Trend correlations for coastal eutrophication and its main local and whole-sea drivers – Application to the Baltic Sea, a peer-reviewed article from the collaborations of AquaBiota on the research activities in the Baltic Sea has being recently published.
The work of Vigouroux et al. 2021, where our colleague and co-author José Beltrán, describes a systematic investigation of observation-based relationships between coastal eutrophication variables and combined anthroposphere, atmospheric, and hydrospheric drivers. The paper relates the methodology developed for systematic data-given investigation of relationships between local eutrophication variables and multi-scale drivers. Moreover, it also reveals relationships that challenge common unidirectional local land source-to-sea paradigms and emphasize a need for concerted local-catchment and whole-sea measures for robust coastal eutrophication management. This work can support water quality improvements of coastal zones, playing a key societal role.
• Eutrophication trends linked with anthropogenic, climatic and hydrospheric drivers.
• Local water quality dynamics are distinguished between more and less isolated coasts.
• Coasts are melting pot of driver influences, from local land to open sea conditions.
• Coastal eutrophication management needs both local-catchment and whole-sea measures.
• Results challenge unidirectional land source-to-sea paradigms.
Vigouroux, G., Kari, E., Beltrán-Abaunza, J.M., Uotila, P., Yuan, D., Destouni, G., 2021. Trend correlations for coastal eutrophication and its main local and whole-sea drivers – Application to the Baltic Sea. Sci. Total Environ. 779, 146367. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146367
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