Program & Agenda

Session Schedule


057 The oligotrophic Levantine Sea: state, challenges, and management

The Levantine Sea is one of the most oligotrophic, yet most diverse, oceanic bodies of the planet. It is characterized by high salinity and temperature, dynamic mesoscale and submesoscale circulation, very low nutrient concentrations and low productivity. Anthropogenic pressures such as temperature rise, further reduction of freshwater inputs, injection of saline inputs, overfishing, invasive species, and offshore exploration and exploitation of natural resources, are expected to dictate the observed patterns of change over decades-to-centuries. Considerable gaps in knowledge, e.g., deep-sea habitats, food- web structure, seasonality, and response to the above pressures, exacerbate efforts to better manage human activities and their effects on ecosystems. We aim to showcase studies on the current state of the Levantine Sea, present and imminent pressures and their impacts, as well as proposed management plans and programmes to limit or eliminate these impacts. We envision that our session will feature, among others, interdisciplinary and/or integrative studies by marine scientists and policy-makers, as well as contributions from all regions bordering the Levantine, which vary widely in economic development, technological capacities, demographic growth and social vulnerability. We hope that such interactions will result in ensuing collaborations across these disparities, both in research-related aspects as well as science-policy interfaces.

Session organizer(s)

Angelos Hannides, University of Hawaii
hannides@hawaii.edu

Daniel Hayes, University of Cyprus
dhayes@ucy.ac.cy

Cecelia Hannides, University of Hawaii
ceceliah@hawaii.edu

Carlos Jimenez, Cyprus Institute
c.jimenez@cyi.ac.cy



Date: 2/26/2015

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Oral Presentations


Location: Andalucia 2 (Floor 1)

08:30
Krom, M. D.; Pierce, J.; Van Cappellen, P.; Poulton, S.; Kress, N.; Goodman, B.; NUTRIENT CYCLING IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN (Abstract ID:25614) O

09:00
Kress, N.; Silverman, J.; EXCESS NITROGEN OVER PHOSPHORUS: N:P RATIOS IN THE LEVANTINE BASIN (EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN) REVISITED (Abstract ID:26587) O

09:15
Petihakis, G.; Christodoulaki, S.; Triantafyllou, G.; Tsiaras, K.; Mihalopoulos, N.; Kanakidou, M.; ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION AND MEDITERRANEAN SEA WATER PRODUCTIVITY – AN OVERVIEW OF ADAMANT PROJECT (Abstract ID:26602) O

09:30
Silverman, J.; Kress, N.; LARGE HORIZONTAL VARIABILITY IN DEEP WATER TOTAL ALKALINITY AND DISSOLVED INORGANIC CARBON IN THE LEVANTINE BASIN (Abstract ID:27531) O

09:45
Hannides, A. K.; D'Ortenzio, F.; Hayes, D. R.; Mortier, L.; Testor, P.; Taillandier, V.; LEVANTINE BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLING ELUCIDATED BY GLIDER DATA FOR THE PERIOD 2009-2014 (Abstract ID:27150) O

10:30
Rilov, G.; OCEAN WARMING AND MULTI-SPECIES COLLAPSES AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA – EVIDENCE OF A REGIME SHIFT IN THE LEVANT? (Abstract ID:27744) O

10:45
Hadjioannou, L.; Jimenez, C.; Cvitkovic, I.; Despalatovic, M.; Evriviadou, M.; Andreou, V.; Petrou, A.; CLADOCORA CAESPITOSA, A MEDITERRANEAN CORAL UNDER THREAT? WAKE-UP CALL FROM RECENT MASS MORTALITY EVENTS (Abstract ID:27159) O

11:00
Corrales, X.; Coll, M.; Ofir, E.; Goren, M.; Edelist, D.; Heymans, J. J.; Gal, G.; MODELING THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONING OF THE ISRAELI MARINE CONTINENTAL SHELF ECOSYSTEM: INSIGHTS OF THE IMPACT OF ALIEN SPECIES AND FISHING (Abstract ID:25700) O

11:15
Ouba, A.; Abboud-Abi Saab, M.; Stemmann, L.; INTERANNUAL (1999-2014) AND SEASONAL VARIATIONS OF ZOOPLANKTON IN THE LEVANTINE SEA UNDER CLIMATIC CHANGES (Abstract ID:25892) O

11:30
Hannides, C. C.; Zervoudaki, S.; Frangoulis, C.; Lange, M. A.; Siokou, I.; MESOZOOPLANKTON STABLE ISOTOPE COMPOSITION IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN (Abstract ID:27411) O

11:45
Jimenez, C.; Achilleos, K.; Brook, G.; Petrou, A.; Hadjioannou, L.; Abu Alhaija, R.; ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING IN THE DARK: BIOGENIC STALACTITES IN A SUBMERGED MARINE CAVE (CYPRUS) (Abstract ID:27392) O