Publications

Trends of Migratory and Wintering Waterbirds in the Wadden Sea 1987/1988 - 2010/2011
Trends are shown for the international Wadden Sea, The Netherlands, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Denmark. For the first time summary trends according to the indicators food, feeding habitats, breeding and wintering range were calculated. Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 31. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
Moulting Shelduck in the Wadden Sea 2010-2012
In the past almost all the West European Shelducks moulted in the German part of the Wadden Sea, where they have been systematically counted, and reached up to 200,000 birds since the late 1980s. In the last years about a quarter of the moulting Shelducks in the Wadden Sea shifted from the German to the Dutch part of the Wadden Sea for yet unknown reasons. In order to conduct a systematic monitoring of the Shelduck, which is a Natura 2000 species, in addition to German counts the presented study recommends trilaterally harmonized counts also in the Wadden Sea in the Netherlands and Denmark, if possible, combined with summer counts of (moulting) Eider.
Breeding Birds in Trouble
The decrease of 2/3 relevant breeding bird species in the Wadden Sea was the reason why bird experts and conservation managers of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands came together at the international Wadden Sea workshop “Breeding Birds in Trouble” in Wilhelmshaven on 18 April 2013. The workshop aimed to identify the most pressing issues, discuss causes and to offer possible strategies.
A natural history of the Wadden Sea - Riddled by contingencies
Published by Waddenacademie. Karsten Reise delivered a keynote lecture entitled ‘Turning tides: A natural history of the Wadden Sea’ at the 13th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium held on 21 November 2012 in Leeuwarden. This publication gives a brief summary of the knowledge Reise has acquired during his scientific career. The preface was written by Jens Enemark, Secretary of the CWSS.
The Wadden Sea Region A World Class Cultural Landscape
The Dutch Wadden Academy and the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat have published the brochure ”The Wadden Sea Region. A World Class Cultural Landscape”. The booklet is a summary of an analysis which was made earlier on how significant the cultural landscape of the Wadden Sea Region is compared to similar areas around the world. The conclusion of the analysis is that the landscape and cultural heritage is unparalleled world wide. The analysis is now made available to a broader audience through this attractive and abundantly illustrated booklet.
Migratory Waterbirds in the Wadden Sea 1987- 2008. Trend, Phenology, Distribution and Climate Aspects.
Wadden Sea Ecosystem No.30 Trend, Phenology, Distribution and Climate Aspects.
The EcoQO on Mercury and Organohalogens in Coastal Bird Eggs
Report on the Pilot Study 2008 – 2010.
The Wadden Sea Quality Status Report - Synthesis Report 2010
Quality Status Report. Wim J. Wolff, Jan P. Bakker, Karsten Laursen, Karsten Reise, 2010. The Wadden Sea Quality Status Report - Synthesis Report 2010. Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 29. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, page 25 - 74.
The Wadden Sea – A Universally Outstanding Tidal Wetland
Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 29 - 2010. Karsten Reise, Martin Baptist, Peter Burbridge, Norbert Dankers, Ludwig Fischer, Burghard Flemming, Albert P. Oost, Cor Smit, 2010. Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 29. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Coastal Protection and Sea Level Rise Third Report 2010
Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 28 CPSL Third Report. The role of spatial planning and sediment in coastal risk management.

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