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WORKSHOPS

 

Training workshops

Three training worshops aiming at building and strengthening Marine Protected Areas sentinel network on climate change effects in the Mediterranean Sea were organized during years 2012, 2015 and 2017 together or with the support of regional partners.

Lampedusa 2017 (Italy), 17-21 July. “Training course on Climate Change Monitoring Protocols” co-organized by ISPRA, CSIC and the MPA of Pelagie Islands, funded by Interreg-Mediterranean project MPA-ADAPT.

  • 12 participants from Spain, Italy and Croatia.
  • Download the activity report. Download the standard monitoring protocols.

Cadaques 2014 (Spain), 1-4 April. “Climate Change in Mediterranean Marine Protectes Areas: a regional training workshop for Mediterranean MPA managers.” co-organized by MedPAN and UNEP-MAP RAC/SPA.

  • 37 participants from 11 Mediterranean Countries.
  • Download the training document.

Scandola 2012 (France), 2-4 October. “Effects of climate change in the Mediterranean” co-organized by CSIC and Parc Régional de Corse - Réserve Naturelle de Scandola, funded by MedPAN, FFEM, and the MAVA and Prince Albert II de Monaco foundations.

  • 21 participants from 5 Mediterranean countries.
  • Download the activity report. Download the presentations on temperature surveys. Citation: Garrabou J, Bensoussan N (2012) Development of tools for the study of climate change impacts on coastal ecosystems.

 

Methodological guide

Check-out “Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas and climate change: A guide to regional monitoring and adaptation opportunities”. MedPAN collection. Malaga, Spain: IUCN. 52 pages.

Transfer actions

Several local training and assistance to the field were conducted for the setup of new temperature time-series in volunteer MPAs in France, Italy, Croatia and Turkey (Port-Cros National Park, Parc naturel marin du Cap-Corse, Area protegida de Portofino, Brijuni National park, Gokova MPA).

 

Papers

  • Gómez-Gras D, Linares C, Dornelas M, Madin J, Brambilla V, Ledoux J-B, López-Sendino P, Bensoussan N, Garrabou J (2021) Climate change transforms the functional identity of Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages. Ecology letters (2021) DOI: 10.1111/ele.13718
  • Bensoussan N, Cebrian E, Dominici JM, Kersting DK, Kipson S, Kizilkaya Z, Ocana O, Peirache M, Zuberer F, Ledoux JB, Linares C, Zabala M, Buongiorno Nardelli B, Pisano A, Garrabou J (2019) Using CMEMS and the Mediterranean Marine protected Area sentinel network to track ocean warming effects in coastal areas. In: Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report, Issue 3, Journal of Operational Oceanography. DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2019.1633075
  • Bensoussan N, Chiggiato J, Buongiorno Nardelli B, Pisano A, Garrabou J (2019) Insights on 2017 Marine Heat Waves in the Mediterranean Sea. In: Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report, Issue 3, Journal of Operational Oceanography. DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2019.1633075
  • Verdura J, Linares C, Ballesteros E, Coma R, Uriz MJ, Bensoussan N, Cebrian E (2019) Biodiversity loss in a Mediterranean ecosystem due to an extreme warming event unveils the role of an engineering gorgonian species. Scientific Reports (2019) 9:5911 | 10.1038/s41598-019-41929-02
  • Cramer W,  Guiot J, Fader M, Garrabou J, Gattuso JP, Iglesias A, Lange MA, Lionello P, Llasat MC, Paz S, Penuelas J, Snoussi M, Toreti A, Tsimplis MN, Xoplaki E (2018) Climate change and interconnected risks to sustainable development in the Mediterranean. Nature climate change 8, 972-980560 :299-301. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0299-2
  • Bates AE, Helmuth B, Burrows MT, Duncan MI, Garrbou J, Guy-Haim T, Lima F, Queiros AM, Seabra R, Marsh R, Belmaker J, Bensoussan N, Dong Y, Mazaris AD, Smale D, Wahl M, Rilov G (2018) Biologists ignore ocean weather at their peril. Nature 560 :299-301. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-018-05869-5
  • Crisci C, Ledoux JB, Mokhtar-Jamaï K, Bally M, Bensoussan N, Aurelle D, Cebrian E, Coma R, Féral JP, La Rivière M, Linares C, Lopez-Sendino P, Marschal C, Ribes M, Teixido N, Zuberer F, Garrabou, J (2017) Regional and local environmental conditions do not shape the response to warming of a marine habitat-forming species. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05220-4
  • Ledoux JB, Aurelle D, Bensoussan N, Marschal C, Feral JP, Garrabou J (2015) Potential for adaptive evolution at species range margins: contrasting interactions between red coral populations and their environment in a changing ocean. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1324
  • Teixidó N, Bensoussan N, Gori A, Fiorillo I, Viladrich N (2015) Sexual reproduction and early life- history traits of the Mediterranean soft coral Alcyonium acaule. Marine Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/maec.12255
  • Pairaud I, Bensoussan N, Garreau P, Faure V, Garrabou J (2014) Impacts of climate change on coastal benthic ecosystems: assessing potential risk of mortality outbreaks under thermal stress in the NW Mediterranean coastal areas. Ocean dynamics 64:103–115. DOI: 10.1007/s10236-013-0661-x
  • Kersting DK, Bensoussan N, Linares C (2013) Long-term responses of the endemic reef-builder Cladocora caespitosa to Mediterranean warming. PLoS ONE 8(8): e70820. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070820
  • Vielzeuf D, Garrabou J, Gagnon A, Ricolleau A, Adkins J, Günther D, Hametner K, Devidal JL, Reusser E, Perrin J, Floquet N (2013) Distribution of Sulphur and Magnesium in the Red Coral. Chemical Geology 355:13-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.07.008
  • Linares C, Cebrián E, Kipson S, Garrabou J (2013) Does thermal history influence the tolerance to future warming events by temperate gorgonians? Marine Environmental Research 89:45-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2013.04.009
  • Cebrian, E, Linares C, Marschal C, Garrabou J (2012) Exploring the effects of invasive algae on the persistence of gorgonian populations. Biological Invasions DOI: 10.1007/s10530-012-0261-6
  • Crisci C, Bensoussan N, Romano JC, Garrabou J (2011) Temperature anomalies and mortality events in marine communities: insights on factors behind differential mortality impacts in the NW Mediterranean. PLoS ONE 6(9): e23814. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023814
  • Pairaud I, Gatti J, Bensoussan N, Verney R, Garreau P (2011) Hydrology and circulation in a coastal area off Marseille: validation of a nested 3D model with observations. Journal of Marine Systems 88:20-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.02.010
  • Pey A, Zamoum T, Allemand D, Furla P, Merle PL (2011) Depth-dependant thermotolerance of the symbiotic Mediterranean gorgonian Eunicella singularis: Evidence from cellular stress markers. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 404:73-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.05.007
  • Cebrian E, Uriz MJ, Garrabou J, Ballesteros E (2011) Sponge mass mortalities in a warming Mediterranean Sea: Are cyanobacteria-harboring species worse off? PLoS ONE 6(6): e20211. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020211
  • Egea, E. (2011) Histoire évolutive, structures génétique, morphologique et écologique comparées dans un complexe d’espèces jumelles : Echinocardium cordatum (Echinoidea, Irregularia). PhD Thesis, Université de la Méditerranée
  • Bensoussan N, Romano JC, Harmelin JG, Garrabou J (2010) High resolution characterization of northwest Mediterranean coastal waters thermal regimes: to better understand responses of benthic communities to climate change. Estuarine, coastal and Shelf Science 87:431-441. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2010.01.008
  • Ledoux JB (2011) Biologie de la conservation du corail rouge, Corallium rubrum (Linnaeus, 1758): Impact du changement global sur l’évolution des populations infralittorales en Méditerranée Nord-Occidentale. PhD Thesis, Université de la Méditerranée
  • Ferrier-Pagès C, Tambutté E, Zamoum T, Segonds N, Merle PL, Bensoussan N, Allemand D, Garrabou J, Tambutté S (2009) Physiological response of the symbiotic gorgonian Eunicella singularis to a longterm temperature increase. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:3007-3015. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.031823
  • Garrabou J, Coma R, Bensoussan N, Bally M, Chevaldonné P, Cigliano M, Diaz D, Harmelin JG, Gambi MC, Kersting DK, Lejeusne C, Linares C, Marschal C, Pérez T, Ribes M, Romano JC, Serrano E, Teixidó N, Torrents O, Zabala M, Zuberer F, Cerrano C (2009) Mass mortality in northwestern Mediterranean rocky benthic communities : effects of the 2003 heat wave. Global Change Biology 15:1090-1103. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01823.x
  • Torrents O, Tambuté E, Caminiti N, Garrabou, J (2008) Upper thermal thresholds of shallow vs. deep populations of the precious Mediterranean red coral Corallium rubrum: assessing the potential effects of warming in the NW Mediterranean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 357:7-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2007.12.006
  • Bally M, Garrabou J (2007) Thermodependent bacterial pathogens and mass mortalities in temperate benthic communities: a new case of emerging disease linked to climate change. Global Change Biology 13: 2078-2088. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01423.x
  • Harmelin JG (2004) Environnement thermique du benthos côtier de l’île de Port-Cros (parc national, France, Méditerranée nord-occidentale) et implications biogéographiques. Scientific Reports Port-Cros national Park Fr 20, 173-194.
  • Pérez T, Garrabou J, Sartoretto S, Harmelin JG, Francour P, Vacelet J (2000) Mortalités massives d'Invertébrés marins : un événement sans précédent en Méditerranée nord-occidentale. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris Biologies 323, 853-865.

 

Scientific meetings

  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J (2021) T-MEDNet Climate Change Coastal Observation Network.  Copernicus Marine Service General Assembly. Webinar 26-28 January 2021. 
  • Bensoussan N (2020) T-MEDNet Climate Change Coastal Observation Network.  EMODnet. A decade of achievements connecting marine data to knowledge. Webinar 22 September 2020.
  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J (2019) T-MEDNet Climate Change Coastal Observation Network: tracking and assessing changes in thermal regimes and their effects in Mediterranean coastal ecosystems. MONGOOS General Assembly, Modelling and observations in the coastal Mediterranean Sea: physical and biogeochemical processes. Trieste, Italy, 3-5 December 2019.
  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J & the T-MEDNet network (2018) T-MEDNet observation network and resource platform on climate change effects in Mediterranean coastal ecosystems. International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems, Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 November 2018.
  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J & the T-MEDNet network (2018) Thermal regimes, warming trends and positive temperature anomalies from high resolution coastal time series in the Mediterranean Sea: insights for the assessment of marine coastal ecosystems vulnerability to climate change. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018.
  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J & the T-MEDNet network (2017) Warming trends and extreme events analysis from high-resolution temperature observations in Mediterranean coastal areas: insights for the assessment of ecosystem vulnerability to climate change. International Mistral Workshop – Climate Change Impacts in the Mediterranean Region, Montpellier, France, 16-18 October 2017.
  • Garrabou J, Bensoussan N (2016) A collaborative pan Mediterranean network to track and assess climate change effects in Marine Protected Areas. MPAForum, Tangier (Marocco), 28 November - 1 December 2016.
  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J et al (2015) When local actions become regional: T-MEDNet, a successful collaborative network to track climate change effects in marine coastal ecosystems at Mediterranean scale. COP 21 side event "Coastal and marine protected areas in the Mediterranean: a solution to face climate change" organized by MedPAN with the support of FFEM. Le Bourget, Paris, Pavillon SOLUTIONS NATURE COP21, 10 December 2015.
  • Bensoussan N, Linares C, Garrabou J, Cebrian E, Kipson S, Teixido N, Romano JC, Ramos‐Esplà A, Kersting DK, Riera i Arago V, Payrot J, Blouet S, Bachet F, Charbonnel E, Zuberer F, Pairaud I, Sartoretto S, Bergere H, Peirache M, Dominici JM, Negre‐Santucci N, Harmelin JG, Ruiz JM, Ledoux JB, Zabala M, Topcu E, Ozturkb B, Sini M, Bensoussi J, Ghanem R, Ocaña O, Reñones O, Díaz D, Kızılkaya Z et al. (2015) T-MEDNet collaborative network for long-term and high-resolution monitoring of Mediterranean coastal thermal regimes and stratification; building a regional vision from local concerted actions. MERMeX/MISTRALS workshop, Marseille (France), 7-10 April 2015.
  • Bensoussan N, Pairaud I, Garreau P, Somot S, Garrabou J (2014) Shifting down benthic ecosystem dustribution range under climate change scenario in the NW Mediterranean Sea. 2nd International Ocean Research Conference, Barcelona (Spain), 17-21 November 2014.
  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J & T-MEDNet network (2014) L'initiative T-MEDNet. Colloque "Stations côtières HF – Haute Fréquence", journées RESOMAR, Bordeaux (France), 26-27 October 2014.
  • Bensoussan N, Garrabou J (2013) T-MEDNet coastal time series, from local initiatives to a Mediterranean network. MISTRALS/MERMeX international workshop, Zagreb (Croatia), 10-12 June 2013.
  • Bensoussan N, Pairaud I, Garreau P, Somot S, Garrabou J (2013) Climate change impacts on coastal benthic ecosystems in the nw mediterranean sea: assessing potential risk from field, laboratory and numerical experiments. 40th CIESM congress, 28 october- 1 november Marseille, France
  • Bensoussan N, Pairaud I, Garreau P, Somot S, Garrabou J (2013) Climate change impacts on benthic ecosystems in Marine Protected Areas of the NW Mediterranean Sea: assessing potential risk from field, laboratory and numerical experiments. IMPAC3 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress, 21-27 October Marseille-Corsica, France
  • Pairaud I, Bensoussan N, Garreau P, Somot S, Garrabou J (2013) Multidisciplinary approach to assess potential risk of mortality of benthic ecosystems facing climate change in the NW Mediterranean Sea. OCEANS'13 MTS/IEEE Technical Program 23-26 September 2013 San Diego, USA
  • Pairaud I., Garreau P., Bensoussan N., Garrabou J., Faure V. (2012) NW Mediterranean sea model toward the study of climate change impacts on the coastal ecosystems. Jonsmod, 22 May 2012, Brest, France.
  • Crisci, C., Bensousan, N., Romano, J.C., Garrabou, J. (2011) Links between positive temperature anomalies and unprecedented mass mortality events in coastal marine rocky benthic communities in the NW Mediterranean. Vulnerability of coastal ecosystems to global change and extreme events - At the crossroads of knowledge to the benefit of coastal and marine ecosystem services. 18-21 october 2011, Biarritz, France.
  • Garrabou, J., Bensoussan, N., Somot, S., Pairaud, I., Garreau, P. (2011) ClimCares: a new research project to assess the climate change impacts on NW Mediterranean coastal benthic ecosystems. Vulnerability of coastal ecosystems to global change and extreme events - At the crossroads of knowledge to the benefit of coastal and marine ecosystem services. 18-21 october 2011, Biarritz, France.
  • Bensoussan N., Linares C., Cebrian E., Crisci, C., Kipson, S., Teixido, N., Romano, J.C., Bianchimani, O., Kersting DK., Lorente, A., Riera i Arago, V., Cadene, F., Laffon, JF., Payrot, J., Bachet, F., Charbonnel, E., Zuberer, F., Pairaud, I., Sartoretto, S., Bergere, H., Houard, T., Dominici, J.M., Harmelin, J.G., Garrabou, J. (2011) T-MedNet: a temperature network for high resolution and long term monitoring of Mediterranean coastal waters stratification. Vulnerability of coastal ecosystems to global change and extreme events - At the crossroads of knowledge to the benefit of coastal and marine ecosystem services. 18-21 october 2011, Biarritz, France.
  • Ledoux, J.B., Aurelle, D., Feral, J.P., Garrabou, J., Marschal C. (2010) Experimental approach to the potential response of a long-lived invertebrate species facing the warming in the NW Mediterranean CIESM, Venice.
  • Bensoussan N., Romano J.-C., Harmelin J.-G., Crisci C., Pascual J., Garrabou J. (2009) Warming trends, regional fingerprints and future trajectories of NW Mediterranean coastal waters. Proceedings of the first symposium on the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous concretions RAC/SPA publ. Tunise: 166-167.
  • Garrabou, J., Aurelle, D., Bally, M., Linares, C., Ledoux, J.-B., Bianchimani, O., Mokhtar-Jamaï, K., Cebrian, E. (2009) MEDCHANGE: an interdisciplinary project to promote Mediterranean marine biodiversity conservation face to global change. Proceedings of the first symposium on the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous concretions RAC/SPA publ. Tunise: 201-204.
  • Bensoussan N., Romano J.-C., Garrabou J., Abboud-Abi Saab M., Pascual J., Fakhri M., Zabbala M. (2008) Tendances et régimes thermiques en Méditerranée : analyser les interactions entre les échelles locale et globale pour comprendre les réponses des organismes. RIMMO 16ème conférence Internationale sur les cétacés en Méditerranée, 15 novembre 2008, Nice, France.
  • Bensoussan N., Romano J.-C., Harmelin J.-G., Garrabou J. (2007) Characterizing regional temperature regimes of NW Mediterranean coastal waters : a step forward to better understand the responses of benthic communities to current climate change. 1st Mediterranean-HyMeX workshop, 9-11 january 2007, Toulouse, France.
  • Garrabou J., Aurelle D., Bally M., Bianchimani O., Drap P., Graille R., Harmelin J.G., Marschal C., Ledoux J.B., Torrents O., Vacelet J. (2006) Conservation and management needs of populations of a long-lived temperate coral under the effects of harvesting and climate change. 20th annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, 24-28 june 2006, San José, California.