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TUSCAN ISLANDS

 
 
  Brief description   Research activities on geology and geomorphology of Islands
Measurements of greenhouse gas exchanges to validate new models that simulate the effect of the environment and climate on gas fluxes.
Soil quality assessment in relation to land use and past management practices.

Identification and taxonomy of rare plants of the archipelago
Habitat restoration for rare animals (fish, mufflon)
Study of coral and fish distribution
Study of colonisation of abandoned agricultural land by Mediterranean vegetation.
Assessment of wild goat population dynamics.

Underwater archaeology activities (shipwrecks)
Sea water monitoring to ensure sustainable fishery and aquaculture activities.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Air quality, climate, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, meteorology, monitoring/methodologies, soil, water quality/chemistry.
  Biodiversity   Biology, coastal/marine, coral reefs, ecosystem assessment, fishes, island systems/islands, lagoon systems, mediterranean type/scherophyll, plants, population genetics/population dynamics, rare/endangered/threatened species, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, taxonomy, vegetation studies/plant cover.
  Socio-economic   Archaeology/Paleontology, cultural aspects, demography.
  Integrated monitoring   Environmental change, land use/land cover, modelling, monitoring/methodologies.


Last updated: 8/4/2004

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