Everard, Mark (2001) Taking a systems-oriented view of phosphorous enrichment in fresh waters. Freshwater Forum, 15, pp. 35-54.
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Eutrophication of fresh waters through anthropogenic enrichment by phosphorus is a global problem. The role of phosphorus enrichment in the formation of blooms of toxic blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) in fresh waters is well established and of considerable concern in terms of human and animal health, loss of water resources and amenities, threats to fish stocks, and aesthetic considerations. Cultural eutrophication also poses threats to the ecosystem balance in fresh waters, with implications for wildlife. This article examines phosphorus enrichment in fresh waters from a systems perspective, and explores systems solutions that may be helpful in the development of more sustainable policies.
|Title:||Taking a systems-oriented view of phosphorous enrichment in fresh waters|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range:||pp. 35-54|
|Issuing Agency:||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Phosphorus cycle; System analysis; Policies; Man-induced effects; Resource management; Phosphorus; Sustainable development; Eutrophication|
|Depositing User:||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited:||02 Dec 2010 19:10|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 18:10|
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