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A method to measure three-dimensional substratum rugosity for ecological studies: an example from the date-mussel fishery desertification in the north-western Mediterranean
Parravicini, V.; Rovere, A.; Donato, M.; Morri, C.; Bianchi, C.N. (2006). A method to measure three-dimensional substratum rugosity for ecological studies: an example from the date-mussel fishery desertification in the north-western Mediterranean. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 86(4): 689-690
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Carbonate rocks; Ecological crisis; Environmental impact; Man-induced effects; Mussel fisheries; Rock deformation; Species diversity; MED, Italy [Marine Regions]; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Parravicini, V.
  • Rovere, A.
  • Donato, M.
  • Morri, C.
  • Bianchi, C.N.

Abstract
    The impact of date-mussel fishery on substratum rugosity was evaluated at Capo Noli and Isola di Bergeggi (Savona, north-western Italian coast) in the summer of 2004. A new measure of substratum rugosity was used as a surface-dependent index of complexity. The results were compared between impact and control sites using two-way analysis of variance and suggested that the mussel fishery reduces substratum complexity.

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