18. Restoration of Freshwater Lakes

  1. Jelte van Andel3 and
  2. James Aronson4
  1. Ramesh D. Gulati1,
  2. L. Miguel Dionisio Pires2 and
  3. Ellen van Donk1

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch18

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

Gulati, R. D., Miguel Dionisio Pires, L. and van Donk, E. (2012) Restoration of Freshwater Lakes, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 4

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Department of Aquatic Ecology, P.O. Box 50, 6700 AB Wageningen, the Netherlands

  2. 2

    Deltares, P.O. Box 177, 2600 MH Delft, the Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130



  • freshwater lake restoration, near-natural restoration;
  • restoration, international efforts at improving water quality;
  • aquatic ecosystem restoration, and rehabilitation projects;
  • disturbance factors affecting lakes;
  • water transparency, indicators of lake, reservoir health;
  • eutrophication models, nutrient loading rates and algal biomass;
  • eutrophication control measures, and protocols;
  • lake restoration measures, social aspects and technology;
  • P in lake sediments, preventing P loading;
  • lake biomanipulation/food web, top-down manipulations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Disturbance Factors Affecting Lakes

  • Lake Restoration Measures

  • Perspectives

  • Acknowledgements