Characteristic of ecosystem of an artificial vegetated floating island

K. Nakamura, M. Tsukidate, Y. Shimatani

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Abstract

The Artificial Floating Island (AFI) was constructed near Tsuchiura Port on Lake Kasumigaura. It measures 92 m long by 9.5 m wide, consisting of 40 smaller segments. Initially, six aquatic plants were vegetated on this structure. After three years, an abundant Common Reed community was established, producing a standing crop of 4,047 kg dry weight for the whole AFI. The AFI also attracted fish and other aquatic animals, including aquatic insects that were more numerous than in control areas. Although the number of species of terrestrial insects was almost the same in all waterside stations, its population in the AFI was smaller than those in other control stations, especially since ground surface insects could hardly be found due to the surface condition of no soil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages171-181
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 1st International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development - Castle of Peniscola, Spain
Duration: Oct 14 1997Oct 16 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 1st International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development
CityCastle of Peniscola, Spain
Period10/14/9710/16/97

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Nakamura, K., Tsukidate, M., & Shimatani, Y. (1998). Characteristic of ecosystem of an artificial vegetated floating island. 171-181. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 1st International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, Castle of Peniscola, Spain, .