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dc.contributor.author Ferrerira, T es_ES
dc.contributor.author Oliveira, J. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Caiola, N. es_ES
dc.contributor.author De Sostoa, A. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Casals, F. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Cortés, R. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Economou, A. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Zogaris, S. es_ES
dc.contributor.author García-Jalon, D. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ilheú, M. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Martinez-Capel, Francisco es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pont, D. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Rogers, C. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Prenda, J. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-08T11:14:43Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.issn 0969-997X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/33341
dc.description.abstract [EN] Mediterranean river systems are characterised by more diverse fish assemblages and regional ecological processes compared with the rest of Europe. A data set from Mediterranean France, Iberia and Greece ( 2000 sites) was used to describe the characteristics of fish assemblages, explore their responses to anthropogenic disturbance and analyse the implications for river quality assessment. There was a southwards decline in species richness per site, but endemicity and proportion of alien species increased. Sites in the eastern Mediterranean had higher endemicity, lower site richness and lower number of alien species than sites in western Mediterranean Europe. Assemblage composition differed between Mediterranean sub-regions, but was dominated by three major fish types: a salmonid fish type common throughout the study area and two cyprinid-dominated fish types (in some sub-regions, Salmo trutta L. is present but not numerically dominant), corresponding to a gradient in hydrological and temperature regimes. Metric responses to perturbation were compared with those found at the European (larger scale) and basin (smaller scale) levels. Overall metric response was weaker in this Mediterranean application. The best responses to human pressure were usually obtained with abundance-based metrics and included the contribution of naturalised alien species. Some widespread alien species contributed to the response to anthropogenic alteration (notably Cyprinus carpio L. and Lepomis gibbosus (L.)). es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship We thank Stefan Schmutz and his team for the coordination of the European FAME project (financed by the European Union, contract no. EVT1-CT-2001- 00094); his encouragement and support made the development of the Mediterranean data set possible. We are also indebted to all people that have taken part in the data collection and graciously agreed to share their information.
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell es_ES
dc.relation EU/FAME/EVT1-CT-2001- 00094 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Fisheries Management and Ecology es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Alien species es_ES
dc.subject Fish metrics es_ES
dc.subject Fish types es_ES
dc.subject Guilds es_ES
dc.subject Human impacts es_ES
dc.subject Mediterranean streams es_ES
dc.subject.classification TECNOLOGIA DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE es_ES
dc.title Ecological traits of fish assemblages from Mediterranean Europe and their responses to human disturbance es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.embargo.lift 10000-01-01
dc.embargo.terms forever es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2007.00584.x
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Medio Ambiente - Departament d'Enginyeria Hidràulica i Medi Ambient es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integral de Zonas Costeras - Institut d'Investigació per a la Gestió Integral de Zones Costaneres es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Ferrerira, T.; Oliveira, J.; Caiola, N.; De Sostoa, A.; Casals, F.; Cortés, R.; Economou, A.... (2007). Ecological traits of fish assemblages from Mediterranean Europe and their responses to human disturbance. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 1(14):473-481. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2400.2007.00584.x es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-2400.2007.00584.x es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 473 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 481 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 1 es_ES
dc.description.issue 14 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 31504
dc.contributor.funder European Commission


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