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Padedda, Bachisio M.

Works: 3 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Bachisio M Padedda
Effects of warming on a Mediterranean phytoplankton community by Silvia Pulina( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predicting the responses of organisms is a complex challenge especially when water temperature is expected to increase over the coming decades, as a result of global warming. In this work the effects of warming on phytoplankton communities were investigated. An indoor experiment was performed, where water from a Mediterranean lagoon was incubated at different temperatures. Three treatments were applied in triplicate incubation units: the control (11 degrees C), 3 degrees C increase (14 degrees C), and 6 degrees C increase (17 degrees C). Our results showed significant effects by warming on phytoplankton. The abundance of relatively smaller taxa (Chlorella sp. and Planktothrix agardhii-rubescens group) increased at 17 degrees C, whereas the abundance of relatively larger species (Cyclotella sp. and Thalassiosira sp.) decreased, compared with the control. This shift towards smaller taxa resulted in a higher total biomass but lower chlorophyll a concentrations at the highest temperature
Responses of a Mediterranean coastal lagoon plankton community to experimental warming by Silvia Pulina( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meta-analysis of multidecadal biodiversity trends in Europe by Francesca Pilotto( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Local biodiversity trends over time are likely to be decoupled from global trends, as local processes may compensate or counteract global change. We analyze 161 long-term biological time series (15-91 years) collected across Europe, using a comprehensive dataset comprising ~6,200 marine, freshwater and terrestrial taxa. We test whether (i) local long-term biodiversity trends are consistent among biogeoregions, realms and taxonomic groups, and (ii) changes in biodiversity correlate with regional climate and local conditions. Our results reveal that local trends of abundance, richness and diversity differ among biogeoregions, realms and taxonomic groups, demonstrating that biodiversity changes at local scale are often complex and cannot be easily generalized. However, we find increases in richness and abundance with increasing temperature and naturalness as well as a clear spatial pattern in changes in community composition (i.e. temporal taxonomic turnover) in most biogeoregions of Northern and Eastern Europe. The global biodiversity decline might conceal complex local and group-specific trends. Here the authors report a quantitative synthesis of longterm biodiversity trends across Europe, showing how, despite overall increase in biodiversity metric and stability in abundance, trends differ between regions, ecosystem types, and taxa
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