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Impact of storm surges on MPAs

Climate change, biological invasions, and the shifting distribution of Mediterranean fishes

This section helps us understand the impacts of climate change through news, science stories, articles and snapshots. As the Mediterranean Basin is experiencing the impacts of climate change more than ever, several studies have focused on this topic, in order to support decision-makers in addressing the issues.

Factsheets

Impact of storm surges on MPAs

This factsheet provides knowledge on storm surge events, to show what is happening and is likely to happen, and how it can affect Mediterranean MPAs and their ecosystems. It belongs to a series of climate change factsheets specifically developed to keep Mediterranean MPA managers informed.

Published in : July 25, 2019
Impact of warming air and sea temperature on MPAs

The following factsheet presents key data for understanding the impact of sea surface and air temperature changes on Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Published in : July 23, 2019
Impact of sea level rise on MPAs

This factsheet presents the most recent data about sea level rise, to show what is happening and is likely to happen, and how it can affect Mediterranean MPAs and its ecosystems.

Published in : July 23, 2019
Impact of acidification on MPAs

This factsheet presents the most recent data about acidification, to show what is happening and is likely to happen, and how it can affect Mediterranean MPAs and its ecosystems.

Published in : July 23, 2019

Articles

Climate change, biological invasions, and the shifting distribution of Mediterranean fishes

A pilot study focused on the Mediterranean Sea, a hotspot for climate change and biological invasions, to assess changes in fish abundance and distribution. In order to achieve this purpose, the researchers accessed the local ecological knowledge (LEK) of small-scale and recreational fishers.

Published in : July 23, 2019
New non-indigenous marine species in Mediterranean waters

In consideration of the rapidity and magnitude of biotic changes, non-indigenous species should be taken into serious consideration in monitoring activities and management plans of Mediterranean MPAs.

Published in : July 23, 2019
Climate change impact in Mediterranean region

Climate change impact in Mediterranean region

Published in : April 18, 2019
Marine heatwaves now lasting longer and occurring more frequently

Marine heatwaves now lasting longer and occurring more frequently

Published in : April 18, 2019
Climate change and interconnected risks to sustainable development in the Mediterranean

Climate change and interconnected risks to sustainable development in the Mediterranean

Published in : April 18, 2019
Sea Surface Temperature in the Mediterranean: Trends and Spatial Patterns (1982–2016)

Sea Surface Temperature in the Mediterranean: Trends and Spatial Patterns (1982–2016)

Published in : April 10, 2019