Geoecology of the Black Sea Coastal Zone

by N. A. Aibulatov, Russian Acad of Sciences, Moscow, Russia,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of the Black Sea

Abstract: Author understands geoecology as a field of science investigating mechanisms of destruction of biosphere by man through his influence on the ocean relief, sediments and suspended matter. Geoecology studies methods of averting such a process and it elaborates principles of using of ocean resources without degradation of its ecosystem. The purpose of this paper is to elucidate man economic activity on the Black Sea coasts (excluding the Turkey) as a factor of development of the relief, sediment and coastal zone ecosystem. An attempt to throw light on mechanisms and kinds of anthropogenous impact on geological-geomorphological component of the coastal zone ecosystem is done. Author tries to determine a role of waste dumping in the coastal zone , as a factor of pollution, and to estimate an amount of pollutants penetrating to this zone from the land.

Subject Headings: Coastal environment | Seas and oceans | Ecosystems | Economic factors | Field tests | Geology | Suspended sediment | Black Sea | Asia | Turkey

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