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


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.


Trophic Level Common Species Terrorist Attack Coastal Lagoon Water Renewal 
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  • Sofia Gamito
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  1. 1.IMAR, Faculty of Marine and Environmental SciencesUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal

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