project . 2022 - 2024 . On going

ECOCYST

An ECOsystem function and services approach to advance coastal conservation: CYSToseira forests in the Mediterranean basin
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 101026679 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 183,473 EURFunder Contribution: 183,473 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Feb 2022
    End Date
    16 Aug 2024
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
Widespread replacement of algal forests with less-complex turf algae threaten the diversity and functioning of coastal rocky ecosystems and have prompted conservation and management efforts worldwide. Yet these initiatives target the species forming the marine forest rather than preservation of the ecosystem services these communities provide. The project ECOCYST will conduct a comparative valuation of Mediterranean rocky shore fringe communities associated with different dominant macroalgal forms that potentially represent alternative stable states: from forests of the canopy-forming genus Cystoseira to turf-forming species, considered a degraded state. The co-...
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Description
Widespread replacement of algal forests with less-complex turf algae threaten the diversity and functioning of coastal rocky ecosystems and have prompted conservation and management efforts worldwide. Yet these initiatives target the species forming the marine forest rather than preservation of the ecosystem services these communities provide. The project ECOCYST will conduct a comparative valuation of Mediterranean rocky shore fringe communities associated with different dominant macroalgal forms that potentially represent alternative stable states: from forests of the canopy-forming genus Cystoseira to turf-forming species, considered a degraded state. The co-...
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