Scientists of the BMBF project BACOSA "Baltic Coastal System Analysis and Status Evaluation" have now published their results as Issue No. 25 "Rostocker Meeresbiologische Beiträge".
The publication presents the scientific results on spatial and temporal changes in the phosophorus fluxes of macrophyte dominated coastal ecosystem of the Baltic Sea. Moreover, retention and storage of nutrients are examples for ecosystem services. One paper thus proposes a matrix approach for the evaluation of these. "The collaboration of life sciences with economic and social sciences is a prominent feature of the BACOSA project by which we contribute to the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), states project manager Maike Piepho.
Link for open access to the publications (here)