► Module 2: Monitoring climate change impacts in Mediterranean MPAs

Webinar 3. | Local Ecological Knowledge based monitoring

Moderator: Joaquim Garrabou

Trainers: Ernesto Azzurro

Duration: 2h (presentation + questions)

Starting at:  April 4th 2022 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Learning goals: In this webinar, participants will learn how to access the knowledge of local experts, such as fishers and divers, to gather key information regarding climate related changes in the marine biota. The training will illustrate the methodological and analytical approaches to reconstruct/monitor shifts in species distribution and mass mortalities. Three different protocols will be presented: LEK 1: exploring Local Ecological Knowledge to reconstruct historical changes; LEK 2: exploring Local Ecological Knowledge for periodical monitoring; LEK 3: exploring Local Ecological Knowledge for mass mortalities.

 

 

References

Garrabou J., Bensoussan N. & Azzurro E., 2018. Monitoring Climate-related responses in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas and beyond: FIVE STANDARD PROTOCOLS. 36 pp. Available at this link

Azzurro, E. et al. "Climate change, biological invasions, and the shifting distribution of Mediterranean fishes: A large‐scale survey based on local ecological knowledge." Global change biology 25.8 (2019): 2779-2792.

 

 

Webinar 4 | Temperature conditions, Mass mortalities and Fish Visual Census

 Moderator: Manuela D'Amen

Trainers: Nathaniel Bensoussan, Joaquim Garrabou & Ernesto Azzurro

Duration: 2h (presentation + questions)

Starting at:  April 5th 2022 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Learning goals: In this webinar, participants will learn how to track climate change effects on seawater temperature conditions, onset of mass mortality events on microbenthic species and changes on fish assemblage including native and alien species. The training will illustrate how to perform field operations, data upload and information sharing. Three protocols will be presented: Monitoring temperature conditions, Assessment and monitoring of mass mortality, Fish visual census of climate change indicators

Webinar 5 | Seagrass meadows and sea urchins

Moderator: Carlo Cerrano

Trainers: Ivan Guala, Daniele Grech & Jordi Boada

Duration: 2h (presentation + questions)

Starting at:  April 6th 2022 at 10:00 Central Europe Time

Learning goals: In this webinar, participants will learn information on how to monitor the conservation status of Posidonia oceanica habitats, Pinna nobilis and sea urchins' populations and how can be related to climate change effects. The training will illustrate how to perform field operations, data upload and information sharing. Three protocols will be presented: POFA -  Posidonia oceanica fast assessment, FAP – Fast assessment of Pinna nobilis conservation, and URCH - Sea urchins populations

 

 

References

Garrabou J., Bensoussan N. & Azzurro E., 2018. Monitoring Climate-related responses in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas and beyond: FIVE STANDARD PROTOCOLS. 36 pp. Available at this link 

 

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