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White Sea pp 329-336 | Cite as

Water quality assessment and the problem of marine ecosystem stability

  • V. V. Denisov
  • A. V. Shavykin
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

This chapter concisely describes some of the most salient aspects of water pollution and water quality assessment and its impact on the marine ecosystem. Section 9.1 provides some background on the sources of White Sea water pollution and the context of water quality degradation and marine ecosystem stability. Section 9.2 describes a dedicated assessment of the White Sea ecosystem as impacted by water quality changes. Section 9.3 summarizes the main results.

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© Praxis Publishing Ltd, Chichester, UK 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Denisov
    • 1
  • A. V. Shavykin
    • 1
  1. 1.Murmansk Marine Biological Institute (MMBI)Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)MurmanskRussia

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