Enrichment of nutrients (eutrophication) can lead to algal blooms and oxygen deficiency in lakes and can eventually lead to lakes being overgrown by plants and lost.
The research at the department concerns both the sources of eutrophication and restoration and mitigation.
Examples of research projects
- Advisory tool for optimal placement and sizing of wetlands for long-term phosphorus retention
- DAEMONS – Drivers And Effects of Modified Nutrient Stoichiometry from Source to Sea
- Phosphorous leaching from sediments – legacy is the last obstacle for longterm restauration of lakes
- Farmer as water manager - right diagnosis, proper location, effective countermeasure!
- Reduced internal loading and increased recirculation of nutrients to agricultural land by optimized design and placement of wetlands
- Sources, characterization and transport of sediment bound phosphorus in small agricultural streams
- TaRgEting Low-Sorption Soils to reduce phosphorus losses (TiRELeSS)