Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 408


Resuspension of sediment as a method for managing shallow eutrophic lagoons

Mauro Lenzi
Lagoon Ecology and Aquaculture Laboratory (LEALab), OPLrl Company, Italy
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 August 2010
  •  Published: 30 November 2010


The article sets out to demonstrate that resuspension of sediment could be used to counteract the consequences of eutrophication and to manage degraded coastal lagoons subject to frequent periodic dystrophic processes.  This is done by a general review of the literature on resuspension of sediment, focusing on its effects in shallow eutrophic lagoons and the results of specific research recently conducted by the author.


Key words: Lagoon, eutrophication, sediment resuspension, lagoon biogeochemistry, lagoon management