© 2007

Shallow Lakes in a Changing World

Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Shallow Lakes, held at Dalfsen, The Netherlands, 5–9 June 2005

  • Ramesh D. Gulati
  • Eddy Lammens
  • Niels De Pauw
  • Ellen Van Donk
  • Supplements and updates the issues related to eutrophication and pollution problems regarding many shallow lakes in Europe and North America

  • Contains state-of-the art updates on water quality issues and different restoration techniques

Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 196)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Nutrient Dynamics

    1. A. C. Cardoso, A. Solimini, G. Premazzi, L. Carvalho, A. Lyche, S. Rekolainen
      Pages 3-12
    2. D. F. Burger, D. P. Hamilton, C. A. Pilditch, M. M. Gibbs
      Pages 13-25
    3. Richard W. Canavan, Anniet M. Laverman, Caroline P. Slomp
      Pages 27-36
    4. Bryan M. Spears, Laurence Carvalho, Rupert Perkins, Alex Kirika, David M. Paterson
      Pages 37-48
  3. Macrophytes

    1. Elisabeth M. Gross, Sabine Hilt, Paola Lombardo, Gabi Mulderij
      Pages 77-88
    2. Gabi Mulderij, Birgit Mau, Ellen van Donk, Elisabeth M. Gross
      Pages 89-100
    3. I. J. Winfield, C. Onoufriou, M. J. Or’Connell, M. Godlewska, R. M. Ward, A. F. Brown et al.
      Pages 111-119
  4. Limnogy/Paleolimnology

  5. Food WEBS

About these proceedings


Since the late 1980s, shallow lakes in Europe and North America have been receiving concerted attention from limnologists, fishery biologists and lake managers. These developments relate to deterioration of water quality in the lakes due to pollution and accelerated eutrophication, caused by increased urbanization and agriculture in the lake catchments, overexploitation of fish and higher water level fluctuations. The water-quality and management problems of lakes have led to a greater need for fundamental researches on shallow lakes in order to gain a deeper insight into the structure and functioning of the food web in these waters. New knowledge relating to littoral–pelagial interactions and the sediment–water interface has facilitated the development of new lake restoration techniques.

This volume, with 41 peer-reviewed papers, comprises the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Shallow Lakes, which was held at Dalfsen, The Netherlands, on 5–9 June 2005. It has the theme Shallow Lakes in a Changing World and deals with water-quality issues, such as changes in lake limnology, especially those driven by eutrophication and pollution, increased nutrient loading and productivity, perennial blooms of cyanobacteria and loss of biodiversity. The general consensus is that the lakes under restoration respond by showing an increase in water clarity followed by an increase in macrophyte coverage and biomass. Consequently, there is now ground for theoretical speculations on the so-called ‘alternate stable states’ observed in many such lakes under restoration.


Biodiversity Eutrophication Sediment limnology nutrient load shallow lakes water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Ramesh D. Gulati
    • 1
  • Eddy Lammens
    • 2
  • Niels De Pauw
    • 3
  • Ellen Van Donk
    • 1
  1. 1.NIOO/Centre of LimnologyNieuwersluisThe Netherlands
  2. 2.RIZALelystadThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Applied Ecology and Environmental Biology, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic EcologyGhent University, Faculty of Bioscience EngineeringGentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Shallow Lakes in a Changing World
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Shallow Lakes, held at Dalfsen, The Netherlands, 5–9 June 2005
  • Editors Ramesh D. Gulati
    Eddy Lammens
    Niels DePauw
    Ellen Van Donk
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-6398-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-7626-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-6399-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 466
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Reprinted from Hydrobiologia volume 584, 2007
  • Topics Ecology
    Freshwater & Marine Ecology
    Applied Ecology
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