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Italian Network for Lagoon Research

Italian Network for Ecological Research in Coastal Zone and Transitional Areas


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Loicz Budgets

LOICZ BudgetsCoordination:

Gianmarco Giordani ( Jose Manuel Zaldivar Comenges (

Description:The application of the LOICZ Biogeochemical Model to the LaguNet sites was one of the first objectives indicated in the Workshop of Venice . Presently LaguNet comprises 22 ecosystems where the LOICZ-BM has been applied for well-defined time period. In total 94 flux estimations have been undertaken considering a wide range of systems and different time periods. The budgets have been published in LOICZ Report and Studies volumes 19 and 28.web links:

Giordani G., Viaroli P., Swaney D.P., Murray C.N., Zaldívar J.M., Marshall Crossland J.I.. 2005. Nutrient fluxes in transitional zones of the Italian coast. LOICZ Reports & Studies No. 28, ii+157 pages, LOICZ, Texel, the Netherlands.

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