The magazine for the modern naturalist About Contact Back issues Shop Help Subscribe

"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement"

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist

From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 13.1 October 2001

Can fish determine the conservation value of shallow lakes in the UK?

By - Philip H. Smith

Wildlife myth states that everybody knows what a nutrient-rich lake looks like - pea-green water, few water plants and a simplified animal community. Conversely, lakes with moderate amounts of nutrients have relatively clear water, an abundance of water plants and a wide variety of animals. In George Orwell's Animal Farm this situation could be described as: mesotrophic water good, eutrophic water bad.

Buy this issue Subscribe now

"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist