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Final Report - ECODOM (Advancing Understanding of Carbon Cycling and Coloured Dissolved Organic Matter Dynamics in European Wetlands & Coastal Ecosystems through integration of observations)

Project ID: 208841
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE

Abstract

This is the final report of the ECODOM project, which is funded under the European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project aims at advancing the understanding of dissolved organic matter (DOM) dynamics – the fluxes, quality and transformation pathways – and carbon cycling in Eastern Mediterranean coastal wetlands – investigating its coastal water photochemistry, biogeochemistry and ecosystem functioning – through an integration of previously missing comprehensive field datasets, remote-sensing observations and novel modelling approaches. The study sites included rivers, deltas and wetland systems that vary widely in carbon sources and environmental characteristics. Measurements were performed at various locations in each studied wetland system over a period of four years and in seasons characterised by largely different precipitation and river discharges. %l
The ECODOM project developed a pollution risk method which could be used elsewhere as a decision support tool for mitigating the impact of hazardous human activities and improving the management of groundwater resources. The research carried out is highly relevant to European Union policymaking and research initiatives for improving understanding and modelling of climate-related biogeochemical cycles in European coastal regions. Studies like ECODOM are critical for understanding biogeochemical exchanges, water quality changes and ecosystem processes along the terrestrial, wetland and coastal water continuum.

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