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ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH IN SURFACE WATER ENVIRONEMNT RECOVERY: REVERSIBILITY OF EUTROPHICATION SUB-PROJECT PLANKTON PROCESSES AND ECOSYSTEM STABILITY OF A LOWLAND BRACKISH LAKE.

Objective

THE COOPERATIVE SCIENTIFIC FRAMEWORK'S MAIN GOAL IS TO INCREASE UNDERSTANDING ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS, SUCH AS TO PREDICT RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES (REVERSIBILITY OF EUTROPHICATION).

RESEARCH IS FOCUSSED AT THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN VARIOUS TROPHIC LEVELS, IN ORDER TO USE BIOMANIPULATION AS A WATER MANAGEMENT TOOL. BIOMANIPULATION IS DEFINED HERE AS SCIENTIFICALLY ORIENTED MANAGEMENT OF THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM, MAINLY ITS BIOLOGICAL COMPONENTS, IN ORDER TO PRODUCE DESIRED CONDITIONS IN AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS.
IN TNE APPROACH FIELD STUDIES AS WELL AS LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS AND MESOCOSMS STUDIES WILL BE USED. ALSO WHOLE LAKE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of East Anglia
Address
University Plain
NR4 7TJ Norwich
United Kingdom