|Land-ocean fluxes and coastal ecosystems - a guided tour of ELOISE results|Herman, P.M.J.; Ysebaert, T.J.; Heip, C.H.R. (2005). Land-ocean fluxes and coastal ecosystems - a guided tour of ELOISE results, in: Vermaat, J.E. et al. (Ed.) Managing European coasts: past, present and future. pp. 21-58. dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27150-3_2
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Coastal zone management; Ecosystems; Marine
This chapter provides an overview of ELOISE projects that have concentrated on biogeochemical cycles. We will address the question what new insight we have gained from the ELOISE research, and how this fits in with an evolving scientific view on the role of coastal systems in land-ocean interaction. Much of that discussion will be on biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients, and will keep the problem of eutrophication and its consequences for the coastal systems in the focus of attention. We will end our contribution with a discussion on how these findings could be used for improved management of the coastal systems, and what are the focal points for future research.