Andrea GORI

Andrea GORI

Professore II Fascia (Associato)

Settore Scientifico Disciplinare BIO/05: ZOOLOGIA.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali

Centro Ecotekne Pal. B - S.P. 6, Lecce - Monteroni - LECCE (LE)

Ufficio, Piano terra

Telefono +39 0832 29 8853

Professore II Fascia (Associato)

Orario di ricevimento

Da lunedí a venerdí, previo appuntamento

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Curriculum Vitae

My research experience began with the development of a research project on gorgonian reproductive biology to obtain my degree in Biological Sciences at the Università Roma Tre (Rome, Italy). During my PhD thesis at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (Barcelona, Spain), I focussed my research on shallow and deep coastal gorgonian species as well as cold-water corals in the Mediterranean Sea. I studied the distribution pattern of species abundances, their population structure, energetic state, reproductive and trophic biology. My research has been further enriched by acquiring knowledge about the study of coral and gorgonian ecophysiology during my postdoctoral positions at the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (Principality of Monaco) and the Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland). During my postdoctoral positions at the Universitat de Barcelona (Beatriu de Pinos Fellow) and at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (Juan de la Cierva Fellowship) (Barcelona, Spain) I have carrier out intense aquaria experimentation with shallow and deep corals and gorgonians, and studied the viability of the ecological restoration of deep-sea corals and gorgonian populations. Now, I am currently carring on this research as associate professor at the Università del Salento.

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Didattica

A.A. 2019/2020

MARINE BIOLOGY

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 5.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 42.0

Year taught 2019/2020

For matriculated on 2019/2020

Course year 1

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE

ZOOLOGIA

Corso di laurea SCIENZE BIOLOGICHE

Tipo corso di studio Laurea

Lingua ITALIANO

Crediti 9.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 74.0

Anno accademico di erogazione 2019/2020

Per immatricolati nel 2018/2019

Anno di corso 2

Struttura DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Percorso PERCORSO GENERICO/COMUNE

Sede Lecce

Torna all'elenco
MARINE BIOLOGY

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Subject area BIO/07

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 5.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 42.0

For matriculated on 2019/2020

Year taught 2019/2020

Course year 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 07/10/2019 al 24/01/2020)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

MARINE BIOLOGY (BIO/07)
ZOOLOGIA

Corso di laurea SCIENZE BIOLOGICHE

Settore Scientifico Disciplinare BIO/05

Tipo corso di studio Laurea

Crediti 9.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 74.0

Per immatricolati nel 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione 2019/2020

Anno di corso 2

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 07/10/2019 al 24/01/2020)

Lingua ITALIANO

Percorso PERCORSO GENERICO/COMUNE (PDS0-2008)

Sede Lecce

Conoscenza di:

• terminologia zoologica
• organismo integrato e aspetti fondamentali della condizione di “animalità”

• diversità, complessità e unitarietà della vita animale
• adattamenti strutturali e funzionali vitali degli animali
• storia evolutiva e rapporti filogenetici degli animali

Saper effettuare:

• riconoscimento di taxa
• analisi comparativa di anatomia macro e microscopica

64 ore di lezione frontale (32 lezioni da due ore ciascuna) e 5 esercitazioni pratiche in parallelo su materiale conservato e fresco per complessive 10 ore di attività laboratoriale. Uso di piattaforme digitali (Kahott!) durante la prova in itinere.

Il conseguimento dei crediti attribuiti all’insegnamento è ottenuto mediante una prova in itinere sulla parte generale con quaranta domande a risposta multipla e a differente grado di complessità. Il superamento di tale prova esonera da dover rispondere a domande sulla parte generale durante la prova orale finale. La prova orale finale consta di un colloquio diretto in cui si discute sui contenuti della parte generale e si svolge il riconoscimento del materiale delle esercitazioni. La votazione finale è espressa in trentesimi, con eventuale lode. Per superare l’esame è necessario ottenere un punteggio minimo di 18 punti (18/trentesimi).

 

Nell’attribuzione del punteggio finale si terrà conto: del livello di conoscenze acquisite (50%); della capacità di applicare le conoscenze acquisite (30%); dell’autonomia di giudizio (10%); delle abilità comunicative (10%).

28 Gennaio 2020 - 11 Febbraio 2020 - 25 Febbraio 2020

ZOOLOGIA (BIO/05)

Pubblicazioni

Scientific Publications

2019
Mediterranean gorgonian forests: distribution patterns and ecological roles
Ponti M, Turicchia E, Costantini F, Gori A, Bramanti L, Di Camillo CG, Linares C, Rossi S, Abbiati M, Gabbarou J, Cerrano C
Proceedings of the 3rd Mediterranean Symposium on the Conservation of Coralligenous & other Calcareous Bio-Concretions (Antalya, Turkey, 15-16 January 2019). Langar H, Ouerghi A, edits, SPA/RAC, Tunis

Restoration protocols for the Mediterranean coralligenous habitats
Cerrano C, Bakran-Petricioli T, Caroni J, Ferretti E, Garí A, Gomez-Gras D, Gori A, Hereu B, Kipson S, Milanese M, Ledoux JB, Linares C, López-Sanz S, López-Sendino P, Montero-Serra I, Pagès M, Pica D, Sarà A, Torsani F, Viladrich N, Garrabou J
Proceedings of the 3rd Mediterranean Symposium on the Conservation of Coralligenous & other Calcareous Bio-Concretions (Antalya, Turkey, 15-16 January 2019). Langar H, Ouerghi A, edits, SPA/RAC, Tunis

2018
Biochemical composition of the cold-water coral Dendrophyllia cornigera under contrasting productivity regimes: insights from lipid biomarkers and compound-specific isotopes
Gori A, Tolosa I, Orejas C, Rueda L, Viladrich N, Grinyó J, Flögel S, Gili JM, Grover R, Ferrier- Pagès C
Deep-Sea Research Part I 141:106-117

Reproduction, energy storage and metabolic requirements in a mesophotic population of the gorgonian Paramuricea macrospina
Grinyó J, Viladrich N, Díaz D, Muñoz A, Mallol S, Salazar J, Castillo R, Gili JM, Gori A
PLoS ONE 13(9):e0203308

Megabenthic assemblages in the continental shelf edge and upper slope of the Menorca Channel, Western Mediterranean Sea
Grinyó J, Gori A, Greenacre M, Requena S, Canepa A, Lo Iacono C, Ambroso S, Purroy A, Gili JM
Progress in Oceanography 162:40-51

Morphological features of the gorgonian Paramuricea macrospina on the continental shelf and shelf edge (Menorca Channel, Western Mediterranean Sea)
Grinyó J, Gori A, López-González P, Santín A, Baena P, Gili JM
Marine Biology Research 14:30-40

Fast growth rate in a young colony of the Mediterranean gorgonian Eunicella singularis
Viladrich N, Gori A, Gili JM
Marine Biodiversity 48:951–952

New Mediterranean biodiversity records
Yokeş M, Andreou V, Bakiu R, Bonanomi S, Camps J, Christidis G, Crocetta F, Giovos I, Gori A, Juretić T, Ünsal Karhan S, Katsanevakis S, Kytinou E, Langeneck J, Lipej L, Maximiadi M, Michailidis N, Mitsou E, Nicolaidou A, Petrović S, Prado P, Santín A, Teneketzis K, Thasitis I, Tirelli V, Trkov D, Troplini E, Tsiamis K, Vannucci A
Mediterranean Marine Science 19:673–689

Divergent responses to warming of two common co-occurring Mediterranean bryozoans Pagès-Ecsolà M, Hereu B, Garrabou J, Montero-Serra I, Gori A, Gómez-Gras D, Figuerola B, Linares C Scientific Reports 8:17455

Predicting cold-water coral distribution in the Cap de Creus canyon (NW Mediterranean): implications for marine conservation planning
Lo Iacono C, Robert K, Gonzalez-Villanueva R, Gori A, Gili JM, Orejas C
Progress in Oceanography 169:169-180

Effects of trawling activity on the bamboo-coral Isidella elongata and the sea pen Funiculina quadrangularis along the Gioia Canyon (Western Mediterranean, Southern Tyrrhenian Sea)
Pierdomenico M, Russo T, Ambroso S, Gori A, Martorelli E, D'Andrea L, Gili JM, Chiocci FL
Progress in Oceanography 169:214-226

Sponge assemblages on the deep Mediterranean continental shelf and slope (Menorca Channel, Western Mediterranean Sea)
Santín A, Grinyó J, Ambroso S, Uriz, MJ, Gori A, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM
Deep-Sea Research I 131:75-86

2017
Megabenthic assemblages at the Hudson Canyon head (NW Atlantic margin): habitat-faunal relationships
Pierdomenico M, Gori A, Guida VG, Gili JM
Progress in Oceanography 157:12-26

First in situ documentation of a population of the coral Dendrophyllia ramea off Cyprus (Levantine Sea) and evidence of human impacts
Orejas C, Gori A, Jiménez C, Rivera J, Lo Iacono C, Hadjioannou L, Andreou V, Petrou A
Galaxea 19:15-16

Animal forests in deep coastal bottoms and continental shelf of the Mediterranean Sea
Gori A, Bavestrello G, Grinyó J, Dominguez-Carrió C, Ambroso S, Bo M
In: Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C (eds.) Marine Animal Forests. Springer, Switzerland

An overview of the animal forests of the world Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C
In: Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C (eds.) Marine Animal Forests. Springer, Switzerland

2016
Physiological response of the cold-water coral Desmophyllum dianthus to thermal stress and ocean acidification
Gori A, Ferrier-Pagès C, Hennige SJ, Murray F, Rottier C, Wicks LC, Roberts JM
PeerJ 4:e1606

Heterotrophy promotes the re-establishment of photosynthate translocation in a symbiotic coral after heat stress
Tremblay P, Gori A, Maguer, JF, Hoogenboom M, Ferrier-Pagès C
Scientific Reports 6:38112

Diversity, distribution and population size structure of deep Mediterranean gorgonian assemblages (Menorca Channel, Western Mediterranean Sea)
Grinyó J, Gori A, Ambroso S, Purroy A, Calatayud C, Dominguez-Carrió C, Coppari M, Lo Iacono C, López-González PJ, Gili JM
Progress in Oceanography 145:42-56

Limited genetic connectivity between gorgonian morphotypes along a depth gradient
Costantini F, Gori A, López-González PJ, Bramanti L, Rossi S, Gili JM, Abbiati M
PloS ONE 11(8): e0160678

The effect of flow speed and food size on the capture efficiency and feeding behaviour of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa
Orejas C, Gori A, Rad-Menéndez C, Last KS, Davies AJ, Beveridge CM, Sadd D, Kiriakoulakis K, Witte U, Roberts JM
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 481:34-40

The role of Mediterranean sponges in benthic-pelagic coupling processes: Aplysina aerophoba and Axinella polypoides case studies
Coppari M, Gori A, Viladrich N, Saponari L, Canepa A, Grinyó J, Olariaga A, Rossi S
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 477:57-68

Distribution and population structure of deep-dwelling red coral in NW Mediterranean
Angiolillo M, Gori A, Canese S, Bo M, Priori C, Bavestrello G, Salvati E, Erra F, Greenacre M, Santangelo G
Marine Ecology 37:294-310

Sexual reproduction and early life-history traits of the Mediterranean soft coral Alcyonium acaule
Teixidó N, Bensoussan N, Gori A, Fiorillo A, Viladrich N
Marine Ecology 37:134-144

Cold-water corals in an era of rapid global change: are these the deep ocean's most vulnerable ecosystems?
Roberts JM, Murray F, Anagnostou E, Hennige S, Gori A, Henry LA, Kamenos N, Foster GL
In: Goffredo S and Dubinsky Z (eds.) The Cnidaria, past, present and future. Springer, Berlin, Heidelber

Seabed monitoring with Girona 500 AUV working as HROV
Carreras M, Gori A, Mallios A, Palomeras N, Linares C, Gili JM, Ribas D, Hurtós N, Magí L, Ridao
Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Marine Technology

2015
The influence of flow velocity and temperature on zooplankton capture rates by the cold- water coral Dendrophyllia cornigera
Gori A, Reynaud S, Orejas C, Ferrier-Pagès C Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 466:92-97

Development, human impact and habitat distribution in submarine canyons of the Central and Western Mediterranean
Lo Iacono C, Agate M, Sulli A, Cartigny M, Robert K, Gori A, Russo T
In: Briand F (ed.) CIESM 2015. Submarine canyon dynamics in the Mediterranean and tributary seas – An integrated geological, oceanographic and biological perspective. CIESM Workshop Monograph 47, CIESM Publisher, Monaco.

2014
Physiological performance of the cold-water coral Dendrophyllia cornigera reveals its preference for temperate environments
Gori A, Reynaud S, Orejas C, Gili JM, Ferrier-Pagès C
Coral Reefs 33:665-674

Uptake of dissolved free amino acids by four cold-water coral species from the Mediterranean Sea
Gori A, Grover R, Orejas C, Sikorski S, Ferrier-Pagès C
Deep-Sea Research II 99:42-50

Size, spatial, and bathymetrical distribution of the ascidian Halocynthia papillosa in Mediterranean coastal bottoms: benthic-pelagic coupling implications
Coppari M, Gori A, Rossi S
Marine Biology 161:2079-2095

Resistance of two Mediterranean cold-water coral species to low-pH conditions
Movilla J, Gori A, Calvo E, Orejas C, López-Sanz Á, Domínguez-Carrió C, Grinyó J, Pelejero C
Water 6:59–67

Differential response of two Mediterranean cold-water coral species to ocean acidification Movilla J,
Orejas C, Calvo E, Gori A, López-Sanz À, Grinyó J, Domínguez-Carrió C, Pelejero C
Coral Reefs 33:675-686

2013
Bathymetrical distribution and size structure of cold-water coral populations in the Cap de Creus and Lacaze-Duthiers canyons (northwestern Mediterranean)
Gori A, Orejas C, Madurell T, Bramanti L, Martins M, Quintanilla E, Marti-Puig P, Lo Iacono C, Puig P, Requena S, Greenacre M, Gili JM
Biogeosciences 10:2049–2060

Effects of food availability on the sexual reproduction and biochemical composition of the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea clavata
Gori A, Linares C, Viladrich N, Clavero A, Orejas C, Fiorillo I, Ambroso S, Gili JM, Rossi S
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 444:38-45

Spatial distribution patterns of the soft corals Alcyonium acaule and Alcyonium palmatum in coastal bottoms (Cap de Creus, northwestern Mediterranean Sea)
Ambroso S, Gori A, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM, Berganzo E, Teixidó N, Greenacre M, Rossi S
Marine Biology 160:3059-3070

Local variation in the distribution of benthic megafauna species associated with cold-water coral reefs on the Norwegian margin
Purser A, Orejas C, Gori A, Tong R, Unnithan V, Thomsen L
Continental Shelf Research 54:37-51

Detrimental effects of Ocean Acidification on the economically important Mediterranean red coral (Corallium rubrum)
Bramanti L, Movilla J, Guron M, Calvo E, Gori A, Dominguez-Carrio C, Grinyó J, López-Sanz A, Martinez-Quintana A, Pelejero C, Ziveri P, Rossi S
Global Change Biology 19:1897–1908

Decadal changes in the mid-depth water mass dynamic of the Northeastern Atlantic margin (Bay of Biscay)
Montero-Serrano JC, Frank N, Colin C, Tisnérat-Laborde N, Shen CC, Wu CC, Lin K, Douville E, Copard K, Orejas C, Gori A, De Mol L, Van Rooij D, Reverdin G
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 364:134-144

2012
Reproductive cycle and trophic ecology in deep versus shallow populations of the Mediterranean gorgonian Eunicella singularis (Cap de Creus, northwestern Mediterranean Sea)
Gori A, Viladrich N, Gili JM, Kotta M, Cucio C, Magni L, Bramanti L, Rossi S
Coral Reefs 31:823–837

Characterization of the zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate morphotypes of the Mediterranean gorgonian Eunicella singularis
Gori A, Bramanti L, López-González P, Thoma JN, Gili JM, Grinyó J, Uceira V, Rossi S
Marine Biology 159:1485–1496

Habitats of the Cap de Creus continental shelf and Cap de Creus canyon, northwestern Mediterranean
Lo Iacono C, Orejas C, Gori A, Gili JM, Requena S, Puig P, Ribó M
In: Harris PT and Baker EK (eds.) Seafloor geomorphology as benthic habitat. Elsevier, London

The benthic communities of the Cap de Creus Canyon
Madurell T, Orejas C, Requena S, Gori A, Purroy A, Lo Iacono C, Sabatés A, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM
In: Würtz M (ed.), Mediterranean Submarine Canyons: Ecology and Governance. Gland, Switzerland and Malaga, Spain: IUCN

2011
Size and spatial structure in deep versus shallow populations of the Mediterranean gorgonian Eunicella singularis (Cap de Creus, northwestern Mediterranean Sea)
Gori A, Rossi S, Linares C, Berganzo E, Orejas C, Dale MRT, Gili JM
Marine Biology 158:1721–1732

Spatial distribution patterns of the gorgonians Eunicella singularis, Paramuricea clavata, and Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Cap de Creus, northwestern Mediterranean Sea)
Gori A, Rossi S, Berganzo E, Pretus JL, Dale MRT, Gili JM
Marine Biology 158:143–158

Long-term growth rate measurements of four Mediterranean cold water coral species (Madrepora oculata, Lophelia pertusa, Desmophyllum cristagalli and Dendrophyllia cornigera) maintained in aquaria
Orejas C, Ferrier-Pagès C, Reynaud S, Gori A, Beraud E, Tsounis G, Allemand D, Gili JM
Marine Ecology Progress Series 429:57–65

2009
Cold-water corals in the Cap de Creus canyon, northwestern Mediterranean: spatial distribution, density and anthropogenic impact
Orejas C, Gori A, Lo Iacono C, Puig P, Gili JM
Marine Ecology Progress Series 397:37-51

Bleeper-EVO: an easy-to-handle ROV for benthic study
Gori A, Olariaga A, Orejas C, Rossi S, Quesada S, Valentin A, Bosch I, Teixidór J, Gili JM
Oceanography 22:75

Development of an autonomous aquarium system for maintaining deep corals
Olariaga A, Gori A, Orejas C, Gili JM
Oceanography 22:44–45

2008
Growth rate of live Lophelia pertusa and Madrepora oculata from the Mediterranean Sea maintained in aquaria
Orejas C, Gori A, Gili JM
Coral Reefs 27:255

2007
Spatial variability in reproductive cycle of the gorgonians Paramuricea clavata and Eunicella singularis (Anthozoa, Octocorallia) in the Western Mediterranean Sea
Gori A, Linares C, Rossi S, Coma R, Gili JM
Marine Biology 151:1571–1584

2006
Temporal variation in protein, carbohydrate, and lipid concentrations in Paramuricea clavata (Anthozoa, Octocorallia): evidence for summer-autumn feeding constraints
Rossi S, Gili JM, Coma R, Linares C, Gori A, Vert N
Marine Biology 149:643–651


Technical Publications

2018
Convenzione operativa tra l'AMP "Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre" e l'IAMC-CNR S.S. di Oristano per la realizzazione delle attività di monitoraggio e ricerca sulle componenti ambientali marine e costiere (programma di contabilità naturalistica)
Coppa S, Camedda A, Espinosa F, García-Gómez JC, García Gutierrez ML, Garrabou J, Gori A, Linares C, Palazzo L, Pavón Paneque AC, Viladrich N, de Lucia GA
Final Report 2017-2018. Instituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero (CNR) (Oristano, Italia)

2014
Caracterización ecológica del área marina del Canal de Menorca
Gili JM, Grinyó J, Requena S, Madurell T, Gori A, Ambroso S, Domínguez-Carrió C, Isla E, Lo Iacono C
Final Report LIFE+INDEMARES (LIFE07/NAT/E/000732). Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) (Barcelona). Coordination: Fundación Biodiversidad, (Madrid, Spain)

2011
Caracterización física y ecológica del área marina del Cap de Creus
Gili JM, Madurell T, Requena S, Orejas C, Gori A, Purroy A, Domínguez-Carrió C, Lo Iacono C, Isla E, Lozoya JP, Carboneras C, Grinyó J, Sardá R
Final Report LIFE+INDEMARES (LIFE07/NAT/E/000732). Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) (Barcelona). Coordination: Fundación Biodiversidad, (Madrid, Spain)


Outreach Publications

2017
Restoration of deep-water gorgonian forests on the Mediterranean continental shelf
Gori A, Gili JM, Linares C
MERCES Newsletter 2:21

El redescubrimiento del Mediterráneo
Gili JM, Requena S, Gori A
Investigación y Ciencia 488:34-42

2013
Els boscos de gorgònies
Ballesteros E, Coma R, Linares C, Ribes M, Gori A
Atles dels ecosistemes dels Països Catalans

2011
Pesca sostenible
Grinyó J, Dominguez C, Gori A, Diaz D, Gili JM
Investigación y Ciencia 412:42-43

2010
Els organismes dels canyons submarins
Gili, JM, Orejas C, Madurell T, Gori A
In: Fauna i flora. Enciclopèdia Catalana. Suplement de la Història Natural dels Països Catalans

Les comunitats de coralls al canó de Cap de Creus
Gili JM, Gori A, Orejas C, Madurell T, Requena S
Annals de l'Institut d'Estudis Empordanesos

2007
Corales fríos
Orejas C, Gori A, Gili JM
Investigación y Ciencia 369:32-33

Temi di ricerca

My main research interest is focussed on mesophotic and deep-sea corals and gorgonians. Due to the limited accessibility and difficulties of sampling, marine mesophotic (40-200 m depth) and deep (below 200 m depth) benthic ecosystems are still largely unknown compared to their shallow-water counterparts. At these depths, corals and gorgonians are among the main structuring species in benthic communities, forming complex three-dimensional frameworks providing highly heterogeneous habitats for hundreds of associated species.


My research is structured in four specific research lines (diversity and distribution - biological processes - ecophysiological response - conservation and ecological restoration) developed following a multidisciplinary approach combining fieldwork, with experimental studies, and a highly diversified collection of laboratory analyses.