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Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen

, Volume 43, Issue 3–4, pp 565–574 | Cite as

Fundamentals of an applied ecosystem research project in the Wadden Sea of Schleswig-Holstein

  • Christoph Leuschner
  • Bernd Scherer
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Abstract

The aims, content, and organisatory structure of a proposed interdisciplinary ecosystem research project in the Wadden Sea of Schleswig-Holstein (W. Germany) are briefly presented. The project will include research on both fundamental as well as applied aspects of the Wadden Sea ecosystems and their interaction with local human activities. In contrast to most of the other completed or currently running ecosystem research projects on tidal coasts, a considerable part of the scientific work will also deal with aspects of ecosystem management and protection of the various marine and semiterrestrial habitats of the Wadden Sea. Considerable attention is paid to theoretical and methodological aspects of research on ecosystems and landscape units. In particular, the adoption of a hierarchical view of complex biological and environmental systems is recommended.

Keywords

Waste Water Human Activity Water Pollution Organisatory Structure Environmental System 
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© Biologische Anstalt Helgoland 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Leuschner
    • 1
  • Bernd Scherer
    • 2
  1. 1.Systematisch-Geobotanisches Institut der UniversitätGöttingenFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Landesamt für den Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches WattenmeerTönningFederal Republic of Germany

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