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Monitoring and managing of european seagrass beds (M&MS)

Objective

The goal of the M&MS project is to define the habitat requirements of European sea grass ecosystems, the present threats to their sustainability, and their resilience to disturbance in order to strengthen our forecast capacity and formulation cost-effective monitoring plans, and management strategies. The goal will be pursued by compilation and analysis of data from databases, field surveys and experiments. The project will identify early warning indicators related to plant characteristics. The project will address the most critical factors regulating growth and survival of sea grasses by determining the interaction between plant performance and conditions in water column and sediment. The project will determine the capacity for sea grass recovery through vegetative and sexual reproduction to provide operational tools to predict spatial and temporal scales of recovery. The results will be published as a handbook on monitoring and sustainable management of European sea grass communities.

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Address
51,Helsingoersgade 15
3400 Hilleroed
Denmark
 

Participants (5)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Edifici Mateu Orfila, Campus Universitat De Les Il
07171 Palma
 
DIRECCIO GENERAL DE PESCA GOVERN DE LES ILLES BALEARS
Spain
Address
Foners 10
Palma De Mallorca
 
INSTITUTO DA CONSERVACAO DA NATUREZA
Portugal
Address
Centro De Educacao Ambiental De Marim
8700 Olhao
 
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Denmark
Address
25,Vejlsovej 25
8600 Silkeborg
 
UNIVERSITY OF WALES - BANGOR
United Kingdom
Address
Askew Street
LL59 5EY Gwynedd