Photosynthetic biochemistry, Introduced aquatic organisms, Alien plants, Siuslaw National Forest
Invasive, non-indigenous plants can degrade water quality and fish habitat when they invade lakes, ponds, and streams. Changes in plant community architecture in lakes due to invasion by canopy-forming invasive aquatic plants can result in loss of native plant biodiversity and reduction of the structural complexity of the underwater habitat. Differences in photosynthetic biochemistry between non-indigenous and native plants can result in large diurnal pH and dissolved oxygen concentrations.
Pfauth, Mary and Sytsma, Mark, "Coastal Lakes Aquatic Plant Survey Report" (2004). Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Publications and Presentations. 25.