Synopses & Reviews
The Baltic Sea and its coastal zones have been intensively utilised for centuries. Settlements, industry, fisheries and trade are still concentrated in the coastal zones. Concurrently, the coast is a web of sensitive and highly valuable ecosystems which suffer from ongoing degradation. Increasing demands and pressures on coastal ecosystems require integrated coastal zone management. This book reflects the current state and problems of coastal ecosystems in the entire Baltic region, highlighting obstacles and future solutions for integrated management.
Table of Contents
Status, Problems and Integrated Management of Baltic Coastal Ecosystems.- Southern Baltic Coastal Waters - Status and Problems: Recent Changes in Northern German Lagoons with Special Reference to Eutrophication; Macrophytes in Coastal Lagoons of the Southern Baltic; Microbial Metabolism in Sediments of Coastal Inlets of the Southern Baltic Sea - Response to Gradients of Eutrophication; The Ecological Importance of Mussels, Their Effect on Water Quality and Their Possible Use for Coastal Water Management; Conflict: Eutrophication and Fisheries in the North-Eastern German Lagoon and in the Szczecin Lagoon; Compilation of Nutrient Loads for the Szczecin Lagoon (Southern Baltic); Harmful Algal Blooms in Coastal Waters of the South-Eastern Baltic Sea.- Coastal Waters in Eastern Baltic Countries: Anthropogenic Pressure and Environmental Effects on the Gulf of Gdansk; Important Features of Coastline Dynamics in Poland - "Nodal Points" and "Gates"; Environmental Problems of the South-Eastern Baltic Coast and the Curonian Lagoon; Problems in Fisheries and Management of Fish Resources in the Gulf of Riga; Environmental Problems and Challenges for Coastal Zone Management in the Neva Estuary (Eastern Gulf of Finland).- Coastal Zone Management - Needs and Deficits: Scientific Research - The German Point of View; Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the Context of Spatial Planning; Important User Needs in the Coastal Zone of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Legal Obligations in the German Baltic Territorial Sea; Tourism and Environmental Quality of the German Baltic Coast; The EC Water Framework Directive for Coastal Zones; Environmental Policy-Making in the Northwest of Russia - Ecological Problems and Management of the Eastern Gulf of Finland Coastal Zone; Harmful Non-Native Species in the Baltic Sea.- Coastal Zone Management: Tools and Strategies: Remote Sensing Applications in Coastal Zone Management; 3D Ecosystem Models as Decision Support Tools in the Gulf of Finland; The "Geo-Information System Coast Mecklenburg-Vorpommern"; Developing Efficient Information Provision Tools for ICM Practitioners in the Baltic; Indicators of the Development of Sustainable Tourism in the Baltic Sea Region; Conflict Management and Consensus-Building for Integrated Coastal Zone Management; Linking Partners in Joint Coastal Management Research.- Practical Experiences with Coastal Management: Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Case Study Rügen-Hiddensee; Integrated Management of Coastal Defence in Schleswig-Holstein: Experience and Challenges.- Subject Index.- Contributors.