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The Scheldt estuary: A description of a changing ecosystem

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  • Patrick Meire
  • Tom Ysebaert
  • S Van Damme
  • T Maris
  • E Struyf

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Originele taal-2Engels
TijdschriftHydrobiologia
Volume540
Tijschrift nummer1-3
Pagina's (van-tot)1-11
Aantal pagina's11
StatusGepubliceerd - 2005

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Publication Authorstring : Meire, P.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Maris, T.; Struyf, E.
Publication RefStringPartII : <b><i>in</i></b>: Meire, P. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2005). <i>Ecological structures and functions in the Scheldt Estuary: from past to future. Hydrobiologia,</i> 540(1-3): pp. 1-11

Abstract

Estuaries are naturally highly dynamic and rapidly changing systems, forming a complex mixture of many different habitat types. They are very productive biomes and support many important ecosystem functions: biogeochemical cycling and movement of nutrients, mitigation of floods, maintenance of biodiversity and biological production. Human pressure on estuaries is very high. On the other hand, it is recognized that estuaries have a unique functional and structural biodiversity. Therefore, these ecosystems are particularly important for integrating sound ecological management with sustainable economics. These opportunities are explored for the Scheldt estuary, a well-documented system with an exceptional tidal freshwater area. In this article a description of the Scheldt estuary is presented, illustrating that human influence is intertwined with natural dynamics. Hydrology, geomorphology, trophic status and diversity are discussed, and possible future trends in both natural evolution and management are argued.

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