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Coast line evolution in Portugal since the Last Glacial Maximum until present — a synthesis
Abstract An effort has been made to assemble a data set on the evolution of coastal morphology of the West Iberian Continental Margin in Portugal, which has occurred since the Last Glacial Maximum.Expand
The derivation, performance and role of univariate and multivariate indicators of benthic change : Case studies at differing spatial scales
The present study indicates the value of indicators of benthic change for making management decisions at the various scales, and further validation is required especially, for example, where one indicator over-estimates the ecological status for poor areas and underestimates it for good areas. Expand
Spatial patterns of benthic macroinvertebrates in intertidal areas of a Southern European estuary: the Tagus, Portugal
This study characterizes the composition and spatial distribution patterns of the benthic macrofauna in the intertidal mudflats of the Tagus estuary, western Portugal. A total of 68 species, moreExpand
Diopatra (Annelida: Onuphidae) diversity in European waters with the description of Diopatra micrura , new species
This study describes a new species of the genus Diopatra Audouin and Milne-Edwards, 1833. Diopatra micrura sp. nov., was found on the western and the southern coast of Portugal and can beExpand
Benthic biotopes remote sensing using acoustics
Results suggest that the acoustic system provides very valuable and important data for mapping soft sediment biotopes, even in areas of relative bottom monotony such as the one analysed, but careful ground-truth is required to ensure that theoustic class splits are biologically relevant. Expand
Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Communities and Detection of Potential Pathogens in a Recirculating Aquaculture System for Scophthalmus maximus and Solea senegalensis
Assessment of bacterial composition in the water of a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) with a shallow raceway system for turbot and sole revealed pronounced differences in bacterial community composition, suggesting that in the systems studied there is a strong species-specific effect on water bacterial communities. Expand
Deep macrobenthic communities from Nazaré Submarine Canyon (NW Portugal)
Macrofauna community structure within Nazare Submarine Canyon is analysed and used to assess the potential effects of natural enrichment in this area subjected to accumulation of coastal sediments. AExpand
In situ experimental decomposition studies in estuaries: A comparison of Phragmites australis and Fucus vesiculosus
The results indicate that the use of decomposition rates as a measure of ecosystem integrity or quality status in transitional waters will not be straightforward and must take into account, among others, the test species, the study area positioning along the estuarine gradient, and the time interval for the calculation of the decomposition rate. Expand
In situ experimental study of reed leaf decomposition along a full salinity gradient
The overall results indicate that the relationship between leaf decay rate and salinity depends on the decay time considered (k 15, k30 or k60 )a nd, for the later stages (k60), also on the leaf-bag mesh size, which implies that the use of leaf litter decay rates as a functional indicator in transitional waters will need to take into consideration the factor location in the salinity gradient and leaf litter stage at which the decay rate is determined. Expand
Diversity and spatial distribution patterns of the soft-bottom macrofauna communities on the Portuguese continental shelf
Abstract This study presents a comprehensive assessment of the diversity and spatial distribution of the soft-bottom benthic macrofauna communities along the Portuguese continental shelf andExpand