Ecology of Baltic Coastal Waters

  • Ulrich Schiewer

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 197)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. U. Schiewer
      Pages 1-22
    2. U. Schiewer
      Pages 23-33
  3. Ecological Case Studies

    1. Southern Baltic Coast

      1. T. Radziejewska, G. Schernewski
        Pages 115-129
      2. U. Schiewer
        Pages 131-138
    2. Eastern Baltic Coast

      1. L. Kruk-Dowgiałło, A. Szaniawska
        Pages 139-165
      2. B. Chubarenko, P. Margoński
        Pages 167-195
      3. Z. R. Gasiūnaitė, D. Daunys, S. Olenin, A. Razinkovas
        Pages 197-215
      4. J. Kotta, V. Lauringson, G. Martin, M. Simm, I. Kotta, K. Herkül et al.
        Pages 217-243
      5. J. Kotta, A. Jaanus, I. Kotta
        Pages 245-258
    3. Northeastern Baltic Coast

      1. I. V. Telesh, S. M. Golubkov, A. F. Alimov
        Pages 259-284
      2. H. Pitkänen, J. Lehtoranta, H. Peltonen
        Pages 285-308
    4. Western Baltic Coast

      1. C. Hill, K. Wallström
        Pages 309-334
      2. H. Kautsky
        Pages 335-360
      3. H. U. Riisgård, M. H. Jensen, N. Rask
        Pages 361-394
  4. Synthesis

    1. U. Schiewer
      Pages 395-417
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 419-430

About this book


The Baltic Sea is one of the most investigated water bodies in the world. For decades, the many highly industrialised nations around the Baltic have financed basic and applied investigations, as well as the building and development of research stations and vessels. After World War II, research in the Baltic Proper was intensified and investi- tions became much more international. The main goals of such investigations were analysis of the eutrophication and pollution of the Baltic Sea, and development of mitigating strategies (e.g. the HELCOM-Program). In contrast, research into the coastal zones was carried out mainly under national sovereignty by individual governments due to differing political regimes. Consequently, there was a lack of international collaboration and publications regarding these regions. This changed following the collapse of the former socialist governments. Nevertheless, research activities in the coastal regions still lag behind those in the Baltic Proper. A general description is further hampered by the great variety of coastal water ecosystems. The aim of this book is to overcome this lack by presenting the important Baltic coastal zones in the form of “ecological case studies”. In this way the book rep- sents an important supplement to literature concerning the Baltic Proper.


Baltic Sea Baltic coastal waters Biodiversität Küstengewässer der Ostsee Ostsee Wald biodiversity ecology ecosystem natural and anthropogenic impact natürliche und anthropogene Einflüsse Ökologie

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  • Ulrich Schiewer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RostockGermany

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