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Bibliographic resource
Type of document
Journal article
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AS
Title
Effects of offshore platforms on soft-bottom macro-benthic assemblages: A case study in a Mediterranean gas field
Abstract
The exploitation of fossil fuels in the Mediterranean Sea will likely lead to an increase in the number of offshore platforms, a recognized threat for marine biodiversity. To date, in this basin, few attempts have been made to assess the impact of offshore gas and oil platforms on the biodiversity of benthic assemblages. Here, we adopted a structured experimental design coupled with high taxonomic resolution to outline putative effects of gas platforms on soft-bottom macrofauna assemblages in the North Ionian Sea. The analysis was based on a total of 20,295 specimens of 405 taxa, almost entirely identified at species level. Multivariate and univariate analyses showed idiosyncratic patterns of assemblage change with increasing distance from the platforms. Potential reasons underlying such inconsistency are analyzed and the view that structured experimental monitoring is a crucial tool to quantify the extent and magnitude of potential threats and to provide sound baseline information on biodiversity patterns is supported.
WebOfScience code
https://www.webofscience.com/wos/woscc/full-record/WOS%3A000258195300021
Bibliographic citation
Terlizzi, A.; Bevilacqua, S.; Scuderi, D.; Fiorentino, D.; Guarnieri, G.; Giangrande, A.; Licciano, M.; Felline, S.; Fraschetti, S. (2008). Effects of offshore platforms on soft-bottom macro-benthic assemblages: A case study in a Mediterranean gas field. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 7(7): 1303-1309. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.04.024
Topic
Marine
Is peer reviewed
true

Authors

author
Name
Antonio Terlizzi
Identifier
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5968-4548
author
author
author
Name
Dario Fiorentino
author
author
Name
Adriana Giangrande
Identifier
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4531-2377
author
Name
Margherita Licciano
author
Name
Serena Felline
author
Name
Simonetta Fraschetti
Identifier
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1780-1651

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DOI
accessURL
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.04.024

thesaurus terms

term
Biodiversity (term code: 9471 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)
Gradients (term code: 9706 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)
Offshore structures (term code: 5733 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)
Oil and gas production (term code: 9740 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)
Taxonomy (term code: 8377 - defined in term set: ASFA Thesaurus List)

Other terms

other terms associated with this publication
Macrofauna

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date created
2008-07-28
date modified
2018-05-17