Pollution of lakes is a worldwide problem. Restoration attempts take a lot of time and effort, and even then they might backfire. A team of researchers led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) suggests a different approach. First, you have to determine to which of four different types your lake belongs, they write in the August issue of Science of the Total Environment. Spatial differences are the key to a successful restoration recipe.
- Science of the Total Environment
- Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands Foundation for Applied Water Research, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, USGS's Greater Everglades Priority