Summary of the workshop on perspectives of biomanipulation in inland waters

  • M. Gophen
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 53)


The term ‘biomanipulation’ was originally defined as management of aquatic communities by controlling natural populations of organisms aimed at water quality improvement (Shapiro et al. 1975). In a broad sense, the term biomanipulation is similar to others presently used by several authors: top-down forces, trophic cascade or food-web manipulation (Carpenter et al. 1985; McQueen et al. 1986; Benndorf, 1987; Threlkeld, 1987; Carpenter, 1988). All these terms refer to manipulation of secondary or tertiary producers and its impact on the community structure of aquatic ecosystems. Recently, the complexity of the ecosystem response and the role of bottom-up forces (nutrients) and/or nutrient-mediated effects of planktivorous fish on plankton community structure was considered (Carpenter, 1988; McQueen & Lean, 1987; Threlkeld, 1987).


Trophic Cascade Aquatic Community Planktivorous Fish Lake Restoration Plankton Assemblage 
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  • M. Gophen
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  1. 1.Kinneret Limnological LaboratoryTiberiasIsrael

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