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The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife$
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Donald M. Waller and Thomas P. Rooney

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226871714

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.001.0001

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Shifting Plants in Wisconsin Lakes

Shifting Plants in Wisconsin Lakes

(p.211) 16 Shifting Plants in Wisconsin Lakes
The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Stanley A. Nichols

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines changes in aquatic communities. Key threats to lake plant communities include shoreline development, heavy boat traffic, nutrient runoff, and consequent lake eutrophication and turbidity. Many invasive species capitalize on these conditions, forcing more elaborate efforts to control the excessive growth of invasive lake plants and algae. Lake plant communities also sometimes surprise scientists, as when a previously degraded community recovers beyond what we might expect.

Keywords:   aquatic communities, aquatic plants, shoreline development, boat traffic, nutrient runoff, lake eutrophication, invasive species

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