International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2019, Vol. 6 Issue 4, Part B
Impact of macrophytes in community interaction in wetland littoral ecosystem
Author(s): Pammi Kumari
Abstract: Aquatic macrophytes, often also called hydrophytes, are key components of aquatic and wetland ecosystems. The most widely accepted macrophyte classification differentiates between freely floating macrophytes and those attached to the substrate, with the attached, or rooted macrophytes further divided into three categories: floating-leaved, submerged and emergent. Biogeochemical processes in the water column and sediments are to a large extent influenced by the type of macrophytes. The roles of macrophytes and sediment microorganisms in wetland ecosystems are closely connected and should be studied simultaneously rather than in isolation.
Pammi Kumari. Impact of macrophytes in community interaction in wetland littoral ecosystem. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2019; 6(4): 85-88. DOI: 10.22271/23940522.2019.v6.i4b.620