Ross, A.H. and Gurney, W.S.C. and Heath, M.R. (1993) Ecosystem models of scottish sea lochs for assessing the impact of nutrient enrichment. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 50 (4). pp. 359-367. ISSN 1054-3139Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
A previously published model is used to assess the effects of potential disturbances on a sea-loch ecosystem. Nutrient enrichment on its own has little or no effect, and the only major consequence of enhanced or depressed light conditions is a phase shift in the spring bloom. For the fjordic systems modelled, the most important type of disturbance is a reduction in grazing, which can result in high levels of phytoplankton biomass for much of the year. In the absence of grazing control, primary production in these systems becomes nutrient-limited, and it is concluded that the most serious threat would be posed by a reduction in grazing rate combined with an increase in nutrient loading.
|Keywords:||disturbance, sea loch, grazing, nutrient enrichment, irradiance, phytoplankton, zooplankton, toxicity, fjord, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Oceanography, Aquatic Science|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||08 Apr 2010 08:35|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 13:55|