Spatial models to support the management of coastal marine ecosystems: a short review of the best practices in Liguria, Italy

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Spatial models to support the management of coastal marine ecosystems: a short review of the best practices in Liguria, Italy (EN)

MORRI, C.
MONTEFALCONE, M.
VACCHI, M.
ROVERE, A.
FERRARI, M.
BIANCHI, C. N.
VASSALLO, P.
PARRAVICINI, V.

Spatial modelling is an emerging approach to the management of coastal marine habitats, as it helps understanding and predicting the results of global change. This paper reviews critically two recent examples developed in Liguria, an administrative region of NW Italy. The first example, aiming at predicting habitat status depending on pressures, provides managers with the opportunity of envisaging different scenarios for the consequences of coastal development choices. The second example defines the status of an important Mediterranean coastal marine habitat (Posidonia oceanica meadows) under natural conditions, allowing for quantifying human impacts on regressed meadows. Both modelling approaches are useful to define the targets of coastal management, and may help choosing the best management option. Well-planned and sustained monitoring is essential to model validation and improvement. (EN)

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marine ecosystem (EN)
environmental modelling (EN)
Liguria (EN)
coastal management (EN)
Posidonia oceanica (EN)
Mediterranean Sea (EN)

Ελληνικό Κέντρο Θαλασσίων Ερευνών (ΕΛΚΕΘΕ) (EL)
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) (EN)

Mediterranean Marine Science

2013-11-04


Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (EN)

Western Mediterranean, Ligurian Sea (EN)

1791-6763
1108-393X
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 15, No 1 (2014); 189-197 (EL)
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 15, No 1 (2014); 189-197 (EN)



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