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MED-CORE Résumé de rapport

Project ID: ICA3-CT-2002-10003
Financé au titre de: FP5-INCO 2
Pays: Greece

Databases on Macrobentic and Meiobenthic diversity of the Mediterranean sandy beaches

Databases on the macrobenthic assemblages of the inter- and subtidal Mediterranean habitats will soon be freely available from the Project web site. These databases (in the form of .xls files) are also included in the Final Report of the Project.

Quantitative data (systematic, intensive) are coming from 2 Mediterranean localities (Crete, Greece and MAREMMA, Italy) and qualitative data on the macrobenthic assemblages of the sandy beach habitat have been collected from the relevant literature, for approximatelly 100 studied sandy beaches. Extensive data on the associated environmetal variables have been collected from 3 Mediterranean localities (Crete, MAREMMA and Tabarka (Tunisia)).

Graphical, uni- and multivariate mathematical approaches have been applied in order to observe (bio)diversity patterns in the Mediterranean sandy beach environment.
Result are available through a series of scientific documents.

Reported by

Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Former American Base of Gournes
71003 Heraklion