Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 Dec 1;228:113044. Epub 2021 Dec 1.
Department of Bioscience and WATEC, Aarhus University, Vejlsøvej, Silkeborg, Denmark; Limnology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Centre for Ecosystem Research and Implementation (EKOSAM), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Mersin, Turkey. Electronic address:
Urban lakes are important natural assets but are exposed to multiple stressors from human activities. Submersed macrophytes, a key plant group that helps to maintain clear-water conditions in lakes, tend to be scarce in urban lakes, particularly when they are eutrophic or hypertrophic, and their loss is linked, in part, to impaired underwater light climate. We tested if enhancing the underwater light conditions using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could restore submersed macrophytes in urban lakes. Read More