Mediterranean Symposia on Marine Key Habitats and Non-Indigenous Species

Monday, 19 september 2022

8:00 – 9:00 | Participant welcome and registration
9:00-10:00 | Opening of the symposia
Welcome Speeches

  • Prof. Laura CANESI, vice-director of DISTAV
  • Mr. Khalil ATTIA, Director, UNEP/MAP-SPA/RAC
  • Mme Tatjana HEMA UNEP/MAP Coordinator
  • Dr. Olivero MONTANARO, General Director for the Natural Heritage and the Sea, Ministry of Ecological Transition, Italy (via zoom)
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin BIRPINAR, President of the Bureau of the Parties to Barcelona Convention (To be confirmed)
  • Her Excellency, Mme Leila CHIKHAOUI MAHDAOUI, Minister of Environment, Tunisia (video message)
  • His Excellency, Mr Roberto CINGOLANI, Minister of Ecological Transition, Italy (To be confirmed)
  • 10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

    7th Symposium on Marine Vegetation

    Monday, 19 september 2022
    10:15 – 10:30 Keynote Conference: “Posidonia oceanica meadow: a major carbon sink in the Mediterranean Sea” by Gérard PERGENT
    Session 1: Mapping and monitoring (and associated organisms)
    Chair: Monica MONTEFALCONE, Rapporteur: Yassine Ramzi SGHAIER
    15 min for each oral presentation, including 5 min for Q/A
    10:30-10:45 “Participative mapping and aerial photographs help to show the strong decline of Northeastern Posidonia oceanica seagrass beds (French Occitanie region)” by Julie DETER, HOUNGNANDAN F., BENKHABCHECHE F., HARDY PY, GUILBERT A., TRIBOT A-S., POURTAU M., SUTTON G., BARROIL A., HOLON F., BOISSERY P.
    10:45-11:00 “A new map atlas of the biodiversity in coastal waters” by Thomas BOCKEL , DELARUELLE G. , BOISSERY P., DETER J., GERVAISE C., HOLON F.
    11:00-11:15 “3-Dimensional mapping for fine-scale cartography of Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadow limits with underwater Structure from Motion photogrammetry” by Daniele VENTURA, CASOLI E., MANCINI G., BELLUSCIO A., PACE D. S., ARDIZZONE G.D.
    11:15-11:30 “A hierarchical scale-based approach for inferring the ecological quality of a marine ecosystem from its spatial composition and configuration” by Fabrice HOUNGNANDAN, CÉLIA F., THOMAS B., GWENAËLLE D., PIERRE B., SONIA K., JULIE D.
    11:30-11:45 “Involving managers in the ecosystem-based assessment of marine habitats: a case study in French Catalonia” by Patrick ASTRUCH, SCHOHN T., BELLONI B., CASSETTI O., CABRAL M., RUITTON S., MICHEZ N., MASINSKI I., HARTMANN V., BOUDOURESQUE C.F.
    11:45-12:00 “Indices from the past: relevance in the status assessment of Posidonia oceanica meadows” by Alice OPRANDI, MANCINI I., BIANCHI C.N., MORRI C., AZZOLA A., MONTEFALCONE M.
    12:00-12:15 “Benthic habitats ID and policy cross-links to improve marine conservation” by Marie LA RIVIERE, DELAVENNE J., DE BETTIGNIES T., MICHEZ N., JANSON A.-L., ANDRES S., GAUDILLAT V.
    12:15-12:30 “Need of reference conditions for comparable monitoring of Posidonia oceanica at eco-regional scale including the sliding baseline syndrome: a discussion over Foça SEPA” by Onur KARAYALI, Barış AKÇALI, Kemal Can BİZSEL, Gökhan KABOĞLU.
    12:30-12:45 Discussion
    12:45-14:30 Lunch break
    Session 2: Impacts and disturbances threatening key Mediterranean formations (including global change)
    Chair: Ali BADREDDINE, Rapporteur: Atef LIMAM
    15 min for each oral presentation, including 5 min for Q/A
    14:30-14:45 Posidonia oceanica restoration, a relevant strategy after boat anchoring degradation?” by Christine PERGENT-MARTINI, ACUNTO S., ANDRÉ S., BARRALON E., CALVO S., CASTEJÓN-SILVO I., CULIOLI J.M., LEHMANN L., MOLENAAR H., MONNIER B., OBERTI P., PEY A., PIAZZI L., SANTONI M.C., TERRADOS J., TOMASELLO A., PERGENT G.
    14:45-15:00 “AIS data help to manage anchoring and its impact on French seagrass meadows” by Thomas BOCKEL, Florian HOLON, Guilhem MARRE, Gwenaelle DELARUELLE, Pierre BOISSERY, Julie DETER
    15:00-15:15 “Towards the restoration of canopy-forming brown algae in the Mediterranean Sea: major challenges and wins” by Annalisa FALACE, ASNAGHI V., CHIANTORE M., KALEB S., DE LA FUENTE G., SRIJEMSI M., SAVONITTO G., CLAUSING R., CIRIACO S., MEROTTO L., MARCHESE F., KASTELIC L., SEGARICH M.
    15:15-15:30 “The perception of Posidonia oceanica banquettes by beachgoers in the French Riviera” by Charles-François BOUDOURESQUE, MARINIER M., CAVALIER M., DRIANCOURT T., BLANFUNÉ A., PERRET-BOUDOURESQUE M., THIBAUT T.
    15:30-15:45 “Ex-situ pilot experiment to assess the feasibility of ecological restoration of fucus virsoides in the gulf of Trieste (northern Adriatic)” by Sara KALEB, DESCOURVIÈRES E., BANDELJ V., CIRIACO S., ORLANDO-BONACA M. FALACE A.
    15:45-16:00 Coffee break
    16:00-16:15 Welcome speech by Federico Delfino, Rettore dell’Università di Genova (to be confirmed)
    16:15-17:15 Poster Session (3 minutes for each poster)
    Session 2: Impacts and disturbances threatening key Mediterranean formations (including global change) – continued
    Chair: Rym ZAKHAMA, Rapporteur: Mehdi AISSI
    15 min for each oral presentation, including 5 min for Q/A
    17:15-17:30 “The influence of human activities on Posidonia oceanica at Tremiti Islands Marine Protected Area (Adriatic Sea, Italy)” by Andrea TURSI, MASTROTOTARO F., BOTTALICO A., DE GIOSA F., MONTESANTO F., LISCO A., CHIMIENTI G.
    17:30-17:45 “Deterioration of precious blue carbon ecosystems in a Natura 2000 site: the impact of anchorage in the seagrass meadows of the National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades” by Dimitris POURSANIDIS, Spyros I., Vassiliki V.
    17:45-18:00 “The trophic role of the necromass of Posidonia oceanica (L) Delile in the surf zone of sandy shores” by Francesca ROSSI, ROMERO G., PEY A., VENTURA P., LOQUES F., DERIJARD B., COTTALORDA JM, DI FRANCO E., GUIDETTI P., BUSSOTTI S.
    18:00-18:15 “Effect of filamentous macroalgae Chaetomorpha linum on Cymodocea nodosa: the importance of clonal integration” by Imen ZRIBI, ELLOUZI H., MNASRI I. , ABEDELKADER N. , BEN HMIDA A., DORAI S. , DEBEZ A. CHARFI-CHEIKHROUHA F., ZAKHAMA-SRAIEB R.
    18:15-18:30 Discussion
    Tuesday 20 September 2022
    8:30-9:30 Round table on“Anchoring on Posidonia oceanica meadows: Synthesis on the existing regulations and distribution maps as a benchmark for action in the Mediterranean”
    Moderator: Christine PERGENT-MARTINI
    9:30-9:45 Awards for best oral communication and poster
    9:45-10:00 Closure of the Symposium
    Symposium conclusions and recommandations
    Closing words (Khalil ATTIA, Tatjana HEMA)
    10:00-10:15 Coffee break

    4th Mediterranean Symposium on the conservation of coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions

    Tuesday 20 September 2022
    10:30 – 10:45 Opening of the Symposium
    Khalil ATTIA, Tatjana HEMA
    10:45 – 11:00 Keynote conference – To be completed
    Session 1: Mapping and and characterization of coralligenous habitats
    Chair: Leonardo TUNESI, Rapporteur: Asma YAHYAOUI
    15 min for each oral presentation including 5 min for Q/A
    11:00-11:15 “CorMedNet: building a database on the distribution, demography and conservation status of sessile species for Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages” by Cristina LINARES, FIGUEROLA-FERRANDO L., GÓMEZ-GRAS D., PAGÉS-ESCOLÀ M., OLVERA A., AUBACH A., AMATE R., FIGUEROLA B., KERSTING D.K., LEDOUX J.B., LÓPEZ-SANZ A., LÓPEZ-SENDINO P., MEDRANO A., ZENTNER Y., GARRABOU J.
    11:15-11:30 “Bridging together research and technological innovation: first results and expected bearings of the project CRESCIBLUREEF on Mediterranean Coralligenous” by Antonietta ROSSO, ALTIERI C., BAZZICALUPO P., BERTOLINO M., BRACCHI V.A., BRUNO F., CIPRIANI M., COSTA G., D’ALPA F., DONATO G., FALLATI L., GALLO A., GUIDO A., LEONARDI R., MUZZUPAPPA M., NEGRI M.P., SANFILIPPO R., SAVINI A., SCIUTO F., SERIO D., TADDEI RUGGIERO E., VARZI A.G., VIOLA A., BASSO D.
    11:30-11:45 “State of knowledge on the deep coralligenous rings of Cape Corsica following the scientific expedition Gombessa 6 (2021)” by Julie DETER, BALLESTA L., MASSEY J.-L., GUILBERT A., HOLON F., DELARUELLE G., BLANDIN A., MARRE G., RAUBY T., MOUILLOT D., VELEZ L., DEJEAN T., DI IORIO L., HOCDE R., FURFARO G., JORRY S., BOUCHETTE F., FERRIER-PAGES C., CHARRIERE A., IZART A., FERRANDINI M., PLUQUET F., PERGENT G., PERGENT-MARTINI C., LUONGO G., DANOVARO G., BOISSERY P., CANCEMI M.
    11:45-12:00 “Evaluation the ecological status of the vermetid reefs along the Lebanese coats, eastern Mediterranean Sea” by Ali BADREDDINE
    12:00-14:00 Lunch break
    14:00-14:15 “Review of the geographic and bathymetric distribution of Maërl beds in Tunisian waters” by Raouia GHANEM, BEN SOUISSI J., GARRABOU J.
    14:15-14:30 “Insights on the biodiversity of coralligenous and dark habitats from northern Tunisia, with focus on bryozoans” by Rakia AYARI-KLITI, TAYLOR P.D., ROSSO A.
    14:30-14:45 Discussion
    Session 2: Assessing conservation status and processes in the coralligenous
    Chair: Hocein BAZAIRI, Rapporteur: Yassine Ramzi SGHAIER
    15 min for each oral presentation including 5 min for Q/A
    14:45-15:00 “Coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions within the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Mediterranean Sea and Coast” by Silvija KIPSON, YAHYAOUI A., AISSI M., OUERGHI A., ROBERT A., TUNESI L., RENDE F., AGNESI S., ANNUNZIATELLIS A., ANGIOLILLO M., GIUSTI M., BADDREDINE A., MAVRIČ B., BERNARDEAU ESTELLER J.A., DÍAZ D., MASSUTÍ E., TAŞKIN E., ÇINAR M.E., GARRABOU J.
    15:00-15:15 “Can emblematic species become a pest? The case of Astrospartus mediterraneus (Risso, 1826) (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) in the artisanal fishing grounds of the Cap de Creus area (NW Mediterranean Sea)” by Marina BIEL-CABANELAS, MONASTRELL M., SANTÍN A., SALAZAR J., BAENA P., VILADRICH N., GORI A., MONTSENY M., CORBERA G., AMBROSO S., GRINYÓ J.
    15:15-15:30 “Monitoring coralligenous reefs in Italian coastal waters within the Marine Strategy Framework Directive” by Martina RADICIOLI, ANGIOLILLO M., GIUSTI M., PROIETTI R., FORTIBUONI T., SILVESTRI C., TUNESI L.
    15:30-15:45 “Ecological status of the Ligurian coralligenous habitats assessed by the MedSens index” by Massimo PONTI, CERRANO C., GHETTA M., ABBIATI M., TURICCHIA E.
    15:45-16:00 Discussion
    16:00-16:15 Coffee break
    Session 2: Assessing conservation status and processes in the coralligenous – continued
    Chair: Carlo Nike BIANCHI, Rapporteur: Mehdi AISSI
    15 min for each oral presentation including 5 min for Q/A
    16:15-16:30 CIGESMED for divers: A successful approach combining science and citizen involvement for the monitoring of NW Mediterranean coralligenous reefs by Giulia GATTI, BARTH L., GRANCHER T., BASTHARD-BOGAIN S., BLONDEAUX V., BIANCHIMANI O., ESTAQUE T., MONFORT T., RICHAUME J., CHEMINÉE A.
    16:30-16:45 “A rapid assessment method for citizen-scientists to monitor the conservation status of Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages” by Laura FIGUEROLA-FERRANDO, LINARES C., ZENTNER Y., LÓPEZ-SENDINO P., GARRABOU, J.
    16:45-17:00 “Temporal variability in the response to thermal stress in the red gorgonian, Paramuricea clavata: insights from common garden experiments” by Sandra RAMIREZ-CALERO, BENSOUSSAN N, LÓPEZ-SENDINO P, GÓMEZ-GRAS D, MONTERO-SERRA I, PAGÈS-ESCOLÀ M, MEDRANO A, LÓPEZ-SANZ A, FIGUEROLA, L, LINARES C, LEDOUX JB, GARRABOU J.
    17:00-17:15 “New insights on bioerosion processes in the northern Adriatic coralligenous reefs” by Eva TURICCHIA, ABBIATI M., BETTUZZI M., CALCINAI B., MORIGI M.P., SUMMERS A.P., PONTI M.
    17:15-17:30 “Variability between observers in rapid visual assessment of coralligenous assemblages in the Marine Protected Area of Portofino (Ligurian Sea)” by Annalisa AZZOLA, BIANCHI C.N., MORRI C., OPRANDI A., MONTEFALCONE M.
    17:30-17:45 Discussion
    20:00-23:00 Gala dinner
    Wednesday 21 September 2022
    Session 3: Impacts and disturbances threatening key Mediterranean formations (including global change)
    Chair: Vesna MACIC, Rapporteur : Asma YAHYAOUI
    15 min for each oral presentation (including 5 min for Q/A)
    8:30-8:45 “T-MEDNet climate change coastal observation network: tracking and assessing effects on thermal regimes and their effects in Mediterranean coastal ecosystem” by Joaquim GARRABOU, BENSOUSSAN N., AZZURRO E. & the T-MEDNet network
    8:45-9:00 “Climate adaptative management in Marine Protected Areas: the case of marine heatwaves and diving frequentation on the conservation of coralligenous habitat forming species” by Yanis ZENTNER, ROVIRA G., ORTEGA J., MARGARIT N., CASALS D., MEDRANO A., PAGÈS-ESCOLÀ M., MONTERO-SERRA I., ASPILLAGA E., CAPDEVILA P., FIGUEROLA-FERRANDO L., HEREU B., GARRABOU J., LINARES C.
    9:00-9:15 “The need for change in a changing world: fishing impact within the Tavolara-Punta Coda Cavallo Marine Protected Area” by Ilaria AMEDEO, CANESSA M., PANZALIS P., TRAINITO E.
    9:15-9:30 “Impact, remediation, and recovery of coralligenous reefs after the Concordia ship wreckage” by Edoardo CASOLI, VENTURA D., MANCINI G., MAZZA M., BELLUSCIO A., ARDIZZONE G.
    9:30-9:45 “Soft coral and gorgonian assemblages exempted of thermal stress but threatened by high anthropogenic pressures in the Sea of Marmara” by Nur Eda TOPÇU, GÜRESEN S. O., YILMAZ I.N., STEINUM T., TURGAY E., YARDIMCI E., KARATAŞ S., DOĞAN O., BARRAUD T., SARACOGLU C., AURELLE D.
    9:45-10:00 “No one is safe: destruction of coralligenous concretions and other benthic sciaphilic communities in the MPA Cape Greco (Cyprus)” by Carlos JIMENEZ, PETROU A., PAPATHEODOULOU M., RESAIKOS V.
    10:00-10:15 Discussion
    10:15-10:30 Coffee break
    10:30-11:45 Poster session (3 min for each poster)
    11:45-12:00 Awards for best oral communication and poster
    12:00-12:15 Closure of the Symposium
    12:15-14:00 Lunch break

    3rd Mediterranean Symposium on the conservation of dark habitats

    Wednesday 21 September 2022
    14:00 – 14:15 Opening of the Symposium
    14:15 – 14:30 Keynote conference “The ligurian white coral province: new supporting evidence” by Marzia BO, ENRICHETTI F., BETTI F., GAY G., BAVESTRELLO G.
    Session 1: State of knowledge
    Chair: Maia FOURT, Rapporteur: Mehdi AISSI
    15 min for each oral presentation including 5 min for Q/A
    14:30-14:45 “Distributions of some poorly known Atlanto-Mediterranean deep-sea species of anthozoans in the western Mediterranean” by Ricardo AGUILAR, JORGE B. & ALLISON P
    14:45-15:00 “Substrate related facies of Dendrophyllia cornigera (Lamarck, 1816)” by Francesco ENRICHETTI, , BAVESTRELLO G., BETTI F., TOMA M., CANESE S., CAU A., GIUSTI M., ANDALORO F., GRECO S., BO M.
    15:00-15:15 “Lithistid sponges from submarine caves of Crete Island: hidden diversity and false endemicity” by Andrzej PISERA, GEROVASILEIOU V., DIGENIS M.
    15:15-15:30 “The sea caves of the Marine Protected Area of Portofino (Ligurian Sea): lack of knowledge and management” by Carlo NIKE BIANCHI, Montefalcone M., Annalisa A., Alice O., Carla.
    15:30-15:45 “Comparaison of benthic assemblages from six marine caves in a Protected Area of the South-Eastern Aegean Sea, Greece by Markos DIGENIS, ARVANITIDIS C., DAILIANIS T., GEROVASILEIOU V.
    15:45-16:00 “New insight into the bryozoan diversity in marine caves of the Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean)” by Antonietta ROSSO, GEROVASILEIOU V., DIGENIS M
    16:00-16:15 Discussion
    16:15-16:30 Coffee break
    Session 2: Study methods, mapping and monitoring (and associated organisms)
    Chair: Ricardo AGUILAR, Rapporteur: Yassine Ramzi SGHAIER
    15 min for each oral presentation including 5 min for Q/A
    16:30-16:45 “Exploratory baseline survey of cave habitats within a marine protected area in the Aegean Sea” by Thanos DAILIANIS, GEROVASILEIOU V., CHATZIGEORGIOU G., VERNADOU E., GLAMPEDAKIS I., ARVANITIDIS C., KARGIOLAKI H.
    16:45-17:00 “Effects of global and local pressures on three submerged marine caves in the western Mediterranean Sea” by Nicolò DI TULLIO, FERRARO. V., MORRI C., BIANCHI C. N., MONTEFALCONE M.
    17:00-17:15 “Effect of environmental and anthropogenic factors on the distribution of Cold Water Corals” by Valeria PALUMMO, MILISENDA G., CANESE S., SALVATI E., PICA D., ROMEO T., GRECO S.
    17:15-17:30 “Monitoring Italian circalittoral and upper bathyal biogenic reefs within the implementation of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)” by Michela GIUSTI, ANGIOLILLO M., BO M., ENRICHETTI F., TOMA M., ROSSI L., RENDE S.F., IZZI A., PAZZINI A., BOSMAN A., TUNESI L.
    17:30-17:45 Discussion
    Thursday 22 September 2022
    Session 3: Management
    Chair: Vasilis GEROVASILEIOU, Rapporteur: Atef LIMAM
    15 min for each oral presentation (including 5 min for Q/A)
    8:30-8:45 “Effective management measures to reduce the bycatch of cold-water gorgonians and support sustainable artisanal fishing on the Mediterranean continental shelf” by Maria MONTSENY, LINARES C., VILADRICH N., BIEL-CABANELAS M., BAENA P., QUINTANILLA E., AMBROSO S. GRINYÓ J., SANTÍN A., SALAZAR J., GILI J.M., GORI A.
    8:45-9:00 “Bathyal megabenthic diversity on the Ajaccio and Valinco submarine canyons (west Corsican margin)” by Jordi GRINYÓ, CHEVALDONNÉ P., THOMAS SCHOHN T., LE BRIS N.
    9:00-9:15 “Ecological restoration of human-impacted Mediterranean benthic marine ecosystems through active strategies and participatory approach: the Life Project ECOREST” by Andreu SANTÍN, GRINYÓ, J., AGUZZI, J., AMBROSO, S., BAENA, P., BAHAMON, N. BIEL CABANELAS, M., CHATZIEVANGELOU, D., COMPANY, J.B., CORBERA, G., GARCÍA DEL ARCO, J.A., GÓMEZ, M., GORI, A., GUTIÉRREZ, V., LINARES, C., MONTSENY, M., NAVARRO, J., RECASENS, L., ROTLLANT, G., SALAZAR, J., GARCÍA VARAS, J.L., GILI, J.M., GIRONA’S TERRITORIAL FEDERATION OF FISHERS’ GUILD
    9:15-9:30 Discussion
    9:30-10:15 Poster session (3 min for each poster)
    10:15-10:30 Coffee break
    10:30-10:45 Awards for best oral communication and poster
    10:45-11:00 Closure of the Symposium
    11:00-14:00 Lunch break

    2nd Mediterranean Symposium on the Non-Indigenous Species

    Thursday 22 September 2022
    14:00 – 14:15 Opening of the Symposium
    14:15 – 14:30 Keynote conference: “Refined and updated non-indigenous species baselines for the Mediterranean Sea at the national, sub-regional and regional levels in the context of the Barcelona convention’s Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (IMAP)” by Marika GALANIDI, AISSI M., ALI M., BAKALEM A., BARICHE M., BARTOLO A., BAZAIRI H., BEQIRAJ S., BILECENOĞLU M., BUGEJA M., CARBONELL A., CASTRIOTA L., CHALABI A., ÇINAR M.E., DRAGIČEVIĆ B., DULČIĆ J., EL HAWEET A., FARRAG M., GALIL B., GUERIN L., HYAMS-KAPHZAN O., KAPEDANI R., KAMBERI E., LIVI S., MASSE C., MAVRIČ B., OUERGHI A., PETOVIC S., PNG-GONZALEZ L., RIZZO M., ROMDHANE M.S., SHENKAR N., SHAKMAN E., YAHYAOUI A., YOKEŞ M., ZENETOS, A.
    Session 1: The ecology of NIS and their biological associations
    Chair: Ernesto AZZURRO, Rapporteur: Mehdi AISSI
    15 min for each oral presentation including 5 min for Q/A
    14:30-14:45 “Lessepsian migration and parasitism: Atypical history of introduction” by Wiem BOUSSELLAA, DERBEL H., NEIFAR L.
    14:45-15:00 “A transplant experiment to test the biotic resistance in native fouling communities to bioinvasion” by Jasmine FERRARIO, , TAMBURINI M., LO VULLO M., OCCHIPINTI-AMBROGI A.
    15:00-15:15 “An early invasion interrupted by a tsunami: the case of Amphistegina lobifera (Foraminifera) in Malta, Central Mediterranean Sea” by Agnese MARCHINI, N. MANCIN, R. GUASTELLA, J. T. CARLTON, M. COBIANCHI, J. EVANS, L. CAPOTONDI, L. LANGONE
    15:15-15:30 Discussion
    Session 2: Tracking the occurrence and distribution of NIS
    Chair: Marika GALANIDI, Rapporteur: Asma YAHYAOUI
    15 min for each oral presentation including 5 min for Q/A
    15:30-15:45 “The Levant – a hotspot, a beachhead and a dispersal hub of marine alien species” by BELLA S. GALIL, MENACHEM G.
    15:45-16:00 “Status of the American blue crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 in Tunisian waters (Central Mediterranean)” by Olfa BEN ABDALLAH, BEN HADJ HAMIDA N., LABNI M.A., MISSAOUI H.
    16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
    16:30-16:45 “Assessment of sessile benthos in marinas of greece with a focus on Non-Indigenous Species” by Ioannis RALLIS, DIGENIS M., GEROVASILEIOU V., GRATSIA E., CHATZIGEORGIOU G.
    16:45-17:00 “The integration of environmental DNA metabarcoding in the monitoring programmes for Descriptor 2 of the MSFD” by Silvia LIVI, VARRELLA S., CASTRIOTA L., MAGGIO T., LOMARTIRE M., VIVONA P. CORINALDESI C., DELL’ANNO A.
    17:00-17:15 “ORMEF: a new interactive geoportal on exotic fish occurrences” by Ernesto AZZURRO, BIANCONE N., D’AMEN M., GRIFONI P., SMERALDO S., STRAFELLA P., DE MARCO R., FERRI F.
    17:15-17:30 “A Local Ecological Knowledge approach for a collaborative NIS mapping in Sardinia (Italy)” by Daniele GRECH, , PILLONI Z., BURTON M., SERRA E., BRUNDU G., BAROLI M., PORPORATO E.M.D., MASSARO G., CECCHERELLI G., CERRI J., AZZURRO E.
    Friday 23 September 2022
    Session 3: Risks, impacts and management options
    Chair: Jamila BEN SOUISSI, Rapporteur: Yassine Ramzi SGHAIER
    15 min for each oral presentation including 5 min for Q/A
    8:30-8:45 “Eat alien invasive blue crabs: YES, BUT without running health risks!” by Wafa RJIBA BAHRI,, CHAFFAI A., GHANEM R., BEN SOUISSI J.
    8:45-9:00 “Invasion ecology through risk assessment questions: a multivariate comparison among non-indigenous species traits in the marinas of Tunisia” by Juan SEMPERE-VALVERDE, BOUHLEL R., BENZARTI O., CHEBAANE S.
    9:00-9:15 “The Role of recreational boating in shaping the structure of fouling communities: comparison among Ligurian marinas with different boating traffic” by Federica GAZZOLA, FERRARIO J., GROSSO B., QUARONI D., TAMBURINI M., OCCHIPINTI-AMBROGI A.
    9:15-9:30 “Modelling the risk of introducing non-native species through ship hull biofouling by percent cover calculation” by Adel KACIMI, BOUDA A., SIEVERS M., BENSARI B, BACHARI N.E.I.
    9:30-9:45 Discussion
    9:45-10:00 Coffee Break
    10:00-11:45 Poster session (3 min for each poster)
    11:45-12:00 Awards for best oral communication and poster
    12:00-12:15 Closure of the Symposium