Biodiversity in Enclosed Seas and Artificial Marine Habitats

Proceedings of the 39th European Marine Biology Symposium, held in Genoa, Italy, 21–24 July 2004

  • G. Relini
  • J. Ryland
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 193)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-5
  2. Biodiversity in Enclosed and Semi-Enclosed Seas

    1. Keynote Presentations

    2. Other Presentations

      1. M. Bariche, R. Sadek, M. S. Al-Zein, M. El-Fadel
        Pages 109-115
      2. G. Garofalo, F. Fiorentino, M. Gristina, S. Cusumano, G. Sinacori
        Pages 117-124
      3. M. G. Giacobbe, A. Penna, E. Gangemi, M. Masò, E. Garcés, S. Fraga et al.
        Pages 125-133
  3. Artificial Habitats and the Restoration of Degraded Systems

    1. Keynote Presentations

    2. Other Presentations

      1. P. T. Arena, L. K. B. Jordan, R. E. Spieler
        Pages 157-171
      2. A. Moura, D. Boaventura, J. Cúrdia, S. Carvalho, L. Cancela da Fonseca, F. M. Leitão et al.
        Pages 173-180
      3. Jorge Ramos, Miguel N. Santos, David Whitmarsh, Carlos C. Monteiro
        Pages 181-191
      4. G. Relini, M. Relini, G. Palandri, S. Merello, E. Beccornia
        Pages 193-217
      5. L. Nicoletti, S. Marzialetti, D. Paganelli, G. D. Ardizzone
        Pages 233-240
      6. A. Sabatini, M. C. Follesa, I. Locci, A. A. Pendugiu, P. Pesci, A. Cau
        Pages 265-271

About these proceedings


The main themes of the Symposium were biodiversity in enclosed and semi-enclosed seas and artificial habitats, and the restoration of degraded systems. These themes are highly relevant today both from a basic scientific point of view and from an applied approach. The papers dealing with the first theme represent current research and concerns about marine biodiversity in enclosed seas and will have wide appeal to all those interested in understanding and preserving the biodiversity of the seas and in particular of the Mediterranean and Black Seas. The papers in the second theme represent a synthesis of up-to-date knowledge on artificial habitats and how they can contribute to protection of coastal marine ecosystems, to enhancement of species diversity and biological resources and to restoration of degraded marine environments.


Artificial habitats Biodiversity Marine biodiversity ecosystem ecosystems environment species diversity

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Relini
    • 1
  • J. Ryland
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratori di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Animale, DIP.TE.RIS.Università di GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Biological SciencesUniversity of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK

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