Investigation of the effects of human activities using multi-box ecosystem model in the Ariake sea, Japan

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Abstract

In this research, the effect of human activities has been investigated in the Ariake Sea located in Kyushu Island. Japan. The Ariake Sea has been suffering from environmental degradation for more than a decade with unstable fisheries productivity. Therefore, it is important to understand the change of environmental characteristics in the Ariake Sea quantitatively. Moreover, it is concerned that the fertilizer applied for the aquaculture is effecting to the ecosystem in the sea. Also, since nutrient loading from rivers are so high that red tide or anoxic water mass occurs every year, it is significant to evaluate the effect of nutrient load to the sea. Therefore, in order to characterize the coastal environment and investigate the effect of human activities, Muti-Box Ecosystem model have constructed to simulate the water quality items in the Ariake Sea. The sea was divided into 12 boxes. Each box is comprised of three layers which is water, oxidative bottom and reductive bottom layer. Simulation period was set from 1st January 2000 to 31st December 2012. The model reproduced the water quality items well. Then, the model calculated with two different scenarios about the fertilizer application to the aquaculture and nutrient load from the river. The result showed that the fertilizer for the aquaculture has no effect to the coastal ecosystem and coastal environment would improve if the nutrient load reduced by half.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)-Asia Pacific Division (APD) Congress
Subtitle of host publicationMulti-Perspective Water for Sustainable Development, IAHR-APD 2018
Editors Karlina, Muhammad Ramdhan Olii, Warniyati Warniyati, Johan Syafri Mahathir Ahmad, Benazir, Hendy Setiawan, Ani Hairani, Roby Hambali, Djoko Legono
PublisherDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Pages531-538
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9786027176270
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018
Event21st Congress of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research-Asia Pacific Division: Multi-Perspective Water for Sustainable Development, IAHR-APD 2018 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: Sep 2 2018Sep 5 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)-Asia Pacific Division (APD) Congress: Multi-Perspective Water for Sustainable Development, IAHR-APD 2018
Volume1

Conference

Conference21st Congress of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research-Asia Pacific Division: Multi-Perspective Water for Sustainable Development, IAHR-APD 2018
CountryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period9/2/189/5/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering

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Tabata, T., Nakashima, K., Hiramatsu, K., & Masayoshi, H. (2018). Investigation of the effects of human activities using multi-box ecosystem model in the Ariake sea, Japan. In Karlina, M. R. Olii, W. Warniyati, J. S. M. Ahmad, Benazir, H. Setiawan, A. Hairani, R. Hambali, ... D. Legono (Eds.), Proceedings - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)-Asia Pacific Division (APD) Congress: Multi-Perspective Water for Sustainable Development, IAHR-APD 2018 (pp. 531-538). (Proceedings - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)-Asia Pacific Division (APD) Congress: Multi-Perspective Water for Sustainable Development, IAHR-APD 2018; Vol. 1). Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada.