There are clear gaps in our knowledge on lake restoration. We need to:
- define critical nutrient concentrations in different parts of the world (climate zones) for shifting lakes to a good and high ecological state and to set target concentrations for initiating in-lake measures in addition to external loading reduction.
- adapt existing methods and develop new viable ecological restoration methods for lakes in the tropics.
- determine the long-term stability of the different restoration measures and evaluate the need for and how to undertake follow-up measures in the years after restoration.
- conduct controlled experiments and obtain experience on the effects of using combined restoration methods.
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