Response of benthic macrofauna to multiple anthropogenic pressures in the shallow coastal zone south of Sfax (Tunisia, central Mediterranean Sea).

  title={Response of benthic macrofauna to multiple anthropogenic pressures in the shallow coastal zone south of Sfax (Tunisia, central Mediterranean Sea).},
  author={Nawfel Mosbahi and Mohamed Moncef Serbaji and Jean Philippe Pezy and Lass{\^a}d Neifar and Jean Claude Dauvin},
  journal={Environmental pollution},

Functional Trait Responses of Macrobenthos to Anthropogenic Pressure in Three Temperate Intertidal Communities

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Ecological status assessment and non-indigenous species in industrial and fishing harbours of the Gulf of Gabès (central Mediterranean Sea)

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COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown: An Excellent Opportunity to Study the Effects of Trawling Disturbance on Macrobenthic Fauna in the Shallow Waters of the Gulf of Gabès (Tunisia, Central Mediterranean Sea)

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Heavy metals in the sediments of the Nile Delta: Anthropogenic-induced hydrologic changes

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