Shallow lakes in lowland river systems: Role in transport and transformations of nutrients and in biological diversity

Shallow, small-sized, macrophyte-dominated lakes are frequently inserted into the upstream, initial sections of low-grade river systems in post-glacial lowland landscapes. In terms of the River Continuum Concept they function as `disturbing inserts' which are: 1. sinks for transported nitrate nitrogen by providing more sites for effective denitrification… CONTINUE READING