Marine Eutrophication in Perspective: On the Relevance of Ecology for Environmental Policy / Edition 1

Marine Eutrophication in Perspective: On the Relevance of Ecology for Environmental Policy / Edition 1

by Folkert de Jong
     
 

Is ecological knowledge relevant for environmental policy and if so, to what extent and in what way? These are some of the basic questions addressed in this book.

Triggered by a series of oxygen depletion events in German, Danish and Swedish coastal waters at the beginning of the 1980s, international policies to reduce inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus to the

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Overview

Is ecological knowledge relevant for environmental policy and if so, to what extent and in what way? These are some of the basic questions addressed in this book.

Triggered by a series of oxygen depletion events in German, Danish and Swedish coastal waters at the beginning of the 1980s, international policies to reduce inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus to the North Sea were agreed upon by the North Sea states.

The book provides a critical analysis of the role, scientists and scientific information, as well as civil servants, have played in the formulation and implementation of these decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642070181
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
0.72(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ecology for policy.- The art of discharging.- The discovery of marine eutrophication.- The politics of marine eutrophication.- The management of marine eutrophication.- Summary, discussion and conclusions.

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