We studied the ecological succession of macrofouling on hard substrata on wooden and steel panels immersed for one year in three stations, different for bathymetric and hydrodynamic characteristics, of the southern lagoon. The development of macrofouling biocoenoses on panels coated with copper-containing antifouling paints was compared with what observed on both control and TBT-treated panels. In order to describe the effects on biocoenoses, we used various biodiversity indexes which enabled us to highlight the disturbing activity of the antifouling paints, that results in the selection of resistant species.

Macrofouling ecological succession on hard substrata in the lagoon of Venice: effects of copper-containing antifouling paints

CIMA, FRANCESCA;BALLARIN, LORIANO;
2005

Abstract

We studied the ecological succession of macrofouling on hard substrata on wooden and steel panels immersed for one year in three stations, different for bathymetric and hydrodynamic characteristics, of the southern lagoon. The development of macrofouling biocoenoses on panels coated with copper-containing antifouling paints was compared with what observed on both control and TBT-treated panels. In order to describe the effects on biocoenoses, we used various biodiversity indexes which enabled us to highlight the disturbing activity of the antifouling paints, that results in the selection of resistant species.
Scientific Research and Safeguarding of Venice. CORILA Research Program 2001-2003
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