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Erik Jeppesen

Recent Sedimentation Rates of Shallow Lakes in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River: Patterns, Controlling Factors and Implications for Lake Management

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  • Min Xu, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
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  • Xuhui Dong, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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  • Xiangdong Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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  • Xu Chen, China University of Geosciences
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  • Qinghui Zhang, Chinese Acad Sci, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing Inst Geog & Limnol, State Key Lab Lake Sci & Environm, Chinese Acad Sci, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangxi Inst Bot, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sino Danish Ctr Educ & Res, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
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  • Qian Liu, Hohai Univ, Hohai University, Coll Harbor Coastal & Offshore Engn
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  • Rong Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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  • Min Yao, Liaocheng Univ, Liaocheng University, Sch Environm & Planning
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  • Thomas A. Davidson
  • Erik Jeppesen

Significantly increased sedimentation rates (SRs) in lakes worldwide in recent decades due to higher inputs of silt and eutrophication have led to significant environmental problems such as lake size diminishment and degraded water quality. Many lakes in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River basin (MLYB) have followed this pattern. For effective lake management, it is essential to understand the pattern and drivers of SRs in these lakes. Fourteen typical lakes in the MLYB were chosen to examine the spatiotemporal patterns of SRs and identify the drivers over different time periods. Since 1900, SRs increased from

Original languageEnglish
Article number617
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

    Research areas

  • sedimentation rate, shallow lake, Yangtze River, lake management, reference condition, CLIMATE-CHANGE IMPACTS, LAND-USE, SOIL-EROSION, CHAOHU LAKE, CHINA, CATCHMENT, EUTROPHICATION, PHOSPHORUS, SCALE, ACCUMULATION

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