© 2001

Mediterranean Ecosystems

Structures and Processes

  • Francesco Maria Faranda
  • Letterio Guglielmo
  • GianCarlo Spezie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-XVIII
  2. Physical and Chemical Variability of Marine Coastal Environments

    1. G. Aiello, V. Budillon, G. Cristofalo, B. D’Argenio, G. de Alteriis, M. De Lauro et al.
      Pages 1-8
    2. G. Budillon, M. Grotti, P. Rivaro, G. Spezie, S. Tucci
      Pages 9-17
    3. G. Budillon, E. Paschini, A. Simioli, E. Zambianchi
      Pages 19-24
  3. Environmental Monitoring

    1. L. Boni, M. Cangini, A. Grifoni, F. Guerrini, R. Pistocchi
      Pages 61-64
    2. P. Irato, A. Cassini, G. Santovito, F. Cattalini, V. Albergoni
      Pages 85-89
    3. M. Baroli, A. Cristini, A. Cossu, G. De Falco, V. Gazale, C. Pergent-Martini et al.
      Pages 95-99
    4. R. Capelli, V. Minganti, R. De Pellegrini
      Pages 101-104
    5. P. Rossini, S. Guerzoni, G. Rampazzo, G. Quarantatto, E. Garibbo, E. Molinaroli
      Pages 123-129
  4. Plankton Ecology

    1. G. Brancato, R. Minutoli, A. Granata, O. Sidoti, L. Guglielmo
      Pages 131-141
    2. R. Bruno, A. Granata, A. Cefali, L. Guglielmo, G. Brancato, P. Barbera
      Pages 143-148

About this book


This new book, as described in the Preface, presents a collection of contributions by several participants of the First National Congress of Marine Sciences organ­ ized by the CoNISMa. The 62 selected papers, grouped into seven sections, deal with a number of significant and current topics of marine research conducted at Mediterranean stations mostly situated along the Italian coast. The focus of each section is clearly expressed in the headings. The research sites may be conceived as "key" or focal points in the study of marine ecosystems. Indeed. the information collected transcends regional inter­ ests by promoting better understanding of the structures and processes charac­ terizing a wide area of the Mediterranean basin. The reader may easily note that in the entire book special attention is devoted to the observed changes and the ensuing diversity in time and space. Temporal diversity ranges from paleontological scales to shorter time scales. The latter is the case, for instance, with chemical species, circulation patterns, energy fluxes linking particulate matter with microbial communities, structure of food webs, bacterial, plant and animal species, etc. As to the disciplinary aspects, the majority of papers reflect a modern approach, in both conceptual and methodological terms, and a marked tendency to overcome the boundaries of specific disciplines. This applies particularly to the evaluation of intraspecific biodiversity, where methods borrowed from mo­ lecular biology are largely utilized.


Biodiversity Change Cnidaria Marine Biology Marine Ecology Mediterranean Meeresbiologie Meereszoologie Meeresökologie Oceanography algae ecology ecosystem marine geology wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Maria Faranda
    • 1
  • Letterio Guglielmo
    • 2
  • GianCarlo Spezie
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienze Ambientali MarineUniversità di GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Biologia ed Ecologia MarinaUniversità di MessinaMessina-S. AgataItaly
  3. 3.Istituto di Meteorologia e OceanografiaIstituto Universitario NavaleNapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mediterranean Ecosystems
  • Book Subtitle Structures and Processes
  • Authors F.M. Faranda
    L. Guglielmo
    G. Spezie
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-88-470-0114-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-88-470-2162-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-2105-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 503
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ecology
    Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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