Aquatic birds as bioindicators of trophic changes and ecosystem deterioration in the Mar Menor lagoon (SE Spain)

@article{Fernndez2005AquaticBA,
  title={Aquatic birds as bioindicators of trophic changes and ecosystem deterioration in the Mar Menor lagoon (SE Spain)},
  author={Julia Mart{\'i}nez Fern{\'a}ndez and Miguel Angel Esteve Selma and Francisco Robledano Aymerich and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Pardo S{\'a}ez and Mar{\'i}a Francisca Carre{\~n}o Fructuoso},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={550},
  pages={221-235}
}
The Mar Menor is the largest coastal lagoon in the Western Mediterranean and it is an important site for wintering and breeding waterfowl. During recent decades several hydrological and land-use changes in the watershed have increasingly threatened the conservation of the lagoon due to the development of urban areas, tourism and agriculture. A dynamic system model has been developed at the watershed scale to estimate the annual load of nutrients reaching the Mar Menor-associated wetlands. At… CONTINUE READING
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