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EUROTROPH: Nutrients Cycling and the Trophic Status of Coastal Ecosystems

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://www.co2.ulg.ac.be/eurotroph/
Duration: 2001 - 2004
Description: The project aims to improve our knowledge of the metabolic state of coastal ecosystems, which is fundamental in terms of nutrients and carbon cycling/storage. The trophic status will be determined in diverse ecosystems using simultaneously different methods at various time scales. The effect of nutrients speciation and organic carbon fractionation will be studied in systems of various eutrophication levels. A model will be implemented to estimate transfer and fluxes of carbon/nitrogen and to forecast the impact of human intervention on trophic status change. Results will be translated into management criteria and directives for monitoring procedures to assess the trophic status of coastal ecosystems. Dissemination will be organized at several levels, from general public to policy makers and environmental organisations.
Keywords: Coastal landscapes and ecosystems, Decision-making process, Monitoring and evaluation
The basic information about EUROTROPH project. (8.803 Bytes)
The main objectives of the EUROTROPH project. (1.825 Bytes)
Contact: Dr. Michel Frankignoulle
Université de Liège
Unité d'Océanographie Chimique
Institut de Physique
Institut de Physique - bât. B5
4000 Liège
Telephone: +3243663326
Fax: +3243662355
E-Mail: Michel.Frankignoulle@ulg.ac.be
Website: www.ulg.ac.be
Partner: Universite Libre de Bruxelles (www.ulb.ac.be)
Nederlands Instituut voor Oecologisch Onderzoek (www.cemo.nioo. knaw.nl)
Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche-sur-mer (www.obs-vlfr.fr)
Aalborg Universitet (www.auc.dk)
Instituto Mediterraneo de estudios Avanzados (www.clust.uib.es)
University of Hull (www.biosci.hull.ac.uk)
Budget: 1.838.000
Financed by: European Commission under the 5th Framework programme.