The first shoots of a modern morphometrics approach to the origins of agriculture

V. Bonhomme, E. Forster, M. Wallace, E. Stillman, M. Charles, G. Jones
2016 Web Ecology  
A fish-based multimetric index was applied to assess the ecological status of fish fauna in both natural and newly restored seagrass meadows in the Venice lagoon (northern Adriatic Sea, Italy), using natural habitats as reference sites. Fish assemblages were then compared, and community attributes of recreated and natural habitats were evaluated. Ecological status resulted higher in natural meadows, and a multivariate analysis showed that an increase in the relative proportion of seagrass
more » ... n of seagrass specialists at restored sites could represent an indicator of success of seagrass restoration. Published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Ecological Federation (EEF).
doi:10.5194/we-16-1-2016 fatcat:ffbnheqymvcbjmbces2lhijvle