Always in the flow

In the 1980s, the Elbe estuary had largely lost its function as an estuarine filter due to heavy metal pollution. After decades, the estuary was able to recover from this, as a team led by doctoral student Louise Rewrie from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon has discovered by measuring carbon and other parameters. Only in the last few years have biogeochemical processes in the Elbe River Estuary resumed naturally. The results recently appeared in the journal Limnology and Oceanography.

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