Ecological change in Lough Erne: influence of catchment changes and species invasions

Maguire,, Cathy and Gibson, Chris (2005) Ecological change in Lough Erne: influence of catchment changes and species invasions. Freshwater Forum, 24, pp. 38-58.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Title: Ecological change in Lough Erne: influence of catchment changes and species invasions
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Maguire,, Cathy
Gibson, Chris
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 24
Page Range: pp. 38-58
Date: 2005
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater lakes; Catchment area; Introduced species; Ecosystem management; Environmental legislation; Food webs; Northern Ireland; Lough Erne; Dreissena polymorpha
Subjects: Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 4713
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 12:46
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:59
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4713

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