Maguire,, Cathy and Gibson, Chris
Ecological change in Lough Erne: influence of catchment changes and species invasions.
Freshwater Forum, 24,
Lough Erne in Northern Ireland has been the subject of much research over the last 30 years by, amongst others, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). In this article, the authors provide a summary of a workshop held on the 16–17th October 2003 in Enniskillen, on the shores of Lough Erne, which gave an opportunity to step back and take a holistic look at the Erne lakes. Ecological change has been driven by many factors, including land use changes and species invasions. The workshop consisted of five sessions which are summarised in this article: Session 1 – Invasive species, nutrients, phytoplankton and macrophytes; Session 2 – Zooplankton, benthic macroinvertebrates and fish; Session 3 – An ecosystem approach – relating the previous sessions; Session 4 – How does Lough Erne fit into lake classifications? Implications of the Water Framework Directive; Session 5 – Using new techniques to examine food webs and species invasions. Identifying a future research programme for Lough Erne.
||Ecological change in Lough Erne: influence of catchment changes and species invasions
|Maguire,, Cathy |
|Gibson, Chris |
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||Freshwater Biological Association
||Freshwater lakes; Catchment area; Introduced species; Ecosystem management; Environmental legislation; Food webs; Northern Ireland; Lough Erne; Dreissena polymorpha
Hardy B Schwamm
||11 Jan 2011 12:46
||29 Sep 2011 15:59
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