Eutrophication of ancient Lake Ohrid: Global warming amplifies detrimental effects of increased nutrient inputs

  title={Eutrophication of ancient Lake Ohrid: Global warming amplifies detrimental effects of increased nutrient inputs},
  author={Andreas Matzinger and Martin Schmid and Elizabeta Veljanoska-Sarafiloska and Suzana Patceva and Dafina Gu{\vs}eska and Bernd Wagner and Beat M{\"u}ller and Michael Sturm and Alfred W{\"u}est},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
Lake Ohrid in southeastern Europe is one of the few ancient, long‐lived lakes of the world, and contains more than 200 endemic species. On the basis of integrated monitoring of internal and external nutrient fluxes, a progressing eutrophication was detected (~3.5‐fold increase in phosphorus (P) concentration in the lake over the past century). The lake is fortunately still oligotrophic, with high concentrations of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the deep water that are requisite for the unique endemic… 

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