Original paper

On the distribution and ecology of macrophytic flora and vegetation in the river Danube reservoir between Žilovo islet and the mouth of the Nera tributary (river-km 1090 and 1075)

Stevanović, V.; Šinžar-Sekulić, ; J., ; Stevanović, B.

Large Rivers Vol. 14 No. 3-4 (2003), p. 283 - 295

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published: Dec 19, 2003

DOI: 10.1127/lr/14/2003/283

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Abstract

The first investigations of macrophytic flora and vegetation colonizing the flowing Djerdap reservoir were started four years ago. A particular emphasis has been placed on the river Danube stretch between the islet of Zilovo and the mouth of the river Nera (river-km 1090 and 1075), given that the shallow parts of this stretch are already overgrown with macrophytes. These investigations provided abundant data on the types of communities, their floristic composition, distribution, and ecology as well as on production capacities of macrophytic vegetation. The results of these investigations enable an assessment of the current and future condition of the Djerdap reservoir, indicating the necessity of monitoring its ecosystems.

Keywords

Danube riverreservoirmacrophyte flora