Recent advances in the understanding and management of eutrophication

  title={Recent advances in the understanding and management of eutrophication},
  author={David W. Schindler},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  • D. Schindler
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Limnology and Oceanography
Major advances in the scientific understanding and management of eutrophication have been made since the late 1960s. The control of point sources of phosphorus reduced algal blooms in many lakes. Diffuse nutrient sources from land use changes and urbanization in the catchments of lakes have proved possible to control but require many years of restoration efforts. The importance of water residence time to eutrophication has been recognized. Changes in aquatic communities contribute to… 

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