Aquatic Plant Research > Understanding Aquatic Plants
Aquatic Plant Research
Understanding Aquatic Plants
Aquatic plants are an essential part of our lakes and rivers. They provide habitat for fish and invertebrates, stabilize sediments, and take up nutrients. Understanding what shapes aquatic plant communities leads to a better understanding of the health of Wisconsin waters.
DNR Science Services researchers are currently investigating ways to use aquatic plants as a way of assessing the overall health of waterbodies.
Understanding the factors that drive the composition of plant communities we observe, helps us to better manage lake systems and improve their overall health.