(indicated by Scientific Committee)

Theme 1: The WFD and the integrated river basin and coastal zone management
Cinnirella, S., Trombino, G., Algieri, A., Pirrone, N.. Spatial Data Analysis and Database Development for the DPSIR Framework of the Po Catchment-Adriatic Coastal Zone Continuum
F. Collavini, L. Zaggia, R. Zonta, A. Zuliani. Determination of C-N-P fluxes from the drainage basin of the Venice Lagoon: the effects of catchment hydrology on the distribution of inputs
N. Pirrone. An Integrated Approach Aimed to Assist the Implementation of the WFD for the European Catchment-Coastal Zone Systems: The EUROCAT Project
Trombino, G., Pirrone, N., Cinnirella, S., Algieri, A. Sustainable Development for the Po Catchment-North Adriatic System: Evaluation of Possible Scenarios
Zogaris S., Kapsimalis V., Reizopoulou S. Coastal Lagoons in the Amvrakikos Gulf (Greece): conservation evaluation and typology development using an integrated river basin-coastal zone approach

Theme 2: Typology of Southern European coastal lagoons: structure, functions, natural value and ecosystem alterations
Bec B., Collos Y., Bibent B., Mostajir B. , Pons V., Souchu P., Vaquer A. Limiting nutrients of pico - and nanophytoplankton in two Mediterranean coastal lagoons with different trophic status
Collos Y., Souchu P., Vaquer A., Cauwet G., Gasc A. Standing stocks and fluxes of carbon and nitrogen over an annual cycle in the Thau lagoon (Southern France)
Mouillot D., Do Chi T., Laune J., Brehmer P., Aliaume C., Troussellier M. Taxonomic diversity of fish, zoobenthic and macrophyte communities and environmental characteristics in Mediterranean coastal lagoons
C. Vincent, C. Aliaume, D. Mouillot, M. Lauret, T. Do Chi, M. Troussellier Influence of exotic species, sediments and water inputs on macrophyte assemblages in a Mediterranean Lagoon.
O. Blasutto, T. Cibic, C. De Vittor, S. Fonda Umani Role of Microphytobenthos as Primary Producer on Carbon Cycle under Different Salinity Regimes in Northern Adriatic Lagoons
A. Pérez-Ruzafa, A.I. Fernández, C. Marcos, J. Gilabert, J.A. García-Charton Spatio-temporal variations of hydrological conditions, nutrients and chlorophyll a in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon: The Mar Menor (SE of Spain)
Icely J., Edwards V., Newton A., Caetano S., Mendes P, Perreira G., Rodrigues R. Aspects of the pelagic biology of the mesotidal lagoon, Ria Formosa, in Southern Portugal.
Franchi E., M. Volterrani, M. Renzi, C. Balocchi, S. Focardi. Sediment characterization of various areas of the Orbetello lagoon impacted by differing degrees and types of contamination input
M. Frignani, L.G. Bellucci. Assessing contaminant fluxes in the Venice Lagoon: sources, pathways, history and trends
I. Vassura, F. Foschini, V. Baravelli, D. Fabbri. Distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediments and mussels (Tapes philippinarum) of the Pialassa Baiona Lagoon (Ravenna, Italy).
A. Fabbrocini, A. Guarino, I. Rosati, T. Scirocco, R. D’Adamo. Integrated biomonitoring as a tool for the quality assessment of the Lesina lagoon (Southern Adriatic Coast, italy): preliminary results
M. Vadrucci, L. Sabetta, A. Basset. Structural organization of phytoplanktonic guilds along environmental gradients in a Southern Italian coastal lagoon
G. Gabbianelli, M. Gonella, U. Simeoni. Foreseeable effects of an enhanced subsidence and coastal erosion on the future development of Ancona and Bellocchio marshes (Comacchio lagoon, Emilia-Romagna coast).
Leonardi M., Azzaro F., Bergamasco A., Giacobbe S., Raffa F., Randazzo G., Hopkins T. Marinello ecosystem: Climatic changes and geo-morphological, sedimentological and bionomic evolution in the last decades.

Theme 3: Modelling of watershed-coastal lagoons interactions
Cossarini, G., Lermusiaux P., Solidoro, C. Using Data Assimilation for investigating the spatial and temporal variability of the trophic state in the Venice Lagoon.
L. Galbiati, F. Bouraoui, F.J. Elorza , G. Bidoglio. Modelling of point and diffuse pollution in a mediterranean watershed
V. Kolovoyiannis, G. Arhonditsis, G. Tsirtsis. Development of a coupled 3D hydrodynamic-ecological-terrestrial model and application to a semi-enclosed gulf in the Eastern Mediterranean
M.G. Tournoud, S. Payraudeau, F. Cernesson, B. Picot. Origins and quantification of the nitrogen loads to the Thau Lagoon
G. Umgiesser, I. Scroccaro, M. Snoussi Modelling the coastal zone in the Mediterranean Sea: the Nador lagoon case, Morocco
Marani M., S. Silvestri, E. Belluco, M. Camuffo, A. D’Alpaos, A. Defina, S. Lanzoni, A. Marani, M. Tortato, A. Rinaldo. Patterns in tidal environments: salt-marsh channel networks and vegetation
I. Scroccaro, R. Matarrese, G. Umgiesser. Modeling the influence of submarine fresh water springs in the Taranto Sea
A. Fiandrino, M. Troussellier, Y. Martin, O. Serais, L. Benau, P.Souchu, T. Laugier, P. Got, J.L. Bonnefont, Study of impact of bacteria fluxes from watershed on Thau lagoon water using numerical model.
G. Giordani, C.N. Murray, J. M. Zaldivar, P. Viaroli. LaguNet, the Italian lagoon observational network. Evaluation of fluxes and derived ecosystem functions in the transition zones along the Italian Coast
J. Martínez, M. A. Esteve, M. T. Pardo and M. F. Carreño. A dynamic model on the nutrient fluxes into the Mar Menor Lagoon (SE Spain) and the impacts of current agricultural and land use trends
M. Plus, I. La Jeunesse, F. Bouraoui, A. Chapelle, P. Lazure, J. M. Zaldívar, C. N. Murray. Modelling water discharges and nutrient inputs into a Mediterranean lagoon (Thau, France). Impact on phytoplankton production.
Solidoro C., Cossarini G, Pastres R ., Montobbio L., Bernstein A.G.,Rabitti S., Vazzoler M., Barbanti A. , Berto A.. Integrated analysis of water quality parameters collected in monitoring programs for the lagoon of Venice, its drainage basin, and the adjoining coastal sea.
G. Bendoricchio, G. De Boni A water quality model of the Lagoon of Venice - Italy
Kitsiou D., Nitis T., Mexa A., Politi E. Development of a GIS tool for the management of coastal areas: a case study in the Gulf of Gera, Lesvos, Greece
A. Cucco, G. Umgiesser Water exchange and residence time in the Venice Lagoon
B. Gumiero, B. Boz, P. Cornelio, N. Haycock, G. Baldo Fiume Zero (Venice): Hydro-chemical modeling (Nitrogen) of the freshwater-tidal section and overview of nutrient retention dynamics of the experimental habitat areas.

Theme 4: Socio-economic implications in catchment-coastal lagoon systems with emphasis on aquaculture
M.Cabrini, A.Beran, D.Virgilio, P.Del Negro Risk of microalgal blooms for fish farming in Marano lagoon fishery valley
Gennaro P., Lenzi M., Guidotti M., Mercatali I., Porrello S. Reduction of fish-farming impact by phytotreatment pond system in marginal lagoon area
Porrello S., M. Lenzi, G. Ferrari, E. Persia, P. Gennaro, P. Tomassetti Nutrients budget of phyto-treatment pond receiving intensive fish farm wastewater
Sgro L., Mistri M., Widdows J. Impact of the infaunal Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum, on sediment stability
Verdesca D., Torsello L., Federici M., Vercelli A., Basosi R Environmental Accounting on exergetic bases for costal lagoon
Munari C., Rossi R., Mistri M. Long-term trends and redundancy in the macrobenthos of the Valli di Comacchio (northern adriatic sea)
D. Nizzoli, D.T. Welsh, E.A. Fano, P. Viaroli Impacts of Tapes philippinarum and Mytilius gallorpovincialis on benthic fluxes of oxygen, inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus and nitrate reduction pathways in a coastal lagoon (Sacca di Goro, Italy)
M. Bartoli, D. Nizzoli, M. Naldi, G. Vezzulli, S. Porrello, M. Lenzi, P. Viaroli Management of wastewater treatment ponds from an acquaculture hatchery (Orbetello, Italy)

Theme 5: The use of indicators for assessing ecosystem trends and health
A. Carletti, G. A. De Leo, I. Ferrari A coastal wetland rapid assessment procedure: designing and testing an ecological integrity index for mediterranean lagoons.
F. Collavini, L. Da Ros, S. Guerzoni, E. Molinaroli, C. Nasci, R. Serandrei-Barbero, D. Tagliapietra, G. Umgiesser, A. Volpi Ghirardini, L. Zaggia, R. Zonta An integrated approach for assessing the ecosystem health of the Lagoon of Venice: how is it feasible?
Corsi I., Borghesi, N., Badesso, A., Lancini, L., Franchi, E., Renzi, M., Volterrani, M., Mariottini, M., Sensini, C., Focardi, S. A proposed integrated approach using bioindicators for ecosystem health assessment and ecological characterization of coastal lagoons
P. Furlan, A. Mauceri, E. Piccinni, P. Irato Biomonitoring in the aquatic environment: use of metallothionein and glutathione as biomarkers
P. Giordani, D. Sorgente S. Miserocchi. Effects of sediment-seawater interactions on phosphate budget in a river dominated shelf environment (NW Adriatic Sea, Italy)
P. Magni, S. Micheletti, D. Casu, A. Floris,G. Giordani, A. Petrov, G. De Falco, A. Castelli Seasonal and spatial variability of sediment characteristics and macrofaunal communities in the organically enriched Lagoon of Cabras (Western Mediterranean, Italy)
E. Manini, A. Pusceddu, R. Danovaro The trophic state of Mediterranean coastal lagoons: do trophodynamic processes in the sediment have a major predicting capability than those in the water column?
A. Marchini A fuzzy logic model to recognize different environmental sectors by means of the hard-bottoms benthic community in the lagoon of Venice
P. Margoski, K. Horbowa The ecological status of the Vistula Lagoon (Southern Baltic Sea)
Paganin P., Maffucci M., Totti C., Barletta D., Romagnoli T., Rismondo A., Curiel D., Micheli C. Genetic system represented by rapd in Zostera marina as a biological indicator in the monitoring of coastal lagoons (Venice, Italy) and coastal zone (Marche, Italy).
C. Nasci, N. Nesto, L. Da Ros Biomarkers in mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis, as complementary tools for the assessment of ecosystem health: field studies and transplantation experiments in the lagoon of Venice.
M. Ponti, C. Casselli, M. Abbiati Application of the Biotic Coefficient to the environmental quality assessmentof the coastal lagoon Pialassa Baiona (Ravenna, Italy)
R. Sconfietti Ecological indicators of estuarine features on hard substrata in the large north Adriatic lagoons
R. Sconfietti, A. Marchini, D. Cordoni The lagoonal complex of Caorle in north Adriatic Sea: a peculiar example of estuarine ecotone.
D. Tagliapietra, A. Volpi Ghirardini Biological indicators for assessing ecosystem trends and health: a proposal of bioassessment procedure for North Adriatic lagoonal environments
D. Tagliapietra, V. Zanon Habitat and taxonomic code in bioindication
G. Tsirtsis, P. Zouganeli, E. Avagianou Development of a statistical methodology for eutrophication assessment in coastal areas of Eastern Mediterranean
Zucchetta M., Fiorin R., Pranovi F., R. Pastres, C. Solidoro, Torricelli P., Mainardi D. Fish community diversity and seasonal variation, as indicators of ecosystem functioning in the Venice Lagoon
C.Solidoro, G.Cossarini, D.Melaku Canu, R.Pastres Ecological modeling in coastal area: from nutrient dynamics to marine resources under different scenarios of human activity and physical forcing. Examples from a real case study
G. Bendoricchio, L. Palmeri. Quo vadis ecosystems?
S. Marsili-Libelli, E. Giusti. Modelling the interactions between nutrients and the submerged vegetation in the Orbetello Lagoon

Theme 6 Round table: Regional networking, FP6, Integrated projects, Networks of Excellence
Troussellier M. Thau lagoon (France) : a worksite of the National Program on Coastal Environment :
Campostrini P. The Venice Lagoon System: a world patrimony and an open-air laboratory for the scientific research
Viaroli P. LaguNet: a cooperative network of Italian sites for ecological research and monitoring of coastal aquatic ecosystems"