publication . Conference object . Preprint . 2015

Patch types in Posidonia oceanica meadows around Corsica: How can we use them in seascape ecology?

Arnaud Abadie; Marina Bonacorsi; Sylvie Gobert; Pierre Lejeune; Gérard Pergent; Christine Pergent-Martini;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2015
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
<jats:p>The meadows formed by the Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica are subjected to various natural (e.g., water movement, light availability, sedimentation) and anthropogenic (e.g., anchoring, trawling, fish farms, explosives) phenomena that erode them and create diverse types of patches. The assemblage of the P. oceanica matrix and these patches creates particular seascapes. On the basis of this assessment, we aimed to investigate the importance of the patch type in structuring P. oceanica seascapes and to offer new prospects in the large scale studies of seagrass meadows. Five sites encompassing large P. oceanica meadows ranging from 1.86 km² to 4.42...
Subjects
free text keywords: seascape, landscape, posidonia oceanica, mapping, patch, seagrass, : Aquatic sciences & oceanology [Life sciences], : Sciences aquatiques & océanologie [Sciences du vivant], [ SDE.BE ] Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology, [SDE.BE]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology, Fishery, biology.organism_classification, biology, Ecology, Geography
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