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The Neva Estuary Ecosystem

  • I. V. Telesh
  • S. M. Golubkov
  • A. F. Alimov
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 197)

Neva Estuary is located in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland. The western boundary of this estuary is not clearly defined geographically, due to the lack of a comprehensive definition of an estuary in general (Elliott and McLusky 2002). In the past, several attempts at subdividing Neva Estuary have been undertaken by researchers. One of the most recent classifications (Golubkov et al. 2003a) distinguishes certain parts of Neva Estuary that are well separated by natural and/or artificial boundaries. Some publications, however, present schemes of this estuarine water system in which Neva Bay is falsely excluded from the estuary subdivision, whereas in fact it should be considered as the head of Neva Estuary.

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Zebra Mussel Dissolve Inorganic Phosphorus Dreissena Polymorpha Outer Estuary Total Zooplankton Biomass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. V. Telesh
    • 1
  • S. M. Golubkov
    • 1
  • A. F. Alimov
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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