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ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH IN FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENT RECOVERY FROM EUTROPHICATION : A BIOMANIPULATION APPROACH.

Objective

TO INVESTIGATE ECOLOGIC-BASED METHODOLOGIES FOR THE RECOVERY OF LAKES FROM EUTROPHICATION.

BASED ON TWO SUCCESSFUL, BUT SEPARATE PROJECTS IN THE 3RD ENVIRONMENTAL R&D PROGRAMME (LOOSDRECHT LAKES PROJECT IN THE NETHERLANDS, AND THE BIOMANIPULATION PROJECT IN ITALY) A JOINT EUROPEAN EFFORT HAS NOW BEEN STARTED TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS IN LAKES SUCH AS TO PREDICT RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES, IN PARTICULAR AS REGARDS THE RECOVERY OF (MOSTLY SHALLOW) LAKES FROM EUTROPHICATION. THE RESEARCH IS FOCUSSING ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN VARIOUS TROPHIC LEVELS IN THESE FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS IN ORDER TO USE BIOMANUPILATION AS A WATER MANAGEMENT TOOL.

FOR THIS APPROACH FIELD STUDIES, LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS, MESOCOSM STUDIES AS WELL AS WHOLE LAKE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Address
Largo Vittorio Tonolli 50-52
28922 Verbania
Italy

Participants (4)

DIENST BINNENWATEREN/RIZA
Netherlands
Address

Lelystad
LIMONOLOGISCH INSTITUUT VAN DE KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN
Netherlands
Address

Nieuwersluis
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Address

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