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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 646, Issue 1, pp 1–3 | Cite as

Preface

  • Mariana Meerhoff
  • Meryem Beklioglu
  • Romi Burks
  • Felipe García-Rodríguez
  • Néstor Mazzeo
  • Brian Moss
SHALLOW LAKES

Shallow lakes and ponds have historically received less scientific attention than deep lakes, despite their prevalence in the world. Numerically, these lakes occur abundantly in the global landscape, and provide a myriad of ecosystem and social services as well as goods and materials, while simultaneously possessing great conservation value. Since the early 1990s, however, these ecosystems have gained increasing scientific attention, particularly in northern Europe. The attention of local managers and policy makers has been coupled with the scientific interest, incorporating some of the theoretical ideas into management and rehabilitation strategies, and particularly including biomanipulation of the fish communities and the reduction of the external and internal nutrient loads.

Shallow lakes are neither excluded from wide environmental problems nor isolated from trends in political, economic and sociological issues. With quickly spreading threats imposed by climate change, the arrival...

Keywords

Shallow Lake Taihu Lake Latitudinal Gradient Floodplain Lake Rehabilitation Strategy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariana Meerhoff
    • 1
    • 2
  • Meryem Beklioglu
    • 3
  • Romi Burks
    • 4
  • Felipe García-Rodríguez
    • 5
  • Néstor Mazzeo
    • 1
  • Brian Moss
    • 6
  1. 1.Grupo de Ecología y Rehabilitación de Sistemas Acuáticos, Departamento de Ecología, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay
  2. 2.National Environmental Research InstituteAarhus UniversitySilkeborgDenmark
  3. 3.Limnology Laboratory, Biology DepartmentMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Department of BiologySouthwestern UniversityGeorgetownUSA
  5. 5.Sección Oceanología, Maestría en Ciencias Ambientales, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay
  6. 6.School of Biological SciencesBiosciences Building, University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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