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Assessment of the ecological status of Sicilian coastal waters according to a macroalgae based index (CARLIT)

  • Giancarlo Bellissimo
  • Benedetto Sirchia
  • Vincenzo Ruvolo

In the frame of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD, 2000/60/EC), a macroalgae based index (CARLIT) was applied along the Sicilian coastal water bodies (WBs) in order to assess for the first time their ecological status and collect accurate information on the distribution and abundance of shallow-water communities, especially of those most sensitive. The ecological quality ratio values, sensu WFD, showed “high”/“good” levels in all WBs with lushy forests of Cystoseira amentacea except two with “moderate” level due to the presence of stress-tolerant species related to local factors.

  • Keywords:
  • CARLIT,
  • Cystoseira,
  • Ecological status,
  • Macroalgae,
  • Sicilian coast,
  • Water Framework Directive,
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Giancarlo Bellissimo

ARPA, Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente della Sicilia, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-5287-6686

Benedetto Sirchia

ARPA, Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente della Sicilia, Italy

Vincenzo Ruvolo

ARPA, Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente della Sicilia, Italy

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Assessment of the ecological status of Sicilian coastal waters according to a macroalgae based index (CARLIT)

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Giancarlo Bellissimo, Benedetto Sirchia, Vincenzo Ruvolo

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10.36253/978-88-5518-147-1.52

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Eighth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas. Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) June 2020

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi

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