Recent Trends Towards Oligotrophication of the Northern Adriatic: Evidence from Chlorophyll a Time Series
The results of the updated and quality-checked data base of field observations on chlorophyll a (Chl a) collected in the period 1970–2007 in the Northern Adriatic Sea are presented. From the last…
Climate Change and the Potential Spreading of Marine Mucilage and Microbial Pathogens in the Mediterranean Sea
It is concluded that the spreading of mucilage in the Mediterranean Sea is linked to climate-driven sea surface warming and the mucilage can act as a controlling factor of microbial diversity across wide oceanic regions and could have the potential to acts as a carrier of specific microorganisms, thereby increasing the spread of pathogenic bacteria.
The Mediterranean Sea Regime Shift at the End of the 1980s, and Intriguing Parallelisms with Other European Basins
- A. Conversi, S. Fonda Umani, T. Peluso, J. Molinero, A. Santojanni, M. Edwards
- Environmental SciencePLoS ONE
- 19 May 2010
This work analyzes and reviews long-term records of Mediterranean ecological and hydro-climate variables and finds that all point to a synchronous change in the late 1980s that encompassed atmospheric, hydrological, and ecological systems, for which it can be considered a regime shift.
Significance of bacteria in the mucilage phenomenon in the northern Adriatic Sea.
This paper develops the thesis that bacteria play major roles in mucilage formation and integrates these roles of bacteria into a conceptual model which emphasizes microscale interactions of microbes within a seawater gel matrix as the basis for a mechanistic understanding of the accumulation of long-lived polysaccharide to form mucilage.
Inter-annual variations of planktonic food webs in the northern Adriatic Sea.
Microbial assemblages for environmental quality assessment: Knowledge, gaps and usefulness in the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive
- Gabriella Caruso, R. La Ferla, R. Danovaro
- Environmental ScienceCritical reviews in microbiology
- 20 November 2015
It is concluded that marine microbial components, and particularly prokaryotes, are highly effective for detecting the effects of anthropogenic pressures on marine environments and for assessing changes in the environmental health status and recommended the inclusion of these components in future implementations of the MSFD.
Imbalance between phytoplankton production and bacterial carbon demand in relation to mucilage formation in the Northern Adriatic Sea.
Integrated approach to sediment pollution: a case study in the Gulf of Trieste.
Biodiversity of settled material in a sediment trap in the Gulf of Trieste (northern Adriatic Sea)
Phytoplankton succession and sinking rates were studied from January to December 2003 at a coastal station in the Gulf of Trieste (northern Adriatic Sea), 200 m offshore, in a relatively undisturbed…
The carbon budget in the northern Adriatic Sea, a winter case study
This paper presents a winter carbon budget for the northern Adriatic Sea, obtained through direct measurements during two multidisciplinary cruises and literature data. A box model approach was…