English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/208840
logo share SHARE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE
Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL | DATACITE
Exportar a otros formatos:


Habitat Features and Their Influence on the Restoration Potential of Marine Habitats in Europe

AuthorsBekkby, Trine; Papadopoulo, Nadia; Fiorentino, Dario; McOwen, Chris J.; Rinde, Eli; Boström, Christoffer; Carreiro-Silva, Marina; Linares, Cristina ; Andersen, Guri Song; Tunka Bengil, Elizabeth Grace; Bilan, Meri; Cebrian, Emma ; Cerrano, Carlo; Danovaro, Roberto; Fagerli, Camilla With; Fraschetti, Simonetta; Gagnon, Karine; Gambi, María Cristina; Gundersen, Hege; Kipson, Silvija ; Kotta, Jonne; Morato, Telmo; Ojaveer, Henn; Ramírez-Llodra, Eva ; Smith, Christopher J.
KeywordsCoralligenous assemblages
degraded habitats
Restoration success
Issue Date2020
PublisherFrontiers Media
CitationFrontiers in Marine Science 7 : 184 (2020)
AbstractTo understand the restoration potential of degraded habitats, it is important to know the key processes and habitat features that allow for recovery after disturbance. As part of the EU (Horizon 2020) funded MERCES project, a group of European experts compiled and assessed current knowledge, from both past and ongoing restoration efforts, within the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea, and the North-East Atlantic Ocean. The aim was to provide an expert judgment of how different habitat features could impact restoration success and enhance the recovery of marine habitats. A set of biological and ecological features (i.e., life-history traits, population connectivity, spatial distribution, structural complexity, and the potential for regime shifts) were identified and scored according to their contribution to the successful accomplishment of habitat restoration for five habitats: seagrass meadows, kelp forests, Cystoseira macroalgal beds, coralligenous assemblages and cold-water coral habitats. The expert group concluded that most of the kelp forests features facilitate successful restoration, while the features for the coralligenous assemblages and the cold-water coral habitat did not promote successful restoration. For the other habitats the conclusions were much more variable. The lack of knowledge on the relationship between acting pressures and resulting changes in the ecological state of habitats is a major challenge for implementing restoration actions. This paper provides an overview of essential features that can affect restoration success in marine habitats of key importance for valuable ecosystem services.
DescriptionEste artículo contiene 12 páginas, 3 tablas, 1 figura.
Publisher version (URL)https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00184
Appears in Collections:(CEAB) Artículos
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2020_Bekkby et al. Front. Mar. Scien..pdf2,17 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show full item record
Review this work

WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.