Eutrophication Processes in Coastal Systems (inbunden)
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Eutrophication Processes in Coastal Systems (inbunden)

Eutrophication Processes in Coastal Systems

Origin and Succession of Plankton Blooms and Effects on Secondary Production in Gulf Coast Estuaries

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Derived from an unprecedented research effort covering over 31 years in a series of studies of 7 major river-estuaries, Eutrophication Processes in Coastal Systems presents a comprehensive and current review of the nature of the eutrophication process and how short- and long-term nutrient loading affects marine systems. This unique book is the culmination of the most advanced research to date on how coastal systems work. Based on an 11 year interdisciplinary study of the Perdido Bay System, Dr. Robert J. Livingston's groundbreaking work offers evidence for significant findings such as: Nutrient concentration gradients in fresh water as it entered the bay were stimulatory to phytoplankton blooms Species that showed distinctive seasonal and interannual successions dominated plankton blooms High relative dominance of bloom species was associated with significant reduction of phytoplankton species richness and diversity The blooms were associated with major reductions of infaunal and epibenthic macroinvertibrates, forcing a serious disruption of the food webs and losses of secondary production Eutrophication Processes in Coastal Ecosystems goes beyond its innovative analyses of how estuarine and coastal systems have responded to fundamental alterations of the eutrophication process. Dr. Livingston's book presents the case that bloom impacts must be reviewed against the background conditions that include periodic changes brought on by drought and anthropogenous dredging. It points to the critical need for further study of phytoplankton communities and the connection between plankton blooms, sediment deterioration, and low secondary production.
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"The strength of the book is in its emphasis on interdisciplinary science as an essential approach to ecosystem research...In summary, this book is valuable reading to researchers and regulators dealing with the eutrophication issue. It provides a comprehensive assessment of ecosystem properties in one region, the northeastern Gulf of Mexico estuaries, and opens the possibility that the principles and mechanisms of eutrophication demonstrated here may be applicable to other regions. However, the book also succeeds on another level. It serves as an instructional treatise on what is required to adequately evaluate the eutrophication process." -COPEIA, February 2002 " extremely valuable addition to the reference libraries of researchers working in northern Gulf of Mexico estuaries. This volume should also prove to be particularly useful to person involved in studies and discussions related to the effects of coastal eutrophication and the ultimate fate and results of nutrient load in our estuaries." - Ecology, 83(2), 2002 Promo Copy


INTRODUCTION Eutrophication Processes Aspects of Excessive Nutrient Loading Plankton Response to Nutrient Loading Phytoplankton Blooms and the HAB Concept Natural History of HABs Phytoplankton as Indicators of Water Quality Food Web Response to Nutrient Loading NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO Physiography Regional Geology Climate River Flow Tides Aquatic Habitats PRIMARY STUDY SITES Apalachee Bay (Econfina and Fenholloway River-Estuaries) Apalachicola River and Bay System The Choctawhatchee River and Bay System The Pensacola River and Bay System The Perdido River and Bay System THE PERDIDO BAY SYSTEM: EUTROPHICATION PROCESSES AND PLANKTON BLOOMS Introduction River Flow Trends Nutrient Dynamics Sediment Quality Water Quality: Spatial/Temporal Trends Long-Term Phytoplankton Trends In Perdido Bay EFFECTS OF BLOOMS ON SECONDARY PRODUCTION Introduction Bay-wide Trends of Invertebrates and Fishes COMPARISON OF GULF COASTAL SYSTEMS Habitat Conditions Salinity Stratification and Habitat Deterioration Nutrient Loading and Nutrient Concentrations Water Quality Sediment Comparisons Phytoplankton Organization Food Web Response to Plankton Organization RESTORATION, RESEARCH, AND REGULATION Restoration of the Perdido System "Ecosystem" Research Information, Regulatory "Action", and Political Control CONCLUSIONS SUMMARY OF RESULTS