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Marine Biodiversity

Amber Abdulla, PhD, Olof Linden, PhD (editors). 2008. Maritime traffic effects on biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea: Review of impacts, priority areas and mitigation measures. Malaga, Spain: IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation. 184 pp.

IPCC, 1998: The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability. Special Report of IPCC Working Group II [Watson, R.T., M.C. Zinyowera, and R.H. Moss (eds.)]. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 517 pp.

Zenetos et al., 2011. Marine alien species in Greek Seas: Additions and amendments by 2010. Mediterranean Marine Science, 12/1: 95-120.


Hilborn R., and Hilborn U. 2012. Overfishing: What everyone needs to know. Oxford University Press

Marine Litter

Barnes D. K. A., Milner P. 2005. Drifting plastic and its consequences for sessile organism dispersal in the Atlantic Ocean. Mar. Biol. 146, 815–825.

Chiappone, M., Dienes, H., Swanson, D., Miller, S., (2005). Impacts of lost fishing gear on coral reef sessile invertebrates in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Biological Conservation, Vol. 121, pp. 221–230.

Derraik, J. G. B., (2002). The pollution of the marine environ- ment by plastic debris: a review. Mar. Pollut. Bull., Vol. 44, pp. 842–852.

Galgani, F., Leaute, J.P., Moguedet, P., Souplet, A., Verin, Y., Carpentier, A., Goraguer, H., Latrouite, D., Andral, B., Cadiou, Y., Mahe, J.C., Poulard, J.C., Nerisson, P., (2000.) Litter on the sea floor along European coasts. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 40, pp. 516-527.

Kako, S., Isobe, A., Seino, S., Kojima, A., (2010b). Inverse estimation of drifting-object outflows using actual observation data. Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 66, pp 291–297.

Katsanevakis, S., Verriopoulos, G., Nicolaidou, A., Thessalou-Legaki, M., (2007). Effect of marine litter on the benthic megafauna of coastal soft bottoms: A manipulative field experiment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 54, pp. 771–778.

Mouat, T., Lopez Lozano, R. and Bateson, H., (2010). Economic Impacts of Marine Litter. KIMO (Kommunenes Internasjonale Miljøorganisasjon/Local Authorities International Environmental Organisation.

Papatheodorou, G., (2011). Floating and benthic marine litter in the Mediterranean sea: Typology, Abundance, Sources, Survey methods and Impacts on marine biota. In: Life in the Mediterranean sea: A look at habitat changes. Editor: Noga Stambler, pp. 597-637.

Richards, Z., Beger, M., (2011). A quantification of the standing stock of macro-debris in Majuro lagoon and its effect on hard coral communities. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 62, pp. 1693–1701.

Seino, S., Kojima, A., Hinata, H., Magome, S., Isobe, A., (2009). Multi-Sectoral research on East China Sea beach litter based on oceanographic methodology and local knowledge. Journal of Costal Research 56, 1289–1292.

Storrier, K.L., McGlashan, D.J., (2006). Development and management of a coastal litter campaign: The voluntary coastal partnership approach. Marine Policy, Vol. 30, pp. 189-196.

Thompson, R.C., Olsen, Y., Mitchell, R.P., Davis, A., Rowland, S.J., John, A.W.G., McGonigle, D., Russell, A.E., (2004). Lost at sea: where is all the plastic? Science, Vol. 304, pp. 838.

UNEP, (2005). Marine litter, an analytical overview. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Programme, p.47.

UNEP, (2009). Marine litter: A global challenge. Nairobi, Kenya, United Nations Environment Programme, p. 232.

UNEP, (2011). Assessment of the status of marine litter, in the Mediterranean. United Nations Environmental Program, Athens, 2011.

Van Franeker, J.A., Heubeck, M., Fairclough, K., Turner, D.M., Grantham, M., Stienen, E.W.M., Guse, N., Pedersen, J., Olsen, K.O., Andersson, P.J., Olsen, B., (2005). «Save the North Sea» Fulmar Study 2002–2004: a regional pilot project for the Fulmar-Litter-EcoQO in the OSPAR area. Alterra-rapport 1162, Alterra, Wageningen.

Walker, T.R., Reid, K., Arnould, J.P.Y., Croxall, J.P., (1997). Marine debris surveys at Bird Island, South Georgia 1990–1995. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 34, pp. 61–65.

Yoon, J.H., Kawano, S., Igawa, S., (2010). Modeling of marine litter drift and beaching in the Japan Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 60, pp. 448-463.


  • 01.07.2014

    PERSEUS educational activities presented @ 2nd School Student Conference in Athens