Muscilage and the phenomena of algae in the history of the Adriatic: Periodization and the anthropic context (17th-20th centuries)

D. Molin, E. Guidoboni, A. Lodovisi

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Long-term observations of mucilage and algae phenomena provide interesting elements to better evaluate the possible causes and effects produced intransformed environmental and anthropic contexts. The authors have carried out multidisciplinary research on numerous archival sources including handwritten and published evidence that describe these phenomena in productive periods and contexts differing from those currently prevailing. An historical overview of the phenomena and demographic contextual data as well as some probable climatic correlations, are provided which emphasize the very strong habitation variation which occurred on the Adriatic coasts in the last century - the period in which this phenomenon was most frequent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511 - 524
Number of pages14
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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