MECO PROJECT BASES FOR THE INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN SENSITIVE COASTAL ECOSYSTEM

RESULTS

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

A) Books

1.     Bayed A. & F. Scapini Eds. (2005) Ecosystèmes côtiers sensibles de la Méditerranée: cas du littoral de Smir. Recherche de base pour une gestion durable . Travaux de l’Institut Scientifique (Université Mohammed V-Agdal), Série Générale 4. Salè. ISSN 9954-8349-3-7.

2.     Scapini and the Partners of the MECO Project. (2002) Baseline research for the integrated sustainable management of Mediterranean sensitive coastal ecosystems. A manual for coastal managers, scientists and all those studying coastal processes and management in the Mediterranean – Recherche de base pour une gestion durable des écosystèmes sensibles côtiers de la Méditerranée. Un manuel pour les aménageurs, les scientifiques et les étudiants des côtes sensibles méditerranéennes. Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare, Firenze.

B) Papers published in scientific journals

1.       Scapini F. (1999) I talitri, la loro storia e il loro mondo. Systema Naturae 2: 103-134

2.        Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F., M. El Gtari & M. F. Bouslama. (2000). Distribution and reproduction of two sandhoppers, Talitrus saltator and Talorchestia brito from Zouaraa (North-West of Tunisia). Polskie Arkiwum Hidrobiologii , 47 (3-4): 621-629

3.        ElGtari M., Charfi-Cheikrouha F., Scapini F. (2000). Behavioural adaptation of talitrid populations to beaches with different dynamics and impact along the Tunisia coasts, Polskie Arkiwum Hidrobiologii , 47: 643-650 

4.        Scapini F., Aloia A., Bouslama M. F., Chelazzi L., Colombini I., ElGtari M., Fallaci M., Marchetti G. (2002). Multiple regression analysis of the sources of variation in orientation of two sympatric sandhoppers, Talitrus saltator and Talorchestia brito , from an exposed Mediterranean beach. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 51: 403-414

5.       Colombini I., Aloia A., Bouslama M.F., ElGtari M., Ronconi L., Scapini F., Chelazzi L. (2002). Small-scale spatial and seasonal differences in the distribution of beach arthropods on the Northern Tunisian coast. Are species evenly distributed along the shore?, Marine Biology 140: 1001-1012.

6.    Davolos D., Ketmaier V., Cobolli M., De Matthaeis E. (2002). Struttura genetica e livelli di differenziamento tra popolazioni e specie di Orchestia (Amphipoda, Talitridae) del Mediterraneo. Biogeographia XXIII: 23-34.

7.      Fallaci M., Aloia A., Colombini I., Chelazzi L. (2002). Population dynamics and life history of two Phaleria species (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) living on a Tyrrhenian sandy coast of central Italy. Acta Oecologica : 69-79.

8.       Colombini I., Chelazzi L., Fallaci M. (2002). Community structure of terrestrial invertebrates inhabiting a tidal marsh islet in the Mediterranean Sea (Gulf of Gabès, Tunisia). The Scienc ific World Journal 2: 861-868.

9.       Caffyn, A and Jobbins, G (2003).. Governance capacity and stakeholder interactions in the development and management of coastal tourism: examples from Tunisia and Morocco. Journal of Sustainable Tourism , Special theme issue edited by B. Bramwell , Mediterranean tourism: impacts and policy responses. 11, 2-3: 224-245.

10. Gonçalves S.C., Pardal M.Â., Cardoso P.G., Ferreira S.M., Marques J.C. (2005). Biology, population dynamics and secondary production of Tylos europeus (Isopoda, Tylidae) of the western coast of Portugal. Marine Biology 147: 631-641.

11. Gauci M.J., Deidun A., Schembri P.J. (2005). Faunistic diversity of Maltese pocket sandy and shingle beaches: are these of conservation value? Oceanologia 47: 219-241.

C) Papers in Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Special Issue

Proceedings of the Workshop Beaches-What Future, Florence, 18-23 October 2001

1.        Anastácio P. M., Gonçalves S.C., Pardal M.Â., Marques J.C. A model for amphipod (Talitrus saltator ) populations dynamics. 149-157.

2.        Bayed A. Influence of morphodynamic and hydroclimatic factors on the benthic structures of the Atlantic sandy beaches of Morocco. 71-82.

3.        Colombini I., Fallaci M., Scapini F., Chelazzi L. Comparative diversity analysis in sandy littoral ecosystems of the South Western Mediterranean. 93-104.

4.        Deidun A., Azzopardi M., Saliba F., Schembri P. Low faunal diversity on Maltese sandy beaches: fact or artefact? 83-92.

5.        Ketmaier V., Scapini F., De Matthaeis E. Exploratory analysis of Talitrid population genetics as a sandy beach quality indicator. 159-167.

6.        Marchetti G.M., Scapini F. Use of multiple regression models in the study of sandhopper orientation under natural conditions. 207-215.

7.       Marques J.C., Gonçalves S.C., Pardal M.-Â., Chelazzi L., Colombini I., Fallaci M., Bouslama M.F., ElGtari M., Charfi-Cheikhrouha F., Scapini F. Biology, population       dynamics and secondary production of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Montagu) (Amphipoda, Talitridae) at Lavos (Western coast of Portugal), Collelungo (Western coast of Italy) and Zouaraa (North-Western coast of Tunisia). A comparative study of Atlantic and Mediterranean populations. 127-148.

8.    Nardi M., Morgan E., Scapini F.  Seasonal variation in the free-running period in two Talitrus saltator populations from Italian beaches differing for morphodynamics and human uses. 199-206.

9.    Scapini F. Beaches: what future? An integrated approach to the ecology of sandy beaches. Editorial, 1-3.

D ) Papers published in Proceedings of Conferences

1.        Bayed A., Chaouti A., (2001) Caractérisation physico-chimique des eaux de la lagune de Smir en été. Rapport du 36° Congrès de la CIESM, vol. 36: 356.

2.       Bouslama M. F., F. Charfi-Cheikhrouha, E. DeMatthaeis. (2001). Flux génique et structure géographique de quelques populations naturelles de Talitrus saltator (Montagu, 1808). Bulletin de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences de la Mer, Numéro spécial (5), 90-93.

3.        Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F., M. F. Bouslama, M. El Gtari. (2001) Migration et Zonation de Talitrus saltator (Crustace Amphipode) de la plage de Zouaraa. Bulletin de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences de la Mer, Numéro spécial (5), 85-87. 

4.        Chaouti A., Bayed A. (2001) Données préliminaires sur la diversité specifique et fonctionelle du zoobenthos de la lagune de Smir (Maroc). Rapport du 36° Congrès de la CIESM, vol. 36: 372.

5.        El Gtari, M., M. F. Bouslama, F. Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F. Scapini. (2001). Orientation solaire, Repères Visuels et Sensibilité à la Variation de la Ligne du Rivage de deux Populations de Talitrus saltator (Crustacé, Amphipode, Talitridé) du Cap Bon (Tunisie). Bulletin de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences de la Mer, Numéro spécial (5), 81-84. 

6.        Scapini F. (2001) Orientation as an emergence of the animal-environment system: a review of sandhopper orientation. Proceedings of the RIN Conference, Orientation and Navigation-Birds, Humans and other Animals , Oxford, 10-12 April 2001, pp: 16/1-10.

7.        Scapini F. (2001) Basi per una gestione integrata e sostenibile dei fragili ecosistemi costieri sabbiosi del Mediterraneo. Convegno internazionale “La Biodiversità nelle politiche ambientali. Dalla compatibilità alla sostenibilità ”, Gargnano, 25 e 26 ottobre 2001, Centro Studi Valerio Giacomini e Regione Lombardia.

E) Presentations at Workshops and Conferences

1.        El Gtari M., F. Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F. Scapini (1999) Etude de l’activité spontanée de la population de Talitrus saltator (Crustacé Amphipode) de Rafraf. Troisièmes Journées de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences de la Mer (A.T.S.M.) , 20-22 novembre 1999, Bizerte Tunisie.

2.        Benozzi C., Marchetti G.M., Scapini F. (2000) Effetto di variabili intrinseche ed estrinseche sull’orientamento di Talitrus saltator rilasciato in natura, 19° Congresso della Società Italiana di Etologia , San Giuliano terme (PI), Ottobre 2000.

3.        Borgioli C., D’Elia A., Scapini F. (2000) Applicazione di metodi statistici per dati circolari longitudinali nello studio dell’orientamento in natura di Talitrus saltator , 19° Congresso della Società Italiana di Etologia , San Giuliano terme (PI), Ottobre 2000.

4.        Bouslama M. F., F. Charfi-Cheikhrouha, E. De Matthaeis (2000) Différenciation génétique de quelques populations Méditerranéennes de Talitrus saltator Montagu, 1808 (Crustacé, Amphipode). XIIèmes Journées Biologiques de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences Biologiques (ATSB ), 20-22 mars 2000, Hammamet, Tunisie. 

5.        Bouslama M. F., F. Charfi-Cheikhrouha, E. De Matthaeis (2000) Flux génique et structure géographique de quelques populations naturelles de Talitrus saltator (Montagu, 1808). Quatrièmes Journées de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences de la Mer , 17-19 novembre 2000, Mahdia Tunisie. 

6.        Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F. M. F. Bouslama, M. El Gtari (2000) Migration et Zonation de Talitrus saltator (Crustace Amphipode) de la plage de Zouaraa. Quatrièmes Journées de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences de la Mer , 17-19 novembre 2000, Mahdia Tunisie. 

7.        Charfi-Cheikrouha F., ElGtari M., Bouslama M.F. (2000) Distribution and reproduction of two sandhoppers, Talitrus saltator and Talorchestia brito from Zouraa (North West of Tunisia), 10° International Colloquium on Amphipoda , Heraklion, Crete, 16th-21st April 2000.

8.        De Matthaies E., Ketmaier V., Davalos D., Cobolli M. (2000) Pattern of genetic structuring and gene flow in four talitrid species in the Mediterranean sea (Crustacea, Amphipoda) 10° International Colloquium on Amphipoda , Heraklion, Crete,16th-21st April 2000.

9.        De Matthaeis E., Ketmaier V., Cobolli M. (2000) Correnti marine, dinamismo costiero e variazione geografica su base allozimica nei Talitridi sopralitorali (Crustacea, Amphipoda). XXXIII Congresso SIB, 3-7/10/2000, Cefalù. Abstracts: 6.

10.     El Gtari M., F. Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F. Scapini (2000) Etude des Talitridés semi-terrestres des côtes Tunisiennes. XIèmes Journées Nationales de Biologie , 24-26 mars 2000, Monastir, Tunisie.

11.     ElGtari M., Charfi-Cheikrouha F., Scapini F. (2000) Behavioural adaptation of talitrid populations to beaches with different dynamics and impact along Tunisian coasts, 10° International Colloquium on Amphipoda , Heraklion, Crete, 16th-21st Aprile 2000.

12.     El Gtari, M. , M. F. Bouslama, F. Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F. Scapini (2000) Orientation solaire, Repères Visuels et Sensibilité à la Variation de la Ligne du Rivage de deux Populations de Talitrus saltator (Crustacé, Amphipode, Talitridé) du Cap Bon (Tunisie). Quatrièmes Journées de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences de la Mer , 17-19 novembre 2000, Mahdia Tunisie.

13.     Nardi M., Rossano C., Morgan E., Scapini F. (2000) Variazione del periodo del ritmo di attività in popolazioni diverse di Talitrus saltator , 19° Congresso della Società Italiana di Etologia , San Giuliano terme (PI), Ottobre 2000.

14.     Nardi M., E. Morgan, C. Rossano, F. Scapini (2000) Period variation of the activity rhythm in different populations of Talitrus saltator, 10° International Colloquium on Amphipoda , Heraklion, Crete, 16th-21st April 2000.

15.     Scapini F. (2000) Behavioural variation in sandhoppers: causes and consequences, 10° International Colloquium on Amphipoda , Heraklion, Crete, 16th-21st April 2000.

16.     Scapini F., De Matthaeis E., Arcarese C., Ketmaier V., Trono M.A. (2000) Orientamento e variabilità genetica in una popolazione ionica di Talorchestia deshayesii (Amphipoda; Talitridae), 61° Congresso Nazionale de’’Unione Zoologica Italiana , San Benedetto del Tronto, Settembre 2000.

17.     Scialpi A., Intrieri M.C. , Scapini F:, Buiatti M. (2000) Analisi molecolare in popolazioni costiere di Cakile maritima, Convegno Federazione Italiana Scienze della Vita and Associazione Genetica Italiana , Riva del garda (TN), Settembre-Ottobre 2000.

18.     El Gtari, M., M. F. Bouslama , F. Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F. Scapini (2001) Quel effet de l’éclipse sur l’orientation de Talorchestia brito (Stebbing, 1891) ?. XIIèmes Journées Biologiques de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences Biologiques , 19-21 mars 2001, Hammamet, Tunisie. 

19.     El Gtari, M., F. Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F. Scapini (2001) Influence de quelques facteurs environnementaux sur la direction d’orientation de Talitrus saltator (Montagu, 1808) de Ratiba (Cap Bon)». XIIèmes Journées Biologiques de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences Biologiques , 19-21 mars 2001, Hammamet, Tunisie. 

20.     El Gtari M., N. Hamdi, F.Charfi-Cheikhrouha. F. Scapini (2001) Activité Spontanée Journalière de Trois Espèces de Crustacés Péracarides de la plage de Zouaraa (N-W de la Tunisie). IVème Congrès Magrébin des Sciences de la Mer , 9-11 novembre 2001, Mahdia, Tunisie. 

21.     Kalboussi M., M. S. Achouri, F. Charfi-Cheikhrouha (2001) Contribution à l’étude de la diversité biologique d’un milieu côtier, la forêt de Zouaraa . XIIèmes Journées Biologiques de l’Association Tunisienne des Sciences Biologiques (ATSB ), 19-21 mars 2001, Hammamet, Tunisie. 

22.     Jobbins G. (2001) Effects of institutional arrangements on integrated coastal governance in North Africa. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society 6th International conference , Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2001.

F ) International Workshop “Beaches – What Future?” , Florence, Italy, 18-23 October 2001

Abstract Volume Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare, Florence 2001, 86 pp.

1.        Anastácio P. M., Gonçalves S.C., Pardal M.Â., Marques J.C. A model for amphipod (Talitrus saltator ) populations dynamics. 

2.        Bayed A. (2001) Typology and biotypology of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coasts of Morocco. 

3.        Benozzi C., Marchetti G. M., Scapini F. Effect of intrinsic and extrinsic variables on orientation of Talitrus saltator released in nature. 

4.        Bouslama M. F., Charfi-Cheikhrouha F. , De Matthaeis E. Allozyme variation and gene flow among five populations of Talitrus saltator (Crustacea; Amphipoda) from coasts of Tunisia. 

5.        Caffyn A. A framework for the analysis of socio-economic aspects of sandy beach environments. 

6.        Chaouti A., Bayed A. Diversité specifique et fonctionnelle de la macrofaune benthique de la lagune mediterranéenne de Smir (Maroc). 

7.        Charfi-Cheikhrouha F., Bouslama M. F., ElGtari M. Factors influencing the seasonal distribution of Talitrus saltator and Talorchestria brito of Zouaraa sandy beach (North-West of Tunisia). 

8.        Colombini I., Fallaci M., Scapini F., Chelazzi L. Comparative diversity analysis in sandy littoral ecosystems of the South Western Mediterranean. 

9.        De Matthaeis E., Ketmaier V., Scapini F. Beaches, genetic resources and the island model. 

10.     El Agbani M.-A., Dakki M. Importance of Moroccan sandy beaches for the migration and wintering of the Western Palearctic water birds. 

11.     El Gtari M., Hamdi N., Charfi-Cheikhrouha F., Scapini F. Daily spontaneous activity of Talitrus saltator and Talorchestria brito form Zouaraa beach (North-West of Tunisia). 

12.     Fonseca J.C., Gonçalves S.C., Pardal M.-Â., Marques J.C. Biochemical analysis in sand beach arthropods. 

13.     Gueddari M., Oueslati A. The recent evolution of the Kneiss archipelago and its surroundings: a geomorphological and sedimentological approach. 

14.     Hamdi M., ElGtari M., Charfi-Cheikhrouha F. Notes on the population size and reproduction of marine birds from Kneiss Islands (South-East of Tunisia). 

15.     Marchetti G.M., Scapini F. Statistical analysis of environmental effects on orientation. 

16.     Marques J.C., Bouslama M.F., Charfi-Cheikhrouha F., Chelazzi L., Colombini I., ElGtari M., Fallaci M., Gonçalves S.C., Pardal M.-Â., Scapini F. Biology, population dynamics and productivity of Talitrus saltator at Cabedelo (Western coast of Portugal), Uccellina (Western coast of Italy) and Zouara (North-Western coast ofTunisia). A comparative study between Atlantic and Mediterranean populations. 

17.     Nardi M., Scapini F., Morgan E. A tool for comparative studies: analysis of circadian rhythm characteristics in different populations of Talitrus saltator

18.     Nasri K., Morgan E. A preliminary investigation of the activity rhythms of the sand beach amphipod, Talitrus saltator , from two Tunisian beaches. 

19.     Oueslati A. Submerged archaeological structures along the Tunisian coasts: their significance and importance for the understanding of sandy beaches recent evolution. 

20.     Rossano C., Marchetti G.M., Morgan E., Scapini F. The role of biological clock in solar orientation of free running individuals of Talitrus saltator .

21.     Schembri P.J., Azzopardi M., Deidun A., Saliba S. Low faunal diversity on Maltese sandy beaches: fact or artefact? 

22.     Scialpi A, Intrieri M.C., Scapini F., Buiatti M. Molecular markers as an indicator of environmental impact on biodiversity on sandy beaches. 

G ) First and second cycle dissertations

1.        ElGtari M. (1998). Les talitrides semi-terrestres des cotes tunisiennes: étude morphologique et écologique des gendres Talitrus, orchestia et talorchestia. Ethologie de talitrus saltator. 26 November 1998 DEA dissertation, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis; tutors F. Charfi, F. Scapini.

2.        Benozzi, C. (2000). Effetto di variabili ambientali estrinseche ed intrinseche sull’orientamento di Talitrus saltator (Crustacea: Amphipoda) , Graduation Thesis, University of Florence, 2000; tutors F. Scapini, G.M. Marchetti.

3.        Berbeglia, L.(2000) Autoecologia di alcuni artropodi che vivono nella spiaggia antistante il Parco regionale della Maremma: Tylos europaeus, (Isopoda-Tylidae), Talitrus saltator (Amphipoda – Talitridae), e Phaleria provincialis (Coleoptera – Tenebrionidae) . Graduation thesis, University of Florence, 2000; tutors F. Scapini, I. Colombini.

4.        Ronconi L. (2000). Gli artropodi che vivono in un sistema spiaggia-duna della Tunisia (Nefza-Zouaraa): variazioni stagionali del popolamento e distribuzione spaziale delle specie dominanti . Graduation Thesis, University of Florence, 2000; tutors F. Scapini, L. Chelazzi.

5.        Stefani C. (2000). Sinecologia degli artropodi che vivono sulla spiaggia antistante il Parco Regionale della Maremma (GR). Graduation Thesis, University of Florence, 2000; tutors F. Scapini, M. Fallaci.

6.        Trono M.A. (2000). Una popolazione salentina di Talorchestia deshayesii caratterizzata da due morfotipi maschili: dinamica di popolazione e fluttuazione della sex ratio . Graduation Thesis, University of Florence, 2000; tutors F. Scapini, C. Borgioli.

7.        Colatosti P. (2000). Livelli di differenziamento genetico tra popolazioni e specie di Talitridae (Crustacea, Amphipoda), University of Roma “La Sapienza”.

8.        Arcarese C. (2000). Variabilità allozimica ed orientamento in popolazioni di Talitridi (Crustacea, Amphipoda), University of Roma “La Sapienza”.

9.        Bouslama M. F. (2001). Différenciation génétique de quelques populations méditerranéennes de Talitridés (Crustacés, Amphipodes) , DEA dissertation, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis; tutors F. Charfi, E. De Matthaeis.

10.     Gonçalves S.C. (2001). Biology, population dynamics, and production of Talitrus saltator in the Western Portuguese coast. Master Thesis, University of Coimbra, 114 pp.

11.     Milanesi F. (2001). Graduation Thesis, University of Florence; Tutors F. Scapini, L. Chelazzi.

12.     Rossano C. (2001). Alcune caratteristiche del ritmo di Talitrus saltator e il ruolo dell’orologio biologico nell’orientamento . Graduation Thesis, University of Florence; tutors F. Scapini, E. Morgan.

13.     Stevens D. (2001). The status of Maltese sand dunes and their flora and vegetation, with a case study on Ramla I-Hamra (Gozo, Central Mediterranean) University of Malta; Tutor: Edwin Lanfranco.

14.     Porta M.N. (2002). Differenze tra individui e gruppi nella risposta dell'orologio biologico a uno stimolo luminoso in Talitrus saltator (Crustacea, Amphipoda). Graduation Thesis, University of Florence; tutors F. Scapini, M. Nardi.

15.     Fanini L. (2002). Analisi delle possibilità di utilizzo di Talitrus saltator come bioindicatore di impatto antropico, in particolare dell’attività turistica, sugli ecosistemi costieri a spiaggia sabbiosa, Graduation Thesis, University of Florence; tutors F. Scapini, C. Martin Cantarino, G. Santini.

16.     Galli S. (2002) Correlazione tra alcuni parametri morfologici e due aspetti del comportamento di base in Talitrus saltator, fototassia e ritmi di attività, Graduation Thesis, University of Florence; tutors F. Scapini, M. Nardi.

17.     Bali M. (2003). Dynamique sédimentaire des rivages et des hauts-fonds des Kneiss  , DEA, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, tutor Gueddari.

18.     Deidun A. (2003). University of Malta, Tutor P. Schembri, co-tutors L. Chelazzi, E. De Matthaeis.

H ) Third cycle, PhD thesis

1.        Nardi M. (2001). Il ritmo circadiano di attività in Talitrus saltator (Crustacea Amphipoda): analisi delle caratteristiche e della variabilità intra ed interpopolazione . PhD Thesis, University of Florence ; tutors F. Scapini, E. Morgan.

2.        Jobbins, G (2003). The effects of stakeholder interactions on capacity for integrated coastal governance in North Africa . PhD Thesis, University of Birmingham, School of Public Policy.

3.        Aouni M. (2003). Géomorphologie du bassin-versant de Oued Zouara  , Faculté des Lettres de Tunis, tutor Oueslati.

4.        Elati H. (2003). Dynamique sédimentaire et modélisation de l'évolution du rivage au niveau de la frange littorale d’un site tunisien , Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, tutor Gueddari.

5.        Chaouti A. (2003). PhD Thesis, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco. Tutor: A. Bayed.

6.        Gonçalves S.C. (2003). Bioecology and Ecophysiology of beach Arthropod populations: a comparative study of Atlantic and Mediterranean populations . PhD Thesis, University of Coimbra.

7.        ElGtari M. (2004). Systématique et Eco-éthologie comparée de quelques arthropodes littoraux  , Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, tutors Charfi, Scapini.