The Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank.


Record 1 2020-08-26


Subject field(s)
  • Bioengineering
  • Hydrology and Hydrography

The premise behind biomanipulation is the manipulation of biotic components of a lake as opposed to conventional nutrient management. The goal of water quality improvement is achieved through the manipulation of higher level consumers of a lake.


The goal of biomanipulation is to reduce the concentration of harmful phytoplankton, such as toxic blue-green algae. The most direct method to control harmful phytoplankton blooms is to reduce inputs of nutrients such as phosphorus that drive their growth.


  • Technique biologique
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie

La biomanipulation consiste à contrôler l'abondance des cyanobactéries coloniales et filamenteuses par l'introduction de certaines espèces de zooplancton […]


[…] le principe de base était logique : en jouant sur les rapports prédateurs-proies et en favorisant le compartiment des brouteurs d'algues, on imaginait pouvoir réduire les proliférations algales, augmenter la profondeur de pénétration lumineuse et la clarté générale des milieux.


Save record 1

Copyright notice for the TERMIUM Plus® data bank

© Public Services and Procurement Canada, 2022
TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank
A product of the Translation Bureau


Language Portal of Canada

Access a collection of Canadian resources on all aspects of English and French, including quizzes.

Writing tools

The Language Portal’s writing tools have a new look! Easy to consult, they give you access to a wealth of information that will help you write better in English and French.

Glossaries and vocabularies

Access Translation Bureau glossaries and vocabularies.

Date Modified: