General information

Module title Lake restoration – aims, methods, results
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Renata Dondajewska, dr Budzyńska Agnieszka
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position profesor, adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Biology
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30


Module aim (aims)

• familiarizing the students with lake restoration methods• explaining the significance of lake restoration• understanding how to select the method of lake restoration in relation to lake/catchment environmental conditions• familiarizing the students with case studies and reasons of restoration success/failure

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge of lake ecology.


Week 1: Prior to the lake restoration (lecture 1) Week 2: Technical methods of lake restoration directed on lake water (lecture 2)Week 3: Technical methods of lake restoration directed on sediments (lecture 3)Week 4: Chemical methods of lake restoration (lecture 4) Week 5: Biomanipulation as lake restoration method (lecture 5)Week 6: Other biological methods in lake restoration (lecture 6)Week 7: Novel techniques in lake restoration (lecture 7)Week 8: Case studies of technical lake restoration (seminar 1)Week 9: Case studies of chemical and biological lake restoration (seminar 2)Week 10: Case studies of sustainable lake restoration (seminar 3)Week 11: The reaction of plankton to lake restoration (classes 1)Week 12: Chemical precipitation of phosphorus (classes 2) Week 13: Case studies of sustainable lake restoration in Poznan (field trip)

Reading list

Klapper H., 2002, Technologies for lake restoration, J Limnol 62, 1: 73-90The lake and reservoir restoration guidance manual, Second Edition,1990, Environmental Protection Agency, WashingtonSpecial issue “Cyanobacterial blooms. Ecology, prevention, mitigation and control. Aquatic Ecology 2016 Vol. 50 (3)Perrow M.R., Davy A.J., 2008, Handbook of ecological restoration, Vol. 1 and 2, Cambridge University press