Lake Trasimeno - Italy

Basic Information
Site Name
Lake Trasimeno
Short name
LTras
Country
Italy
Site Manager
Keywords
Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
biodiversity
climate change
ecotoxicology
eutrophication
fisheries
Habitat mapping
hydrochemistry
invasive species
limnology
Site Description
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.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:37
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1960
Purpose
Meteorology Hydrology Hydrochemistry Plankton Macroinvertebrates Fish Macrophytes Paleolimnology
History
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
Photos
Lake Trasimeno view

Lake Trasimeno view

Geographic
Size
12400.00ha
Elevation (average)
256.00msl
Elevation (min)
255.00msl
Elevation (max)
257.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Italia (Italy) (LTER_EU_IT_096_001)This site is a verified "LTER Italia (Italy)" member.
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