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Main Title Ecological impact of integrated chemical and biological aquatic weed control : final report /
Author Shireman, Jerome V.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Shireman, J. V.
CORP Author Environmental Research Laboratory (Gulf Breeze, Fla.); University of Florida. Center for Aquatic Weeds.
Publisher Center for Aquatic Weeds, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida,
Year Published 0
Report Number EPA/600/3-83-098; PB83264242
OCLC Number 12819614
Subjects Aquatic weeds--Control--Florida ; Weeds--Control--Environmental aspects--Florida
Additional Subjects Aquatic weeds--Control--Florida ; Weed control--Environmental aspects--Florida
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  SB611.5.E19 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EJDM  SB611.5.E19 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 06/23/1995
EKCD  EPA-600/3-83-098 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/21/2015
Collation 333 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-333).
Contents Notes
This final report presents results of a four-year study of the ecological impacts of chemical, biological, and integrated methods of aquatic weed control. Biological and water quality changes occurred as abundance of macrophytic vegetation was altered by natural factors or management practices. Macrophyte abundance strongly influenced the structure of communities, and it was concluded that environmental effects of plant management programs are determined more by the amount of vegetation controlled than by management technique. Also, changes in lake hydrology and rates of nutrient loading appear to be more important as determinants of lake water quality than macrophytes. Research needs for evaluation of effects of weed control on aquatic systems are identified.