergaard -- 8. Impact of Herbivory on Plant Standing Crop: Comparisons Among Biomes, Between Vascular and Nonvascular Plants, and Among Freshwater Herbivore Taxa / David M. Lodge, Greg Conin and Ellen van Donk [et al.] -- 9. Interactions Between Grazing Birds and Macrophytes / Stuart F. Mitchell and Martin R. Perrow -- 10. Effects of Submerged Aquatic Macrophytes on Nutrient Dynamics, Sedimentation, and Resuspension / John W. Barko and William F. James -- 11. Macrophyte Structure and Growth of Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus): Design of a Multilake Experiment / Stephen R. Carpenter, Mark Olson and Paul Cunningham [et al.] -- 12. Vertical Distribution of In-Benthos in Relation to Fish and Floating-Leaved Macrophyte Populations / Ryszard Kornijow and Brian Moss -- 13. Horizontal Migration of Zooplankton: Predator-Mediated Use of Macrophyte Habitat / Torben L. Lauridsen, Erik Jeppesen and Martin Sondergaard [et al.]. 14. Changing Perspectives on Food Web Interactions in Lake Littoral Zones / Larry B. Crowder, Elizabeth W. McCollum and Thomas H. Martin -- 15. Bacterioplankton and Carbon Turnover in a Dense Macrophyte Canopy / Morten Sondergaard, Jon Theil-Nielsen and Kirsten Christoffersen [and others] -- 16. Cascading Effects on Microbial Food Web Structure in a Dense Macrophyte Bed / Klaus Jurgens and Erik Jeppesen -- 17. Abundance, Size, and Growth of Heterotrophic Nanoflagellates in Eutrophic Lakes with Contrasting Daphnia and Macrophyte Densities / Kirsten Christoffersen -- 18. What Do Herbivore Exclusion Experiments Tell Us? An Investigation Using Black Swans (Cygnus atratus) and Filamentous Algae in a Shallow Lake / Robert T. Wass and Stuart F. Mitchell -- 19. Switches Between Clear and Turbid Water States in a Biomanipulated Lake (1986-1996): The Role of Herbivory on Macrophytes / Ellen Van Donk -- 20. Macrophyte-Waterfowl Interactions: Tracking a Variable Resource and the Impact of Herbivory on Plant Growth / Martin Sondergaard, Torben L. Lauridsen and Erik Jeppesen [et al.] -- 21. Influence of Macrophyte Structure, Nutritive Value, and Chemistry on the Feeding Choices of a Generalist Crayfish / Greg Cronin -- 22. Concordance of Phosphorus Limitation in Lakes: Bacterioplankton, Phytoplankton, Epiphyte-Snail Consumers, and Rooted Macrophytes / Robert E. Moeller, Robert G. Wetzel and Craig W. Osenberg -- 23. Sources of Organic Carbon in the Food Webs of Two Florida Lakes Indicated by Stable Isotopes / Mark V. Hoyer, Binhe Gu and Claire L. Schelske -- 24. Importance of Physical Structures in Lakes: The Case of Lake Kinneret and General Implications / Avital Gasith and Sarig Gafny -- 25. Clear Water Associated with a Dense Chara Vegetation in the Shallow and Turbid Lake Veluwemeer, The Netherlands / Marcel S. Van den Berg, Hugo Coops and Marie-Louise Meijer [et al.]. 26. Alternative Stable States in Shallow Lakes: What Causes a Shift? / Irmgard Blindow, Anders Hargeby and Gunnar Andersson -- 27. Clear and Turbid Water in Shallow Norwegian Lakes Related to Submerged Vegetation / Bjorn A. Faafeng and Marit Mjelde -- 28. Macrophytes and Turbidity in Brackish Lakes with Special emphasis on the Role of Top-Down Control / Erik Jeppesen, Martin Sondergaard and Jens Peder Jensen [and others] -- 29. Structuring Role of Macrophytes in Lakes: Changing Influence Along Lake Size and Depth Gradients / Avital Gasith and Mark V. Hoyer -- 30. Nutrient-Loading Gradient in Shallow Lakes: Report of the Group Discussion / Stephen R. Carpenter, Ellen van Donk and Robert G. Wetzel -- 31. Alternative Stable States / Marten Scheffer and Erik Jeppesen. The Structuring Role of Submerged Macrophytes in Lakes focuses on the remarkably diverse roles played by underwater plants. The topics cover the ways in which submerged macrophytes in lakes influence various biological and biogeochemical interactions, and ultimately affect water quality. Emphasis in several chapters is given to cascading effects through the food web as a result of changes in resource and predator-grazer control. The effect of grazing on macrophytes is also included. The book will be of interest to aquatic ecologists, as well as to limnologists, ecosystem ecologists, microbial ecologists, fish biologists, advanced students of limnology, and environmental managers with responsibilities that include lakes.