Recent ecological studies have shown a strong relation between temperature, echinoids and their grazing effects on macro-algal communities. In this study, we speculate that climate warming may result in an increasingly favourable environment for the reproduction and development of the sea urchin Arbacia lixula. The relationship between increased A. lixula density and the extent of barren grounds in the Mediterranean Sea is also discussed.

Gianguzza P, Agnetta D, Bonaviri C, Di Trapani F, Visconti G, Gianguzza F, et al. (2011). The rise of thermophilic sea urchins and the expansion of barren grounds in the Mediterranean Sea. CHEMISTRY IN ECOLOGY, 27,2(27,2), 129-134 [10.1080/02757540.2010.547484].

The rise of thermophilic sea urchins and the expansion of barren grounds in the Mediterranean Sea

GIANGUZZA, Paola;BONAVIRI, Chiara;GIANGUZZA, Fabrizio;
2011-01-01

Abstract

Recent ecological studies have shown a strong relation between temperature, echinoids and their grazing effects on macro-algal communities. In this study, we speculate that climate warming may result in an increasingly favourable environment for the reproduction and development of the sea urchin Arbacia lixula. The relationship between increased A. lixula density and the extent of barren grounds in the Mediterranean Sea is also discussed.
2011
Settore BIO/07 - Ecologia
Gianguzza P, Agnetta D, Bonaviri C, Di Trapani F, Visconti G, Gianguzza F, et al. (2011). The rise of thermophilic sea urchins and the expansion of barren grounds in the Mediterranean Sea. CHEMISTRY IN ECOLOGY, 27,2(27,2), 129-134 [10.1080/02757540.2010.547484].
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