Affiliation: University of Pisa
- Linking patterns and processes across scales: the application of scale-transition theory to algal dynamics on rocky shoresLisandro Benedetti-Cecchi
Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa, via Derna 1, Pisa, Italy
J Exp Biol 215:977-85. 2012..We argue that STT can contribute significantly to the connection between biomechanics and ecology, a synthesis that is at the core of the emerging field of ecomechanics...
- Temporal variance reverses the impact of high mean intensity of stress in climate change experimentsLisandro Benedetti-Cecchi
Dipartimento di Biologia, Via A Volta, 6, 1 56126 Pisa, Italy
Ecology 87:2489-99. 2006....
- Spatial relationships between polychaete assemblages and environmental variables over broad geographical scalesLisandro Benedetti-Cecchi
Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa National Interuniversity Consortium of Marine Sciences, Pisa, Italy
PLoS ONE 5:e12946. 2010..None of the variables considered in this study were significantly related to the regional submodel...
- Neutrality and the response of rare species to environmental varianceLisandro Benedetti-Cecchi
Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
PLoS ONE 3:e2777. 2008..This effect translated into a marked decrease in the characteristic time scale of species turnover, highlighting the role of rare species in driving assemblage dynamics in fluctuating environments...
- Reddened seascapes: experimentally induced shifts in 1/f spectra of spatial variability in rocky intertidal assemblagesLaura Tamburello
Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Pisa, CoNISMa, via Derna 1, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Ecology 94:1102-11. 2013..The two disturbances interacted antagonistically, dampening the red-shift of turf distribution. Our results provide evidence of experimentally induced shifts in the spectrum of a spatial variable under natural environmental conditions...
- The seaweed Caulerpa racemosa on Mediterranean rocky reefs: from passenger to driver of ecological changeFabio Bulleri
Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Pisa, CoNISMa, via Derna 1, Pisa 56126, Italy
Ecology 91:2205-12. 2010..Our results show that introduced species that rely on disturbance to establish can subsequently become the main drivers of ecological change...
- Mechanisms of recovery and resilience of different components of mosaics of habitats on shallow rocky reefsFabio Bulleri
Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Pisa, Via A Volta 6, Pisa, 56126, Italy
Oecologia 149:482-92. 2006..Finally, our study provides evidence that resilience could not be entirely controlled by initial species diversity, suggesting that different proportions of dominant taxa could influence the stability of natural systems...
- Sediment disturbance and loss of beta diversity on subtidal rocky reefsDavid Balata
Dipartimento di Biologia, Via A Volta, 6, I 56126 Pisa, Italy
Ecology 88:2455-61. 2007..These results show that sediment increased similarity in assemblages overriding the influence of habitat complexity on beta diversity at small and large spatial scales...
- Beyond competition: incorporating positive interactions between species to predict ecosystem invasibilityFabio Bulleri
Department of Biology, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
PLoS Biol 6:e162. 2008
- Neutral theory and 1/f noise make similar predictions of assemblage dynamicsLisandro Benedetti-Cecchi
Trends Ecol Evol 22:231; author reply 232. 2007
- Marine reserves: size and age do matterJoachim Claudet
Centre of Tropical and Mediterranean Biology and Ecology, EPHE CNRS UMR 5244, University of Perpignan, 66860 Perpignan Cedex, France
Ecol Lett 11:481-9. 2008..The reserve size-dependency of the response to protection has strong implications for the spatial management of coastal areas because marine reserves are used for spatial zoning...