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Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH)
Citation
Belluscio A.; Panayiotidis P.; Gristina M.; Knittweis L.; Pace M.L.; Telesca L.; Criscoli A; Apostolaki E.T.; Gerakaris V.; Fraschetti S.; Spedicato M.T.; Lembo G.; Salomidi M.; Mifsud R.; Fabi G.; Badalamenti F. ; Garofalo G.; Alagna A.; Ardizzone G.D.; Martin C.; Valavanis V.; 2013. Seagrass beds distribution along the Mediterranean coasts. Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH) Final Report, DG MARE Specific Contract SI2.600741.

Archived data

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
The dataset of seagrasses distribution across the Mediterranean produced in the framework of MEDISEH derived from the compilation of published and unpublished information. For example literature search was made using mainly the ISI Web of Knowledge engine. At the same time a new search started from the “Bibliographic References” at the end of each paper. We amended the data set with our own unpublished data (grey literature). Moreover, we included data from reports of national and EU research projects and data networks. A major contribution to the improvement of our knowledge on seagrasses in the Mediterranean and especially Posidonia derived from the establishment of Natura 2000 network. more

Most of collected data were only available on hard copy. This means that a lot of Posidonia (and other seagrasses) data distribution were in jpeg or .pdf format, or only, as description in a text. So, this kind of information had to be digitilized in order to associate it with a map and incorporate it in the GIS viewer. The final result was a shapefile with the exact position of seagrass, limits, extent, etc. The overall dataset has been separated into historical and current data. The current data are further divided into presence, absence and no data.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Plants
Keywords:
Marine, MED, Mediterranean, Cymodocea nodosa, Halophila stipulacea, Posidonia oceanica, Ruppia cirrhosa, Ruppia maritima, Zostera marina, Zostera noltii

Geographical coverage
MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson, 1870 [WoRMS]
Halophila stipulacea (Forsskål) Ascherson, 1867 [WoRMS]
Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile, 1813 [WoRMS]
Ruppia cirrhosa (Petagna) Grande, 1918 [WoRMS]
Ruppia maritima Linnaeus, 1753 [WoRMS]
Zostera (Zostera) marina Linnaeus, 1753 [WoRMS]
Zostera (Zosterella) noltei Hornemann [WoRMS]

Parameter
Presence of biota

Contributors
Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata (CIBM), moredata creator Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), moredata creator Italian National Research Council; Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC), moredata creator Italian National Research Council; Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), moredata creator Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs (MRRA), moredata creator University of Salento; National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences (CoNISMa), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
MEDISEH: Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: GIS maps
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2015-09-22
Information last updated: 2015-10-29
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