One of the tendencies for climate changes in the southern Baltic region is towards the warming of the cold season (late autumn, winter, early spring), which leads to the disappearance of icing even in the coastal zone and affects the fluxes of chemicals in the surface sediments of the coastal zone. This will lengthen the period in which the deposited chemicals may become remobilized from the sediments into pore and near-bottom...
Habitat-related patterns of soft-bottom macrofaunal assemblages in a brackish, low-diversity system (southern Baltic Sea)
Coastal areas provide a high variety of sedimentary habitats that influence the structure of resident fauna even on small geographical scales. Therefore, examinations of spatial variations in benthic assemblages require background knowledge of the environmental and biotic heterogeneity of habitats in order to understand ecological processes in such areas. The effect of habitat-related abiotic and biological variables on macrofaunal...
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