Adriano Sfriso

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The concentrations of heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Cu, Cd, Ni, Pb, Cr, As) were determined in seven seaweeds of environmental and commercial relevance (Ulva rigida C. Ag., Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L. Irvine and Farnham, Porphyra leucosticta Thuret, Grateloupia doryphora (Montagne) Howe., Undaria pinnatifida (Harv.) Suringar, Fucus virsoides J.(More)
Since the late 1980s the lagoon of Venice, a shallow Mediterranean coastal area, has experienced strong environmental changes. Macroalgae, which were the predominant primary producers of the lagoon, reduced markedly, but neither phytoplankton nor seagrasses replaced them. Temporal and spatial changes in macroalgal standing crop (SC) and phytoplankton(More)
Two areas of the Venice lagoon populated by seagrasses (three stations covered by Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Asherson, Zostera marina Linnaeus, Zostera noltii Hornemann) or seaweeds (two stations: one covered by Ulva rigida C. Agardh and another at present without seaweed biomass) were monitored by means of six surveys over a year in order to study(More)
The available experimental information on the occurrence of PCDD/Fs in the Venice Lagoon, Italy, was compiled and used to calculate fugacities for the environmental compartments of sediment, suspended particulate matter (SPM), water and air and then used to estimate fugacity ratios and assess the likely net direction of flux between media. The bottom(More)
Since the early 1990s in the lagoon of Venice, especially in the central basin, the surface sediment underwent high re-suspension and sedimentation changes and water turbidity increased both because of the disappearance of the macroalgal coverage and the harvesting of the Manila clam Tapes philippinarum Adams and Reeve, which had rapidly colonised the(More)
In order to verify whether pollution is increasing or decreasing, in 25 locations uniformly distributed in the central part of the Lagoon of Venice, a transitional environment suffering from man's urban and industrial activities, the same sampling scheme was repeated three times (in 1987, 1993 and 1998) over a 12-year period during which the lagoonal(More)
The concentrations and the seasonal changes of heavy metals and organic carbon in the sediments underlying a Zostera marina L. bed were measured monthly during one year, in two Mediterranean lagoons: Thau (France) and Venice (Italy). While at Thau sediments showed Cu (18.7+/-3.9 microg g-1) and Pb (13.8+/-3.8 microg g-1) average concentrations twofold(More)
The grazing pressure of the macrofaunal invertebrates associated with the biomass of Ulva rigida in the Venice lagoon, their species composition and relationship with environmental variables have been studied. Fifteen sampling campaigns were carried out during different seasons both in the central basin of the lagoon, dominated by macroalgae (especially U.(More)
The growth of juvenile populations of Ulva rigida C. Agardh was measured by means of immersion in in situ cages against environmental parameters (temperature, incident light, salinity, dissolved inorganic nitrogen and dissolved reactive phosphorus) in four different eutrophicated southern sites: Channel of the Thau lagoon (France), Lido, Sacca Sessola and(More)
This paper aims at comparing inedited maps of macrophytes and phytoplankton distribution in the lagoon of Venice in 1980 and 2003. The macrophyte distribution is displayed with reference to different biomass intervals which allow the calculation of the occupied surface, standing crop (SC), net (NPP) and gross (GPP) production. In 1980 the total macroalgal(More)