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Posidonia oceanica monitoring system on the coast of Aegean Sea of Turkey

Barış Akçalı
Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey - ORCID: 0000-0002-7341-0196

Ergün Taşkın
Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey - ORCID: 0000-0003-0531-4546

Gökhan Kaman
TÜBİTAK, Marmara Research Center, Turkey - ORCID: 0000-0003-3385-0418

Alper Evcen
TÜBİTAK, Marmara Research Center, Turkey - ORCID: 0000-0003-1134-2551

Hayati Çalık
TÜBİTAK, Marmara Research Center, Turkey


Seagrass monitoring is a basic tool for measuring the condition of meadows in parallel to the environmental conditions. Posidonia oceanica meadows are very sensitive to anthropogenic effects. In the present study, two monitoring stations of Posidonia oceanica meadows were established on the Aegean coasts of Turkey in the years 2018 and 2019, at 26 m depth in Ildır Bay (İzmir, Turkey), and at 33 m depth in Kara Ada (İzmir, Turkey). The P. oceanica meadows upper and lower limits were defined by balisage systems. In the laboratory, lepidochronological, morphometric, and phenological parameters were also studied.
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Keywords: Aegean Sea, Monitoring, marine angiosperms, Posidonia oceanica, Turkey



Pages: 475-482

Published by: Firenze University Press

Publication year: 2020

DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-147-1.47

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Akçalı, B.; Taşkın, E.; Kaman, G.; Evcen, A.; Çalık, H.; 2020; Posidonia oceanica monitoring system on the coast of Aegean Sea of Turkey. Firenze, Firenze University Press.


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