Vegetation communities of British rivers - a revised classification
(1999)
Holmes, N.T, Boon, P.J., & Rowell, T.A.
This A4 publication provides a comprehensive national rivers classification for England, Wales and Scotland based on macrophyte vegetation.

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Cover of Vegetation communities of British riversThis comprehensive classification of rivers in England, Wales and Scotland improves and expands the Nature Conservancy Council’s earlier classification of British rivers (Holmes 1983, Focus on nature conservation, No. 4 - now out of print). Both are based on the macrophyte composition of rivers and use the same survey method. They also yield similar results, with the basic structure remaining unchanged. The most important outputs from the revised classification include:

 

•     a new key to the river groups, types and sub-types

•     updated distribution maps

•     amended descriptions of the types and sub-types

•     tables showing the species and physical features that characterise sites at each level of the classification

 

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120 pages A4 softback 10 colour photographs
ISBN 1 86107 458 1
 
Please cite as: Holmes, N.T, Boon, P.J., & Rowell, T.A., (1999), Vegetation communities of British rivers - a revised classification, 120 pages A4 softback 10 colour photographs, ISBN 1 86107 458 1