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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 01.3 February 1990

British River Plants - Future prospects and concerns

By - Nigel Holmes

Plants in rivers fulfil many vital roles as well as having a conservation significance in their own right. Submerged species provide shelter from predation for small fish and many aquatic invertebrates. They are also the substrates on which many invertebrates and coarse fish such as Pike, Roach and Bream lay their eggs. In uniform rivers, the structural variety of plants creates a diversity of niches for the animal life.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist