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New publication on benthic biodiversity and port pollution

A new publication has just been released in the Science of the Total Environment by Eva Chatzinikolaou, Manolis Mandalakis, Panagiotis Damianidis, Thanos Dailianis, Simone Gambineri, Claudia Rossano, Felicita Scapini, Alessandra Carucci and Christos Arvanitidis.

Spatio-temporal benthic biodiversity patterns and pollution pressure in three Mediterranean touristic ports (doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.111).

New monograph

A new monograph implemented within the LifewatchGreece RI has just been released in Biodiversity Data Journal by
Sarah Faulwetter, Nomiki Simboura, Nikolaos Katsiaras, Giorgos Chatzigeorgiou and Christos Arvanitidis.
 
Polychaetes of Greece: an updated and annotated checklist. Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e20997; doi: 10.3897/BDJ.5.e20997

https://bdj.pensoft.net/article/20997/

 

RECONNECT Kick off Meeting

The Kick off meeting of the project RECONNECT: «Regional cooperation for the transnational ecosystem sustainable development» was organised by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) at 8-9/11/2017 in Heraklion, Crete.

RECONNECT aims to develop strategies for the sustainable management of Marine Protected Areas and Natura 2000 areas in the Balkan and Mediterranean regions. The total duration of the project is 2 years and 7 partners from 4 Balkan and Mediterranean countries are participating.

You can find the full Press Conference here.
 
 

Lifewatch ERIC in EMSO, EMBRC and ASSEMBLE PLUS meetings

LifeWatch ERIC was recently represented in  three events:

- EMSO ERIC all regions Workshop, held in Rome on 09-11/10/2017. Presentations can be found here.

- EMBRC Worgking Group on e-Infrastructures, held in Paris (UPMC)  on 18/10/2017.

- ASSEMBLE PLUS kick-off meeting, held in Paris (UPMC)  on 19-20/10/2017.

New publication

A new publication implemented within the LifewatchGreece RI has just been released in PeerJ by Christina Pavloudi, Jon B. Kristoffersen, Anastasis Oulas, Marleen De Troch and Christos Arvanitidis.

Sediment microbial taxonomic and functional diversity in a natural salinity gradient challenge Remane's "species minimum'' concept (DOI 10.7717/peerj.3687).

Interim Executive Board Meeting

The Interim Executive Board Meeting of LifeWatch-ERIC took place in Melpignano, Lecce, during 26-29 June 2017. This meeting was the first operative session of the ERIC infrastructure, where representatives from Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and Italy, decided on the strategical lines to the operative construction of the infrastructure.

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