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Ecological Basis for Lake and Reservoir Management


Series: Developments in Hydrobiology Volume: 136

Edited By: David M Harper, Bill Brierley, Alastair JD Ferguson and Geoff Phillips

469 pages, Figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #105793 | ISBN: 079235785X
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A review of the range of ecologically-based techniques necessary for the holistic management of lakes and their catchments. Most of the methods, case studies and national policies reviewed are directed towards management of the largest problem - eutrophication - with the emphasis on the multiple-scale approach needed for successful management and restoration. Case studies come from the USA and ten European countries, and range from single lakes through to lake districts and national inventories. Several essays precede the practical chapters with comments on the political, social and economic climate of water management.


Foreword - towards sustainable development of stillwater resources, M. Everard. Section 1 Twenty-first century challenges for lake management; ecological challenges for lake management, B. Moss; economic challenges for lake management, T. O'Riordan; lake restoration - capabilities and needs, S. Carpenter. Section 2 Holistic approaches to successful lake restoration and management: understanding lake and catchment history as a tool for integrated lake management, P. Johnes; practical application of 25 years' research into the management of shallow lakes, G. Phillips; multiple techniques for lake restoration, H. Annadotter; integrated management to restore macrophyte domination, K. Donabaum; direct and indirect mechanisms behind successful biomanipulation, T. Kairesalo; minimising the risk and amplifying the opportunities for restoration, M. Zalewski. Section 3 New and refined ecological tools for lake management: do reservoirs need ecological management? B. Price; modelling phytoplankton dynamics and its application to lake management, C. Reynolds; modelling the ecological aspects of bankside reservoirs and implications for management, A. Steel; the importance of palaeolimnology to lake restoration, R. Battarbee; biological control of cyanobacteria - principles and possibilities, D. Sigee; algal growth control by terrestrial leaf litter - a realistic tool? I. Ridge; aquatic macrophytes as tools for lake management, A. Meltzer; the central role of fish in lake restoration and management, E. Lammens; the practical importance of the trophic cascade in lake management, M. Perrow; The use of remote sensing and GIS in developing lake management strategies, S. Baban; modelling catchment-scale nutrient transport to watercourses in the UK, B. Shepherd. Section 4 Management strategies for different lake types: saline-lakes - integrating ecology into their management future , F. Comin; understanding deep oligotrophic sub-alpine lakes for efficient management, N. Salmaso; protecting the oligotrophic lakes of the English Lake District, I. Gize; the importance of inter-annual variability for management, C. de Hoyos; the management of hypertrophic lochs - case studies in south west Scotland , F. Naysmith; strategies for conservation management of lakes, J. Madgwick; a reservoir in management-induced transition between ecological states, P. Dahldorph; ecological principles for management techniques in deeper reservoirs, B. Brierley; ecological and ecophysiological impacts of ferric dosing in reservoirs, S. Randall; shallow urban lakes - a challenge for lake management, S. Birch; life after lakes - ecology and management of the water distribution network, A. Smart. Section 5 Regional and national strategies for lake and catchment management: legislative challenges for lake eutrophication control in Europe, H. Wilson. (Part contents.)

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