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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

English and French are official languages of the Conference

Day 1 Thursday 10 November
Aula Magna dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze, Piazza San Marco 4
Morning
08 30 Registration
09 00 Welcome

Prof. Felicita Scapini
University of Florence - Italy

Session 1 - The general framework (chairperson: Prof. Felicita Scapini)
09 20 "The Mediterranean in History"

Prof. Ennio Di Nolfo
University of Florence - Italy

09 40 "Espaces et ressouces dans les pays méditerranéens Questions d’eau conflictuelle et de patrimonie hydraulique"

Prof. René G. Maury
University of Naples L'Orientale - Italy

10 00 "An integrated view on the Mediterranean coastal, transitional and inland aquatic systems as a resource for the future"

Prof. João Marques
University of Coimbra - Portugal

10 20 COFFEE BREAK
Session 2 - Socioeconomic aspects (chairperson: Prof. René G. Maury)
10 50 "Rural women and development in southern Mediterranean. Situation and challenges"

Dr. Fatiha Bou-Salah
F.A.O., Cairo, Egypt

11 10 "Medicinal plants along the Maremma shoreline (Grosseto, Italy). Biodiversity and Mediterranean tradition: an economic opportunity"

Dr. Daniela Bencivenni
Monteloro - Italy

11 30 "Agrosystème traditionnel dans le bassin versant de Oued Laou (Maroc): agrobiodiversité, savoir faire et opportunités pour un développement durable" .pdf (3.5MB)

Prof. Mohamed Ater
University of Tétouan - Morocco

11 50 "Poverty levels and environmental quality in Rosetta (Egypt)"

Dr. Mahmoud Hassan
CEDARE - Cairo, Egypt

12 10 "Socioeconomic conditions in coastal areas: a comparative analysis"

Dr. Mohamed Abdrabo
CEDARE - Cairo, Egypt

12 30 "Limits of stakeholder participation in sustainable development"

Dr. Louis F. Cassar
University of Malta - Malta

12 50 General discussion
13 30 LUNCH
Afternoon
Session 3 - Changes in habitats and landscapes (chairperson: Prof. Soumia Fahd)
14 30 "Changes in landscape patterns and processes (1956-2000) in the Segura River - Mediterranean Sea ecotone (Spain). Ways to match socioeconomic with ecological goals"

Prof. Antonio Pastor-Lopez
University of Alicante - Spain

14 50 "Connecting changes in landscape patterns at the Segura river (Spain) basin level with changes in the coastal dune ecosystems"

Prof. Eduardo Seva-Roman
University of Alicante - Spain

15 10 "Coupling of vegetation change with change in coastal sand dune morphology at Berkoukech (north-western Tunisia)"

Dr. Louis F. Cassar
University of Malta - Malta

15 30 "The historical landscape of the Alberese area (Grosseto, Italy)

Dr. Michele De Silva
University of Florence - Italy

15 50 COFFEE BREAK
Session 4 - Marine Ecology aspects (chairperson: Prof. Marco Vannini)
16 20 "Vermetid terraces, characteristic coastal habitat of the Lebanese coast" .pdf (372 KB)

Prof. Sami Lakkis
Lebanese University, Beirut - Lebanon

16 40 "Diversity and distribution of macrobenthos and fishes in Abu Qir Bay, Egypt" .pdf (2.5 MB)

Dr. Mohamed Reda Fishar
National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Inland water and Aquaculture Branch - Cairo, Egypt

17 00 "Distribution bathymétrique du macrobenthos au large de l'embouchure d'un cours d'eau méditerranéen: cas de la baie de Oued Laou au Maroc"

Prof. Abdellatif Bayed
Scientific Institute, University Mohammed V Agdal - Morocco

17 20 "Assessing ecological status of coastal waters using the seagrass Posidonia oceanica as bioindicator: results in the framework of the MEDCORE project"

Prof. Javier Romero
University of Barcelona - Spain

17 40 "Posidonia oceanica: identifying temporal trends and linking terrestrial and marine systems in Mediterranean coastal areas"

Dr. Miguel Angel Mateo
University of Barcelona - Spain

18 00 - 19 00 General discussion
Day 2 Friday 11 November
Aula Magna dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze, Piazza San Marco 4
Morning
Session 5 - Sandy beach environment (chairperson: Dr. Lorenzo Chelazzi)
09 00 "Le littoral de Smir et de Oued Laou (Maroc): géomorphologie et aménagement" .pdf (1.2 MB)

Prof. Ameur Oueslati
University of Tunis El Bardo - Tunisia

09 20 “Meiofauna as indicator of the recreational water and sandy sediment quality. Meiofaunal sampling strategy”

Dr. Lech Kotwicki
Institute of Oceanology, PAS, Sopot - Poland

09 40 "Benthic populations diversity of soft substratum along the Lebanese coast (Levantine basin, Eastern Mediterranean)" .pdf (1.7 MB)

Prof. Sami Lakkis
Lebanese University, Beirut - Lebanon

10 00 “Is multicausal environmental severity a flexible framework for microtidal sandy beaches? Practical considerations”

Mrs. Nafiska Papageorgiou
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Crete - Greece

10 20 COFFEE BREAK
10 50 "Microbial and meiofaunal community of beach ecosystem in the Maremma Regional Park (Grosseto, Italy)" .pdf (846 KB)

Prof. Mauro Fabiano
University of Genoa - Italy

11 10 “Influence de l’embouchure d’un cours sur la répartition spatiale du macrobenthos le long un estran méditerranéen: cas du fleuve Ombrone et de la plage du Parc Régional de Maremma en Italie”

Prof. Abdellatif Bayed
Scientific Institute, University Mohammed V Agdal - Morocco

11 30 “Effects of freshwater river discharge on terrestrial arthropods in Atlantic and Mediterranean sandy shores” .pdf (2.5 MB)

Dr. Isabella Colombini
ISE CNR Florence - Italy

11 50 "Distribution of the beach Arthropods at Oued Laou, north-eastern Moroccan coast" .pdf (1.5 MB)

Prof. Faouzia Charfi-Cheikhrouha
University of Tunis El Manar - Tunisia

12 10 General discussion
13 30 LUNCH
Afternoon
Session 6 - Genetics aspects and behavioural adaptation (chairperson: Dr. Elfed Morgan)
14 30 "Genetic structure of amphipods as indicator of environmental quality changes"

Prof. Elvira De Matthaeis
University of Rome La Sapienza - Italy

14 50 "Beach dynamics have an impact on the variation of genetic and behavioural traits in the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Crustacea, Amphipoda): a case study in Southern Tuscany (Italy)" .pdf (839 KB)

Dr. Valerio Ketmaier
University of Rome La Sapienza - Italy

15 10 "Seasonality and endogenous activity rhythm in Talitrus saltator (Montagu) from a sandy beach in north-eastern Tunisia"

Dr. Karima Nasri-Ammar
University of Tunis El Manar - Tunisia

15 30 "Seasonal variation of the circadian activity rhythm of the Talitrus saltator population living on the Italian study site of the MEDCORE project" .pdf (591 KB)

Dr. Mariella Nardi
University of Florence - Italy

15 50 COFFEE BREAK
16 20

"Locomotor activity of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Crustacea, Amphipoda) from Zouara beach (Tunisia)" .pdf (544 KB)

Mrs. Dhouha Bholi
University of Tunis El Manar - Tunisia

16 40 "Locomotor activity rhythms in three species of talitrid amphipods colonizing different habitats in the Maremma Regional Park (Grosseto - Italy)" .pdf (2.5 MB)

Dr. Claudia Rossano
University of Florence - Italy

17 00 "Variation in Talitrus saltator strategies as response to environmental change" .pdf (2.3 MB)

Dr. Lucia Fanini
University of Florence - Italy

17 20 - 18 30 General discussion
Day 3 Saturday 12 November
Tribuna di Galileo, Zoological Museum “La Specola”, via Romana 17
Morning
Session 7 - Diversity in the catchment areas (chairperson: Prof. Pietro Piussi)
09 00 “Pesticides stress in the woodlice Porcellionides pruinosus (Brandt, 1833) among the common isopods found in the agroecosystems of Benghazi and Sebha (Libya)”

Prof. Mohamed Abdalla
University of Garyounis - Libya

09 20 “Terrestrial isopod biodiversity (Crustacea, Oniscidea) from the Italian and the Moroccan study sites of the MEDCORE Project”

Dr. Stefano Taiti
ISE CNR Florence - Italy

09 40 "Diversity of terrestrial Isopods at the Rif (north-eastern Morocco): preliminary results"

Dr. Mohamed S. Achouri
University of Tunis El Manar - Tunisia

10 00 "Evolution du peuplement des oiseaux d'eau dans le Parc National Ichkeul (Nord de la Tunisie)"

Mr. Nabil Hamdi
University of Tunis El Manar - Tunisia

10 20 "L'avifaune du bassin versant de l'Oued Laou (Maroc): composition, status and succession" .pdf (2 MB)

Prof. Abdeljebbar Qninba
Scientific Institute, University Mohammed V Agdal - Morocco

10 40 COFFEE BREAK
11 10 "Analyse de la diversité faunistique du bassin Oued Laou (Maroc)" .pdf (2.7 MB)

Prof. Soumia Fahd
University of Tétouan - Morocco

11 30 "Plant communities heterogeneity in the Laou river Mediterranean Sea coastal interface (Oued Laou, Morocco)"

Prof. Antonio Pastor-Lopez
University of Alicante - Spain

11 50 "Les ripisylves de Oued Laou (Maroc): structure et diversité" .pdf (4.4 MB)

Prof. Mohamed Ater
University of Tétouan - Morocco

12 10 "Analysis of the effects of water salinity and coastal erosion on function growth of pine forests in Maremma Regional Park (Grosseto, Italy)" .pdf (2.7 MB)

Dr. Maurizio Teobaldelli
Institute for Environment and Sustainability ISPRA - Italy

12 30 "A methodology for longitudinal monitoring of vegetation colonising coastal dunes: a case study on dune communities of beaches to the south-east of Foce d'Ombrone, Maremma Regional Park (Grosseto, Italy)" .pdf (1.7 MB)

Dr. Sandro Lanfranco
University of Malta -Malta

12 50 "Report on the Fucecchio marshes (Tuscany, Italy)"

Dr. Claudio Dalla Rosa
Centro di Ricerca del Padule di Fucecchio, Pistoia - Italy

13 30 LUNCH
Afternoon
14 30 POSTER SESSION (list of posters)
15 30 Guided visit to the Zoological Museum "La Specola"
Day 4 Sunday 13 November
Field excursion to the Natural Reserve of Montefalcone (Pisa) and to the marshes Padule di Fucecchio (Pistoia). Report of the excursion by Prof. Réné Maury.pdf (19 KB) (in French )
Day 5 Monday 14 November
Tribuna di Galileo, Zoological Museum “La Specola”, via Romana 17
Morning
Session 7 - Diversity in the catchment areas (chairperson: Dr. Louis F. Cassar)
09 00 "The biological indexes for the sea and freshwater quality classification: a choice of tools for water protection plan"

Dr. Roberto Calzolai
Department of Territorial and Environmental Policy, Region Tuscany, Italy

09 20 "The sudden loss of a Ramsar wetland site in Southern Chile: emigration and mortality of Black-Necked Swans, decrease in areal extension of the waterweed Egeria densa and habitat deterioration" .pdf (4.5 MB)

Prof. Eduardo Jaramillo
Austral University of Chile

09 40 "Landscape pattern comparation of four river-sea ecotones in the Mediterranean basin: Segura (Spain); Ombrone (Italy), Laou (Morocco); and Bouterfess-Berkoukech (Tunisia). A perspective from plant diversity" .pdf (4.7 MB)

Dr. José Antonio Perez-Lahiguera
University of Alicante - Spain

10 00 "Typologie et qualité biologique des eaux du bassin versant de Oued Laou (Maroc)"

Prof. Mohamed Ater
University of Tétouan - Morocco

10 20 "The groundwater diversity in the Bouterfess and Berkoukech catchment area and Ichkeul Park (northern Tunisia)"

Mr. Adnene Ghlala
University of Tunis El Manar - Tunisia

10 40 "Presentation of the Zoological Museum 'La Specola'"

Dr. Marco Borri
Zoological Section, Natural Hystory Museum of the University of Florence

11 00 COFFEE BREAK
11 30 ROUND TABLE "The network of the Mediterranean Natural Parks" (chairperson: Prof. Carlos Martín-Cantarino)
Participation of: APAL, Tunisia; Federparchi, Italy
13 00 LUNCH
Afternoon
14 00 Publication of the Proceedings of the Conference and Evaluation of the Medcore Project
15 00 Photographic exhibition "Domestic Mediterranean" (open from the 10th to the 20th of November at the Salone degli Scheletri, Zoological Museum)
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LIST OF POSTERS
Azzari M., Berti C., Pileggi T., Paolini R. & Tarchi G.
Wetlands Atlas of Tuscany: land use changes in modern and contemporary age .pdf
(341 KB)
Campo-Muñoz A., Torres-Sáez C. & Martín-Cantarino C.
From river catchment to the sea: the need of an integrated approach to the environmental management of coastal spaces. Some Medcore teachings
Ciampi G.
The landscape of the Ombrone river low catchment area
Ciampi G.
Some new knowledge about Ombrone river delta dynamics inferred through maps
El Aloui M.A., El Gtari M., Charfi-Cheikhrouha F. & Scapini F.
Timing and distribution of spontaneous activity of Talitrus saltator at Zouara beach (North-West Tunisia)
El Aroui O.
Morphogenèse et risques naturels dans le bassin versant de Oued El Moula-Bouterfess
El Gtari M., Ghlala A., El Gtari-Chaabane T. & Fanini L.
From researchers to primary school : dissemination of MEDCORE scientific results in Nefza, Tunisia

Gambineri S. & Scapini F.
Field orientation of laboratory born juveniles in two Italian populations of Talitrus saltator
.pdf (214 KB)

Gatt P. & Cassar L.F.
Diptera (Insecta) biodiversity of Berkoukech (Tunisia) - a MEDCORE study site
Giraldo-Mendoza A. & Martín-Cantarino C.
Paths and trampling in coastal habitats: relating ecological changes to the surrounding landscape
Guendouz Benrima A. & Doumandji-Mitiche B.
La diversification des populations orthoptérologiques dans trois stations sur la côte algéroise (Algérie)
Hamaïed S., Achouri M.S., El Aroui O., El Aloui M.A., El Gtari M., Bouslama M.F., Nasri-Ammar K. & Charfi-Cheikhrouha F.
The terrestrial isopod macrofauna diversity in the Berkoukech catchment area (Kroumirie, Tunisia)
Hamdi N. & Charfi-Cheikhrouha F.
Structure et organisation spatiale du peuplement d'oiseaux nicheurs du bassin versant de Berkoukech (Nord-Ouest de la Tunisie)
Khattabi A. & Fanini L.
Summer tourism in the socioeconomic context of Oued Laou (Morocco) .pdf
(161 KB)
Martín-Cantarino C. & Giraldo Mendoza A.
Effects of urban fragmentation on coastal dune communities
Martín-Cantarino C. & Rico-Alcaraz L.
Bioindicators and coastal changes along historical times in the Segura River mouth (Spain)
Martín-Cantarino C. & Taïqui L.
Colonialism and the new forms of coastal-land relationships in the Tetuan-Oued Laou coastline (Morocco): a brackground for understanding present environmental problems
Pastor-Lopez A., Candela-Quesada J. & Perez-Lahiguera J.A.
Ecosystems processes affected by recent changes in the Segura river irrigation channel network and water regime affecting biodiversity
Pastor-Lopez A., Candela-Quesada J. & Perez-Lahiguera J.A.
SLACKS. Essential landscape units as biological diversity reservoirs of the Segura river - Mediterranean Sea ecotone (Alicante, Spain)
Pastor-Lopez A. & Perez-Lahiguera J.A.
Pinus pinea forest regression in La Maremma Regional Park (Italy). First coastal line dieback gradient. Indications from dendrochronological analysis
Rolè A., Conrad E., Cassar L.F., Lanfranco S. & Rizzo M.
Coastal dune systems and vegetation assemblages of Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts: a comparative study of some north African coastal dunes
Scirocco T., D'Adamo R., Di Matteo O. & Ventrella P.
Has the Gargano promontory an importance for the ecology of the turtle (Caretta caretta) in the Adriatic sea? .pdf
(4.7 MB)
Taïqui L. & Azghar L.
Structure et dynamique du paysage de la Plaine de Oued Laou (Maroc)
Zakhama R., Sghaier Y.R. & Charfi-Cheikhrouha F.
Amphipods fauna associated to Posidonia oceanica meadows at Tabarka (Tunisia)