Phytoplankton North Adriatic-ALPE ADRIA Project

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Regular monitoring of phytoplankton abundance and community composition collected with a monthly frequency at several discrete depths in the Gulf of Trieste, from 3/1990 to 11/1993.

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Cabrini M (2022): Phytoplankton North Adriatic-ALPE ADRIA Project. v4.3. National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.6092/beb3445a-0cc5-4ad6-ac18-b7c1c49e39af


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Serena Fonda Umani
  • Principal Investigator
Univ. Trieste
Marina Cabrini
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Senior researcher
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
Via Auguste Piccard 54
34151 Trieste
Marina Lipizer
  • Metadata Provider
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42C
34010 Trieste

Geographic Coverage

Gulf of Trieste: https://marineregions.org/gazetteer.php?p=details&id=3385

Bounding Coordinates South West [45.5, 13.3], North East [45.75, 13.8]

Taxonomic Coverage


Superclass Dinoflagellata (Dinoflagellates)
Class Coccolithophyceae (Coccolithophores), Bacillariophyceae (Diatoms)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1990-03-23 / 1993-11-23

Project Data

No Description available

Title ALPE ADRIA Project
Funding ALPE ADRIA Project
Study Area Description The monitoring stations are located in the Gulf of Trieste in the northernmost part of the Adriatic Sea.
Design Description Regular monitoring

The personnel involved in the project:

Marina Cabrini

Sampling Methods

Discrete water samples at 3 to 5 depth layers.

Study Extent Monthly sampling from 1990 to 1993.

Method step description:

  1. Samples were fixed with Ca(HCO3)2-buffered formaldehyde (0.8% final concentration) and cell abundance and species composition of phytoplankton were estimated according to Utermöhl’s method (1958), using an inverted microscope equipped with phase contrast, at 200-320-400x final magnifications.

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Alternative Identifiers 10.6092/beb3445a-0cc5-4ad6-ac18-b7c1c49e39af