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Author Wolnomiejski, Norbert.

Title The Szczecin Lagoon ecosystem : the biotic community of the great lagoon and its food web model / Norbert Wolnomiejski, Zbigniew Witek
Published London : Versita, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (293 pages) : illustrations
Series Versita discipline : life sciences
Contents Part 1: THE GREAT LAGOON BIOTA / Norbert Wolnomiejski and Zbigniew Witek -- Introduction -- Area of Study -- Habitat Characteristics -- The Odra River Mouth System -- The Great Lagoon -- Morphology -- The Bottom and the Sedimentary Cover -- Water Mass Dynamics and Thermal Regime -- Suspended Particulate Input to the Lagoon -- Physico-chemical Properties of Water -- Assessment of the Lagoon's Trophic Status and Pollution Level -- Phytoplankton -- Composition and Biomass -- Phytoplankton Primary Production -- Assumptions Adopted in Calculations -- Primary Production Estimated With Other Methods -- Mesozooplankton -- Taxonomic Composition -- Quantitative Variability of the Mesozooplankton -- Estimation of Zooplankton Production -- Macrozooplankton -- Macrophytes -- Composition and Biomass -- Production
Export of Pelagic Ecosystem Components to the Pomeranian Bay -- Directions of Matter and Energy Flows in the Ecosystem of the Lagoon -- Utilisation of Plankton Production and Non-living Organic Matter Supply in the Water Column -- Utilisation of Periphyton Production -- Utilisation of Benthic Production and Non-living Organic Matter Supply in the Sedimentary Compartment of the Ecosystem -- Utilisation of Fish Production -- Energy Flow Budget in the Great Lagoon Ecosystem -- Composition of Food Consumed by Individual Components of the Lagoon Biotic Community -- Trophic Levels -- Biogeochemical Macrofluxes -- Ecological Efficiency -- Discussion -- The Model Concept Problem -- The Quality and Availability of Empirical Data -- Comparison of the Great (Szczecin) Lagoon with Other Ecosystems -- Summary -- References -- Index
Migrations and Passive Transport of Fish into the Pomeranian Bay -- Fish Biomass and Production -- Estimation of the Exploited Stock Biomass -- Biomass of Major Age Groups as a Proportion of Total Population Biomass -- Production Rate (P/B) -- Caloric Value and Organic Carbon Content of Fish -- Annual Production of Fish Fauna Per Great Lagoon Unit Surface -- Gonad Production in the Total Fish Production Budget -- Food of the Great Lagoon Fish -- Birds -- Composition and Abundance of Avifauna -- Avian Food and Consumption -- Hydrobiological Characteristics of the Great Lagoon: Comparison With Other Areas -- The Biotope -- Phytoplankton -- Mesozooplankton -- Macroplankton -- Macrophytes -- Phytoperiphyton -- Mesozooperiphyton -- Macrozooperiphyton -- Macrozoobenthos -- Meiobenthos -- Fish Fauna -- Birds
The Multi-year Variability of the Great Lagoon Ecosystem -- Variability in 1998-2002 -- Variability in the Second Half of the 20th Century -- The Lagoon as a Habitat -- Phytoplankton -- Zooplankton -- Macrophytes -- Phytoperiphyton -- Macrozooperiphyton -- Macrozoobenthos -- Fish Fauna -- The Great Lagoon Biotope and its Biota: a Synthesis -- Annex. Empirical-virtual Model of the Great Lagoon Pike-perch Population -- Part 2: A MODEL OF THE GREAT LAGOON FOOD WEB / Zbigniew Witek and Norbert Wolnomiejski -- Introduction -- Description of the Model -- The Great Lagoon Food Web -- Defining the Food Web Components -- Bioenergetic Coefficients -- Compilation of Microbial Production Estimates in the Great Lagoon -- Primary Production and the Supply of Allochthonous Organic Matter -- Production of Heterotrophic Components, Used in Model Parameterization
The Surface Offered by Aquatic Macrophytes to Other Organisms -- Phytoperiphyton -- Composition and Biomass -- Assumptions Adopted for Generalisation of the Quantitative Characteristics of the Phytoperiphyton -- Phytoperiphyton Production -- Mesozooperiphyton -- Macrozooperiphyton -- Taxonomic Composition -- Assumptions Adopted in Calculations -- Macrozooperiphyton Abundance and Biomass -- Macrozooperiphyton Production -- Macrozoobenthos -- Macrobenthic Habitats, Taxonomic Composition, and Biomass -- Macrobenthos Production -- Emergence of Chironomus sp -- Meiobenthos -- Fish Fauna -- Commercial Catches: Magnitude and Composition -- Virtual Correction of Catch Magnitude and Composition -- Additional Fishing Mortality of Undersized Fishes (by-catch) -- Fishing Gear -- Undersized Fish in Fyke Net and Gill Net Catches
Summary "The Great Lagoon is a central part of the Szczecin Lagoon, a major component in the Odra River estuary system. It is also an important European natural heritage site and one of the largest resting places for migratory birds in the Baltic Sea area. The first part of Wolnomiejski's and Witek's book gives a thorough overview of the most up-to-date knowledge of this region, including the assessment of its biological production. Based on these findings authors develop a food web model of the Polish part of the Szczecin Lagoon, identifying a total of 45 trophic-functional components. The model describes a variety of features ranging from the magnitude of consumption, to the amount of unassimilated food and export of individual system components, and serves as an invaluable source, helping researchers to estimate various ecological indicators of The Great Lagoon's ecosystem."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes © 2013 Norbert Wolnomiejski, Zbigniew Witek This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivs 3.0 license, which means that the text may be used for non-commercial purposes, provided credit is given to the author
Subject Coastal ecology -- Szczecin Lagoon (Poland and Germany)
Marine ecology -- Szczecin Lagoon (Poland and Germany)
Baltic Coast -- Environmental conditions.
Szczecin Lagoon (Poland and Germany) -- Environmental conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Zbigniew Witek
ISBN 8376560506 (e-book)
9788376560502 (e-book)