12 June 2023

The conference will take place in Estonian National Museum, address Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu. Google maps link HERE

At 8:35AM, a bus from Vanemuise theatre lower parking lot will start driving to the event.

The bus will have the „11th Shallow Lakes Conference“ logo by the front window.

HERE is the Google maps link to the location of the bus parking spot.

15 minutes after the official end of the conference day, a bus will take participants back to the center of Tartu. 

It is also possible to come to the event by foot, Estonian National Museum is approximately 2km from the Center. Various ohter transportation methods can be found here:


09:00 - 10:00
Registration continues + welcoming Coffee
Duration: 60 min

Jakob Hurt Hall

10:00 - 11:00
Opening of the conference
Duration: 60 min
Ülle Jaakma


Estonian University of Life Sciences 

Anu Noorma

Director General

Estonian Research Council

Priit Zingel

General Chair of the Organizing Committee  

Estonian University of Life Sciences

11:00 - 12:00
Keynote speech
Duration: 60 min
Estonian Literary Museum, Estonia

Environmental folklore as a vernacular code of sustainability: the case of Estonian lakes.

12:00 - 13:00
Duration: 60 min
We welcome you back
13:00 - 14:00
Session: Lake folklore and its ecological importance; Shallow lakes - impact on people's mental and physical health
Duration: 60 min
Tiina Seppä

13:00-13:20 Water, the oldest medicine? Human-freshwater relations in Finno-Karelian oral tradition        

Margit Säre

13:20-13:40 Lake Peipsi region – cultures, folklore and environmental educations interactions

Kairi Kreegipuu

13:40-14:00 How are blue spaces related to mental health in Estonia? 

13:00 - 14:00
WORKSHOP: Large Shallow Lakes and Lagoons I
Duration: 60 min

Organizers: Roel Doef, Laura Tack & Gerben Dekker

  • Introduction, background and goal of the workshop
  • First general reflection (comparison with other lake ecosystems)
  • Plenary discussion on the mission statement and proposed potential work packages (is there a shared interest in the proposed research questions)

Aliise Moora Auditorium

14:00 - 14:15
Coffee break
Duration: 15 min
14:15 - 15:15
Keynote speech
Duration: 60 min
Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia

“Modelling long-term ecological time series – insights from shallow lakes”

15:15 - 16:50
Session: Food webs and ecosystem processes in shallow lakes
Duration: 95 min
Martin Søndergaard

15:15-15:35 Lake ecosystem changes after decreased turbidity: effects of zebra mussel invasion in eight Danish lakes

Anna Kristiina Kuparinen

15:35-15:55 Generalist invasion in a complex lake food web

Coffee break

15:55-16:10 Coffee break 


Alex Piro

16:10-16:30 Biomagnification of mercury in a boreal lake food web – year-round insights using bulk δ15N and compound specific δ15N of amino acids

Fabio Ercoli

16:30-16:50 Seasonal and spatial variation of allochthonous organic matter contribution in lake foodweb

16:50 - 17:15
History of shallow lake exploration
Duration: 25 min
Henn Timm

16:50-  Hydrobiology of Estonian inland waters in pictures 

17:15 - 19:00
Poster session
Duration: 105 min

Keystone species Chydorus sphaericus in shallow eutrophic Lake Võrtsjärv (Estonia) – 57 years of continuous zooplankton monitoring and research

Kätlin Blank


Limnological research in the shallow Lake Saukas, Latvia

Laura Grinberga


Potentially toxic cyanobacteria in Lake Peipsi: use of microcystin gene copies to determine the potentially toxic Microcystis spp. in Lake Peipsi

Margarita Esmeralda Gonzales Ferraz


Large shallow lakes and lagoons in Europe

Roel Doef


Lake Engure long-term fish diversity    

Jānis Dumpis


Analysis of time series of the Essential Climate Variables of shallow lakes from Lakes_cci dataset

Mariano Bresciani


Transgenerational physiological effects of an herbicide on the diatom Gomphonema parvulum

Diána Lázár


Blue Lakes: Digitizing the carbon sink potential of boreal lakes (EU RRF project 2023-2025)

Tom Jilbert


A shift in the regional climate regime strongly affects Peipsi fish

Külli Kangur

Lake water quality estimation using remote sensing and artificial intelligence applications

Kaire Toming


Spatial and temporal variability of bottom sediments characteristics in a shallow lake under backwater separation and EM application    

Renata Dondajewska-Pielka                                   


From headwaters to downstream – a multi-approach restoration project of Siuntionjoki river system

Jussi Vesterinen


Development of physico-chemical water quality parameters in a Boreal lake during ice break-up period     

Miina Matilda Heinonen


Phosphorus retention mechanisms under a comparative performance analysis of Polonite and Rådasand for the treatment of hypolimnetic water of Lake Hönsan, Sweden

Frederico Aragão Cardoso


How do phosphorus dynamics compare between stratified and non-stratified areas of human-impacted boreal lakes?

Siqi Zhao


Nitrogen and its expected impacts in Estonian lakes

Tiina Nõges


Satellite-based tools towards estimating the intensity and frequency of phytoplankton surface blooms for improving monitoring strategies for lake ecological assessment     

Krista Alikas


Phosphorus in lake sediments - back to the catchment?    

Anu Kisand


Helmi-programme restores the waterfowl habitats in Finland    

Laura Härkönen


Phosphorus in Estonian soils, surface waters and lake sediments

Peeter Nõges


Sediment phosphorus dynamics in Lake Saadjärv from past to present (1900-2020)

Mukadder Evin Karakoyunlu


Site-specific δ15N signatures of two Estonian hypertrophic lake sediment records

Merlin Liiv


Exploring subfossil Cladocera as a proxy for reconstructing past environmental conditions in lakes of Baltic states

Anna Lanka


Understanding the effects of salinization and climate change on shallow lakes using space-for-time-substitute sampling and two synchronized mesocosm experiments in two different climates, Türkiye 

Cihelio Alves Amorim

Contacts of organizer