The importance of understanding ecological complexity to predicting effects of multiple stressors on coastal systems (Year one of five)
Principal Investigator:Denise L. Breitburg
Start/End Year:1995 to 2001
Institution:Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center
Co-Principal investigator:James G. Sanders, Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center
To determine the accumulative effects of current, increased and decreased levels of multiple stressors on a representative coastal system; to determine how ecological complexity, variability, and spatial structure affect the response of a representative coastal system to multiple stressors and the ability of managers to predict that response; and to determine how a variety of management options may affect both the biota and the economic value of the system.
Breitburg, DL; Riedel, G. 2005. Multiple stressors in marine systems. Norse, EA; Crowder, LB, eds.Marine Conservation Biology: The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity. Island Press. Chapter 10:167-182. UM-SG-RS-2005-31.
Richmond, CE; Breitburg, DL; Rose, KA. 2005. The role of environmental generalist species in ecosystem function. Ecological Modelling 188(24):279-295. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.03.002. UM-SG-RS-2005-29.
Riedel, GF; Sanders, JG; Breitburg, DL. 2003. Seasonal variability in response of estuarine phytoplankton communities to stress: Linkages between toxic trace elements and nutrient enrichment. Estuaries 26(2):323-338. doi:10.1007/BF02695971. UM-SG-RS-2003-04.
Wiegner, TN; Seitzinger, SP; Breitburg, DL; Sanders, JG. 2003. The effects of multiple stressors on the balance between autotrophic and heterotrophic processes in an estuarine system. Estuaries 26(2):352-364. doi:10.1007/BF02695973. UM-SG-RS-2003-30.