"Major economic resources are used to protect coastal and marine
environments from the impact of inorganic nutrients exported from land.
However, the export of terrestrial dissolved organic matter (DOM) and its
effects have been neglected despite that DOM is one of the most important
ecosystem communicators of nutrients, oxygen demand, and light absorption.
Without consideration of the export, fate and effects of DOM,
environmental protection might fail. In this for four climatic zones.
Specific attention is directed to study the transport, storage and cycling
of DON, DOP and DOC. The results will be used to simulate how land-use
practice can be applied as a management tool. Experiments in two coastal
areas will produce new scientific knowledge on the factors in control of
autochthonous DOM production. http://www.domaine.ku.dk"