Climate: Med global warming simulated - study
Ansa - Climate is changing and the seas are becoming increasingly warm.
The Mahes project (Marine habitats restoration in a climate change-impaired Mediterranean sea), a study involving the universities of Cagliari, Sassari and Palermo as well as the National research council will investigate how the process will affect seagrass and coral in 80 years. The project, funded with 800,000 euros by the education ministry and the partnership will simulate the global warming of the seas in 2100.
''Mahes was born from the awareness that the impact of climate change is synergistically exacerbated by the human use of nature'', explained Antonio Pusceddu, the team's coordinator and a professor at the department of life and environment sciences at the University of Cagliari. ''It is thus necessary to identify solutions to counter or adapt to climate change in different contexts of human disturbance''.
The project will attempt to give a response and provide indications for countermeasures. The research will kick off shortly and will last three years, wrapping up in 2022.
Researchers led by Professor Pusceddu (Alessandro Cau and Davide Moccia) will work with the team of Giulia Ceccherelli (University of Sassari), Gianluca Sarà (University of Palermo) and Simone Mirto (Cnr, Palermo).
Through systematic analyses, experiments and models, the project will investigate how to restore some Mediterranean habitats.