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a lake.

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Aquatic Plant Research > Understanding Aquatic Plants > Community Composition > Understanding Aquatic Plant Communities

Aquatic Plant Research Understanding Aquatic Plant Communities

One of the goals of DNR aquatic plant researchers is to help people make informed decisions about lake management. However, in order to do that, we first needed to understand the range of variation that occurs in lake plant communities. Understanding what is typical for aquatic plants helps us establish reasonable management expectations and set priorities for management. To this end, DNR scientists studied 225 lakes and use data on their aquatic plants to draw conclusions about what drives plant community makeup and the distribution of native and invasive plant species in the state of Wisconsin.