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Reviews previous works and undertakes a comprehensive study of the functioning and evolution of the lagoon ecosystem, including the exchanges at its interface. Draws on research conducted by international interdisciplinary experts over the past 10 years and builds on the UNESCO report on the state of the Venice Lagoon published in 1983.
IntroductionThe Venice Lagoon Ecosystem Project: Genesis, Goals and Overview, P. Lasserre and A. MarzolloPelagic StudiesDissolved Trace Metals in the Venice Lagoon, J.M. Martin W.W. Huang, and Y.Y. YoonSignificance of Colloids in the Biogeochemical Cycling of Organic Carbon, M. Dai, J.M. Martin, and G. CauwetCharacterization of Particles and Biological Activity in the Venice Lagoon by Flow Cytometry, M. Lepesteur and J.M. MartinSurface Reactivity of Suspended Matter and Sediments, J.M. Garnier, J.M. Martin, and C. TurettaOrganic Micropollutants and Trace Metals in Water and Suspended Particulate Matter, V.U. Fossato, G. Campesan, L. Craboledda, F. Dolci, and G. StoccoBiological Variability in the Venice Lagoon, F. Bianchi, F. Acri, L. Alberighi, M. Bastianini, A. Boldrin, B. Cavalloni, F. Cioce, A. Comaschi, S. Rabitti, G. Socal, and M.M. TurchettoSea-Surface Microlayer ChemistryPelagic Nitrogen Fluxes in the Venice Lagoon, P. Morin, P. Lasserre, C. Madec, P. Le Corre, E. Mac , and B. CavalloniBenthic StudiesSediment Biodegradative Potential of the Venice Lagoon (Palude della rosa), N. Sabil, D. Tagliapietra, Y. Aissouni, and M.-A. Coletti-PrevieroSeasonal Variations of the Macrobenthic Community in the Palude della Rosa, D. Tagliapietra, M. Pavan, C. Targa, and C. WagnerMeiobenthic Component of Palude della Rosa, Lagoon of Venice, R.M. Warwicke and N.VillanoUlva Rigida Agardh. Studies, N. Riccardi and S. FoltranChemical Characterization of the Palude della RosaBenthic Eutrophication Studies (BEST), M.C.Th. Scholten, R.G. Jak, B. Pavoni, A. Sfriso, C.J.M. Philippart, and H. de HeijEnvironmental Monitoring in the Palude della Rosa, Lagoon of Venice, G.M. Carrer, G. Todesco, and M. BocciDynamics of Benthic Fauna in the Venice Lagoon, C.J.M. Philippart and N. DankersFlora and Macroalgal Biomass Production in Different Nutrient-Enriched Areas of the Venice Lagoon, A. Sfriso, B. Pavoni, and A.A. OrioBiological Effects of Environmental PollutionDetermination of Water Quality in the Venice Lagoon Utilizing the Early Life Stages of a Fish (Sparus aurata) and an Echinoderm (Paracentrotus lividus), I.R.B. McFadzenBiotransformation and Antioxidant Enzymes as Potential Biomarkers of Contaminant Exposure in Goby (Zosterissor ophiocephalus) and Mussel (Mytilis galloprovincialis) from the Venice Lagoon, D.R. Livingstone and C. NasciCellular Biomarkers of Contaminant Exposure and Effect in Mussel (Mytilis galloprovincialis) and Goby (Zosterissor ophiocephalus) from the Venice Lagoon, D.M. Lowe and L. DaRosContaminant Effects in the Venice Lagoon - Physiological Responses of Mussel (Mytilis galloprovincialis), J. Widdows and C. NasciPossible Links between Impaired Immune Function and Contaminant Levels in Mussel (Mytilis galloprovincialis) Sampled from the Venice Lagoon, R.K. Pipe, J.A. Coles, and M.E. ThomasImmunomodulatory Effects of Contaminant Exposure in Sediment-Dwelling Goby (Zosterissor ophiocephalus),