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Setting nutrient limits

Waituna Lagoon, Southland

Setting nutrient limits for complex ecosystems is challenging. We used multiple lines of evidence to set robust nutrient limits to safeguard the macrophyte community in Waituna Lagoon.

Read more in our paper on setting nutrient limits for lakes (click the link below).

Schallenberg et al 2017 Multiple lines of evidence determine robust nutrient load limits required to safeguard a threatened lake lagoon system

Water Quality Bottom Lines for Brackish Lakes and Coastal Lagoons

Keith at River Lake coordinated an expert panel to develop possible attributes and thresholds relevant to the ecosystem health of Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLs) and brackish lakes.

The work was undertaken for Ministry for the Environment to support the National Objectives Framework (NOF) in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM).

Read the report here.

Ecosystem Health Attributes for Brackish Lakes 2014.