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Abstract

Effect of physico-chemical properties of water on macrophyte diversity with special reference to Bhoj Wetland.

Abstract

The present study was carried out to characterize the impacts of physico-chemical properties of water on the diversity of macrophytes with special reference to Bhoj Wetland. During the study, a total of 12 macrophytes species belonging to 8 families were recorded, with 2 dominant species at 5 sites of wetland. The deplorable water quality with invasive species was found in all sites except site III as it is colonized by submerged vegetation with high level of DO and low TDS. Unethical activities of the local inhabitants have not only decreased the diversity, distribution, density and productivity of macrophytes but also the overall health of the lake ecosystem.