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Ecological status of the Tuscan Archipelago rocky habitats assessed by the MedSens index

  • Eva Turicchia
  • Carlo Cerrano
  • Matteo Ghetta
  • Francesca Giannini
  • Marco Abbiati
  • Massimo Ponti

MedSens index provides the environmental status of subtidal rocky coastal habitats based on open data collected by trained volunteers using the Reef Check Mediterranean Underwater Coastal Environment Monitoring protocol. It is based on 25 species, incorporating their sensitivities to the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive pressures and their distributions and abundances. MedSens was applied along the Tuscan Archipelago National Park Islands’ coasts, providing the mean sensitivity of the assemblages. It can help decision-makers in implementing marine biodiversity conservation measures.

  • Keywords:
  • Community-based ecosystem monitoring,
  • Marine Citizen Science,
  • Indicator species,
  • Marine Protected Areas,
  • Impact assessment,
  • Coralligenous habitats,
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Eva Turicchia

University of Bologna, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-8952-9028

Carlo Cerrano

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-9580-5546

Matteo Ghetta

Faunalia, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-5321-4497

Francesca Giannini

Tuscan Archipelago National Park, Italy - ORCID: NA

Marco Abbiati

University of Bologna, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-2426-4524

Massimo Ponti

University of Bologna, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-6521-1330

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Chapter Title

Ecological status of the Tuscan Archipelago rocky habitats assessed by the MedSens index

Authors

Eva Turicchia, Carlo Cerrano, Matteo Ghetta, Francesca Giannini, Marco Abbiati, Massimo Ponti

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English

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.75

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2022

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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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2022

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Firenze University Press

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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2975-0288

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