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Ellery, K., Ellery, W.N., Rogers, K.H. and Walker, B.H. 1991. Water depth and biotic insulation: Major determinants of back-swamp plant community composition. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 1 no. 3: 149-162


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Water depth and biotic insulation: Major determinants of back-swamp plant community composition.

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Based on phytosociological data, a polythetic divisive classification technique resulted in the delineation of eight broad vegetation types in the back-swamp areas of the Maunachira River Systems of the Okavango Delta. A detrended correspondence analysis indicated that water depth was the major environmental factor influencing the distribution of submerged, floating-leaved and tall, emergent species dominated communities. The remaining communities were of short emergent species assemblages rooted in peat deposits with a water depth of less than 0.7 meters. Hydrology.

Year: 1991

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