Primary Production

Primary Productivity in Large Lakes

Between 2018 and 2021, the Limnology Center is hosting the integrative and inter­disciplinary project Primary Productivity in Large Lakes. The overall aim of the project is to improve our understanding of short- and long-term dynamics in primary production in large lake systems, related to nutrient changes and climate warming. The project will answer why the primary production in Swiss lakes has remained nearly stable while phosphorus concentrations have drastically dropped over the last decades.

This project is the first connected to LéXPLORE platform and is led by a consortium from EPFL, University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Eawag, University of Constance and INRA-Thonon-les-Bains.