Evidence of cultural eutrophication of the Gulf of Gdańsk based on diatom analysis

Jarosław Pędziński , Małgorzata Witak


The objective of this study was to reconstruct the environmental changes in the Gulf of Gdańsk in the last 200 years. Four subbottom sediment cores were analyzed with respect to diatom flora and anthropogenic effects. The so-called "anthropogenic assemblage" – a result of cultural eutrophication – was observed in the surface sediments. Changes in the species composition may have been caused by the increased use of fertilizers, nitrogen loads and increasing organic matter concentration. Three phases (A, B and C) were distinguished based on the floristic spectrum, which clearly indicates trophic changes in the study area.
Author Jarosław Pędziński (FOG / IO / DMG)
Jarosław Pędziński,,
- Division of Marine Geology
, Małgorzata Witak (FOG / IO / DMG)
Małgorzata Witak,,
- Division of Marine Geology
Journal seriesOceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, ISSN 1730-413X, e-ISSN 1897-3191, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in Englishpaleoecology, trophic status, diatom trophic indicator, human impact, cultural eutrophication, Gulf of Gdańsk
ASJC Classification1910 Oceanography
Languageen angielski
LicenseRepository; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 12-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.463; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.674 (2) - 2018=0.854 (5)
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