Presentations and Publications

MEDCOAST 2017 – Maltese Sandbanks Poster

Poster presented by Dr Leyla Knittweis at the 13th International Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management and Conservation (MEDCOAST), held in Mellieħa, Malta, on 31 October – 4 November 2017.

When referring to this poster, kindly use the following citation:

Knittweis L., Evans J., Aguilar R., Alvarez H., Borg J.A., Garcia S., Schembri P.J. (2017). What is a ‘sandbank’? A commentary based on a Maltese case study. Poster presented at the 13th International Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management and Conservation (MEDCOAST), held in Mellieħa, Malta, on 31 October – 4 November 2017.

The LIFE BaĦAR for N2K conference presentations can be found on the following links:

Presentations on Day 1:  Science as a basis for designation – Introduction to Natura 2000, LIFE BaĦAR for N2K Project and Results
Presentations on Day 2: Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean – What are the issues and how to manage?
Presentations on Day 3: Monitoring Marine Protected Areas

LIFE BaĦAR for N2K Project – Surveys & Main Findings

Dr. Julian Evans from the Department of Biology (University of Malta) explained the findings on the three habitat types considered under this project – marine caves, reefs and sandbanks, at the third stakeholder seminar of the LIFE BaĦAR for N2K project.

Identification of Potential Sites of Community Importance

During the second presentation of the third stakeholder seminar, Christopher Cousin focused on the next step of determining the areas which might be considered for future conservation under the Natura 2000 network.

Evans et al. (2016) On the occurrence of Coronaster briareus (Echinodermata, Forcipulatida, Asteriidae) in the Mediterranean Sea

The following citation may be used when referring to the paper:

Evans, J., Knittweis, L., Aguilar, R., Alvarez, H., Borg, J. A., Garcia, S., & Schembri, P. J. (2016). On the occurrence of Coronaster briareus (Echinodermata, Forcipulatida, Asteriidae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biodiversity, 1-10.


Evans et al (2016) Deep sea around Malta biodiversity hotspot

The following citation may be used when referring to the paper:

Evans J., Aguilar R., Alvarez H., Borg J.A., Garcia S., Knittweis L., Schembri P.J. (2016). Recent evidence that the deep sea around Malta is a biodiversity hotspot. Rapport du Congrès de la Commission Internationale pour l’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée, 41: 463.

Knittweis et al (2016) New depth record Corallium rubrum

The following citation may be used when referring to the paper:

Knittweis L., Aguilar R., Alvarez H., Borg J.A., Evans J., Garcia S., Schembri P.J. (2016). New depth record of the precious red coral Corallium rubrum for the Mediterranean. Rapport du Congrès de la Commission Internationale pour l’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée, 41: 467.

 

CIESM 2016  – Biodiversity Hotspot Poster 

Poster presented by Dr Julian Evans at the 41st Congress of the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM), held in Kiel, Germany on 12 – 16 September 2016.

When referring to this poster, kindly use the following citation:
Evans J., Aguilar R., Alvarez H., Borg J.A., Garcia S., Knittweis L., Schembri P.J. (2016). Recent evidence that the deep sea around Malta is a biodiversity hotspot. Poster presented at the 41st Congress of the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM), held in Kiel, Germany on 12 – 16 September 2016.

CIESM 2016  – Red Coral Poster

Poster presented by Dr Leyla Knittweis at the 41st Congress of the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM), held in Kiel, Germany on 12 – 16 September 2016.

When referring to this poster, kindly use the following citation:
Knittweis L., Aguilar R., Alvarez H., Borg J.A., Evans J., Garcia S., Schembri P.J. (2016). New depth record of the precious red coral Corallium rubrum for the Mediterranean. Poster presented at the 41st Congress of the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM), held in Kiel, Germany on 12 – 16 September 2016.

LIFE BaĦAR for N2K Project – 2015 Survey Findings

Presentation by Dr Leyla Knittweis-Mifsud (University of Malta – Department of Biology) at the second LIFE BaĦAR for N2K stakeholder seminar, 30 November 2015

The deep sea around Malta: a biodiversity hotspot?

Presentation by Prof. Patrick J. Schembri (University of Malta – Department of Biology) at the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation/AFAMP meeting on Mediterranean Deep-Sea Ecosystems, 9-10 September 2015, Marseilles, France

First Stakeholder Seminar

Presentation by Monica Raccagni, Marie Louise Pace and Roberta Mifsud (Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture) at the first LIFE BaĦAR for N2K stakeholder seminar, 8 May 2014

Action E1 – Project Launch

Presentation by Raffaella Zammit (MEPA) at the project launch. This was held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior on 28th April 2014