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Eutrophication in Irish Waters

by  J.G. Wilson
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Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 1998

Paperback / softback

Number of pages: 165

ISBN: 9781874045571

This book contains the proceedings of a life sciences seminar held on 12-13 March 1996. Contributors consider the following questions: What underpins the phenomenon of eutrophication? What is the current status of the different Irish water bodies? What impact is eutrophication having on resources? What management options are available and worth trying? Fifteen papers are included under the headings of Nutrients, Water body status, Impacts, and Management. The contributions cover issues beyond the mere heading of the section, giving this volume its weight and authority.

About the authors

J.G. Wilson

Prof. James G. Wilson is a Professor in Zoology and Environmental Science at Trinity College, University of Dublin (TCD), Ireland. His main research interests centre on the fitness (in the Darwinian sense) of ecosystems and organisms which is a key concept to understanding the value of natural systems and anthropogenic impacts on them. From this arises his work in bioenergetics, biomarkers and indices of ecological status and of pollution, and in the network analysis of ecosystems. Prof. Wilson has written or edited 6 books and over 120 peer-reviewed papers covering the whole range of his research interests. These have been supported by national and international funding and have included collaborations with colleagues throughout the EC as well as Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, USA and Australia. He is an Associate Editor of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science and an Editor-in-chief for both Springer and Elsevier series. The most recent of these was an edited volume on System functioning and natural goods and services of estuaries and lagoons (Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science vol. 132).