|Reference Title||Decoupled effects (positive to negative) of nutrient enrichment on ecosystem services|
|Date Published||June 2010 - Ecological Society of America|
|Authors||ANDREA ANTO´ N, JUST CEBRIAN, KENNETH L. HECK, CARLOS M. DUARTE, KATE L. SHEEHAN, MARY-ELIZABETH C. MILLER, AND C. DREW FOSTER|
Academic paper. Research conducted in coastal area of Mobile, Alabama. Eutrophication is a widespread phenomenon that disrupts natural ecosystems around the globe. Despite the general recognition that ecosystems provide many services and benefits to humans, little effort has been made to address how increasing anthropogenic eutrophication affects those services. They conducted a field experiment to determine the effect of nutrient enrichment on five ecological services. Findings suggest that management policies for anthropogenic eutrophication will depend on the specific ecosystem service targeted.|
Key words: carbon/nitrogen ratio; ecosystem services; eutrophication; Halodule wrightii; nursery; primary production; respiration; Ruppia maritima; seagrass.