15 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:


Jakob Hurt Hall

09:00 - 10:00
Keynote speech
Duration: 60 min
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Combining different omics to study aquatic food web functions and processes

10:00 - 10:15
Coffee break
Duration: 15 min
10:15 - 11:55
Session: New approaches, methods and technological advances; Monitoring and conservation strategies
Duration: 100 min
Olga Tammeorg

10:15-10:35 Towards more sustainable solutions in lake restoration: recycling of lake sediment phosphorus to agriculture

Mark J. McCarthy

10:35-10:55 Dissolved oxygen and dinitrogen gas dynamics in experimental lake mesocosms experiencing forced stratification

Lea Tuvikene

10:55-11:15 New macrophyte based ecological status criteria detect short-term changes in a large and shallow lake

Satu Katriina Estlander

11:15-11:35 Introducing the HUMI project - Lake browning indicators

Salla Rajala

11:35-11:55 Macrophytes as a new bioindicator of brownification

10:15 - 11:55
WORKSHOP: NGO-led Initiatives for Lake and Wetland Protection: Showcasing Successful Projects in Europe and beyond
Duration: 100 min

Aliise Moora Auditorium

Laura Böttges

10:15-10:35 The European Living Lakes Association (ELLA): Fostering the sustainable use of lakes and wetlands in Europe

Margit Säre

10:35-10:55 Civil society environmental education initiatives and innovative methods in transboundary Lake Peipsi region

Fernando Vinegla

10:55-11:15 El Hito Lagoon (Spain): successful example of NGO private management of the public good

Alena Hayer

11:15-11:35 Sustainable eco-tourism at Madampe Lake, Sri Lanka: Finding the balance between conservation and economic growth

Dimitri Vedel

11:35-11:55 Raising awareness of the invisible: The role of NGOs and municipalities against microplastics in lakes

12:00 - 13:00
Duration: 60 min
We welcome you back
13:00 - 14:00
Keynote speech
Duration: 60 min

Freshwater biodiversity loss in the Anthropocene

WasserCluster Lunz, Austria
14:00 - 15:00
Session: Invasive species and diversity in shallow lakes
Duration: 60 min
Lei Li

14:00-14:20 Contrasting impacts of invasive crayfish on aquatic primary producers may result in regime shift from clear to turbid in shallow lakes      

Viktor Olah

14:20-14:40 Duckweed stock collections in research and utilization of shallow waters

Muhammad Irfan

14:40-15:00 Growth response of native European and introduced duckweed species to light, temperature and salinity gradients           

14:00 - 16:00
WORKSHOP: Large Shallow Lakes and Lagoons II
Duration: 120 min

Organizers: Roel Doef, Laura Tack & Gerben Dekker

  • Summarize and reflect on part one of the Workshop
  • Connections between the different (research/working) groups: Shallow Lakes – Large Shallow Lakes – Lagoons
  • Plenary discussion on the will for a joint (EU) funding application
  • Suggestions for further cooperation and organization
  • Summarizing the actions for Shallow Lakes conference and Eurolag conference
15:00 - 15:15
Coffee break
Duration: 15 min
15:15 - 16:15
Session: Shallow lakes as reflectors of water-quality problems
Duration: 60 min
Erik Jeppesen

15:15-15:35 Role of nitrogen in Danish lakes: Evidence from short and long-term experiments and monitoring

Daniel Chilton

15:35-15:55 Wind-induced sediment resuspension impacts on water quality, light attenuation and submerged aquatic macrophyte growth in a shallow coastal lagoon

Réka Svigruha

15:55-16:15 Presence and potential ecological impact of microplastics in the largest shallow lake of Central Europe (Lake Balaton)

16:15 - 16:35
History of shallow lake exploration
Duration: 20 min
Paul Teesalu

16:15-16:35 Overview of fish monitoring on Lake Võrtsjärv

End of the conference day

At the conference day 15.06, at 16:35 the buses will depart from conference approximately 16:45 and will take you to the usual destination.

19:00 - 22:00
Festive dinner
Duration: 180 min

Departure for the evening dinner will be at 18:15 from the Vanemuise Theatre lower parking lot, as always. 

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.


The first bus back to the city will depart at 22:00 and the second one at 22:30

Contacts of organizer