Scientific Values Are Crucial for Lake Kinneret Management Design: Test Cases

  •  Moshe Gophen    


The concept of combined scientific information and objectivism, and carefulness prevention, are crucially required for the design of Lake Kinneret ecological services management. The integration of ecological structure and management is an assets of permanent value. Three test cases of that concept as incorporated within the usage policy of Lake Kinneret are presented and criticized. It is discussed through an insight into three cases of decision making process: 1) Nutrient dynamics (N, P and N/P mass ration) and the first record of N2-fixer- Cyanobacterium bloom; 2) The impact of natural and anthropogenic activities on the decline and recovery of Tilapias fish population; and 3) The consequences of water level decline on their quality. The objective of the paper is to improve both, safety and sevices of the ecosystem.

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