Bassenthwaite Lake: a general assessment of environmental and biological features and their susceptibility to change

Talling, J.F. (ed.) (1989) Bassenthwaite Lake: a general assessment of environmental and biological features and their susceptibility to change. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, 93pp. ( T04040-5A).

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Abstract

Bassenthwaite (Lake) is one of the larger Cumbrian lakes, certainly one of the most distinctive, and of considerable conservation and amenity value. Although its shores lack sizeable settlements, its main inflow receives sewage effluent from a major tourist centre (Keswick) and is subject to episodic floods. These influences, the growing development of leisure activities at the lake (e.g. sailing, time-share units), and recent road-construction, have led to past appraisals of ecological impacts and lake management. The lake has not been the subject of intense and long-term ecological study, but much scattered information exists that is relevant to future management decisions. In the present Report, commissioned by North West Water, such information - published and unpublished - is surveyed. Especial attention is given to evidence bearing on susceptibility to change, affecting the lake environment and its biota or species of conservation interest. Extensive use has been made of the results of a recent (1986-7) seasonal survey by the FBA.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Bassenthwaite Lake: a general assessment of environmental and biological features and their susceptibility to change
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Atkinson, K.M.
Heaney, S.I.
Elliott, J.M.
Mills, C.A.
Editors:
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Talling, J.F.
Number of Pages: 93
Date: 1989
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater lakes; Freshwater ecology; Limnology; Hydrology; Phytoplankton; Zooplankton; Freshwater fish; Benthos; England; Bassenthwaite Lake
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 5254
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 02:45
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:09
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5254

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