Gerhard C. Cadée

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Population dynamics of common intertidal bivalves (Cerastoderma edule, Macoma balthica, Mya arenaria, Mytilus edulis) are strongly related to seawater temperatures. In northwestern European estuaries, series of mild winters followed by low bivalve recruit densities lead to small adult stocks. In this study, we examine temperature-induced effects on(More)
80% of floating plastic debris freshly washed ashore on a Dutch coast showed peckmarks made by birds at sea. They either mistake these debris for cuttlebones or simply test all floating objects. Ingestion of plastic is deleterious for marine organisms. It is urgent to set measures to plastic litter production.
Free-floating sediment traps used on a transect from Scotia Sea to Weddell Sea collected larger, more degraded, krill faecal strings in the deeper (150 m) than in the 50 or 75 m traps. The smallest faecal strings were only present in the shallower traps. Sinking velocity of smaller faecal strings was — as expected — much lower than for larger ones, with a(More)
The maximum of POC in the surface layer (200–400 μg·l−1) followed the retreating ice from end November to end December. In the upper 150 m DOC amounted to 10–20 times the POC content. Free floating sediment traps at 150 m showed a daily sedimentation of 0.6–11.6% of the standing stock of POC, 0.1–2.6% of the chlorophyll-a and 5–190% of the gross primary(More)
Eutrophication due to high anthropogenic nutrient loading has greatly impacted ecological processes in marine coastal waters and, therefore, much effort has been put into reducing nitrogen and phosphorus discharges into European and North-American waters. Nutrient enrichment usually resulted in increase of biomass and production of phytoplankton and(More)
Worldwide coastal ecosystems are threatened by growing human impact. Latin America and the Caribbean are no exception. They have a population of about 500 million with a doubling time of only 39 years. Over 90% of Brazil’s Atlantic tropical forest has disappeared due to logging and agricultural activities, 60% of the Ecuadorian mangroves has disappeared for(More)
Published and unpublished data on phytoplankton of the Marsdiep tidal inlet were studied. Most older data, going back to 1897, are based on net-phytoplankton only, the earliest quantitative (Utermöhl) data being from 1965.Phaeocystis sp. bloomed in the Marsdiep after a spring diatom peak, at least as long ago as 1897. Summer or automn peaks ofPhaeocystis(More)
In the recent past, two far-reaching changes have taken place in the Dutch part of the Wadden Sea: (1) a drastic increase in the late 1970s of the annual rates of primary production and of chlorophyll concentrations (restricted to the western part of the Dutch Wadden Sea and probably induced by eutrophicated fresh water sluiced from Lake IJssel), and (2) a(More)
Borum and Sand-Jensen (1996) described empirical relationships between nitrogen (N) loadings from land and total (benthic + pelagic) primary production rates in shallow coastal marine waters. We applied these relationships to N loadings of the western Wadden Sea system, and compared the production estimates with actually observed primary production rates of(More)