publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Seascape ecology in Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows: Linking structure and ecological processes for management

Abadie, Arnaud; Pace, Matthew; Gobert, Sylvie; Borg, Joseph;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2018
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Seagrass meadows constitute marine habitats in shallow water temperate and tropical coastal areas worldwide that have a high ecological and economic importance. Amongst the 60 or so seagrass species, the endemic Mediterranean species Posidonia oceanica forms meadows that are arguably the most important shallow water coastal habitat in the region but which are subjected to high anthropogenic pressures. Because of the relatively large size of the plant, the meadows formed by this seagrass have high architectural and morphological complexity, which results in different morphotypes or seascapes. While numerous studies of P. oceanica architectural characteristics for...
Subjects
free text keywords: Management, Structure, Function, Conservation, : Aquatic sciences & oceanology [Life sciences], : Sciences aquatiques & océanologie [Sciences du vivant], : Environmental sciences & ecology [Life sciences], : Sciences de l'environnement & écologie [Sciences du vivant], Ecology, General Decision Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Coastal management, Habitat, Ecosystem, Marine habitats, Posidonia oceanica, biology.organism_classification, biology, Seascapes, Seagrass, Seascape
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