Disastro ambientale nel Mar Piccolo di Taranto durante la Prima Guerra Mondiale

Caroppo, Carmela and Portacci, Giuseppe (2017) Disastro ambientale nel Mar Piccolo di Taranto durante la Prima Guerra Mondiale. Ocean and Coastal Management, 149. pp. 135-147.

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Since 1883, the Mar Piccolo of Taranto (Ionian Sea, Mediterranean) has played a dual role as privileged area for shellfish farming and strategic military port. This historical research, based on the collection of direct, indirect and iconographic sources, provided socioeconomic information about Taranto from 1883 to 1926 and unprecedented data on the most probable catastrophic effects (the sinking of a dreadnought) on the marine environment during the First World War. The analysis of original documents showed that the strategies (scientific studies, application and propagation of best practices; economic evaluation of productions; communication with military and civil authorities and shellfish farmers) adopted by Attilio Cerruti (the Marine Biology Laboratory’s Inspector) ensured shellfish farming survival and its recovery in the post war period. Moreover, Cerruti’s holistic approach could be a useful example for the solution of current management and conservation problems related to goods and services of valuable ecosystems highly impacted by human activities (not limited to warfare), such as those affecting the Mar Piccolo of Taranto.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 508 Storia naturale
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 570 Scienze della vita; Biologia > 577.7 Ecologia marina
Depositing User: Dr C. Caroppo
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 16:50
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 16:50
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/16924

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