Aquatic Ecology Series

Estuarine Nutrient Cycling: The Influence of Primary Producers

The Fate of Nutrients and Biomass

Editors: Nielsen, Søren Laurentius, Banta, Gary T., Pedersen, Morten Foldager (Eds.)

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About this book

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.

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"This volume provides numerous examples that illustrate methods for designing experiments to decipher the complexity of nutrient cycles and the affected primary producers at the base of the food web. … Because there is substantial background information throughout the book, I highly recommend this volume as a primary text, or suggested reading, for courses in basic ecology … . And finally, the volume provides a convenient reference for those of us beyond student status, but working in the area of nutrient cycling." (Anne C. Sigleo, Ecology, Vol. 87 (1), 2006)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Interactions Between Vegetation And Nutrient Dynamics In Coastal Marine Ecosystems: An Introduction

    Nielsen, Søren Laurentius (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Estuarine Primary Producers

    Sand-Jensen, Kaj (et al.)

    Pages 17-57

  • Effects Of Nutrient Loading On Shallow Seagrass-Dominated Coastal Systems: Patterns And Processes

    Hauxwell, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 59-92

  • Plant Bound Nutrient Transport. Mass Transport In Estuaries And Lagoons

    Flindt, Morgens R. (et al.)

    Pages 93-128

  • Grazing On Pelagic Primary Producers – The Role Of Benthic Suspension Feeders In Estuaries

    Petersen, Jens Kjerulf

    Pages 129-152

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Estuarine Nutrient Cycling: The Influence of Primary Producers
Book Subtitle
The Fate of Nutrients and Biomass
Editors
  • Søren Laurentius Nielsen
  • Gary T. Banta
  • Morten Foldager Pedersen
Series Title
Aquatic Ecology Series
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3021-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-3021-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2638-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6693-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 303
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