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Are Caulerpa species able to settle and develop on rhodolith beds? The case study of Marine Protected Area “Capo Carbonara”

  • Sarah Caronni
  • Fabrizio Atzori
  • Sandra Citterio
  • Valentina Bracchi
  • Nicoletta Cadoni
  • Rodolfo Gentili
  • Lara Quaglini
  • Daniela Basso

The two green algae Caulerpa taxifolia (M.Vahl) C. Agardh and Caulerpa cylindracea Sonder, (Chlorophyta; Bryopsidales) are among the most invasive alien macroalgae in the Mediterranean Sea. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence and abundance of the three species on deep rhodolith bed of the Capo Carbonara Marine Protected Area MPA (Sardinia). The analysis of the collected data collected highlighted significant differences in the percent cover of the substratum among sampling sites and species with a significant presence of C. cylindracea at Santa Caterina slope

  • Keywords:
  • Rhodoliths,
  • Invasive species,
  • Caulerpa,
  • Macroalgae,
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Sarah Caronni

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Fabrizio Atzori

Marine Protected Area of capo carbonara, Italy

Sandra Citterio

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Valentina Bracchi

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Nicoletta Cadoni

Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara, Italy

Rodolfo Gentili

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Lara Quaglini

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Daniela Basso

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

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Chapter Title

Are Caulerpa species able to settle and develop on rhodolith beds? The case study of Marine Protected Area “Capo Carbonara”

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Sarah Caronni, Fabrizio Atzori, Sandra Citterio, Valentina Bracchi, Nicoletta Cadoni, Rodolfo Gentili, Lara Quaglini, Daniela Basso

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.54

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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