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5 Lake Maggiore (IT)

Lake Maggiore

eLTER TA site

  • Dominant ecosystem: Large subalpine lake
  • Access: Accessible all year round by boat
  • DEIMS site code: LTER_EU_IT_045

The second largest and deepest Italian subalpine lake. It has been studied since the beginning of the last century, although not systematically. Regular research began in 1938 following the foundation of the Italian Institute of Hydrobiology “Dr. Marco De Marchi” in Verbania Pallanza, and mainly followed the trophic state evolution of the lake and the effect of global warming. The lake has been regularly monitored since 1978, in the frame of an international agreement between Swiss and Italian Governments. Scientific focus: CNR ISE performs limnological research covering chemistry, hydrology, physics, plankton ecology, zoology, microbial ecology, palaeolimnology and other topics. Studies also address anthropogenic impacts, including climate change.

Contact

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Institute for Ecosystem Study (CNR ISE)
Mail icon from Elegant Themes Giuseppe Morabito, g.morabito@ise.cnr.it