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Main Title Ecology of Baltic Coastal Waters [electronic resource] /
Author Schiewer, Ulrich.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QH541.5.S3
ISBN 9783540735243
Subjects Life sciences. ; Biodiversity. ; Endangered ecosystems. ; Aquatic biology. ; Ecology. ; Nature Conservation. ; Environmental pollution.
Internet Access
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Collation XIX, 430 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The Baltic Coastal Zones -- Ecological Case Studies -- Darß-Zingst Boddens, Northern Rügener Boddens and Schlei -- Greifswalder Bodden, Wismar-Bucht and Salzhaff -- The Szczecin (Oder-) Lagoon -- Near-Shore Zones: Koserow and Tromper Wiek -- Gulf of Gda?sk and Puck Bay -- The Vistula Lagoon -- The Curonian Lagoon -- Gulf of Riga and Pärnu Bay -- Haapsalu and Matsalu Bays -- The Neva Estuary Ecosystem -- The Gulf of Finland -- The Stockholm Archipelago -- Askö Area and Himmerfjärden -- Odense Fjord and Kerteminde Fjord/Kertinge Nor -- Synthesis -- Synthesis. The Baltic Sea is one of the most investigated water bodies in the world. For decades, the many highly industrialised nations around the Baltic have financed basic and applied investigations, as well as the building and development of research stations and vessels. After World War II, research in the Baltic Proper was intensified and investi- tions became much more international. The main goals of such investigations were analysis of the eutrophication and pollution of the Baltic Sea, and development of mitigating strategies (e.g. the HELCOM-Program). In contrast, research into the coastal zones was carried out mainly under national sovereignty by individual governments due to differing political regimes. Consequently, there was a lack of international collaboration and publications regarding these regions. This changed following the collapse of the former socialist governments. Nevertheless, research activities in the coastal regions still lag behind those in the Baltic Proper. A general description is further hampered by the great variety of coastal water ecosystems. The aim of this book is to overcome this lack by presenting the important Baltic coastal zones in the form of "ecological case studies". In this way the book rep- sents an important supplement to literature concerning the Baltic Proper.