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Colonization of transplanted Posidonia Oceanica: understanding the spatial dynamics through high-spatial resolution underwater photomosaics

  • Gianluca Mancini
  • Daniele Ventura
  • Edoardo Casoli
  • Andrea Belluscio
  • Giandomenico Ardizzone

Following the restoration of a P. oceanica meadow impacted by the Concordia shipwreck, we investigated the spatial dynamic of the most important and protected Mediterranean endemic seagrass over a two-year period applying three spatial metrics: number of patches, mean patch size and total cover. By means of underwater photomosaics, we noticed a diminution in the number of patches in favour of the mean size and total cover. The outcomes showed that, under suitable environmental conditions, P. oceanica colonizes rapidly the dead matte substrate.

  • Keywords:
  • Posidonia Oceanica,
  • Seagrass restoration,
  • Restoration ecology,
  • Spatial dynamic,
  • Underwater photomosaic,
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Gianluca Mancini

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-8505-3501

Daniele Ventura

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3548-360X

Edoardo Casoli

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3128-8946

Andrea Belluscio

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-6392-5439

Giandomenico Ardizzone

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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  • Pages: 719-728

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Colonization of transplanted Posidonia Oceanica: understanding the spatial dynamics through high-spatial resolution underwater photomosaics


Gianluca Mancini, Daniele Ventura, Edoardo Casoli, Andrea Belluscio, Giandomenico Ardizzone





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