Dutch and Russian researchers plan to jointly study the ecosystem of Lake Peipsi
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Lake Peipsi issues in the press - BNS news 19.04.04
Dutch and Russian researchers plan to jointly study the ecosystem of Lake
Peipsi and Pskov and to predict its development in the future
Vladimir Borissov, Associate Professor of the Chair of Zoology, Pskov
Pedagogical Institute, told Interfax on Sunday that Dutch researchers are
interested in Lake Peipsi-Pskov, as there is a similar freshwater body, Lake
IJsselmeer, in Holland.
“Differently from our lake which is 10, 000 years old, the man-made water
body in the Netherlands was created only a couple of decades ago. However,
their ecosystems are very similar, the fauna and aquatic plants are largely
comparable,” explained the scientist.
“The Dutch want to know the future of their lake and we would learn what can
be expected in the case of our lake,” specified Borissov.
In his words, Lake Peipsi-Pskov also deserves the great interest of
scientists as it is the resting place for the migrating birds from the
northern regions of Russia, on their way to Western Europe.
“In addition, the lake is rich in fish, currently there are 37 different
species living in the lake,” noted the Russian researcher.