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ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH IN FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENT RECOVERY: REVERSIBILITY OF EUTROPHICATION.

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 BIOMANIPULATION 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

Università degli Studi di Milano
Address
Via Celoria 2
20133 Milano
Italy

Participants (4)

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Italy
Address
Via Toiano 6
80072 Arco Felice (Napoli)
DIENST BINNENWATEREN/RIZA
Netherlands
Address

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

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