Ecology of sandy beaches: where we are, where do we want to go

 AHLeGall    07/06/2019 : 21:55


07/06 : SEMINAIRE ECOBIO DE LUCIA FANINI (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research)

Dans le cadre des séminaires d'équipe ECOBIO, Lucia Fanini présente sess travaux de recherche le vendredi 7 juin à 13h (salle de conf OSUR) avec un séminaire intitulé "Ecology of sandy beaches: where we are, where do we want to go"

Sandy beaches are ecotonal systems connecting land and sea, and subjected to a continuous flow of energy and material, shaping them into morphotypes. Resident beach macrofauna share basic adaptations to cope such environment, but also, macrofauna communities are shaped by the physical constraints related to morphotypes. Current ecological paradigms explain such basic patterns. However, increasing human impacts -including coastal squeeze- urgently call for a change in approach, putting forward sandy beaches as a representative case of social-ecological systems and proposing integrated knowledge to achieve sustainability. The seminar will mention case-studies and possible further research directions as presented in the last International Sandy Beach Symposium (2018)

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