Macrobenthos North Adriatic-ALPE ADRIA Project

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Irregular monitoring of macrobenthos abundance and community composition collected in the Gulf of Trieste, from 3/1990 to 8/1993.

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Aleffi F (2013): Macrobenthos North Adriatic-ALPE ADRIA Project. https://doi.org/10.6092/046b3834-9c72-4e2d-920f-8db346c90407


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Occurrence; Observation

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Floriana Aleffi
  • Originator
Laboratorio di Biologia Marina (LBM)
Marina Lipizer
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale)
Borgo Grotta Gigante, 42/C
34010 Trieste
Serena Fonda Umani
  • Principal Investigator
Univ. Trieste

Geographic Coverage

The monitoring stations, located in the Gulf of Trieste in the northernmost part of the Adriatic Sea, have been monitored for 3 years.

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

Taxonomic Coverage


Superclass Ascidiacea
Class Gastropoda, Bivalvia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1990-03-20 / 1993-08-10

Project Data

No Description available

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

The personnel involved in the project:

Floriana Aleffi
  • Principal Investigator

Sampling Methods

van Veen, 0.1 m2 grab sampler; 3 grabs have been performed

Study Extent Irregular sampling from 1990 to 1993.

Method step description:

  1. Grab sampling, sieving on 0.5 mm, sample fixed with buffered formaldehyde (4% final concentration). Data are average of the 3 grabs.

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