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Introduction: The Rationale and Goals for Food Web Management in Lake Mendota

  • James F. Kitchell
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Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Abstract

Lake Mendota is often identified as the “most studied” lake in the world (Brock 1985). Nevertheless, its unpredictable and undesirable behavior—as evidenced in irruptive blooms of noxious blue-green algae, explosive colonization by exotic species, and variable fish populations—continues to fascinate researchers, frustrate managers, and irritate the public. Among the least likely phrases heard in discussions of Lake Mendota is “This has been a typical year.”

Keywords

Reservoir Management Aquatic Ecology Lake Community Good Theoretical Foundation Control Point Source 
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