By Ulrich Schiewer

ISBN-10: 3540735232

ISBN-13: 9783540735236

ISBN-10: 3642092659

ISBN-13: 9783642092657

This quantity presents the 1st finished evaluate of the large ecological variety of Baltic coastal ecosystems. a quick creation into the Baltic Sea as a reference atmosphere is by means of particular descriptions of the features of coastal ecosystems. Ecological case experiences from the next 4 areas illustrate the various reactions of those ecosystems to typical and anthropogenic impacts: Southern Baltic coast: Fj?rden, Boddens, Lagoons and nearshore zones, japanese Baltic coast: Gulf of Gdansk, Gulf of Riga, Northeastern Baltic coast: Neva Estuary and Gulf of Finland, Western Baltic coast: Stockholm Archipelago, Ask? region and Himmerfj?rden, Odense Fjord and Kerteminde Fjord/Kertinge Nor. This quantity additionally provides a synthesis of the typical and distinguishing features and methods of the coastal waters in comparison with the Baltic right, in addition to highlighting examine deficits. An outlook on additional advancements in coastal learn rounds off the amount.

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The situation of the haloclines has not changed, their peculiarity, however, is becoming weaker. An increase in sea level caused by climatic changes will exert effects on the Baltic Sea. Assuming a doubling of the CO2-concentration in the atmosphere within the next 60 years, an increase in the sea level of at least 70 cm is expected in the southern Baltic Sea within the coming 100 years. Together with a lowering of the coasts (see above), a considerable extension of the Baltic Sea to the south will result.

The “jointed” structure of the DZB is also found in the Northern Rügener Bodden and at the mouth of the river Schlei (Fig. 1), and these areas are therefore considered together here. Investigations into the DZB were sporadic at first (Gessner 1937; Hupfer 1959, 1960; Fukarek 1961; Schwarz 1961a, 1961b, 1964; Brosin 1965a, 1965b; Hoppe and Pankow 1968; Hübel 1969). This changed fundamentally in the mid-1960s. The DZB has become the main area of investigation under the new focus on ecology and marine biology at Rostock University.

This is largely due its location in one of the most prosperous regions in the world. Situated between western industrial nations and newly orienting young eastern democracies, it is currently subject to widely varying influences. How these influences are controlled will determine whether the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea achieves a sustainable development or whether the eutrophication process continues. Developments in the past 10 years gives rise to a certain optimism, supported mainly by general declarations of intent from the countries bordering the Baltic Sea and the extensive research and education activities in the Baltic region.

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