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Lowshore macrobenthos assemblages near Porto Santo Stefano
Benedetti-Cecchi L. (2004). Lowshore macrobenthos assemblages near Porto Santo Stefano. Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Pisa, Italy.

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The general goal of this study was to test if assemblages of algae and invertebrates of rocky shores next to marinas are different in taxon composition and abundance compared to reference shores far away from this source of disturbance. more

This dataset is about lowshore assemblages on a shore next to a marina (Porto Santo Stefano, NW Mediterranean, 42°26'.11N, 11°07'.03E) and on 3 reference shores (stretches of coast about 30 m long, hundreds of m apart) 2 Areas (Stretches of shore 3-5 m long, tens of m apart) were sampled in each Shore 5 Replicates (visual counts on 20x20 cm quadrates) were sampled in each Area Sampling was repeated at three different dates Taxa were identified at the most detailed level of taxonomic resolution achievable by the naked eye by projecting photographs onto a grid Data are percentage cover (sessile organisms) or number of individuals (mobile animals) of each taxon in each quadrate

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine/Coastal, Benthos, Macrobenthos, Rocky shores, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Tyrrhenian Sea

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 11,0974; MinLat: 42,4382 - MaxLong: 11,1333; MaxLat: 42,4394 [WGS84]
MED, Tyrrhenian Sea Stations [Marine Regions]
Porto Santo Stefano

Temporal coverage
22 July 2003
27 April 2004
19 July 2004


Università di Pisa; Dipartimento di Scienze dell 'Uomo e dell 'Ambiente, moredata creatordata owner

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Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
LargeNet database, more

Describing this dataset
Benedetti-Cecchi, L.; Chato Osio, G. (2007). Replication and mitigation of effects of confounding variables in environmental impact assessment: effect of marinas on rocky-shore assemblages. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 334: 21-35, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-06-21
Information last updated: 2016-04-27
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