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Title: Nowhere safe? Exploring the influence of urbanization across mainland and insular seashores in continental Portugal and the Azorean Archipelago
Authors: Bertocci, Iacopo
Arenas, Francisco
Cacabelos, Eva
Martins, Gustavo M.
Seabra, Maria I.
Álvaro, Nuno V.
Fernandes, Joana N.
Gaião, Raquel
Mamede, Nuno
Mulas, Martina
Neto, Ana I.
Keywords: Human impacts
Rocky intertidal
Algal and invertebrate assemblages
Spatio-temporal scales
Variance components
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Bertocci, I., Arenas, F., Cacabelos, E., Martins, G. M., Seabra, M. I., Álvaro, N. V., Fernandes, J. N., Gaião, R., Mamede, N., Mulas, M. & Neto, A. I. (2017). Nowhere safe? Exploring the influence of urbanization across mainland and insular seashores in continental Portugal and the Azorean Archipelago. Marine pollution bulletin, 114(2), 644-655
Abstract: Differences in the structure and functioning of intensively urbanized vs. less human-affected systems are reported, but such evidence is available for amuch larger extent in terrestrial than in marine systems.Weexamined the hypotheses that (i) urbanization was associated to different patterns of variation of intertidal assemblages between urban and extra-urban environments; (ii) such patterns were consistent acrossmainland and insular systems, spatial scales from 10s cm to 100s km, and a three months period. Several trends emerged: (i) a more homogeneous distribution of most algal groups in the urban compared to the extra-urban condition and the opposite pattern of most invertebrates; (ii) smaller/larger variances of most organisms where these were, respectively, less/more abundant; (iii) largest variability of most response variables at small scale; (iv) no facilitation of invasive species by urbanization and larger cover of canopy-forming algae in the insular extra-urban condition. Present findings confirmthe acknowledged notion that futuremanagement strategieswill require to include representative assemblages and their relevant scales of variation associated to urbanization gradients on both the mainland and the islands.
Type: article
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