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Earth’s large lakes are shrinking

Lakes are a crucial source of Earth's freshwater, providing various ecosystem and socioeconomic services. They offer water and food supply, habitats for waterbirds, nutrient cycling, recreational activities, navigation, and hydropower generation. The usesof lakes are heavily influenced by their water volumes, which can be affected... click to read more

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published on Dec 27, 2023
Aquatic plants are influenced by the surrounding landscape

Flowering plants living submerged in lakes or streams evolved from terrestrial ancestors. However, successful adaptations to living submerged required several adjustments in anatomy, morphology, and physiology. Nevertheless, all aquatic plants utilize CO2 in their photosynthesis to produce carbohydrates and release O2 as a waste product.... click to read more

  • Ole Pedersen | Professor at Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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published on Aug 18, 2020