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A Beginner's Guide to Water Management—Fish Communities and Trophic State in Florida Lakes



All Florida residents and visitors stand to benefit from a greater understanding of the fish populations in lakes of different trophic state (productivity) in Florida. The relationships between fish populations and trophic state, discussed in this circular, are based on a study of many Florida lakes of varying trophic state rather than on an individual lake undergoing eutrophication (nutrient enrichment) over time. This approach was taken because there are virtually no long-term studies of fish populations in Florida lakes undergoing eutrophication.

Note: Circular 110 is available in Portable Document Format (pdf) only. It can be obtained as a single PDF file by clicking on the "Printer Friendly Version" link below.

Publication #CIR 110

Date:November 17th, 2020

  • Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment
Fact Sheet


  • Mark Hoyer