Search for dissertations about: "estuary"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 swedish dissertations containing the word estuary.

  1. 1. Unraveling the importance of solid and adsorbed phase mercury speciation for methylmercury formation, evasion and bioaccumulation

    Author : Sofi Jonsson; Erik Björn; Ulf Skyllberg; Erik Lundberg; Per Persson; Robert Mason; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; mercury; methylmercury; aquatic systems; estuary; Hg; MeHg; bioaccumulation; methylation; demethylation; evasion; sediment; water; terrestrial sources; atmospheric sources; climate change; eutrophication;

    Abstract : Monomethylmercury, MeHg, is formed under anoxic conditions in waters, sediments and soils and then bioaccumulated and biomagnified in aquatic food webs, negatively effecting both human and wildlife health. It is generally accepted that precipitation of mercury, Hg, and adsorption of Hg to e.g. READ MORE

  2. 2. Biomarkers for assessing benthic pollution impacts in a subtropical estuary, Mozambique

    Author : Maria Perpétua Janeiro Scarlet; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : subtrophical estuary; contaminants; biological hierarcial biomarkers; scope for growth; burrowing response; acethylcholinesterase; benthic fauna; southern Mozambique;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the marine environment in a subtropical estuary and particularly on exploring a suite of easy-to-use, cost effective and environmentally valid biological response tools (biomarkers). The main driving force of the thesis is the knowledge of the numerous anthropogenic impacts. READ MORE

  3. 3. Application of satellite data for investigation of water quality in coastal areas

    Author : Chuqun Chen; Avdelningen för Teknisk vattenresurslära; []
    Keywords : Atmospheric correction; Pearl River estuary; Daya Bay.; Numerical modeling; Chlorophyll-a; Water quality; Ocean color remote sensing; Gelbstoff;

    Abstract : The population growth in China together with the rapid industrialization and urbanization have increased the utilization of natural resources, leading to more waste being released to the environment. Thus, the environmental conditions have degraded in many regions to a point where environmentally related problems have become the main limiting factors for economical development and social progress. READ MORE

  4. 4. Suspended particulate matter, sedimentation and early diagenetic processes in the Kalix River estuary, northern Sweden

    Author : Anders Widerlund; Luleå tekniska universitet; []

    Abstract : Many important reactions controlling the transfer of elements from the continents to coastal waters and the oceans are taking place in estuaries. For many elements, estuaries can act as filters, capable of reducing the river load of dissolved and particulate elements to the oceans. READ MORE

  5. 5. Riverine sources of bioreactive macroelements and their impact on bacterioplankton metabolism in a recipient boreal estuary

    Author : Ana Soares; Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap; []
    Keywords : Dissolved organic carbon; DOC bioreactivity; nutrient bioavailability; dissolved organic matter; bacterioplankton production; bacterial respiration; aquatic ecology;

    Abstract : The loading of terrestrially derived macroelements, such as dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total nitrogen (N), and total phosphorus (P), to inland and estuarine waters is increasing in the northern hemisphere. Thesemacroelements often limit heterotrophic bacterioplankton metabolism (production and respiration), which in turn influence food web structures, exchange of greenhouse gases between the atmosphere and aquatic systems and oxygen consumption in estuarine ecosystems. READ MORE