Recent ecological studies have shown a strong relation between temperature, echinoids and their grazingeffects on macro-algal communities. In this study, we speculate that climate warming may result in anincreasingly favourable environment for the reproduction and development of the sea urchin Arbacia lixula.The relationship between increased A. lixula density and the extent of barren grounds in the MediterraneanSea is also discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||CHEMISTRY IN ECOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)