hrvatski jezikClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

First Restoration Experiment for Endemic Fucus virsoides on the Western Istrian Coast—Is It Feasible?

Gljušćić, Edi; Bilajac, Andrea; Smith, Shannen Maree; Najdek-Dragić, Mirjana; Iveša, Ljiljana (2023) First Restoration Experiment for Endemic Fucus virsoides on the Western Istrian Coast—Is It Feasible?. Plants, 12 (7). ISSN 2223-7747

PDF - Published Version - article
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (4MB) | Preview


Fucus virsoides is an endemic species of the Mediterranean limited to the Adriatic Sea. In recent decades, it has undergone a severe regression, which is well documented in the northern Adriatic. To develop a tool for mitigating this problem, we tested the feasibility of F. virsoides restoration and designed a very simple yet effective method for ex situ cultivation and planting. We also tested the effect of positioning in the upper vs. lower intertidal on the growth of F. virsoides. After planting, the algae reached fertility in nine months, which was followed by a period of stagnation and reduction in size due to grazing and fouling. There were some differences in growth of the algae according to positioning in the intertidal at different measurement times, but that had little impact on the overall success of the restoration experiment. This represents, to our knowledge, the first successful F. virsoides ex situ cultivation and restoration attempt.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fucus virsoides ; Northern Adriatic ; ex situ cultivation ; restoration
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences
Divisions: Center for Marine Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Odgovori smeđih algi roda Cystoseira, koje formiraju staništa, na lokalne i globalne stresoreIveša, LjiljanaIP-2019-04-6984HRZZ
Depositing User: Ljiljana Iveša
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2023 08:26
DOI: 10.3390/plants12071445

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Increase Font
Decrease Font
Dyslexic Font