CIESM Workshop Monographs, n°40

Phytoplankton responses to Mediterranean environmental changes

To be cited as: CIESM 2010. Phytoplankton responses to Mediterranean environmental changes. N° 40 in CIESM Workshop Monographs [F. Briand Ed.], 120 p., CIESM Publisher, Monaco.

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Contents:

I – Executive Summary …………………………………………………………………

1. Introduction
2. Scales of variability of phytoplankton in the Mediterranean Sea – or why it is so difficult to detect trends
3. Long-term series and phytoplankton community responses in the Mediterranean
4. Methodological issues
5. Data availability
6. Range and fluctuations of indicator species
7. Climate change projections
      7.1 Diversity and complexity of the phenomenon
      7.2 Observed changes in Mediterranean HABs
      7.3 Possible reasons for observed changes and trends
      
II – Workshop Communications

- Can we detect meaningful changes in Mediterranean phytoplankton?
Tim Wyatt ……………………

- Harmful Algal Blooms in the Mediterranean : an historical overview.
Adriana Zingone ……………………

- General trends in phytoplankton production and nutrient availability in the Mediterranean : an overview of previous French trans-Mediterranean cruises.
Thierry Moutin …………………………………………

- Abundance and distribution patterns of phytoplankton in the coastal waters of northeastern Mediterranean.
Sevim Polat ……………………

- Seasonal patterns of phytoplankton abundance, hydrology, and climatic conditions in Gabes Gulf (southern Tunisia).
Asma Hamza, Wafa Feki and Malika Belhassen ………………

- Changes in the Mediterranean phytoplankton community related to climate warming.
Fernando Gómez ………………………………

- Phytoplankton in the Gulf of Trieste, 1984-2007: trends, community changes, and links to recent environmental changes.
Patricija Mozetič and Janja Francé …………………………………………………

- Recent changes in the phytoplankton community of the Adriatic Sea.
Ivona Marasović, Živana Ninčević-Gladan, Branka Grbec and Sanda Skejić …………………………

- "Spread of potentially toxic benthic dinoflagellates in the Mediterranean Sea : a response to climate change?"
Katerina Aligizaki …………………………………

- Climate-induced changes and Harmful Algal Blooms in the Mediterranean : perspectives on future scenarios.
Catherine Legrand and Raffaella Casotti ……………………

- Phytoplankton response to anthropogenic nutrient discharge in a southwestern Mediterranean lagoon: implication for toxic algal blooms.
Asma Sakka Hlaili, Mohamed-Ali Chikhaoui, Ines Sahraoui, Stéphane Bates and Hassine Hadj Mabrouk …………………………

- Studies and changes of phytoplankton populations in Lebanese coastal waters – a brief overview.
Marie Abboud-Abi Saab …………………………

- Toxic phytoplankton response to warming in two Mediterranean bays of the Ebro Delta.
Margarita Fernández-Tejedor, Maximino Delgado, Esther Garcés, Jordi Camp and Jorge Diogène …………………………

III– Bibliographic References …………………………………………………………

IV – List of Participants …………………………………………………………………