Mapping of brown alga Fucus virsoides J. Agardh along the coast of southern Istria

Čelig, Ana (2010) Mapping of brown alga Fucus virsoides J. Agardh along the coast of southern Istria. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Brown algae Fucus virsoides J. Agardh is the only species from genus Fucus which appears in Mediterranean Sea and is endemic for Adriatic Sea. It grows exclusively on rocky bottoms and builds dense settlements along the mediolittoral belt. Over the last few decades its regression from several places in the Northern Adriatic has been recorded. The objective of this research was mapping of F. virsoides along the mediolittoral belt of the southern Istrian coast. The research took place in summer 2010 along the entire coast, from auto-camp Stoja in Pula to Ližnjan. Settlements of algae F. virsoides were recorded on nine locations, but samples were taken only from six. The morphology of Fucus was described with following variables: number of individuals, wet and dry biomass, thalli length, diameter of the basal plate and number of ramifications. The number of individuals and biomass were analysed with univariate and multivariate methods. The rest of flora and fauna inside the fucus settlements was also analysed.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: Fucus virsoides, mapping, Southern Istrian coast, morphology, abiotic variables, assemblages
Supervisor: Iveša, Ljiljana
Co-supervisor: Bakran-Petricioli, Tatjana
Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 44
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 09:09
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 09:09
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2596

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