Marine Benthic Vegetation

Recent Changes and the Effects of Eutrophication

  • Winfrid Schramm
  • Pieter H. Nienhuis

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 123)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Introduction

    1. W. Schramm, P. H. Nienhuis
      Pages 1-4
  3. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. R. H. Charlier, Th. Lonhienne
      Pages 45-78
    3. I. De Vries, C. J. M. Philippart, E. G. DeGroodt, M. W. M. van der Tol
      Pages 79-113
  4. Regional Observations and Investigations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. W. Schramm
      Pages 131-163
  5. The North Sea and the Atlantic Coasts of Western and Southern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. R. L. Fletcher
      Pages 223-250
    3. P. Dion, S. Le Bozec
      Pages 251-264
    4. F. X. Niell, C. Fernández, F. L. Figueroa, F. G. Figueiras, J. M. Fuentes, J. L. Pérez-Llorens et al.
      Pages 265-281
    5. J. C. Oliveira, G. Cabeçadas
      Pages 283-292
  6. The Mediterranean

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. J. Romero, F. X. Niell, A. Martínez-Arroyo, M. Pérez, J. Camp
      Pages 295-305
    3. M.-L. De Casabianca
      Pages 307-329
    4. V. Bombelli, M. Lenzi
      Pages 331-337
    5. A. Sfriso, A. Marcomini
      Pages 339-368
    6. I. M. Munda
      Pages 369-402
    7. S. Haritonidis
      Pages 403-419
    8. H. Güner, V. Aysel
      Pages 421-432
  7. The Black Sea

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. F. Vasiliu
      Pages 435-447
    3. W. Schramm
      Pages 449-458
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 459-472

About this book


Increasing amounts of various types of wastes and pollutants including nutrients enter the coastal waters via rivers, direct discharges from land drainage systems, diffuse land runoff, dumping and via the atmosphere. This has led to coastal eutrophication and in extreme cases to hypertrophication. Until recently, coastal eutrophication and the resulting effects on marine macrophytes were mainly treated as local short-term problems. However, the local nearshore problems developed into overall coastal and inshore phenomena, and recently we have been facing coastal eutrophication problems on a global scale.
This book is the first comprehensive document, systematically covering the entire coastline of Europe on the effects of eutrophication on the marine benthic vegetation.


Benthos Eutrophication Marine Ökologie Meer Meerespflanzen Pflanzen Seaweeds Wasserqualität benthic vegetation environmental pollution marine marine ecology pollution water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Winfrid Schramm
    • 1
  • Pieter H. Nienhuis
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für MeereskundeUniversität KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Department of Environmental StudiesUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centre for LimnologyNetherlands Institute of EcologyNieuwersluisThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64821-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61398-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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