As they contain complete and undisturbed sequences of their past evolution, lakes and their sediments are considered as privileged conservation areas. East Africa is riddled with natural lakes that are potential indicators of past lake environments. In particular, living submerged macrophytes and their remains - vegetative and reproductive parts - are a basement for a vegetation dynamics reconstruction. At present, methods are commonly applied in temperate regions for terrestrial vegetation. They remain uncommon under the Tropics, as well as research on aquatic vegetation dynamics (1) and on lake sediments. Results attempt to quantify plant macrorests in sediment samples and forecast the spatial and temporal distribution of submerged macrophytes.
vegetation dynamics, ecohydrology, freshwater ecosystems, Ecology, Limnology and hydrobiology, Ponds and lakes , standing waters, Origins, Maintenance and Change of Biodiversity, Monitoring of Biodiversity, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Soil and Sediment Biodiversity, Inland Water Biodiversity, East Africa, E-Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, Lake Baringo, vascular plants, Characeae, Cyperaceae, Najadaceae, Pontederiaceae, Potamogetonaceae, Salviniaceae
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|Gouder de Beauregard A.-C. et al. 1998. Séanc. Acad. R. Sci. Outre-Mer 44 (3): 373-389.||author|
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