Aquatic Plants in Ireland-A Photographic Guide also includes a number of invasive alien plant species that are rapidly expanding their range in, and along, Ireland’s watercourses - and having serious adverse effects on native habitats and biodiversity.
The guide was funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland, with support from INVAS Biosecurity Ltd, and compiled by three experienced Irish field ecologists–Prof. Joe Caffrey, Dr Ronan Matson, and Dr Rossa Ó’Briain.
Dr Matthew Jebb Director of the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland added: “This new book, at last, fills a genuine gap in the literature.
“It allows the specialist and non-specialist to identify practically every aquatic plant species that grows in, or alongside, Ireland’s freshwater habitats.”
The broad ecology of plant species is summarised - and maps also illustrate their national distribution.
The full-colour publication costs €40 for the softback edition, and €70 for the hardback version, excluding postage.
Members of the public who would like to purchase Aquatic Plants in Ireland-A Photographic Guide can contact Dr Ronan Matson of IFI, via: email@example.com