Scientific Publications

Leonard et al (2020) Diversity, distribution, and habitat associations of deep-water echinoderms in the Central Mediterranean

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

Leonard, C., Evans, J., Knittweis, L., Aguilar, R., Alvarez, H., Borg, J. A., Garcia, S., & Schembri, P. J. (2020). Diversity, distribution, and habitat associations of deep-water echinoderms in the Central Mediterranean. Marine Biodiversity, 50 -69: 15pp.

Knittweis et al (2019) Recent discoveries of extensive cold-water coral assemblages in Maltese waters

Chapter 22 in the book ‘Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals: Past, Present and Future. Understanding the Deep-Sea Realms of Coral.’ – part of the ‘Coral Reefs of the World’ book series (COWR, volume 9).

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

Knittweis, L.; Evans, J.; Aguilar, R.; Álvarez, H.; Borg, J.A.; Garcia, S. & Schembri, P.J. (2019) Recent discoveries of extensive cold-water coral assemblages in Maltese waters. In: Orejas, C. & Jiménez, C. (eds) Mediterranean cold-water corals: past, present and future. pp. 253-255 [Coral Reefs of the World 9]; Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG; xiv + 582pp. [ISBN 978-3-319-91607-1]

Cantafaro et al (2019) Refining deep-sea habitats classification schemes based on recent surveys in Maltese waters.

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

Cantafaro, A.; Aguilar, R.; Garcia, S.; Knittweis, L. & Evans J. (2019) Refining deep-sea habitat classification schemes based on recent surveys in Maltese waters. Rapport du Congrès de la Commission Internationale pour l’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée 42: 16.

Pisani et al (2019) Do giant barnacles contribute to deep-water biogenic reef formation in Maltese waters?

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

Pisani, C.; Knittweis,L.;  Alvarez, H.; Garcia, S. & Schembri, P.J. (2019) Do giant barnacles contribute to deep-water biogenic reef formation in Maltese waters? Rapport du Congrès de la Commission Internationale pour l’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée 42: 19.

What is a ‘Sandbank’: A Commentary Based on a Maltese Case Study

Conference Paper 

Conference: Proceedings of the thirteenth International MEDCOAST Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management and Conservation, At Malta, 31 October – 4 November 2017
This is a pre-print of an article that was published in the MEDCOAST 2017 conference proceedings. The final version of the article was published as:
Knittweis L., Evans J., Aguilar R., Alvarez H., Borg J.A., Garcia S. and Schembri P.J. (2017).
What is a ‘sandbank’? A commentary based on a Maltese case study. In: Özhan E. (ed.) Proceedings of the thirteenth International MEDCOAST Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management and Conservation, Malta, 31 October – 4 November
2017, p.405414.

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.

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.