A perspective paper published in the journal Freshwater Science, co-authored by Lake Futures researchers Philippe Van Cappellen, Chris Wellen and Mohamed Mohamed, outlines the main knowledge gaps and uncertainties facing the remediation of eutrophication and associated harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.
Future research should focus on addressing knowledge gaps around how lake ecosystems respond to changing nutrient loads, how achievable nutrient load reductions are, and how to identify priority management areas and actions.
The paper also offers suggestions on how to resolve these uncertainties through an integrated ecosystem approach. While focused on Lake Erie, the findings and recommendations in the paper could also help inform research efforts and management strategies in other freshwater bodies.
The paper can be accessed here.