About The Author

Gerald is the Head of the Coastal & Marine Management Group at the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research. His research interests include Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), Ecosystem Services, Eco-technologies, Marine Litter , and Bathing Water Quality.

May Climate Change Help Nitrogen Management In River Basin – Coastal Sea Systems?

Most marine and coastal water ecosystems worldwide suffer from eutrophication. It is the result of an enrichment of nutrients in the water body, like phosphorus and nitrogen.  Most common consequences are a proliferation of algae, reduced water transparency, and oxygen depletion. Fighting eutrophication is a major societal task and many international directives and agreements on