An ecological perspective on ‘undisturbed’ lake catchments in the Rotorua District
|There is currently concern about trends in water quality in some lakes in largely natural catchments. Various potential contributing causes are under consideration, including pest animals, such as wallabies, and pest plants. This presentation provides an overview of aspects of ecological history and processes at work in the catchments of selected lakes. By necessity, this is largely an historical analysis, but this provides important background for current trends, and also to understand landscape-level processes. The effects of potentially threatening influences, such as pest plants and animals, need to be evaluated within various contexts, including landscape history, ongoing geomorphological change, human disturbance, vegetation dynamics, and the relative contributions of natural and human-induced changes.
|LakesWater Quality Society
|Proceedings of LakesWater Quality Society 2015
|© 2015 LakesWater Quality Society.
|An ecological perspective on ‘undisturbed’ lake catchments in the Rotorua District
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Rotorua Lakes Symposium 2015 
Overview of Symposium Lake Weed and Wallabies. 12th - 13th March 2015, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, 1170 Fenton Street, Rotorua. Hosted by LakesWater Quality Society.