Pérez, B., Mínguez, R., Guanche, R., 2012.
Offshore Wind Farm Layout Optimization using Mathematical Programming Techniques.
Applied Energy Journal. En revisión.
Guanche, Y., Guanche, R., Camus, P., Mendez, F. J., Medina, R.
A multivariate approach to estimate design loads for offshore wind turbines.
Wind Energy Journal. En revisión.
Guanche, R., Vidal, C., Gomez, V.,
Numerical analysis and performance optimization of a submerged wave energy device. Ocean Engineering.
Reguero B.G., Menéndez, M., Méndez, F.J. , Mínguez, R., Losada, I.J. 2012.
A GLOBAL OCEAN WAVE (GOW) CALIBRATED REANALYSIS FROM 1948 ONWARDS.
Coastal Engineering.Doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng. 2012.03.003
Menendez, M., Woodworth, P.L. (2010) Changes in extreme high water levels based on a quasi‐global tide‐gauge data set, Journal of Geophysical Research,
VOL. 115, C10011, doi:10.1029/2009JC005997
Juanes, J.A., X. Guinda, A. Puente, J.A. Revilla. 2008.
Macroalgae, a suitable indicator of the ecological status of coastal rocky communities in the NE Atlantic.
Ecological indicators 8: 351 – 359.
Despite the great importance of shallow rocky communities (<30m deep) due to their contribution to the biodiversity of coastal waters, most efforts in ecological status assessment of marine waters have been carried out in the implementation of soft bottom biotic indices. Therefore, in this paper, a methodology for the environmental evaluation of coastal rocky communities for the Bay of Biscay (NE Atlantic), the CFR index (Quality of Rocky Bottoms), is presented. This index is based on the analysis of seaweed communities throughout the depth gradient, from the intertidal to the shallow subtidal, through the combination of a multimetric approach, which combines the richness of characteristic macroalgae populations, their total cover, the presence of opportunistic species and the physiological condition of the whole macroalgae community. Quality thresholds for these indicators are based on both ecological data and expert judgment. Finally, a preliminary application of this metric to sites with theoretically good and bad environmental conditions is used to analyze the suitability of the index. As a result, the four selected indicators responded in a significant way to the pressure gradient tested, proving to be appropriate for the type of pressure analysed and obtaining coherent results in the final quality assessment with the CFR index. In conclusion, the CFR index has proved to be an effective tool for the assessment of the ecological quality of coastal rocky communities, based on the analysis of macroalgae assemblages.
Puente , A., J.A. Juanes, G. Calderón, B. Echavarri-Erasun, A. García, G. García-Castrillo. 2009.
Medium-term assessment of the effects of the Prestige oil spill on estuarine benthic communities in Cantabria (Northern Spain, Bay of Biscay).
Marine Pollution Bulletin 58: 487 – 495.
A specific monitoring program was implemented in the estuaries of Cantabria (northern Spain) in order to assess the medium-term effects (2003–2005) of the Prestige oil spill (POS) on benthic macroinvertebrate communities. A control-impact design was adopted, examining four unaffected and five oil-affected estuaries. High mortalities and significant differences in overall richness and diversity between the control and impacted estuaries were not detected. Some changes in the temporal evolution of species abundance were observed for some key species, but these could not be related to the spillage event. It was not possible to ensure that low magnitude effects had not occurred, due to the high range of natural variability of benthic communities, the confounding effects of other contamination sources and the absence of previous reference conditions.
Benda L., Miller D. & Barquín J. 2011. Creating a catchment context for river restoration planning.
Hydrology and Earth Systems Science 15: 2995-3015.
Snelder T., Barquín J., Booker D., Lamouroux N., Pella H. & Shankar U. 2011.
Can bottom-up procedures improve the performance of stream classifications?
Aquatic Sciences 74:45-59.
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