Are MedIterranean Marine prOtected areaS efficient against wArming effects?



Insitute of Marine Sciences-CSIC
Coordinator: Dr. Joaquim Garrabou

University of Barcelona
Responsible: Dr. C. Linares

The ICM-CSIC and UB are part of the MedRecover research group. This group is applying a multidisciplinary approach including  ecological, population genetics, hydrological and photogrammetry disciplines. Over the past 20 years, members of MedRecover have been pioneers in the development of studies on the coralligenous habitats, in general, and red coral populations, in particular. These innovative studies cover a large range of topics providing relevant insights (both applied and basic) for the conservation the highly diverse coralligenous communities. Among others the application of landscape ecology methods to the study of benthic communities (Garrabou et al. 2002), the development of standardized methodological approaches to characterize the biological diversity of coralligenous (Kipson et al. 2011), the analysis of long-term population dynamics of different species of benthic macroinvertebrates (Garrabou & Hermelin 2002 Teixido et al. 2011), demonstration of the positive impact of marine protected areas on the red coral populations (Linares et al. 2010, 2012) and the characterization of the connectivity patterns of red coral populations from population genetics



Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie
Responsible: Prof. J Ben Soussi

The Tunisian National Institute of Agronomy (acronym INAT) is a Tunisian higher education institution founded on October 17, 1898. It is therefore the leader of engineering schools in Tunisia and Africa. It is under the dual supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Leader in the engineering of living resources with two fundamental missions (1) the initial training, mainly of engineers, Master, PhD and continuing education, built with many partners, (2) production and dissemination of knowledge (research and development) in partnership with the research organizations and the main professional technical centers.

INAT is a public administrative institution organized in 5 departments of training and research (Agronomy and plant biotechnology; Plant health; Agricultural and agri-food economy; Rural engineering waters and forests; Animal resources, fisheries and food technologies). The main objectives of training and research being the preservation of biodiversity, responses and adaptations to climate change, food challenges and food security, and the implementation of sustainable land use planning. With a network of 6000 graduates, INAT has 1400 registered students, including 700 students enrolled in the engineering cycle and 700 students enrolled between Master and PhD degree. The permanent teaching staff is 120.



Parc Naturel Régional de Corse
Responsible: M. J.M. Dominici



Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes
Responsible: Dr. P. Drap

The LSIS, CNRS laboratory. CNRS, French National Centre for Scientific Research, is a public basic-research organization. CNRS has 32000 employees in more than 1,200 services and research units spread throughout France and covers all fields of research. Interdisciplinary programs and actions offer a gateway into new domains of scientific investigation and enable CNRS to address the needs of society and industry.  

The Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes (LSIS) (UMR 6168) is a Joint Research Unit (JRU/UMR) set up by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Université de Méditerranée. The team involved in this project is Image & Models (I&M).