Nutrients and Eutrophication in Estuaries and Coastal Waters

Proceedings of the 31st Symposium of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA), held in Bilbao, Spain, 3–7 July 2000

  • Emma Orive
  • Mike Elliott
  • Victor N. de Jonge

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 164)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introductory Paper

  3. Hydrodynamic Control of Chemical and Biological Processes

    1. Alejandro Cearreta, María Alday, M. Conceição Freitas, Cesar Andrade, Anabela Cruces
      Pages 21-27
    2. K. Kennington, A. Wither, T. M. Shammon, P. Jones, R. G. Hartnoll
      Pages 29-38
    3. Nancy N. Rabalais, R. Eugene Turner, Quay Dortch, Dubravko Justic, Victor J. Bierman Jr., William J. Wiseman Jr.
      Pages 39-63
  4. Methods and Approaches to Assess and Control Estuarine and Coastal Eutrophication

  5. Chemical Fluxes between and within Ecosystems

  6. Modelling of Estuaries and Coastal Waters

    1. A. García, J. A. Revilla, R. Medina, C. Álvarez, J. A. Juanes
      Pages 205-211
    2. Jose Ma García-Barcina, Mikel Oteiza, Alejandro de la Sota
      Pages 213-219
  7. Pelagic and Benthic Metabolism and Trophic Pathways

  8. Management and Restoration of Coastal Systems

    1. E. Bonsdorff, C. Rönnberg, K. Aarnio
      Pages 371-377
    2. J. Figueiredo da Silva, R. W. Duck, T. S. Hopkins, M. Rodrigues
      Pages 379-385
    3. I. La Jeunesse, J. M. Deslous-Paoli, M. C. Ximénès, J. P. Cheylan, C. Mende, C. Borrero et al.
      Pages 403-411
    4. Joan Ramon Lucena, Josep Hurtado, Francisco A. Comín
      Pages 413-422
  9. Response of Pelagic and Benthic Organisms to Eutrophication

  10. Management Issues

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 525-526

About this book


This volume focuses on the nutrient and organic matter inputs in estuaries and other coastal ecosystems, their effects on geochemistry and community structure and possibilities for recovery of the systems to a trophic state that is beneficial for man and nature.
The book provides many examples of the effects of the enhanced supply of nutrients and organic matter on the chemical features of the water and on the structure, metabolism and trophic pathways of the biological communities.
Also included are several case studies providing considerable insight into the response of the different coastal ecosystems to long term changes in the trophic state of the water.
Current knowledge on modeling as a tool to manage the trophic state of the coastal ecosystems is also dealt with, making this book one of interests to scientist and students as well as managers.


Eutrophication Groundwater Sediment ecosystem ecosystems environment phytoplankton plankton

Editors and affiliations

  • Emma Orive
    • 1
  • Mike Elliott
    • 2
  • Victor N. de Jonge
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plant Physiology and EcologyUniversity of the Basque CountryBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.Institute of Estuarine and Coastal StudiesUniversity of HullUK
  3. 3.Department of Marine BiologyUniversity of GroningenHarenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6123-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2464-7
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