A Comparative Anatomy of the Baltic Sea and Chesapeake Bay Ecosystems

  • Fredrik Wulff
  • Robert E. Ulanowicz
Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 32)

Abstract

The theoretical basis for describing and explaining ecological processes has been historically deficient at higher hierarchical levels, such as at the level of whole ecosystems. The manifest tendency for modern technological society to perturb large natural systems has, to a large extent, motivated studies at the ecosystem level, because experience has shown that we cannot explain these changes by studying organisms and populations in isolation (Mann 1982).

Keywords

Biomass Phosphorus Chlorophyll Phytoplankton Respiration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fredrik Wulff
    • 1
  • Robert E. Ulanowicz
    • 2
  1. 1.Askö LaboratoryUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Chesapeake Biological LaboratoryUniversity of MarylandSolomonsUSA

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