Lake Trasimeno - Italy
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Lake Trasimeno (Umbria, Italy) is a shallow meso-eutrophic lake of a remarkable naturalistic importance (Natura 2000 site, S.C.I., S.P.Z. and Regional Park). Despite its large extension, the lake is very shallow and its bathymetry very smooth, with a maximum nominal depth of 6.3 m, which can only be reached when the water level exceeds the artificial outlet threshold located at 257.50 m a.s.l.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Meteorology Hydrology Hydrochemistry Plankton Macroinvertebrates Fish Macrophytes Paleolimnology
Lake Trasimeno has been a subject of naturalistic and ecological investigations since the beginning of the last century. Systematic studies have been conducted especially since the foundation of the Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquaculture G.B. Grassi in 1951. Here, a number of leading ecologists, including one of the founder of the Institue, Prof. Giampaolo Moretti, carried out their pioneering ecological research. The research still continues today, mainly by the activity of the researchers working at the Università degli Studi di Perugia, who operate in a strict collaboration with the Local Administration offices
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