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The impact of climate change on intertidal communities: losses in coastal ecosystem integrity and services


INTERMED was a CIRCLE-MED funded action, under the the CIRCLE ERA-NET supported by the European Commission. INTERMED involved partners from Italy, Israel and Croatia and focused on the relationships between climate change and the direct response by intertidal organisms and communities in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to basic and applied ecological research, INTERMED implied the analysis of socio-economic consequences of such impacts. GAIA was involved as a subcontractor. Its role included assisting the Coordinator in its institutional tasks and performing field/laboratory research. INTERMED was launched in November 2008 and ended in October 2010.


Sarà G, Milanese M, Prusina I, Sarà A, Angel DL, Glamuzina B, Nitzan T, Freeman, S, Rinaldi A, Palmieri V, Montalto V, Lo Martire M, Gianguzza P, Arizza V, Lo Brutto S, De Pirro M, Helmuth B, Murray J, De Cantis S, Williams GA 2014. The impact of climate change on Mediterranean intertidal communities: losses in coastal ecosystem integrity and services. Regional Environmental Change 14 (Suppl 1):S5-S17


Sarà G, Sarà A, Milanese M 2011. Foreward: The Mediterranean Sea as a natural laboratory to study climate change drivers of geographic patterns in marine biodiversity. Chemistry and Ecology 27(2):91-93


Milanese M, Sarà A, Sarà G, Murray JH 2011. Climate change, marine policy and the valuation of Mediterranean intertidal ecosystems. Chemistry and Ecology 27(2):95-105


Sarà A, Sarà G, Milanese M 2009. Identifying suitable proxies for climate change impacts in shallow Mediterranean habitats: sponge filtration not a ready-to-use tool yet. Proceedings to the INTERMED International Workshop, Palermo, March 2009. Pag. O 6.