The response of phytoplankton in a subtropical lake to the cessation of aquaculture: a case study of Lake Dianshan, China

Gaohua Ji, Li Xu, Liqing Wang, Zuxin Xu, Xiaojie Dai and Ruilei Zhang

The cessation of aquaculture in a subtropical shallow lake improved the overall water quality despite little change in nutrient concentration because the phytoplankton abundance decreased, the species richness and diversity index increased, and the dominant species changed from toxic to less harmful species after the cessation.

Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 52 (2016) 109-121
Published online: 21 March 2016
DOI: 10.1051/limn/2015037

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