© 1999

Nutrient Reduction and Biomanipulation as Tools to Improve Water Quality: The Lake Ringsjön Story

  • Lars-Anders Hansson
  • Eva Bergman

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 140)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lars-Anders Hansson, Magnus Enell, Eva Bergman
    Pages 1-7
  3. Wilhelm Granéli
    Pages 19-26
  4. Gunnar Andersson, Leif Nilsson
    Pages 41-51
  5. Eva Bergman, Lars-Anders Hansson, Gunnar Andersson
    Pages 53-58
  6. Eva Bergman, Stellan F. Hamrin, Pia Romare
    Pages 65-75
  7. Anders Persson, Andreas Barkman, Lars-Anders Hansson
    Pages 131-144
  8. E. Bergman, L.-A. Hansson, A. Persson, J. Strand, P. Romare, M. Enell et al.
    Pages 145-156

About this book


This book tells a story of a large lake affected by agricultural and urban activities that have led to severe eutrophication problems with nuisance blue-green algal blooms. Although it is a case study of Lake Ringsjön (southern Sweden), the background, problems and measures are applicable to many lakes throughout the world. From a limnological point of view, the Lake Ringsjön story began more than 100 years ago, and during the last 20 years the sampling program has been intense, providing a unique data set on how a lake responds to human activities. However, the Lake Ringsjön story is not only a case study, but also a historical record of the development of ecological theory and its application. Hence, the lake has been subject both to an extensive nutrient reduction programme and a biomanipulation by means of fish reduction. Here we aim at combining the unique limnological data set with the eutrophication process, the nutrient reduction programme and the biomanipulation in order to apply our empirical knowledge to future lake management measures.


Eutrophication Phosphor Plankton benthic blue-green algae catchment area cyprinid reduction fish expansion increased nitrogen retention juvenile fish expansion lake water macroinvertebrate macrophytes nutrient load submerged macrophytes

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars-Anders Hansson
    • 1
  • Eva Bergman
    • 2
  1. 1.LundSweden
  2. 2.KarlstadSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nutrient Reduction and Biomanipulation as Tools to Improve Water Quality: The Lake Ringsjön Story
  • Editors Lars-Anders Hansson
    Eva Bergman
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-5955-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5313-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-2462-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 156
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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