MODELING POSSIBLE IMPACTS OF TERRORIST ATTACKS IN COASTAL LAGOON ECOSYSTEMS WITH STELLA

  • Sofia Gamito
Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Abstract

In this chapter possible changes thatwould occur in the ecosystem of a lagoon in response to a terrorist attack will be identified and discussed. A very brief revision will be done on ecosystem organization, succession, effects of pollutants and biomagnification, and lagoon water renewal characteristics in order to draw possible scenarios under a terrorist attack. Simple Stella models will be used to simulate a lagoon ecosystem and demonstrate the possible consequences of an attack.

Keywords

Biomass Migration Phytoplankton Peri Tate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sofia Gamito
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  1. 1.IMAR, Faculty of Marine and Environmental SciencesUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal

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