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Biology of the Baltic Sea

Proceedings of the 17th BMB Symposium, 25–29 November 2001, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Hans Kautsky
  • Pauli Snoeijs
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 176)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Plenary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert E. Ulanowicz
      Pages 3-12
  3. Ecophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Björne Olsson, Brian P. Bradley, Michael Gilek, Olof Reimer, Jenn L. Shepard, Michael Tedengren
      Pages 15-27
    3. André Domin, Hendrik Schubert, Jochen C. Krause, Ulrich Schiewer
      Pages 29-39
  4. Trophic Interactions

  5. Population Structure and Dynamics

  6. Community Structure and Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Ingrida Purina, Maija Balode, Christian Béchemin, Tõnis Põder, Celine Vérité, Serge Maestrini
      Pages 127-137

About these proceedings


The present text compiles the latest research within the field of biology performed in the Baltic Sea area. The themes span from theoretical and philosophical aspects of the ecosystem concept over population and autecological studies to detailed descriptions of plant and animal physiology. Results from microcosm and mesocosm experiments as well as direct observations in field together bring insight of the special structure and function of the Baltic Sea ecosystem. How the spawning success of cod and spat are dependent of each other and environmental factors, the impact of alien species to the composition of plankton or benthic communities, the flip of phytobenthic to planktonic communities in lagoons and mechanisms triggering the change, pure descriptions of e.g. the Estonian coast and shallow off shore areas as well as strategies for the reproductive success of Fucus vesiculosus, and the influence of eutrophication of the different Baltic Sea areas and the fate of pollutants as radionucleids and PAH etc. and other themes are all discussed in the 24 original papers of this volume.


Ecology Eutrophication Tempo benthic ecosystem ecosystem concept mesocosm microcosm nutrient load physiology phytoplankton population structure reefs zooplankton

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Kautsky
    • 1
  • Pauli Snoeijs
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Systems EcologyStockholm UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Department of Plant Ecology, Evolutionary Biology CentreUppsala UniversitySweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biology of the Baltic Sea
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the 17th BMB Symposium, 25–29 November 2001, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Editors Hans Kautsky
    Pauli Snoeijs
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1960-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6550-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-0920-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 271
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA
  • Topics Freshwater & Marine Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
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