Underwater Seascapes

From geographical to ecological perspectives

  • Olivier Musard
  • Laurence Le Dû-Blayo
  • Patrice Francour
  • Jean-Pierre Beurier
  • Eric Feunteun
  • Luc Talassinos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Exploring the Diversity of Underwater Seascape Representations and Frameworks

  3. Towards Landscape Ecology Applied to the Marine Area

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Adrien Cheminée, Eric Feunteun, Samuel Clerici, Bertrand Cousin, Patrice Francour
      Pages 161-183
  4. Tools, Methods and Instruments for Monitoring and Modelling Underwater Seascapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Pierre Drap, Djamal Merad, Jean-Marc Boï, Amine Mahiddine, Daniela Peloso, Bertrand Chemisky et al.
      Pages 221-238
    3. Claire Noël, Christophe Viala, Michel Coquet, Simon Marchetti, Eric Bauer
      Pages 239-244
    4. Sébastien Thorin, Pascaline Bodilis, Thibault Schvartz, Eric Dutrieux, Patrice Francour
      Pages 263-275

About this book


While the European Landscape Convention adopted in Florence in 2000 by the European Council offers a public-action framework through a normative definition, the marine and submarine dimensions of landscapes are attracting growing interest from researchers worldwide. At a time when marine-conservation objectives are strongly endorsed by the Convention on Biological Diversity, the French Marine Protected Areas Agency, a public institution under the governance of the French Ministry of the Environment, has gathered prominent experts to draft the very first interdisciplinary overview of underwater seascapes, so as to initiate and lend direction to a wider reflection on this emerging research topic.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Olivier Musard
    • 1
  • Laurence Le Dû-Blayo
    • 2
  • Patrice Francour
    • 3
  • Jean-Pierre Beurier
    • 4
  • Eric Feunteun
    • 5
  • Luc Talassinos
    • 6
  1. 1.Agence des aires marines protégéesBrestFrance
  2. 2.Université de Rennes 2Rennes CedexFrance
  3. 3.Université Nice Sophia AntipolisNiceFrance
  4. 4.Université de NantesNantesFrance
  5. 5.Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Station Marine de DinardDinardFrance
  6. 6.Provence-Alpes-Côtes d’AzurDirection Régionale de l’Environnement de l’Aménagement et du LogementAix-en-ProvenceFrance

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