Lilies floating on the water at Lough Carra with a reed bed in the background

Aquatic Ecology

In this section we have compiled information on the aquatic ecology of the lake from a variety of sources. Principle among these sources is the work carried out on the lake by Ken Irvine's team from Trinity College Dublin. Ken and his colleagues have been conducting research on the lake for ten years or so and have produced an array of scientific publications which provide a detailed description of some aspects of the status of the lake's aquatic ecosystem.

There are some aspects of the ecology of the lake and its surroundings which overlap between different sections of this website. We have arbitrarily placed these aspects in the section which we feel is most appropriate, but if you cannot find what you are looking for in one section, use the search facility to locate the relevant material.