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La Plata River Estuary, Argentina

Main Contributors:

Johanna Yletyinen

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Hypoxia in the La Plata river estuary caused a change in the trophic structure of fish.

Type of regime shift

Ecosystem type

  • Marine & coastal
  • Freshwater lakes & rivers

Land uses

  • Fisheries

Spatial scale of the case study

  • Local/landscape (e.g. lake, catchment, community)

Continent or Ocean

  • South America


  • East coast of South America


  • Argentina

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Key References

  1. Nagy GJ, Gómez-Erache M, López CH, Perdomo AC. 2002. Distribution patterns of nutrients and symptoms of eutrophication in the Rio de la Plata River Estuary System. Hydrobiologia 475-476, 125-139.


Johanna Yletyinen. La Plata River Estuary, Argentina. In: Regime Shifts Database, Last revised 2012-03-17 18:55:03 GMT.
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