International Symposium on Man-Made Lakes: Knoxville, Tennessee, May 1971


  • T. Scudder,

  • G. F. White


Though ecologically man has been the dominant organism for millenia, his environmental impact has increased tremendously since the industrial revolution With the post-World War II proliferation of national development plans, this impact has spread throughout the globe A major example is the construction of large-scale dams that result in the creation of distinctive man-made lake ecosystems, which contain not just the lake with its terrestrial margin, but also the human population of the lake basin.