Nutrient cycling in salt marshes: An ecosystem service to reduce eutrophication

Marshes: Ecology, Management and Conservation

A. I. Lillebø, A. I. Sousa, M. R. Flindt, M. E. Pereira, A. C. Duarte, M. A. Parda, I. Caçador

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Resumé

Salt marshes are classified as sensitive habitat under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), which aims to promote the maintenance of biodiversity. Worldwide, the reduction of salt marsh areas, as a result of anthropogenic disturbance is of major concern, and several studies on the ecology of estuaries have emphasized the negative consequences of its disappearance. In addition, as a result of increasing global population and increasing human activities, salt marshes, estuaries and other coastal waters have been subjected to increasing nutrient loadings with anthropogenic origin. This chapter aims to draw attention to the sequestration capacity of salt marshes for the excess of nutrients, and to evaluate the ecological services provided by salt marsh halophytes by regulating the biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). In this context, two case studies will be presented and discussed: By comparing young and mature marshes colonised by Saprtina maritima, we will evaluate their behaviour as sink or source of nutrients; By comparing two halophytes with distinct life cycles (Spartina maritima and Scirpus maritimus), we will evaluate species-specific N and P cycling and sequestration in salt marshes. This chapter will thus emphasise that salt marsh halophytes have a crucial role on nutrient cycling and sequestration, providing ecological services that contribute to maintain the ecosystem health. © 2012 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelMarshes: Ecology, Management and Conservation
Antal sider34
ForlagNova Science Publishers
Publikationsdato2013
Sider129-162
ISBN (Trykt)978-161942715-0
StatusUdgivet - 2013

Emneord

  • Ecosystem services Eutrophication Nitrogen Phosphorus Salt marshes

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Lillebø, A. I., Sousa, A. I., Flindt, M. R., Pereira, M. E., Duarte, A. C., Parda, M. A., & Caçador, I. (2013). Nutrient cycling in salt marshes: An ecosystem service to reduce eutrophication: Marshes: Ecology, Management and Conservation. I Marshes: Ecology, Management and Conservation (s. 129-162). Nova Science Publishers.
Lillebø, A. I. ; Sousa, A. I. ; Flindt, M. R. ; Pereira, M. E. ; Duarte, A. C. ; Parda, M. A. ; Caçador, I. / Nutrient cycling in salt marshes: An ecosystem service to reduce eutrophication : Marshes: Ecology, Management and Conservation. Marshes: Ecology, Management and Conservation. Nova Science Publishers, 2013. s. 129-162
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Nutrient cycling in salt marshes: An ecosystem service to reduce eutrophication : Marshes: Ecology, Management and Conservation. / Lillebø, A. I.; Sousa, A. I.; Flindt, M. R.; Pereira, M. E.; Duarte, A. C.; Parda, M. A.; Caçador, I.

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Lillebø AI, Sousa AI, Flindt MR, Pereira ME, Duarte AC, Parda MA et al. Nutrient cycling in salt marshes: An ecosystem service to reduce eutrophication: Marshes: Ecology, Management and Conservation. I Marshes: Ecology, Management and Conservation. Nova Science Publishers. 2013. s. 129-162