It is a well-known fact that eutrophication of coastal waters causes significant changes in the species composition of the primary producers. Usually a shift from an ecosystem dominated by sea grasses or large brown algae to an ecosystem dominated by fast-growing green algae or phytoplankton is observed. While this shift has been documented in a number of research papers and books, the consequences of this shift are less well known. This book focuses on the consequences of such changes for nutrient cycling.
The aim is to investigate how different types of primary producers influence nutrient cycling in coastal marine waters, and how nutrient cycling changes qualitatively and quantitatively as a consequence of the changes in the primary producer community caused by eutrophication. The various chapters address specific ecological processes such as grazing, decomposition, burial and export of biomass from the ecosystem. The book is intended for researchers and professionals working in the field of coastal marine ecology and estuarine ecology and for advanced students in this field.
Interactions Between Vegetation And Nutrient Dynamics In Coastal Marine Ecosystems: An Introduction by M.F. Pedersen, S.L. Nielsen and G.T. Banta
Estuarine Primary Producers by K. Sand-Jensen and S.L. Nielsen
Effects Of Nutrient Loading On Shallow Seagrass-Dominated Coastal Systems: Patterns And Processes by J. Hauxwell and I. Valiela
Plant Bound Nutrient Transport. Mass Transport In Estuaries And Lagoons by M.R. Flindt, J. Neto, C.L. Amos, M.A. Pardal, A. Bergamasco, C.B. Pedersen and F.Ø. Andersen
Grazing On Pelagic Primary Producers – The Role Of Benthic Suspension Feeders In Estuaries by J.K. Petersen
Grazing On Benthic Primary Producers by J. Cebrián
Decomposition Of Marine Primary Producers: Consequences For Nutrient Recycling And Retention In Coastal Ecosystems by G.T. Banta, M.F. Pedersen and S.L. Nielsen
Burial Of Nutrient In Coastal Sediments: The Role Of Primary Producers by J.J. Middelburg, K. Soetaert, P.M.J. Herman, H.T.S. Boschker and C.R. Heip
The Importance Of Primary Producers For Benthic Nitrogen And Phosphorus Cycling by K.J. McGlathery, K. Sundbäck and I.C. Anderson
Denitrification by N. Risgaard-Petersen
Attempting A Synthesis – Plant/Nutrient Interactions by S.L. Nielsen, M.F. Pedersen and G.T. Banta