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Eutrophication of Chesapeake Bay: historical trends and ecological interactions
This review provides an integrated synthesis with timelines and evaluations of ecological responses to eutrophi- cation in Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the USA. Analyses of dated sedimentExpand
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Controlling Eutrophication: Nitrogen and Phosphorus
Improvements in the water quality of many freshwater and most coastal marine ecosystems requires reductions in both nitrogen and phosphorus inputs.
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Chesapeake Bay eutrophication: scientific understanding, ecosystem restoration, and challenges for agriculture.
Chesapeake Bay has been the subject of intensive research on cultural eutrophication and extensive efforts to reduce nutrient inputs. In 1987 a commitment was made to reduce controllable sources ofExpand
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Restoration of the Mississippi Delta: Lessons from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita showed the vulnerability of coastal communities and how human activities that caused deterioration of the Mississippi Deltaic Plain (MDP) exacerbated this vulnerability.Expand
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Climate change impacts on U.S. Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
Increases in concentrations of greenhouse gases projected for the 21st century are expected to lead to increased mean global air and ocean temperatures. The National Assessment of PotentialExpand
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The Function of Marine Critical Transition Zones and the Importance of Sediment Biodiversity
Estuaries and coastal wetlands are critical transition zones (CTZs) that link land, freshwater habitats, and the sea. CTZs provide essential ecological functions, including decomposition, nutrientExpand
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Application of numerical classification in ecological investigations of water pollution
Numerical classification encompasses a variety of techniques for the grouping of entities based on the resemblance of their attributes according to mathematically stated criteria. In ecology thisExpand
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Challenges and opportunities for science in reducing nutrient over-enrichment of coastal ecosystems
Nutrient over-enrichment has resulted in major changes in the coastal ecosystems of developed nations in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania, mostly taking place over the narrow period of 1960Expand
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Dependence of fishery species on salt marshes: The role of food and refuge
Salt marshes are widely believed to serve as nurseries for many fishes and crustaceans of fishery value as a result of the high production of vascular plant detritus and the protection from predationExpand
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In recent years new information has been obtained concerning nitrogen fluxes to and from the sea as well as internal fluxes of phosphorus between the sediments and the water mass. In the in-depthExpand
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