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Aquatic plants as ecological indicators -status and indices of unhealthy sandy soil water bodies

Mat Ali, Qurratu Aini and Mohd Hatta, Farah Ayuni and Ramya, Razanah and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Syibrah Hanisah and Mohd Latiff, Nur Hanie and Othman, Rashidi (2023) Aquatic plants as ecological indicators -status and indices of unhealthy sandy soil water bodies. In: Advantages and Disadvantages of Sandy Soils. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, New York, pp. 209-243. ISBN 979-8-88697-486-7

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Inorganic contaminants and eutrophication are typically associated with the profusion of invasive aquatic vegetation in freshwater. Such extensive problems concerning water bodies are triggered due to excess levels of phosphate (P), nitrogen (N), and heavy metals. Superfluous nutrient levels and toxic elements can create adverse environmental conditions, eutrophication, algal blooms, invasive growth of several aquatic plants, oxygen level depletion, and loss of important species, reducing the quality of several freshwater systems. Numerous physicochemical and biological indicators are used to gauge water quality. Such parameters must be understood and managed carefully to determine the origin and degree of pollution load. Hence, this research was conducted to understand the correlation between contamination levels and physicochemical indicators for water bodies with sandy soils and extensive aquatic plants. This research presents an important outcome concerning the loss or profusion of critical species that indicate heavy metal contamination or eutrophication, including concentrations leading to deteriorating sandy soil water body regulation and management. The following are desirable aspects concerning the conditions that must be used as indicators: preventative, measurable, integrative, and sensitive to human-caused stress or interference; however, they must have a predictable stress response and low flexibility reaction.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: sandy soil, ecological indicator, phytoindicator, macrophyte
Subjects: BPC Science and Technology in Islam > BPC175 Islam and engineering. Sustainable engineering. Sustainable building
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541.13 Ecology
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172 Environmental pollution
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2023 18:17
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2023 18:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105213

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