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Studie van de belangrijkste processen in de stikstof cyclus van eutrofe marine systemen. Case studie : het Belgisch continentaal plat van de Noordzee

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Period: 2001 till 2001
Status: Completed

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  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Chemie; Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC), more

Productivity of marine systems is often limited by the availability of biological usable N forms. Human activity contributed to an increased availabilityof nitrogen aquatic ecosystems. This phenomenon, also called eutrophication, results in an increased productivity of such ecosystems. The quantification of the different N-fluxes in an aquatic system in thus an essential step in understanding the eutrophication phenomenon, and thus towards its control. The objective of this project is to quantify the important internal N-fluxes (uptake, mineralisation an nutrification) in the Belgian Continental zone of the North sea for different seasonal situations.

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