Direct and indirect effects of estuarine reclamation on nutrient and metals fluxes in the global coastal zone

Jickells, T. D., Andrews, J. E. and Parkes, D. J. (2016) Direct and indirect effects of estuarine reclamation on nutrient and metals fluxes in the global coastal zone. Aquatic Geochemistry, 22 (4). pp. 337-348. ISSN 1380-6165

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Abstract

We demonstrate that land reclamation in estuaries is resulting in very large-scale loss of intertidal area and disconnection of stored sediment with the water column. This process is not just causing loss of estuarine ecosystem services, it is also having a major deleterious impact on the ability of estuaries to retain nutrients and trace metals. The global scale of loss of estuarine wetlands and subtidal sediments has reached the point where the impact of this loss of estuarine retention is likely to be affecting coastal seas worldwide and possibly global element cycles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: estuary,fluxes,nutrients,carbon,trace metals,managed realignment
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:10
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 21:04
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57647
DOI: 10.1007/s10498-015-9278-7

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