Marine Eutrophication in Perspective: On the Relevance of Ecology for Environmental Policy by Folkert de JongMarine Eutrophication in Perspective: On the Relevance of Ecology for Environmental Policy by Folkert de Jong

Marine Eutrophication in Perspective: On the Relevance of Ecology for Environmental Policy

byFolkert de Jong

Paperback | October 14, 2010

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Is ecological knowledge relevant for environmental policy and if so, to what extent and in what way? These are some of the basic questions addressed in this book.

Triggered by a series of oxygen depletion events in German, Danish and Swedish coastal waters at the beginning of the 1980s, international policies to reduce inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus to the North Sea were agreed upon by the North Sea states.

The book provides a critical analysis of the role, scientists and scientific information, as well as civil servants, have played in the formulation and implementation of these decisions.

Folkert de Jong (1951) studied biology in Groningen (NL). He has more than 20 years experience with international environmental policy-making in the North Sea area. Since 1990 he has been deputy secretary of the International Wadden Sea Secretariat in Wilhelmshaven (Germany). In this position he was responsible for the coordination of ...
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Title:Marine Eutrophication in Perspective: On the Relevance of Ecology for Environmental PolicyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:335 pagesPublished:October 14, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642070183

ISBN - 13:9783642070181

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Ecology for policy.- The art of discharging.- The discovery of marine eutrophication.- The politics of marine eutrophication.- The management of marine eutrophication.- Summary, discussion and conclusions.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:"This book focuses on the relevance of ecology for environmental policy by taking up the theme of marine eutrophication as an illustrative case. . The book presents an interesting account of developments in science and policy making in NW Europe and of their interacting processes. Therefore, the book makes a useful reading for both politicians and water quality managers, as it gives insight into the processes involved in interactions of science, policy making and politics." (Karel Essink, Aquatic Ecology, Vol. 40, 2006)