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The seascape as an indicator of environmental interest and quality of the Mediterranean benthos: The in situ development of a description index: The LIMA
Gobert, S.; Chéry, A.; Volpon, A.; Pelaprat, C.; Lejeune, P. (2014). The seascape as an indicator of environmental interest and quality of the Mediterranean benthos: The in situ development of a description index: The LIMA, in: Musard, O. et al. (Ed.) Underwater Seascapes: From geographical to ecological perspectives. pp. 277-291. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-3-319-03440-9_18
In: Musard, O. et al. (Ed.) (2014). Underwater Seascapes: From geographical to ecological perspectives. Springer International Publishing: Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-03439-3. XVII, 291 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-3-319-03440-9, more

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Keywords
Author keywords
    Remarkable species; Invasive species; Interest and quality index

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  • Gobert, S., more
  • Chéry, A.
  • Volpon, A.
  • Pelaprat, C.
  • Lejeune, P.

Abstract
    The LIMA index conveys the environmental interest and quality of the landscape formed by the Mediterranean benthos, ranging from 0 to -?40 m, in numerical format. The LIMA index allows a comparison spatially and temporarily between sites. It is a comprehensive index which is easy to implement and is composed of two factors: a topographical description (classification of 15 typologies) and a biological description (the presence or absence of some thirty species or groups of structuring, remarkable and invasive species). The LIMA index has been validated in the Bay of Calvi (Corsica-France) where it varies between 0.31 and 0.79 on a scale of 0.00–1.00.

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