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A Protocol for Monitoring Estuarine Nutrient Enrichment in Coastal Parks of the National Park Service Northeast Region U.S. National Park Service

A Protocol for Monitoring Estuarine Nutrient Enrichment in Coastal Parks of the National Park Service Northeast Region

U.S. National Park Service

Published October 8th 2013
ISBN : 9781492832737
Paperback
264 pages
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Nutrient enrichment of the coastal zone is a worldwide consequence of human population growth. Land clearing, fertilizer production and application, discharge of sewage and septic systems, and fossil fuel combustion have accelerated nitrogen andMoreNutrient enrichment of the coastal zone is a worldwide consequence of human population growth. Land clearing, fertilizer production and application, discharge of sewage and septic systems, and fossil fuel combustion have accelerated nitrogen and phosphorus loading to coastal ecosystems since the 1950s (Nixon 1995, Cloern 2001). Estuaries in the northeastern U.S. are particularly threatened by human disturbances within the densely populated coastal zone (Roman et al. 2000).