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Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 56, 2009 Journal of Coastal Research SI 56 pg -pg ICS2009 (Proceedings) Portugal ISSN
 

Summary: Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 56, 2009
Journal of Coastal Research SI 56 pg - pg ICS2009 (Proceedings) Portugal ISSN
Findkelp, a GIS-based community participation project to assess
Portuguese kelp conservation status
J. Assis, D. Tavares, J. Tavares, A. Cunha, F. Alberto, E.A. Serrão
Centro de Ciências do Mar
Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 Faro ­ Portugal
Corresponding author: jorgeassis@yahoo.com
ABSTRACT
Assis, J. Tavares D., Tavares, J., Cunha, A., Alberto F., Serrão, E.A. 2009. Findkelp, a GIS-based community
participation project to assess Portuguese kelp conservation status. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56
(Proceedings of the 10th
International Coastal Symposium). Lisbon, Portugal, ISBN
In almost any Atlantic coastal area of Europe where there is a suitable substratum and adequate water quality,
one or more species of kelp may be found. Their high productivity and complex biological structure make kelps
especially important members of their communities, particularly when present in dense stands known as "kelp
forests". Currently, these species are subject to important novel constraints of physical and anthropogenic origins
that can strongly modify their sustainability, their distribution and the biodiversity of associated species. Along
the Portuguese coastline there is a perception by the local and scientific communities that some kelp species

  

Source: Alberto, Filipe - Centro de Ciencias do Mar, Universidade do Algarve

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Biology and Medicine