Our colleagues from University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) have been active in the last year with the evaluation of seagrass ecosystem services, mainly quantifying the nursery and fisheries services. Part of their research effort has been to assess the anthropogenic impacts related to nutrient enrichment in the water column and sediments.
Those research activities in the Canary Islands have resulted in three publications:
- Effect of Chronic Versus Pulse Perturbations on a Marine Ecosystem: Integration of Functional Responses Across Organization Levels
- Economic assessment of ecosystem services: Monetary value of seagrass meadows for coastal fisheries
- Macroecological analysis of the fish fauna inhabiting Cymodocea nodosa seagrass meadows
At present the research group at ULPGC is evaluating ecosystem services coming from two other marine habitats: Cyptoseira marine forests and rhodoliths / maërl beds. In due time, new publications will appear. Thus, other researchers working or interested to develop partnerships on research topics related to the latter two marine habitats are much welcome.
For more information, please contact Ricardo Haroun Tabraue at [email protected].