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Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea

Editors: Snoeijs-Leijonmalm, Pauline, Schubert, Hendrik, Radziejewska, Teresa (Eds.)

  • The first comprehensive textbook on the biology and ecology of the Baltic Sea
  • Comprehensive summary of up-to-date Baltic Sea science (biology, ecology) for researchers in marine sciences 
  • Highlights the special nature of biological variation in the Baltic Sea 
  • Discusses ecosystem-based management 
  • Highlights biological variation along the unique environmental gradients of the brackish Baltic Sea Area
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About this Textbook

This is the first comprehensive science-based textbook on the biology and ecology of the Baltic Sea, one of the world’s largest brackish water bodies. The aim of this book is to provide students and other readers with knowledge about the conditions for life in brackish water, the functioning of the Baltic Sea ecosystem and its environmental problems and management. It highlights biological variation along the unique environmental gradients of the brackish Baltic Sea Area (the Baltic Sea, Belt Sea and Kattegat), especially those in salinity and climate. 

pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#262626">The first part of the book presents the challenges for life processes and ecosystem dynamics that result from the Baltic Sea’s highly variable recent geological history and geographical isolation. The second part explains interactions between organisms and their environment, including biogeochemical cycles, patterns of biodiversity, genetic diversity and evolution, biological invasions and physiological adaptations. In the third part, the subsystems of the Baltic Sea ecosystem – the pelagic zone, the sea ice, the deep soft sea beds, the phytobenthic zone, the sandy coasts, and estuaries and coastal lagoons – are treated in detail with respect to the structure and function of communities and habitats and consequences of natural and anthropogenic constraints, such as climate change, discharges of nutrients and hazardous substances. Finally, the fourth part of the book discusses monitoring and ecosystem-based management to deal with contemporary and emerging threats to the ecosystem’s health.

About the authors

Pauline Snoeijs is a professor in Pelagic Systems Ecology at the University of Stockholm. Her current research deals with the pelagic system of the brackish Baltic Sea and integrates ecology, ecophysiology and biochemistry.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Brackish water as an environment

    Schubert, Hendrik (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

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  • Why is the Baltic Sea so special to live in?

    Snoeijs-Leijonmalm, Pauline (et al.)

    Pages 23-84

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  • Biogeochemical cycles

    Schneider, Bernd (et al.)

    Pages 87-122

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  • Patterns of biodiversity

    Snoeijs-Leijonmalm, Pauline

    Pages 123-191

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  • Biological invasions

    Olenin, Sergej (et al.)

    Pages 193-232

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0668-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 99,99 €
price for China (P.R.) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0667-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea
Editors
  • Pauline Snoeijs-Leijonmalm
  • Hendrik Schubert
  • Teresa Radziejewska
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0668-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0668-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0667-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 683
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 422 illustrations in colour
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