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REEForest activities kick-off in Greece

In the charming Cyclades archipelago of Greece, a remarkable effort to restore marine forests is underway on the island of Gyaros Marine Reserve. Once used as a prison in the past, this remote site now captures the attention of HCMR's…
A close-up of a clay disc and the young Cystoseira that grew upon it

Celebrating the success of the REEForest Life project in Cilento!

We are thrilled to share the news of the successuful reintroduction of Cystoseira seedlings in Cilento marking the first large-scale intervention in the Mediterranean. After a month of growth in the aquariums of the University of Trieste, the Cystoseira seedlings…
The team of the Laboratory of Benthos Ecology involved in REEForest - Department of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences - University of Genova

Good news from western Liguria!

Valentina Asnaghi’s team has recently concluded its monitoring in the Marine Protected Area “Isola di Bergeggi” in Liguria, Italy. The researchers were then able to move on to the next phase of the project: the collection and laboratory cultivation of…

Sea gardeners in action at Cilento’s National Park

While monitoring the seabed in front of Punta Licosa, something different caught his attention from the surface. Ten meters below, the algal fronds appeared brighter compared to previous dives. As he approached the first clump of Cystoseira anchored on the…

First three papers are out!

We are pleased to share with you our earliest three REEForest scientific articles! The first, "Where and how - new insights for brown algal forest restoration in the Adriatic", published in the journal 'Frontiers', analyse the reproductive traits of three populations…

Students stage

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Genoa organised an internship on the construction of the discs on which Cystoseira will grow. For two intense and also somewhat chaotic days, some students from the faculty of…

First activities in Sardinia

A delegation of researchers from the University of Trieste and Shoreline is on its way to Sardinia where it will collaborate with the Sinis Marine Protected Area and the Italian National Research Council (CNR) of Oristano on "ante-operam" monitoring activities. It’s…

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