Lake Champlain in Transition: From Research Toward Restoration
Copyright 1999 by the American Geophysical Union.
Editor(s): Thomas O. Manley, Patricia L. Manley
Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875903507
Online ISBN: 9781118665992
Book Series: Water Science and Application
About this Book
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Science and Application Series, Volume 1.
Lake Champlain in Transition: From Research Toward Restoration synthesizes research studies on the chemistry, biology, atmospherics, hydrodynamics, hydrology, land use, and management of Lake Champlain and its basin. Additional studies define the cultlural, social, and economic pressures on the lake's ecosystemm. The volume presents research results on lake sediment toxicity and its effect on benthic and aquatic species. Trophic levels were studied, from the impacts of nitrogen and phosphorus on phytoplankton to multiple "trophic cascades" and management implications. Phosphorus loading and subsequent eutrophication was examined by looking at comprehensive loading budgets, a whole-lake mass-balance model, and subsequent management schemes. This comprehensive research effort was undertaken to develop a management plan devoted to preserving the lake ecosystem, and the volume will interest environmental planners and managers as well as limnologists and hydrologists.