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Florida LAKEWATCH

Florida LAKEWATCH

Florida LAKEWATCH Books

Following the Land Grant Mission of Florida LAKEWATCH staff have produced three different book to help better understand and manage Florida’s aquatic systems. All of these books can be purchased from the UF/IFAS Extension Book Store.

photo of front cover of  Handbook of Common Freshwater Fish by Mark HoyerThe first titled “Handbook of common freshwater fish in Florida lakes” was published in 1994. This illustrated handbook summarizes information collected about 39 fish species from 60 north central Florida lakes. Includes descriptions, distribution, biology, biologist's comments, and other data.

Hoyer, M. V., and D. E. Canfield Jr. 1994. Handbook of common freshwater fish in Florida lakes. SP 160. University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Gainesville, Florida.

photo of the front cover of Florida Freshwater Plants by Mark HoyerThe second entitled “Florida freshwater plants a handbook of common aquatic plants in Florida lakes” was published in 1996. This valuable reference catalogs more than 100 species of common aquatic plants in Florida’s lakes, from Pensacola to Miami. Essential field guide information on each species is provided—color photographs of every plant, complete botanical descriptions, distribution, biology and notes of ecological interest. Included are the water chemistry of Florida’s lakes, a glossary, and an index of common names. A unique aspect of both the fish and aquatic plant books is that species are examined in relation to the water chemistry of the systems in which the species is found.

Hoyer, M. V., D. E. Canfield Jr., C. A. Horsburgh, and K. Brown. 1996. Florida freshwater plants a handbook of common aquatic plants in Florida lakes. SP 189. University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Gainesville, Florida.

 

Photo of the front cover of Living At The Lake by BachmannThe final book entitled “Living at the lake” describes aspects of living on a lake and what to expect along with best management practice while living there. The book covers topics from finding the lake that suits your needs and lifestyle to anticipating practical challenges as you build or move into a lakeside home. Includes an extensive glossary, a beautiful, full-color guide to aquatic plants, and a handy reference section listing agencies and organizations that regulate development on and near Florida’s waters.

Bachmann, M. D., M. V. Hoyer, and D. E. Canfield Jr., 1999. Living at the lake. Special Publication. University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Gainesville, Florida.