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Title Ecology of Baltic coastal waters / Ulrich Schiewer, editor
Published Berlin : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 428 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)
Series Ecological studies, 0070-8356 ; v. 197
Ecological studies ; v. 197. 0070-8356
Contents Introduction ; The Baltic coastal zones ; Darss-Zingst Boddens, Northern Rügener Boddens, and Schlei ; Greifswalder Bodden, Wismar-Bucht, and Salzhaff / U. Schiewer -- The Szczecin (Oder- ) Lagoon / T. Radziejewska and G. Schernewski -- Near-shore zones : Koserow and Tromper Wiek / U. Schiewer -- Gulf of Gdańsk and Puck Bay / L. Kruk-Dowgiałło and A. Szaniawska -- The Vistula Lagoon / B. Chubarenko and P. Margoński -- The Curonian Lagoon / Z.R. Gasiūnaitė [and others] -- Gulf of Riga and Pärnu Bay / J. Kotta [and others] -- Haapsalu and Matsalu Bays / J. Kotta, A. Jaanus, and I. Kotta -- The Neva Estuary ecosystem / I.V. Telesh, S.M. Golubkov, and A.F. Alimov -- The Gulf of Finland / H. Pitkänen, J. Lehtoranta, and H. Peltonen -- The Stockholm Archipelago / C. Hill and K. Wallström -- The Askö area and Himmerfjärden / H. Kautsky -- Odense Fjord and Kerteminde Fjord/Kertinge Nor / H.U. Riisgård, M.H. Jensen, and N. Rask -- Synthesis / U. Schiewer
Summary This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the enormous ecological diversity of Baltic coastal ecosystems. A short introduction into the Baltic Sea as a reference ecosystem is followed by detailed descriptions of the characteristics of coastal ecosystems. Ecological case studies from the following four regions illustrate the different reactions of these ecosystems to natural and anthropogenic influences: Southern Baltic coast: Fjörden, Boddens, Lagoons and nearshore zones, Eastern Baltic coast: Gulf of Gdansk, Gulf of Riga, Northeastern Baltic coast: Neva Estuary and Gulf of Finland, Western Baltic coast: Stockholm Archipelago, Askö area and Himmerfjärden, Odense Fjord and Kerteminde Fjord/Kertinge Nor. This volume also presents a synthesis of the common and distinguishing characteristics and processes of the coastal waters compared with the Baltic Proper, as well as highlighting research deficits. An outlook on further developments in coastal research rounds off the volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Coastal ecology -- Baltic Coast.
Coastal ecology -- Baltic Sea.
Marine ecology -- Baltic Coast.
Marine ecology -- Baltic Sea.
Baltic Coast -- Environmental conditions.
Baltic Sea -- Environmental conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Schiewer, Ulrich.
LC no. 2007934830
ISBN 3540735232