Larval Settlement on Marine Surfaces

Larval Settlement on Marine Surfaces

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Selected studies focussing on various aspects of the evaluation of marine larval settlement on both natural and artificial surfaces, including those on pro-fouling and anti-fouling systems, have been collected for advancing our understanding of larvae–surface interactions. Biofouling is a large problem worldwide since it often causes severe damage to submerged structures, but it also leads to the formation of a well-structured community on natural hard substrata characterised by ecological succession and can be considered an important source of biodiversity. Therefore, the influence of a substratum’s physico-chemical interactions on the settlement of various organisms of the macrofouling community represents an essential factor in choosing an appropriate artificial surface for application in a variety of coastal marine ecosystems. This reprint will certainly be greatly beneficial with respect to addressing the challenges of future innovative eco-engineering designs, yielding the best solutions for industrial biofouling protection and coastal ecosystem preservation.

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  • Adhesion
  • adhesive papillae
  • Adriatic Sea
  • adultation
  • Agenda 2030
  • aggregation
  • Anatomy
  • antifouling paints
  • antioxidative defence
  • artificial collectors
  • ascidians
  • Attachment
  • barnacles
  • biocide antifoulant
  • biofouling
  • Biology, Life Sciences
  • bivalves
  • booster biocides
  • Botryllus schlosseri
  • Chile
  • chimerism
  • Ciona intestinalis
  • coastal waters
  • Color
  • Development
  • EC50
  • eco-friendly antifoulant
  • Ecological science, the Biosphere
  • Electron microscopy
  • Environmental protection
  • enzyme histochemistry
  • exposure interval
  • fouling settlement
  • Fucus
  • haematopoiesis
  • haemocytes
  • larvae
  • larval behavior
  • larval settlement
  • larval settlement-biofilm interactions
  • larval toxicity
  • Life sciences: general issues
  • Mariculture
  • Mathematics & science
  • Metamorphosis
  • mineral composition
  • moth-eye structure
  • Mytilus galloprovincialis
  • n/a
  • neutral red
  • Non-Indigenous Species
  • Notobalanus flosculus
  • planulae
  • recruitment
  • Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects
  • Research & information: general
  • rock type
  • scallops
  • Settlement
  • silicone paradox
  • spat
  • Stylophora pistillata
  • substrate preference
  • surface material
  • Sustainable development goals
  • tunicates
  • ultrastructure
  • ultraviolet light
  • water wettability


DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-0365-7552-0


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