Geographic Patterns of Biodiversity

New publication on biodiversity of coastal soft-bottom macrofauna communities in European marine waters

Within the COST action EMBOS (European Marine Biodiversity Observatory System), the degree and variation of the diversity and densities of soft-bottom communities from the lower intertidal or the shallow subtidal was measured at 28 marine sites along the European coastline (Baltic, Atlantic, Mediterranean) using jointly agreed and harmonized protocols, tools and indicators.

Our macrofauna expert collected and analyzed samples from a coastal site in south Cyprus (Kiti at Larnaca).

The diversity across different latitudes was compared and the results are presented here.