Affiliations: Laboratory for Earth Surface Process and Department of
Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.
E-mail: [email protected]
Note:  Corresponding author
Abstract: This paper provides some introductory information on the history,
development, and characteristics of various lake ecosystem models.The modeling
of lake ecological processes began to gain importance in the early 1960s. There
are a number of models available today, with varying levels of complexity to
cope with the variety of environmental problems found in lake environments,
e.g. eutrophication, acidification,oxygen depletion, wetland management, heavy
metal and pesticide pollution, as well as hydrodynamic problems. In particular,
this paper focuses on lake eutrophication and wetland models, as well as
addressing strategies appropriate for the design and development of reliable
lake ecological models.
Keywords: lake ecosystem, eutrophication model, wetland model, pollution model