Reference : Descriptors of Posidonia oceanica meadows: Use and application
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/3717
Descriptors of Posidonia oceanica meadows: Use and application
English
Pergent-Martini, Christine [University of Corsica (Corte) > Faculty of Sciences > Equipe Ecosystèmes Littoraux- EQUEL > >]
Leoni, Vanina [University of Corsica (Corte) > Faculty of Sciences > Equipe Ecosystèmes Littoraux- EQUEL > >]
Pasqualini, Vanina [University of Corsica (Corte) > Faculty of Sciences > Equipe Ecosystèmes Littoraux- EQUEL > >]
Ardizzone, G. D. [University of Rome "La sapienza" > Department of Animal and Human Biology > > >]
Balestri, E. [University of Pisa > Science dell' Uomo e dell'Ambiente > > >]
Bedini, R. [Instituto di Biologia ed Ecologia Marine di Piombino > > > >]
Belluscio, A. [University of Rome "La sapienza" > Department of Animal and Human Biology > > >]
Belsher, T. [Institut français pour l'étude de la mer -IFREMER > Station de Sète > > >]
Borg, Joseph [University of Malta > Department of Biology > > >]
Boudouresque, C. F. [University of Marseille - Campus Luminy > > > > GIS Posidonies > >]
Boumaza, S. [Institut des Sciences de la mer et de l'Aménagement du Littoral (Alger) > > > >]
Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Océanologie >]
Buia, M. C. [Zoological Station Anton Dohrn (Naples) > Benthic Ecology Laboratory > > >]
Calvo, Sébastien [University of Palerma > > > >]
Cebrian, J. [Marine Environmental Consorcium - University of Alabama > Dauphin Island Sea Lab > > >]
Charbonnel, E. [University of Marseille - Campus Luminy > GIS Posidonies > > >]
Cinelli, F. [University of Pisa > Science dell' Uomo e dell'Ambiente > > >]
Cossu, A. [University of Sassari (Italy) > > > >]
Di Maida, G. [University of Palerma > > > > > >]
Dural, B. [Ege University (Turkey) > Department of Biology > > >]
Francour, P. [University of Nice > Laboratoire d'Environnement marin littoral > > >]
Gobert, Sylvie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Océanologie >]
Lepoint, Gilles mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Océanologie >]
Meinesz, A. [University of Nice > Laboratoire d'Environnement marin littoral > > >]
Molenaar, H. [University of Nice > Laboratoire d'Environnement marin littoral > > >]
Mansour, H. M. [University of Alexandrie (Egypte) > Faculty of Science > > >]
Panayotidis, P. [National Center for Marine Research (Athens, Greece) > > > > > >]
Peirano, A. [Marine Environment Research Center (ENEA)(La Spezia, Italy) > > > >]
Pergent, G. [University of Corsica (Corte) > Faculty of Sciences > Equipe Ecosystèmes Littoraux- EQUEL > >]
Piazzi, L. [University of Pisa > Science dell' Uomo e dell'Ambiente > > >]
Pirrotta, M. [University of Palerme > > > > > >]
Relini, G. [University of Genova > Institute of Zoology > > >]
Romero, J. [University of Barcelona > Department of Ecology > > >]
Sanchez-Lizaso, J. L. [University of Alicante > Department of Environmental Sciences > > >]
Semroud, R. [Institut des Sciences de la mer et de l'Aménagement du Littoral (Alger) > > > >]
Shembri, P. [University of Malta > Department of Biology > > >]
Shili, A. [University of Tunis (Tunisie) > > > > > >]
Tomasello, A. [University of Palerme > > > > > >]
Velimirov, B. [University of Vienne (Austria) > Institute of Medical biology > > >]
Aug-2005
Ecological Indicators
Elsevier Science Bv
5
3
213-230
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1470-160X
Amsterdam
[en] Posidonia oceanica ; Mediterranean sea ; bioindicator ; standardized methods
[en] The conservation of the coastal marine environment requires the possession of information that enables the global quality of the environment to be evaluated reliably and relatively quickly. The use of biological indicators is often an appropriate method. Seagrasses in general, and Posidonia oceanica meadows in particular, are considered to be appropriate for biomonitoring because of their wide distribution, reasonable size, sedentary habit, easy collection and abundance and sensitivity to modifications of littoral zone. Reasoned management, on the scale of the whole Mediterranean basin, requires standardized methods of study, to be applied by both researchers and administrators, enabling comparable results to be obtained. This paper synthesises the existing methods applied to monitor P. oceanica meadows, identifies the most suitable techniques and suggests future research directions. From the results of a questionnaire, distributed to all the identified laboratories working on this topic, a list of the most commonly used descriptors was drawn up, together with the related research techniques (e.g. standardization, interest and limits, valuation of the results). It seems that the techniques used to study meadows are rather similar, but rarely identical, even though the various teams often refer to previously published works. This paper shows the interest of a practical guide that describes, in a standardized way, the most useful techniques enabling P. oceanica meadows to be used as an environmental descriptor. Indeed, it constitutes the first stage in the process. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Union Européenne = European Union - UE = EU
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/3717

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