Threatened limentic habitats of lakes and reservoirs

Other Names:
Threatened freshwater lake floor habitats
Endangered lacustrine benthic environments

Eutrophication triggers algal blooms which limits light penetration and reduces macrophytic growth (rooted and floating aquatic plants).


The Benthic habitat relies on photosynthesis by blue-green algae and other benthic algae to produce much of the food needed by benthic grazers. Additional food comes in the form of detritus that settles from the water.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
06.08.2019 – 18:11 CEST