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Increased nutrient pollution and global warming may further promote harmful algal and cyanobacterial blooms, adding urgency for scientists and lake managers to understand if and how these two drivers will interact. CyanoCOST and NETLAKE, two European COST actions working on lakes and reservoirs, took part in a European multi-lake survey (ELMS) across different geographical and climatic regions in Europe in summer 2015. The project was organised by Evanthia Mantzouki and her PhD supervisor Prof. Bastian Ibelings, University of Geneva, who participate in both COST Actions. The final survey involved 32 countries, 147 participants and 380 lakes. Apart from teaching cyanobacteria taxonomy to the survey participants, AKWA sampled 7 lakes and was involved in the development of survey standard operating procedures.


Global environmental change, Restoration ecology


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Evanthia Mantzouki (University of Geneva)
Prof. Bastian Ibelings (University of Geneva)