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Maria-Teresa Sebastiá-Frasquet   Dr.  University Educator/Researcher 
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Maria-Teresa Sebastiá-Frasquet published an article in June 2018.
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Jesús Pena-Regueiro

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Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras (IGIC). Universitat Politècnica de València. C/ Paranimf, 1. Grau de Gandia 46730 (Valencia, Spain)

M. Rodilla

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Mapping Satellite Inherent Optical Properties Index in Coastal Waters of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico) Jesús A. Aguilar-Maldonado, Eduardo Santamaria-Del-Angel, Ad... Published: 06 June 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10061894
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The Yucatán Peninsula hosts worldwide-known tourism destinations that concentrate most of the Mexico tourism activity. In this region, tourism has exponentially increased over the last years, including wildlife oriented tourism. Rapid tourism development, involving the consequent construction of hotels and tourist commodities, is associated with domestic sewage discharges from septic tanks. In this karstic environment, submarine groundwater discharges are very important and highly vulnerable to anthropogenic pollution. Nutrient loadings are linked to harmful algal blooms, which are an issue of concern to local and federal authorities due to their recurrence and socioeconomic and human health costs. In this study, we used satellite products from MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) to calculate and map the satellite Inherent Optical Properties (IOP) Index. We worked with different scenarios considering both holiday and hydrological seasons. Our results showed that the satellite IOP Index allows one to build baseline information in a sustainable mid-term or long-term basis which is key for ecosystem-based management.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations MANAGEMENT PLAN AND SURVEILLANCE MONITORING FOR AN URBAN LAKE IN A COASTAL TOURISTIC TOWN Maria-Teresa Sebastiá-Frasquet, José-Andrés Sanchis-Blay, Ju... Published: 12 December 2016
WIT Transactions on State-of-the-art in Science and Engineering, doi: 10.2495/sdp-v11-n6-886-896/007
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 33 Reads 0 Citations <strong><span>Monitoring of an urban lake in the Mediterranean coast after restoration measures </span></strong> Maria-Teresa Sebastiá-Frasquet, José-Andrés Sanchis-Blay, Je... Published: 16 November 2016
Proceedings of The 1st International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences, doi: 10.3390/ecws-1-a001
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Urban lakes are artificial systems that accomplish many functions, such as storing rainwater, avoiding flooding of adjacent urban areas and supporting recreational activities. However, their intrinsic aesthetic value is usually reduced due to eutrophication problems and anoxia processes. The objective of this study is to present the results of the water quality monitoring of a small urban lake (11264 m2 and 1.5 m average depth) in Tavernes de la Valldigna (Valencia, Spain) during summer 2016.  The final aim is to determine the better parameters for monitoring urban lakes having into account budget restrictions. La Goleta lake has suffered repeated events of fish deaths and bad odors that cause the alarm of residents and tourists, especially in summer. Municipal authorities undertook a restoration project which first part was developed during the first semester of 2016. Surveillance monitoring should be financed by the Town Council, so limiting the monitored parameters to the most appropriate ones is key for guarantying long-term surveillance. The results of this study show the importance of macrophyte community in determining water quality and maintaining dissolved oxygen levels. Dissolved oxygen is a key parameter easy to measure and a good indicator of lake water quality evolution. Analytical methodologies must be adapted to the high organic matter content of these systems to avoid interferences.

Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Management plan and surveillance monitoring for an urban lake in a coastal touristic town Carlos A. Brebbia, Jos© L. Miralles I Garcia, José-Andrés Sa... Published: 01 November 2016
International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, doi: 10.2495/SDP-V11-N6-886-896
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Article 1 Read 1 Citation Wetland Planning: Current Problems and Environmental Management Proposals at Supra-Municipal Scale (Spanish Mediterranea... María-Teresa Sebastiá-Frasquet, Vicent Altur, José-Andrés Sa... Published: 24 March 2014
Water, doi: 10.3390/w6030620
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The policies that define the use and management of wetlands in Spain have undergone tremendous changes in recent decades. During the period of 1950–1980, Land Reform Plans promoted filling and draining of these areas for agricultural use. In 1986, with the incorporation of Spain to the European Union (EU), there was a sudden change of direction in these policies, which, thereafter, pursued restoring and protecting these ecosystems. This change, combined with increasing urban development and infrastructure pressures (e.g., roads, golf courses, etc.), creates a conflict of uses which complicates the management of these ecosystems by local governments. This study analyzes the effectiveness of policies and management tools of important coastal wetlands at the local scale in the Valencian Community (Western Mediterranean Sea) using a strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats (SWOT) methodology. A supra-municipal model of environmental planning is proposed to enable consistent management at a regional scale. This model enhances local government’s effectiveness and it can be applied in other areas with similar problems.
Article 4 Reads 3 Citations Nutrient and Phytoplankton Analysis of a Mediterranean Coastal Area Maria-Teresa Sebastiá-Frasquet, Miguel Rodilla Published: 15 November 2012
Environmental Management, doi: 10.1007/s00267-012-9986-3
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