Similarity between contemporary vegetation and plant remains in the surface sediment in Mediterranean lakes

Levi, Eti E.
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Aquatic macrophytes are commonly used to assess the ecological condition of lakes. Little is known, however, about long-term macrophyte dynamics in shallow lakes. In the absence of historical data, the remains of macrophytes (fruits, seeds and vegetative fragments) found in lake sediments may provide just such information. In order to interpret confidently past change in aquatic plant communities from their sedimentary remains, it is vital to establish the similarity between the contemporary and fossil assemblages.


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E. E. Levi et al., “Similarity between contemporary vegetation and plant remains in the surface sediment in Mediterranean lakes,” FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, pp. 724–736, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: