- Variability of Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages subject to local variation in sediment depositionDavid Balata
Dipartimento di Scienze dell Uomo e dell Ambiente, Universita di Pisa, Via A Volta 6, I 56126 Pisa, Italy
Mar Environ Res 60:403-21. 2005..These results are consistent with studies from other temperate regions of the globe, suggesting that effects of sedimentation on temperate coasts are substantial and widespread...
- 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...
- The spread of Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea in the Mediterranean Sea: an example of how biological invasions can influence beta diversityLuigi Piazzi
Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Pisa, Via A Volta 6, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Mar Environ Res 65:50-61. 2008..Moreover, variability in taxa composition was lower in invaded than in non-invaded assemblages in both habitats...
- 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...