Essential Fish Habitat Mapping in the Mediterranean

  • Vasilis D. Valavanis

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 203)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Vasilis D. Valavanis, Graham J. Pierce, Alain F. Zuur, Andreas Palialexis, Anatoly Saveliev, Isidora Katara et al.
    Pages 5-20
  3. Colin D. MacLeod, Laura Mandleberg, Caroline Schweder, Sarah M. Bannon, Graham J. Pierce
    Pages 21-32
  4. Isidora Katara, Janine Illian, Graham J. Pierce, Beth Scott, Jianjun Wang
    Pages 33-48
  5. Graham J. Pierce, Vasilis D. Valavanis, Angel Guerra, Patricia Jereb, Lydia Orsi-Relini, Jose M. Bellido et al.
    Pages 49-70
  6. Eugenia Lefkaditou, Chrissi-Yianna Politou, Andreas Palialexis, John Dokos, Panayota Cosmopoulos, Vasilis D. Valavanis
    Pages 71-90
  7. Pilar Sanchez, Montserrat Demestre, Laura Recasens, Francesc Maynou, Paloma Martin
    Pages 91-98
  8. Said Benchoucha, Abdellatif Berraho, Hocein Bazairi, Isidora Katara, Salah Benchrifi, Vasilis D. Valavanis
    Pages 109-123
  9. George Tserpes, Chrissi-Yianna Politou, Panagiota Peristeraki, Argyris Kallianiotis, Costas Papaconstantinou
    Pages 125-133
  10. Romain Crec’hriou, Patrick Bonhomme, Géraldine Criquet, Gwenaêl Cadiou, Philippe Lenfant, Guillaume Bernard et al.
    Pages 135-153
  11. Jose M. Bellido, Alex M. Brown, Vasilis D. Valavanis, Ana Giráldez, Graham J. Pierce, Magdalena Iglesias et al.
    Pages 171-184
  12. Paloma Martín, Nixon Bahamon, Ana Sabatés, Francesc Maynou, Pilar Sánchez, Montserrat Demestre
    Pages 185-199
  13. Konstantinos Tsagarakis, Athanassios Machias, Stylianos Somarakis, Marianna Giannoulaki, Andreas Palialexis, Vasilis D. Valavanis
    Pages 215-223
  14. Marianna Giannoulaki, Vasilis D. Valavanis, Andreas Palialexis, Konstantinos Tsagarakis, Athanassios Machias, Stylianos Somarakis et al.
    Pages 225-240
  15. Gema Hernandez-Milian, Sabine Goetz, Catuxa Varela-Dopico, José Rodriguez-Gutierrez, Joge Romón-Olea, José R. Fuertes-Gamundi et al.
    Pages 251-268
  16. Apostolos Siapatis, Marianna Giannoulaki, Vasilis D. Valavanis, Andreas Palialexis, Eudoxia Schismenou, Athanassios Machias et al.
    Pages 281-295

About this book


Proper designation of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) is a highly important spatial measure in any management of fishery resources. EFH is defined as those waters and substrates necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity, a definition that includes the physical, chemical and biological properties of marine areas and the associated sediment and biological assemblages that sustain fish populations throughout their full life cycle.

This book presents latest advances in EFH mapping and modelling and introduces the environmental approach to EFH identification through the combined use of latest technologies and advanced techniques, such as Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Statistics.

The contents of this book include overviews and comparisons of different approaches on species habitat modelling, methods to identify teleconnection patterns between large-scale meteo-oceanic phenomena and local environmental variation, and EFH maps for cephalopod, shrimp, hake, anchovy, sardine, and swordfish resources in the Mediterranean.

The aims of this book are to provide accumulated knowledge on marine species essential habitat mapping and to be a source for further developments in the important topic of marine resource management.


Bioinformatics Fisheries management Invasive species biology fisheries marine animals marine species population structure temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Vasilis D. Valavanis
    • 1
  1. 1.Hellenic Centre for Marine ResearchCreteGreece

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