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Environmental Science

Tools and Criteria for Sustainable Coastal Ecosystem Management

Examples from the Baltic Sea and Other Aquatic Systems

Authors: Håkanson, Lars, Bryhn, Andreas C.

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  • Presents practical bioindicators for sustainable coastal management
  • Discusses criteria for coastal area sensitivity to eutrophication and sets a biological value of coastal areas
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The aim of this book is to discuss practically useful (operational) bioindicators for sustainable coastal management, criteria for coastal area sensitivity to eutrophication and an approach set a "biological value" of coastal areas. These bioindicators should meet defined criteria for practical usefulness, e.g., they should be simple to understand and apply to managers and scientists with different educational backgrounds. Central aspects for this book concern effect-load-sensitivity analyses. One and the same nutrient loading may cause different effects in coastal areas of different sensitivity. Remedial measures should be carried out in a cost-effective manner and this book discusses methods and criteria for this. Remedial strategies should generally focus on phosphorus rather than nitrogen because the effects of nitrogen reductions can rarely be predicted well and nitrogen reductions may favour the bloom of harmful cyanobacteria. Three case-studies exemplify the practical use of the bioindicators and concepts discussed in the book. The first concerns how local emissions of nutrients affect the receiving waters when all important nutrient fluxes are accounted for. The second concerns how to find reference values for "good" ecological status to set targets for remedial actions. The third gives a reconstruction of eutrophication. If the development during the last 100 years can be understood, key prerequisites to turn the development would be at hand.

This book should attract considerable interest from researchers in marine ecology, consultants and administrators interested in management and studies of coastal systems.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tools and Criteria for Sustainable Coastal Ecosystem Management
Book Subtitle
Examples from the Baltic Sea and Other Aquatic Systems
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-78363-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-78363-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-78361-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09707-2
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 292
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