MedPAN is relaunching its specific Call for Small Projects on habitat mapping to cover all eligible regions (see map below). The MPAs eligible to this call must be located in one of these 4 sub-regions: Alboran Sea, Strait of Sicily/Tunisia,
MedPAN (the network of Marine Protected Areas’ managers in the Mediterranean) brings together managers of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean and support them in their management activities. As part of this activity, MedPAN organises each year in a different
As global experience in managing MPAs is increasing, it is becoming more and more evident that MPAs provide benefits beyond biodiversity conservation. Some of these benefits are more understood and studied than others; in particular the information available on the
Molluscs are one of the most exploited marine resources in the Mediterranean Sea, being most of the bivalve species the same ones than those recorded in the classical works of Greek antiquity. This study assessed the seasonal dynamics and preferential
Unlike the soft bottom meiofauna, meiofauna associated wo hard substrata is poorly studied, despite its ecological relevance. This study investigated sessile macrobenthos and the associated meiofaunal assemblages of two sites of Portofino (NW Mediterranean), in order to assess the abundance,
Marine coastal ecosystems are facing structural and functional changes due to the increasing human footprint worldwide, and the assessment of their long-term changes becomes particularly challenging. In this paper, a geospatial modelling approach based on 2D mapping and morphodynamic data
Climate change threatens the structure and function of marine ecosystems, highlighting the importance of understanding the response of species to changing environmental conditions. However, thermal tolerance determining the vulnerability to warming of many abundant marine species is still poorly understood.
Commercial small-scale fishing in the Mediterranean Sea accounts for more than 80% of the commercial fishing fleet. Commercial small-scale fishing competes with non-professional fishing, such as recreational and illegal fishing, however fisheries statistics usually fail to report non-professional fishing data.
Effective conservation planning requires biotic data across an entire region. In data-poor ecosystems conservation planning is informed by using environmental surrogates (e.g. temperature) predominantly in two ways: to develop habitat classification schemes or develop species distribution models. This study tested
The resistance of an ecosystem to species invasion is considered to be related to the abundance and diversity of native species. Theory predicts that the high native diversity in pristine systems can hinder the establishment and/or the spread of non-native