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Preface: Lake restoration: an experimental ecosystem approach for eutrophication control

  • D. P. Hamilton
  • M. J. Landman

This special section of Hydrobiologia includes a series of papers that document the ecological effects of an intensive programme of management designed to combat eutrophication of a small, monomictic lake with a long history of cyanobacteria blooms (Walsby & McAllister, 1987) and bottom-water anoxia (McColl, 1972). In more than four decades of research on, and management of, lake eutrophication across the globe (e.g., Jeppesen et al., 2005; Davis & Kloop 2006; Smith & Schindler, 2009) and despite pressures from lake acidification, bio-invasions and climate change (Smol, 2008), the effect of human activities acting at a catchment scale remains arguably the most persistent threat to the sustainability and biodiversity of natural lake ecosystems. The potential for these stressors to act in a synergistic way, for example, through increased catchment nutrient loads and climate change exacerbating eutrophication (Trolle et al., 2010), necessitates continued emphasis and vigilance on...


Zeolite Lake Trophic Status Soil Conservation Practice Eutrophication Control External Nutrient Load 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology ResearchUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Sustainable Design, ScionRotoruaNew Zealand
  3. 3.Norske SkogBoyerAustralia

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