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Eutrophication in Coastal Marine Ecosystems

Eutrophication in Coastal Marine Ecosystems

Bo Barker Jørgensen (Editor), Katherine Richardson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66548-0

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

273 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 52.

Over the last 10-20 years, eutrophication has become generally acknowledged as an environmental threat for many coastal marine areas. Nevertheless, most of our knowledge of the effects of eutrophication on aquatic ecosystems is derived from limnological studies. There are fundamental differences between marine, brackish, and freshwater systems that lead to different responses to eutrophication. Therefore, the aim of this book is to provide the reader with a synthesis of our current understanding of eutrophication in coastal marine areas and the biological/ecological responses to it.

Katherine Richardson and Bo Barker Jorgensen  vii

1. Eutrophication: Definition, History and Effects
Katherine Richardson and Bo Barker Jorgensen  1

2. Atmospheric Processes
Willera A. H. Asman and Soren E. Larsen 21

3. Water Masses, Stratification and Circulation
Jacob Steen Muller  51

4. Material Flux in the Water Column
Thomas Kirboe  67

5. Carbon Flow in the Water Column Case Study: The Southern Kattegat
Katherine Richardson   95

6. Material Flux in the Sediment
Bo Barker Jprgensen  115

7. Case Study--Aarhus Bay
Bo Barker Jprgensen  137

8. Benthic Macrofauna and Demersal Fish
Lars Hagerman, AIf B. Josefson and Jorgen N. Jensen  155

9. Shallow Waters and Land/Sea Boundaries
Jens Borum  179

10. Case Study: Kertinge Nor
Hans Ulrik Riisgtord, Carston Joirgensen and Frede Ostergaard Andersen 205

11. The Use of Models in Eutrophication Studies
AndreW. Visser and Lars Kamp-Nielsen  221

12. Conclusion, Research and Eutrophication Control
Katherine Richardson  243