Characterizing distributions and drivers of emergent aquatic vegetation in Minnesota
The emergent aquatic vegetation (EAV) communities across the lakes of Minnesota serve critical functions within ecosystems by providing habitat and forage for native waterfowl and fish species, moderating water chemistry, and serving as a cultural and economic resource. Communities of EAV are changing dramatically in response to alterations in hydrologic flow regimes, nutrient availability, biological homogenization, and near-shore development. To address the conservation of these communities at a spatial scale relevant for landscape management, the changes need to be evaluated at local and ...
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