Managing the Biological, Economic, and Social Aspects of Sustainability of Lake Ecosystems

L. A. Baker, R. M. Newman

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Lakes are an important part of many people's lives. At their best, they enrich our lives, providing sustenance, opportunities for recreation, and aesthetic relief. This chapter examines qualities of lakes in relation to specific uses, and then examines drivers of change that alter these qualities, for better or worse. This broad view of lake quality differs from the traditional engineering/limnology approach of the past few decades in which 'clarity' has been an overarching objective, often to the detriment of broader qualities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSustainability of Water Quality
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780123821836
StatePublished - Oct 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Anderson, K. A., Kelley, T. J., Suschak, R. M., et al. (1999). Summary report on public perceptions of the impacts, use, and future of minnesota lakes: results of the 1998 Minnesota lakes survey . Report SH-1, Minnesota Sea Grant Program and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Office of Management and Budget Services.


  • Eutrophication
  • Fishing
  • Invasives
  • Lakes
  • Macrophytes
  • Nutrients
  • Shoreline
  • Water storage
  • Water supply


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