Population status of the Noble Pen Shell Pinna nobilis L.
Laboratory for Ecological Assessment and Monitoring (LEAM), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Malta, Msida, Malta (Professor Joseph A Borg)
problematic: Population decline and possible local extinction of species
description: This project forms part of a larger ongoing programme of research concerning the influence of human-induced and natural disturbance on shallow water marine habitats and species. The project includes research on the impacts of alien species and affliction of native species by pathogens that are favoured by large-scale changes in the marine environment. The project is supported by a Research Seed Fund Grant awarded by the University of Malta to the LEAM.