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Modeling of protected habitats using predictor variables - Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH)
Citation
M. Scardi, C.S. Martin, V. Valavanis, S. Fraschetti, A. Belluscio, M. Gristina, M. Salomidi, E. Punzo, P. Panayotidis, M. Giannoulaki 2013. Modeling of protected habitats using predictor variables, Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MEDISEH) Final Report, DG MARE Specific Contract SI2.600741

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

Description
This dataset shows modelled spatial distributions of coralligenous outcrops, maërl beds across the Mediterranean Sea. These bioconstructions are typical Mediterranean underwater seascapes, comprising coralline algal frameworks that grow in dim light conditions. They are the result of the building activities of algal and animal constructors, counterbalanced by physical, as well as biological, eroding processes. Because of their extent, biodiversity and production, coralligenous and maërl habitats rank among the most important ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea, and they are considered of great significance both for fisheries and carbon regulation.
The dataset also shows modelled spatial distributions for Posidonia oceanica. Posidonia oceanica is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, where it is the dominant seagrass.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Plants
Keywords:
Marine, MED, Mediterranean, Posidonia oceanica

Geographical coverage
MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile, 1813 [WoRMS]

Contributors
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), moredata creator University of Roma "Tor Vergata", moredata creator University of Salento; National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences (CoNISMa), moredata creator

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

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Martin, C.S. et al. (2014). Coralligenous and maërl habitats: predictive modelling to identify their spatial distributions across the Mediterranean Sea. NPG Scientific Reports 4(5073): 8. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/srep05073, more
Telesca, L. et al. (2015). Seagrass meadows (Posidonia oceanica) distribution and trajectories of change. NPG Scientific Reports 5(12505): 14 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/srep12505, 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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