Luigi MUSCO

Luigi MUSCO

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 8615

Curriculum Vitae

Scientific interests

Marine biologist interested in taxonomy, biology, biogeography, behaviour and ecology of marine invertebrates.

Education

2007 PhD in Fundamental Ecology (University of Salento, excellent)

2002 degree in Biological Sciences (University of Salento, summa cum laude)

Professional Experience

Since December 2020 Associate Professor of Zoology, University of Salento (Lecce).

October 2020 – December 2020 Senior Researcher at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples (SZN).

June 2016 – October 2020 Researcher (Marine Biodiversity Conservation) at SZN.

2014 - 2016 Researcher (Marine Ecology and Biology) at CNR

2012-2013 Senior Post-doc research grant at the CNR (National Research Council).

2009-2010 Post-doc research grant at the DiSTeBA (University of Salento)

2003- 2007 Research grants at the CoNISMa (Rome)

Awards

2020: the paper “Protocooperation among small polyps allows the coral Astroides calycularis to prey on large jellyfish” (Musco et al. 2018) wins the “Top Downloaded Paper” award by the journal Ecology

2019: Certificate of scientific merit awarded by the Municipality of Galatone (Italy)

2019: Winner of the “Terre di Campania” award

2018: Winner of the Anton Dohrn Best Researcher Award 2018

2018: Qualified Associate Professor of Ecology

2014: Qualified Associate Professor of Zoology

2010: Member of the Scientific committee of the10th International Polychaete Conference

Top Reviewer Award to Luigi Musco in recognition of outstanding contributions to the journal Estuarine Coastal & Shelf Science"

Tutorial  activities

LM successful supervised Eugenia Schimmenti (01/2014 – 09/2017, University of Palermo). At present, co- supervisor of 4 PhD candidates (Silvia Filogna -Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Erika Fabbrizzi- University Federico II of Naples, Chiara Gregorin - Polytechnic University of Marche, Raffaele Panzuto - Tuscia University of Viterbo). Internal/external Supervisor of 10 MSc and 14 undergraduate students’ theses, and 2 master students. Advisor of a post-doc researcher and 2 research fellows. Member of the Advisory Board of the PhD course of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (2016-2020).

External funding

  • Principal Investigator of ABBACO funded by MIUR (budget 3.700.000 €)
  • “Blue Biotechnologies for restoring marine ecosystems of the contaminated Site of National Interest (SIN) ex Montedison (Falconara M.ma) – BIOBLUTECH. Fondazione CARIVERONA
  • AFRIMED. Implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Work Programme 2017 Action 1.2.1.12 - Sustainable Blue Economy S4- Restoring marine ecosystems in the Med.
  • Progetto Premiale EARTH CRUISERS “EARTH’s CRUst Imagery for investigating SEismicity, volcanism and marine natural Resources in the Sicilian offshore”
  • CLUSTER-ITEM
  • FEAMP Campania

Participation in other projects

  • PRIN 2010-2011 - Biocostruzioni costiere: struttura, funzione, e gestione.
  • RITMARE. Preparazione di un database per implementare modelli trofodinamici nello Stretto di Sicilia Progetto RITMARE, MIUR. SP2
  • FIRB 2012. “Unveiling hidden relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in Mediterranean rocky reefs HI-BEF project”
  • Caulerpa. Esecuzione di ricerche e studi degli effetti dell’invasione di caulerpe aliene sulle biocenosi costiere. Convenzione N. 364.174 CNR IAMC - ARPA Sicilia
  • ISRAELE CMCC. Accordo di Programma per attività di ricerca internazionale nell'ambito della cooperazione Italia-Israele su ambiente ricerca e sviluppo.
  • “ACTIBIOMAR” Estrazione di principi attivi da biomasse marine e loro potenziale utilizzazione in farmaceutica e dietetica. Accordo di Programma Quadro in Materia di ricerca Scientifica nella Regione Puglia – Progetti strategici
  • MATTM 4 AMP – ECOSISTEMI MARINI
  • REPORT – Riduzione dell’epibiosi attraverso la policoltura di ostriche e ricci nei mari di Taranto. Progetto Esplorativo PE_054
  • MarBEF - Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning EU Network of Excellence
  • FIRB RS BOERO (Biodiversità). Biodiversità ed organizzazione delle comunità di differenti contesti ambientali
  • ICRAM “Identificazione e distribuzione nei mari italiani di specie non indigene”

Management and Organization

Scientific responsible for the research agreements (2017) among SZN and CNR, ISS; INGV, ENEA, University Federico II of Naples, CoNISMa, University of Campania Vanvitelli, Polytechnic University of Marche, Parthenope University of Naples. Responsible for the agreement (2017) between SZN and INVITALIA for common actions aimed at the rehabilitation of the Bagnoli area. Responsible for the research agreement between CNR and Area Marina Protetta del Plemmirio (2013).

Editorial and peer review activities

Guest Editor of the Special Issue “Industrial Impact at Sea” (Marine Environmental Research),

Guest Editor of the Special Issue “Marine Biodiversity in the Anthropocene” (Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, section Marine Biology) and Associated Editor of JMSE.

Reviewer for 24 peer reviewed ISI Journals.

External evaluator of a Consolidator Grant for the ERC panel “Evolutionary, Population, and Environmental Biology”

External collaborations

LM directly collaborates with Researcher from 8 Italian Universities, 5 Research Institutions. The international network includes researchers from USA, UK, Mexico, Turkey, Egypt, Sweden, Argentina, Greece, Spain.

Member of scientific Societies

-“Marine Organisms Taxonomy” MOTax

-"Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data" SMEBD (www.smebd.eu)

Symposia and conferences

LM participated to 27 conferences. Awarded with the best poster award at the 47° Congresso della SIBM, Torino, 2016. Member of the organizing and scientific committees of the 10th “International Polychaete Conference”. Member of the organizing committee of the conference “Proteggere, Valorizzare, Recuperare, Esplorare il mare” ProVaRE. Università Federico II di Napoli, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn. Stati Generali del Mare 2017

Outreach and dissemination

LM’s research was reported by BBC, SciMag, The National Geographic, The New York Times, LaVanguardia, Eurekalert, YahooNews, The Telegraph, The Economist among others).

Interviewed by the Italian Television RAI (Linea Blu, Linea Verde, Rai 3 Puliamo il Mondo). Interviews for the Italian newspapers/agencies La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Il Mattino, Ansa, Il Sole 24 ore, Il Manifesto, SkyTg24, GreenReport and several local/regional newspapers).

LM participated as a speaker to several dissemination events such as Pint of Science Naples 2019, Naples Shipping Week 2018.

Patents

Alagna A, Badalamenti F, Musco L. Supporting structure and method of culturing and PLANTing of seagrass units grown from SEEDS (PLANTSEEDS). (n 102020000009046, 27/04/2020)

 

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Didattica

A.A. 2021/2022

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 52.0

Year taught 2021/2022

For matriculated on 2021/2022

Course year 1

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Subject matter Curriculum E-Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sciences

Location Lecce

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND METHODOLOGIES FOR MARINE BIOLOGY

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

Year taught 2021/2022

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Course year 2

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Subject matter Curriculum Marine Biology and Ecology

Location Lecce

ZOOLOGIA

Corso di laurea SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE PER L'AMBIENTE

Tipo corso di studio Laurea

Lingua ITALIANO

Crediti 8.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 66.0

Anno accademico di erogazione 2021/2022

Per immatricolati nel 2021/2022

Anno di corso 1

Struttura DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Percorso PERCORSO COMUNE

Sede Lecce

Torna all'elenco
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Subject area BIO/05

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 52.0

For matriculated on 2021/2022

Year taught 2021/2022

Course year 1

Semestre Secondo Semestre (dal 07/03/2022 al 10/06/2022)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter Curriculum E-Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sciences (169)

Location Lecce

No requirements are foreseen to attend this course, apart from basic knowledge of general biology.

The theory of evolution is central in biology since it encompasses all its disciplines allowing to a holistic view of live and its heterogeneity. The course will start with an introduction to evolutionary theories before and after Darwin. It will include topics such as phylogenetics, and the fossil record, the history of life on Earth, biogeography, biodiversity and ecology, genetic and phenotypic variation, speciation, reproductive success, coevolution, gene and genome evolution, development, and macroevolution.

The students will pursue topics across a broad span of interconnected fields, including biogeography, ecosystem biology, community and population biology, organismal biology, molecular ecology, population genetics, genomics, speciation and macroevolution.

Theoretical lessons (32 h), integrated by round-table sessions (JOURNAL CLUB sessions) (16 h) on evolutionary biology and evolutionary ecology hot topics (6 ECTS in total, 48 hours).

The achievement of the credits attributed to teaching is obtained through a written test with five open-ended questions with different degrees of complexity, together with a qualitative assessment of the participation to the journal club sessions. This will evaluate the learning outcomes acquired by the student. The analysis of answers to the written test will be carried out by direct interview with the teacher. Upon motivated request of the student, the written test is completely replaced by a full oral exam. The final grade is expressed in thirtieths, with possible praise. For each given answer, the student will get up to 6 point, depending on the level of inclusivity and the supporting arguments provided by the answer. Any answer not given will equal to 0 points. To pass the exam it is necessary to obtain a minimum score of 18 points, equal to a grade of 18/30. If the exam is insufficient, or the final score is less than 18, the written test must be repeated. Following a double failure to pass the written test (due to insufficiency or non-acceptance of the grade obtained), the exam can only be taken by interview with the teacher. The attribution of the final score will be taken into account: of the level of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired (50%); the ability to apply the acquired knowledge (30%); autonomy of judgment (10%); of communication skills (10%).

D. J. Futuyuma. 2005. Evolution. Sinauer Associates

C. B. Cox & P. D. Moore. Biogeography. An ecological and evolutionary approach. Blackwell Science

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (BIO/05)
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND METHODOLOGIES FOR MARINE BIOLOGY

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Subject area BIO/05

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Year taught 2021/2022

Course year 2

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 04/10/2021 al 21/01/2022)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter Curriculum Marine Biology and Ecology (168)

Location Lecce

No requirements are foreseen to attend the course and practicals on board of the R/V PELAGIA. A diving licence is required to attend underwater SCUBA diving practicals.

The course will deal with the main techniques for studying the coastal marine environment also through scuba diving and from the sea surface, on board of the research vessel Pelagia.

The aim is to provide both theoretical and practical basic knowledge on the techniques of studying the marine environment also by means of a scientific diver or by sampling from sea surface on board of a research vessel.

The course will be run by theoretical lessons (3 credits, 24 hours) and practical exercises in the field (3 credits, 30 hours).

The achievement of the credits attributed to teaching is obtained through a written test with five open-ended questions with different degrees of complexity, together with a qualitative assessment of the pratical achievements (non sufficient, sufficient, good, excellent) for each student given by the teaching staff.This will evaluate the learning outcomes acquired by the student. The analysis of answers to the written test will be carried out by direct interview with the teacher. Upon motivated request of the student, the written test is completely replaced by a full oral exam. The final grade is expressed in thirtieths, with possible praise. For each given answer, the student will get up to 6 point, depending on the level of inclusivity and the supporting arguments provided by the answer. Any answer not given will equal to 0 points. To pass the exam it is necessary to obtain a minimum score of 18 points, equal to a grade of 18/30. If the exam is insufficient, or the final score is less than 18, the written test must be repeated. Following a double failure to pass the written test (due to insufficiency or non-acceptance of the grade obtained), the exam can only be taken by interview with the teacher. The attribution of the final score will be taken into account: of the level of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired (50%); the ability to apply the acquired knowledge (30%); autonomy of judgment (10%); of communication skills (10%).

General: Physiological effects of immersion on humans. Diving equipment: breathing systems and the use of mixtures; protection systems and cold water diving; communication systems; transport systems; cave diving. Destructive sampling techniques: scratches, panels, sorbonne, nets, traps. Non-destructive sampling techniques: squares, transects, video and photographic surveys, visual-census. ROV (remotely operated vehicles). Underwater environmental volunteering projects. Transplant techniques. Use of sensors. Use of underwater lifting bag for marine litter removal and for displacement of heavy underwater equipment.

Details: Autonomous scuba diving, basic instrumentation for underwater research. Underwater activities in the various scientific disciplines: areas and specificities. Physical and chemical oceanography: currentometry, underwater optics, water sampling. Portable control units. Criteria of accessibility and specificity in the approach to submarine habitats. Geology: topography, clinometry, morphometry, sedimentology, ripple-marks, penetrometry. Portable underwater sonars.

Biology and ecology. Experimental design for field studies. Scientific immersion in the study of the pelagic environment and the benthos. Qualitative, quantitative, qualitative-quantitative surveys. Numerical descriptors: biomass and biovolume; abundance and density; roofing and covering; frequency. Destructive methods, non-destructive methods. Grating. Sorbona (air-lift sucking pump). Photo detection. Circumscribed and non-circumscribed visual methods: squares and transepts. Orthogonal and parallel transects. Type of parallel transects: Line Intercept Transect (LIT), Point Intercept Transect (PIT); Chain Transect (CT); Belt Transect (BT). National, EU and international regulations for scientific diving. Training and updating. Operating procedures. Technical and psychophysical requirements. Civil liability. Eligibility, insurance, certificates, dive booklets. Coordination of scientific immersion within the European Union. Notes on Legislative Decree 626/94 "Safety in the workplace". Risk assessment in scientific diving. Good practices for the safe performance of ISPRA and Environmental Agencies underwater activities

Possible case studies:
Installation of anti-jellyfish nets
Monitoring colonial invertebrates: a case study with 10x10, 20x20 squares, visual collection (picking up). Manipulative experiments
Posidonia: counting and measuring shoots and leaves, lepidocronology, epiphyte coverage.
Definition and notes on the safety of scientific diving.
Microplastic sampling with screen - sorting

Abbiati, M (ed.) (1991) Metodi di campionamento biologico subacqueo. In Lezioni del Corso Formativo per Ricercatore Scientifico Subacqueo. Pisa: International School of Scientific Diving, pp. 3–12.Google Scholar

Bianchi, CN, Pronzato, R, Cattaneo-Vietti, R, Benedetti-Cecchi, L, Morri, C, Pansini, M, Chemello, R, Milazzo, M, Fraschetti, S, Terlizzi, A, Peirano, A, Salvati, E, Benzoni, F, Calcinai, B, Cerrano, C and Bavestrello, G (2004) Hard bottoms. In Gambi, M and Dappiano, M (eds), Mediterranean marine benthos: a manual of methods for its sampling and study. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 11 (Suppl. 1), 185–215.

Hiscock, K and Hoare, R (1973) A portable suction sampler for rock epibiota. Helgolander Wiss. Meeresunters 25, 35–38.10.1007/BF01609959CrossRef | Google Scholar

Danovaro R. Biologia marina. Biodiversità e funzionamento degli ecosistemi marini. II edizione UTET

ISPRA 2010. Metodologie di studio del Plancton marino. 

Gambi M.C., Dappiano M. 2004 (eds) “Mediterranean marine benthos: a manual of methods for its sampling and study” SIBM.

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND METHODOLOGIES FOR MARINE BIOLOGY (BIO/05)
ZOOLOGIA

Corso di laurea SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE PER L'AMBIENTE

Settore Scientifico Disciplinare BIO/05

Tipo corso di studio Laurea

Crediti 8.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 66.0

Per immatricolati nel 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione 2021/2022

Anno di corso 1

Semestre Secondo Semestre (dal 07/03/2022 al 10/06/2022)

Lingua ITALIANO

Percorso PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

Sede Lecce

Conoscenze di biologia di base inclusi i livelli di organizzazione biologica: livello cellulare, tissutale ed organismico. Deve inoltre possedere conoscenze di base di geografia fisica e delle caratteristiche dei principali ecosistemi.

Biologia funzionale e comportamentale. Concetti generali e principi di base della vita animale; eterotrofia e motilità; Bauplan e livelli di organizzazione; simmetria; metameria; cavità del corpo; principali funzioni. Riproduzione e sessualità; sviluppo e cicli vitali Evoluzione: teorie, meccanismi; specie e speciazione; adattamento; omologia/analogia; convergenza; radiazione; coevoluzione.

Biodiversità, sistematica e filogenesi.

Riconoscimento dei gruppi animali e conoscenza dei principali adattamenti adottati dai diversi gruppi per lo svolgimento delle stesse funzioni

Conoscenza e comprensione di

•                terminologia zoologica

•                aspetti fondamentali della condizione di “animalità”

•                diversità’, complessità’ ed unitarietà’ della vita animale

•                adattamenti strutturali e funzionali degli animali

•                storia evolutiva e rapporti filogenetici degli animali

Competenze metodologiche

•                riconoscimento di taxa

•                analisi comparativa e uso dello steromicroscopio

Lezioni teoriche e pratiche mirate alla conoscenza della biologia a della diversità animale

L'esame di Zoologia è un esame orale frontale articolato in due tempi: la prima parte riguarda la zoologia generale (Biologia funzionale e comportamentale. Concetti generali e principi di base della vita animale; eterotrofia e motilità’; Bauplan e livelli di organizzazione; simmetria; metameria; cavità’ del corpo; principali funzioni. Riproduzione e sessualità’; sviluppo e cicli vitali. Evoluzione: teorie, meccanismi; specie e speciazione; adattamento; omologia/analogia; convergenza; radiazione; coevoluzione); la seconda parte dell'esame si basa sul riconoscimento e la descrizione del materiale visionato durante le esercitazioni ed è finalizzata ad accertare la conoscenza del concetto di biodiversità, della sistematica e della filogenesi degli organismi animali e dei principali adattamenti adottati dai diversi gruppi per lo svolgimento delle stesse funzioni.

 

Zoologia parte speciale e parte generale. AAVV. Idelson-Gnocchi

ZOOLOGIA (BIO/05)

Pubblicazioni

Papers in ISI Journals

  1. Rizzo L, Musco L, Crocetta F (2021) Cohabiting with litter: Fish and benthic assemblages in coastal habitats of a heavily urbanized area. Marine Pollution Bulletin 164, 112077
  2. Sansone C, Galasso C, Lo Martire M, Fernández TV, Musco L, Dell’Anno A, Bruno A, Noonan DM, Albini A, Brunet C (2021) In Vitro Evaluation of Antioxidant Potential of the Invasive Seagrass Halophila stipulacea. Marine Drugs 19 (1), 37
  3. Gregorin C, Musco L, Somma E, Zupo V (2020) Behavioural Responses of the Colonial Sea Squirt Botrylloides violaceus Oka to Suspended Food Micro-Particles in Laboratory Cultures. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8 (12), 1021
  4. Filogna S, Iacovacci V, Vecchi F, Musco L, Menciassi A (2020) Protrusion mechanism study in sipunculid worms as model for developing bio-inspired linear actuators Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 16 (2), 026008
  5. Mikac B., Licciano M., Jaklin A., Iveša L., Giangrande A., Musco L. (2020). Diversity and distribution patterns of hard bottom polychaete assemblages in the North Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean). Diversity, 12, 408. doi:10.3390/
  6. Langeneck J., Lezzi M., Del Pasqua M., Musco L., Gambi M., Castelli A., Giangrande A. (2020). Non-indigenous polychaetes along the coasts of Italy: a critical review. Mediterranean Marine Science, 21(2), 238-275. doi:https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.21860
  7. Dell'Anno A., Beolchini F., Corinaldesi C., Amato A., Becci A., Rastelli E., Hekeu M., Regoli F., Astarita E., Greco S., Musco L., Danovaro R. (2020). Assessing the efficiency and eco-sustainability of bioremediation strategies for the reclamation of highly contaminated marine sediments. Marine Environmental Research, 162, 105101. DOI 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105101
  8. Colletti A., Savinelli B., Di Muzio G., Rizzo L., Tamburello L., Fraschetti S., Musco L. *, Danovaro R. (2020). The date mussel Lithophaga lithophaga: Biology, ecology and the multiple impacts of its illegal fishery. Science of the Total Environment, 744, 140866 DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140866
  9. Tangherlini M., Corinaldesi C., Rastelli E., Musco L., Armiento G., Danovaro R., Dell'Anno A. (2020) Chemical contamination can promote turnover diversity of benthic prokaryotic assemblages: The case study of the Bagnoli-Coroglio bay (southern Tyrrhenian Sea). Marine Environmental Research, 160, 105040. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105040
  10. Morroni L., d'Errico G., Sacchi M., Molisso F., Armiento G., Chiavarini S., Rimauro J., Guida M., Siciliano A., Ceparano M., Aliberti F., Tosti E., Gallo A., Libralato G., Patti F.P., Gorbi S., Fattorini D., Nardi A., Di Carlo M., Mezzelani M., Benedetti M., Pellegrini D., Musco L., Danovaro R., Dell'Anno A., Regoli F. (2020) Integrated characterization and risk management of marine sediments: The case study of the industrialized Bagnoli area (Naples, Italy). Marine Environmental Research, 160, 104984. DOI 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104984
  11. Giglioli S., Colombo L., Contestabile P., Musco L., Armiento G., Somma R., Vicinanza D., Azzellino A. (2020). Source apportionment assessment of marine sediment contamination in a post-industrial area (Bagnoli, Naples). Water, 12(8), 2181 DOI 10.3390/W12082181
  12. Pieretti N., Lo Martire M., Corinaldesi C., Musco L., Dell'Anno A., Danovaro R. (2020). Anthropogenic noise and biological sounds in a heavily industrialized coastal area (Gulf of Naples, Mediterranean Sea). Marine Environmental Research, 159, 105002. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.
  13. Contestabile P., Conversano F., Centurioni L., Golia U.M., Musco L., Danovaro R., Vicinanza D. (2020). Multi-collocation-based estimation of wave climate in a non-tidal bay: The case study of Bagnoli-Coroglio Bay (Tyrrhenian Sea). Water, 12(7), 1936. DOI: 10.3390/w12071936
  14. Chiarore A., Musco L., Bertocci I., Gallo A., Cannavacciuolo A., Mutalipassi M., Caramiello D., Giomi F., Fusi M., Danovaro R., Munari M. (2020). Sea urchin chronicles. The effect of oxygen super-saturation and marine polluted sediments from Bagnoli-Coroglio Bay on different life stages of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Marine Environmental Research, 159, 104967. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104967
  15. Limatola N., Bertocci I., Chun J.T., Musco L., Munari M., Caramiello D., Danovaro R., Santella L. (2020). Oxygen supersaturation mitigates the impact of the regime of contaminated sediment reworking on sea urchin fertilization process. Marine Environmental Research, 158, 104951 DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104951
  16. Liberti A., Bertocci I., Pollet A., Musco L., Locascio A., Ristoratore F., Spagnuolo A., Sordino P. (2020) An indoor study of the combined effect of industrial pollution and turbulence events on the gut environment in a marine invertebrate: The response of the gut environment to polluted sediment reworking. Marine Environmental Research, 158, 104950. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104950
  17. Hay Mele B., Russo L., Crocetta F., Gambi C., Dell'Anno A., Danovaro R., Guglielmo R., Musco L., Patti F.P., Riginella E., Tangherlini M., Ribera d'Alcalá M., D'Alelio D. (2020). Ecological assessment of anthropogenic impact in marine ecosystems: The case of Bagnoli Bay. Marine Environmental Research, 158, 104953. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104953
  18. Gaglioti M., Vega Fernández T., Musco L., Gambi M.C. (2020) Habitat and benthic diversity in the bay of Bagnoli and surrounding areas (Gulf of Naples, Italy): A historical baseline for environmental restoration. Marine Environmental Research, 157, 104925. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104925
  19. Gambi C., Dell'Anno A., Corinaldesi C., Lo Martire M., Musco L., Da Ros Z., Armiento G., Danovaro R. (2020). Impact of historical contamination on meiofaunal assemblages: The case study of the Bagnoli-Coroglio Bay (southern Tyrrhenian Sea). Marine Environmental Research, 156, 104907. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104907
  20. Langeneck J., Del Pasqua M., Licciano M., Giangrande A., Musco L. (2020). Atypical reproduction in a syllid worm: The stolon of Syllis rosea (Annelida, Syllidae) takes care of its offspring. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 100 (2), 221- 227. DOI: 10.1017/
  21. Savinelli B, Vega Fernández T, Galasso NM, D’Anna G, Pipitone C, Prada F, Zenone A, Badalamenti F, Musco L (2020) Microplastics impair the feeding performance of a Mediterranean habitat-forming coral. Marine Environmental Research104887 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.
  22. Ruocco N, Bertocci I, Munari M, Musco L, Caramiello D, Danovaro R, Zupo V, Costantini M (2019) Morphological and molecular responses of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus to highly contaminated marine sediments: the case study of Bagnoli-Coroglio brownfield (Mediterranean Sea). Marine Environmental Research, 104865. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2019.104865
  23. Alagna A, D'Anna G, Musco L, Fernández TV, Gresta M, Pierozzi N, Badalamenti F (2019). Taking advantage of seagrass recovery potential to develop novel and effective meadow rehabilitation methods. Marine pollution bulletin 149, 110578 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110578
  24. Prada F, Musco L*, Alagna A, Agnetta D, Beccari E, D’Anna G, Giacalone VM, Pipitone C, Vega Fernández T, Goffredo S, Badalamenti F (2019). Anthropogenic impact is negatively related to coral health in Sicily (Mediterranean Sea). Scientific reports 9 (1), 1-14.
  25. Vega Fernández T, Badalamenti F, Bonaviri C, Di Trapani F, Gianguzza P, Noè S, Musco L. (2019) Synergistic reduction of a native key herbivore performance by two non-indigenous invasive algae. Marine pollution bulletin 141, 649-654
  26. Langeneck, J., Diez, M.E., Nygren, A., Salazar-Vallejo, S. Carrera-Parra, L.F., Vega Fernández, T., Badalamenti, F., Castelli, A., Musco L. (2018) Worming its way into Patagonia: an integrative approach reveals the cryptic invasion by Eulalia clavigera (Annelida: Phyllodocidae). Marine Biodiversity 49 (2), 851–861.
  27. Bertocci I, Dell'Anno A, Musco L, Gambi C, Saggiomo V, Cannavacciuolo M, Lo Martire M, Passarelli A, Zazo G, Danovaro R (2019) Multiple human pressures in coastal habitats: variation of meiofaunal assemblages associated with sewage discharge in a post-industrial area. Science of The Total Environment 655, 1218-1231
  28. Hamdy, R., Langeneck, J., Atta, MM., Dorgham, MM., El-Rashidy, HH., Musco, L. (2019) Diversity and ecology of crustaceans from shallow rocky habitats along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. Marine Biodiversity 49 (1), 221–233
  29. Marchini A, Ragazzola F, Vasapollo C, Castelli A, Cerrati G, Gazzola F, Jiang C, Langeneck J, Mannauzzi MC, Musco L, Nannini M, Zekonyte J, Lombardi C (2019) Intertidal Mediterranean coralline algae habitat is expecting a shift towards a reduced growth and a simplified associated fauna under climate change. Frontiers in Marine Science 6, 106.
  30. Musco L, Vega Fernández T, Caroselli E, J. Roberts MJ, Badalamenti F (2018) Protocooperation among small polyps allows the coral Astroides calycularis to prey on large jellyfish. Ecology. 99(10):2400–2401
  31. Bussotti S, Di Franco A, Bianchi CN, Chevaldonné P, Egea L, Fanelli E, Lejeusne C, Musco L, Navarro-Barranco C, Pey A, Planes S, Vieux-Ingrassia JV & Guidetti P (2018) Fish mitigate trophic depletion in marine cave ecosystems. Scientific Reports, 8: 9193 (Q1, IF 3.998
  32. Galasso, C.; Orefice, I.; Toscano, A.; Vega Fernández, T.; Musco, L.; Brunet, C.; Sansone, C.; Cirino, P. (2018) Food Modulation Controls Astaxanthin Accumulation in Eggs of the Sea Urchin Arbacia lixula. Marine Drugs, 16, 186.
  33. Langeneck, J., Musco, L., Busoni, G., Conese, I., Aliani S., Castelli A. (2018) Syllidae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) from the deep Mediterranean Sea, with the description of three new species. Zootaxa 4369(2), 197-220
  34. Noè, S., Badalamenti, F., Bonaviri, C., Musco, L., Vega Fernández, T., Vizzini, S., Gianguzza, P. (2018) Food selection of a generalist herbivore exposed to native and alien seaweeds. Marine Pollution Bulletin 129 (2), 469-473
  35. Cirino, P., Brunet, C., Ciaravolo, M., Galasso, C., Musco, L., Vega Fernández, T., Sansone, C., Toscano, A. (2017) The sea urchin Arbacia lixula: a novel natural source of astaxanthin. Marine Drugs,15 (6) 187
  36. Bertocci, I., Badalamenti, F., Lo Brutto, S., Mikac, B., Pipitone, C., Schimmenti, E., Vega Fernández, T., Musco, L. (2017) Reducing the data-deficiency of threatened European habitats: Spatial variation of sabellariid worm reefs and associated fauna in the Sicily Channel, Mediterranean Sea. Marine Environmental Research. 130: 325-337
  37. Willis, TJ., Berglöf, KTL., McGill, RAR., Musco, L., Piraino, S., Rumsey, CM., Vega Fernández, T., Badalamenti, F., (2017) Kleptopredation: a mechanism to facilitate planktivory in a benthic mollusk. Biology Letters. 13 (11) 20170447
  38. Musco, L.*, Prada, F., D'Anna, G., Galasso, N.M., Pipitone, C., Vega Fernández, T., Badalamenti, F. Turning casualty into opportunity: fragmenting dislodged colonies is effective for restoring reefs of a Mediterranean endemic coral (2017) Ecological Engineering, 98, 206-212.
  39. Gambi, M.C., Musco, L.*, Giangrande, A., Badalamenti, F., Micheli, F., Kroeker, K.J. (2016) Distribution and functional traits of polychaetes in a CO2 vent system: Winners and losers among closely related species  Marine Ecology Progress Series, 550, pp. 121-134
  40. Zenone, A., Badalamenti, F., Giacalone, V.M., Musco, L., Pipitone, C., Vega Fernandez, T., D'Anna, G. (2016) Substrate preference and settlement behaviour of the megalopa of the invasive crab Percnon gibbesi (Decapoda, Percnidae) in the Mediterranean Sea Helgoland Marine Research, 70:21
  41. Bulleri F., Badalamenti F., Ivesa L., Mikac B., Musco L., Jaklin A., Rattray A., Vega Fernandez T., Benedetti-Cecchi L. (2016) The effects of an invasive seaweed on native communities vary along a gradient of land-based human impacts. PeerJ 4:e1795; DOI 10.7717/peerj.
  42. Schimmenti E., Musco L.*, Lo Brutto S., Mikac B., Nygren A., Badalamenti F. (2016) Mediterranean record of Eulalia ornata (Annelida) corroborating its fidelity link with the Sabellaria alveolata-reef habitat. Mediterranean Marine Science. 17 (2), 359-370
  43. Corriero G, C Pierri, S Accoroni, G Alabiso, G Bavestrello, E Barbone, M Bastianini, AM Bazzoni, F Bernardi Aubry, F Boero, MC Buia, M Cabrini, E Camatti, F Cardone, B Cataletto, R Cattaneo Vietti, E Cecere, T Cibic, P Colangelo, A De Olazabal, G D'Onghia, S Finotto, N Fiore, D Fornasaro, S Fraschetti, MC Gambi, A Giangrande, C Gravili, R Guglielmo, C Longo, M Lorenti, A Lugliè, P Maiorano, MG Mazzocchi, M Mercurio, F Mastrototaro, M Mistri, M Monti, C Munari, L Musco, C Nonnis‐Marzano, BC Padedda, FP Patti, A Petrocelli, S Piraino, G Portacci, A Pugnetti, S Pulina, T Romagnoli, I Rosati, D Sarno, CT Satta, N Sechi, S Schiaparelli, B Scipione, L Sion, A Terlizzi, V Tirelli, C Totti, A Tursi, N Ungaro, A Zingone, V Zupo, A Basset (2015). Ecosystem vulnerability to alien and invasive species: a case study on marine habitats along the Italian coast. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2550
  44. Dorgham M.M., R. Hamdy, H.H. El-Rashidy, M.M. Atta, L. Musco (2014) Distribution patterns of shallow water polychaetes (Annelida) along the coast of Alexandria, Egypt (eastern Mediterranean) Mediterranean Marine Science 15(3):635-649
  45. Musco L.*, F. Andaloro, B. Mikac, S. Mirto, T. Vega Fernandez, F. Badalamenti (2014) Concern about the spread of the invader seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia var. distichophylla (Chlorophyta: Caulerpales) to the Western Mediterranean. Mediterranean Marine Science, 15/3, 2014, 532-538
  46. Giangrande A., L.P.G. Caruso, L. Musco, M. Licciano. (2014) Variability among Mediterranean populations of Sabella pavonina (Annelida: Sabellidae) Italian Journal of Zoology 81(1): 100-111
  47. Giangrande A., Licciano M., Schirosi R., Musco L,. Stabili L. (2014) Chemical and structural defensive external strategies in six sabellid worms (Annelida). Marine Ecology-An Evolutionary Perspective 35(1): 36-45
  48. Musco L. (2012) Ecology and diversity of Mediterranean hard bottom Syllidae (Annelida): a community-level approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series 461: 107–119.
  49. Mikac B, Musco L, Đakovac T, Giangrande A, Terlizzi A. (2011) Long term changes in North Adriatic soft-bottom polychaete assemblages following a dystrophic crisis. Italian Journal of Zoology. 78(S1): 304-316.
  50. Musco L*, Mikac B, Tataranni M, Giangrande A, Terlizzi A. (2011) The use of coarser taxonomy in the detection of long-term changes in polychaete assemblages, Marine Environmental Research 71(2): 131-138.
  51. Bevilacqua S, Fraschetti S, Musco L., Guarnieri G, Terlizzi A. (2011). Low sensitiveness of taxonomic distinctness indices to human impacts: Evidences across marine benthic organisms and habitat types. Ecological Indicators, 11(2): 448–455.
  52. Giangrande A, Licciano M, Musco L, Stabili L. (2010). Shift in Sabella spallanzanii (Polychaeta, Sabellidae) spawning period in the Central Mediterranean Sea: a consequence of climate change? Mediterranean Marine Science 11(2): 373-379.
  53. Musco L*, Lepore E, Gherardi M, Sciscioli M, Mercurio M, Giangrande A. (2010). Sperm ultrastructure of three Syllinae (Annelida, Phyllodocida) species with considerations on syllid phylogeny and Syllis vittata reproductive biology. Zoomorphology 129(2): 133-139.
  54. Mikac B, Musco L*. (2010). Faunal and biogeographic analysis of Syllidae (Polychaeta) from Rovinj (Croatia, N Adriatic Sea) Scientia Marina 74 (2): 353-370.
  55. Schirosi R, Musco L*, Giangrande A. (2010). Benthic assemblage of Acquatina lake (South Adriatic Sea): present state and long-term faunistic changes. Scientia Marina 74 (2): 235-246.
  56. Bevilacqua S., Fraschetti S, Musco L., Terlizzi A. (2009) Taxonomic sufficiency in the detection of natural and human-induced changes in marine assemblages: A comparison of habitats and taxonomic groups. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58(12): 1850–1859
  57. Musco L*, Terlizzi A, Licciano M, Giangrande A (2009). Taxonomic structure and the effectiveness of surrogates in environmental monitoring: a lesson from polychaetes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 383: 199–210.
  58. Musco L. *, A. Giangrande, M. Gherardi, E. Lepore, M. Mercurio, M. Sciscioli. (2008) Sperm ultra-structure of Odontosyllis ctenostoma (Polychaeta: Syllidae) with inferences on syllid phylogeny and reproductive biology. Scientia Marina 72(3): 421-427.
  59. Lepore, E. Sciscioli, M. Mastrodonato, M. Gherardi, M. Giangrande, A. Musco, L. * (2006). Sperm ultra-structure and spermiogenesis in Syllis krohni (Polychaeta: Syllidae), with some observations on its reproductive biology. Scientia Marina 70(4): 585-592.
  60. Fraschetti S., Gambi C., Giangrande A., Musco L., Terlizzi A., Danovaro R. (2006) Structural and functional response of meiofauna rocky assemblages exposed to sewage pollution. Marine Pollution Bulletin 52(5): 540-548.
  61. Giangrande A., Licciano M., Musco L. (2005) Polychaetes as environmental indicators revisited Marine Pollution Bulletin 50(11): 1153-1162.
  62. Musco L. *, Giangrande A. (2005) Mediterranean Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) revisited: species diversity, biogeography and faunal fidelity to environmental features. Marine Ecology Progress Series 304: 143-153.
  63. Musco L., Giangrande A. (2005) A new sponge-associated species, Syllis mayeri n. sp. (Polychaeta: Syllidae), with a discussion on the status of S. armillaris (Müller, 1776). Scientia Marina 69 (4): 467-474.
  64. Musco L., Çinar M.E., Giangrande A. (2005) A new species of Sphaerosyllis (Polychaeta: Syllidae: Exogoninae) from the coasts of Italy and Cyprus (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Italian Journal of Zoology. 72(2): 161-166.
  65. Gherardi M., Mastrodonato M., Sion L., Musco L., Lepore E., Sciscioli M., Giangrande A. (2005) Reproduction activity of Exogone naidina (Polychaeta: Exogoninae) in a population from the Apulian coast (Adriatic Sea) Marine Biology 147(1): 197-203.
  66. Giangrande A., Delos A.L., Musco L., Licciano M., Pierri C. (2004) Polychaete assemblages of rocky shore along the South Adriatic coast (Mediterranean Sea). Cahiers de Biologie Marine 45(2): 85-95.
  67. Corriero G., Gherardi M., Giangrande A., Longo C., Mercurio M., Musco L., Nonnis Marzano C. (2004) Inventory and distribution of hard bottom fauna from the Marine Protected Area of Porto Cesareo (Ionian Sea): Porifera and Polychaeta. Italian Journal of Zoology 71(3): 237-245.
  68. Giangrande A., Delos A.L., Fraschetti S., Musco L., Licciano M., Terlizzi A. (2003) Polychaete assemblages of rocky shore along the South Adriatic coast (Mediterranean Sea): pattern of spatial distribution. Marine Biology 143(6): 1109-1116.

Book Chapters in ISI journals

  1. Ingrosso G, Abbiati M, Badalamenti F, Bavestrello G, Belmonte G, Cannas R, Benedetti-Cecchi L, Bertolino M, Bevilacqua S, Bianchi CN, Bo M, Boscari E, Cardone F, Cattaneo-Vietti R, Cau A, Cerrano C, Chemello R, Chimienti G, Congiu L, Corriero G, Costantini F, De Leo F, Donnarumma L, Falace A, Fraschetti S, Giangrande A, Gravina MF, Guarnieri G, Mastrototaro F, Milazzo M, Morri C, Musco L, Pezzolesi L, Piraino S, Prada F, Ponti M, Rindi F, Russo GF, Sandulli R, Villamor A, Zane L, Boero F (2018) Mediterranean Bioconstructions Along the Italian Coast. Advances in Marine Biology Vol 79: 61-136

Letters in ISI journals

  1. Alagna A, D'Anna G, Musco L, Fernández TV, Gresta M, Pierozzi N, Badalamenti F (2020) Reply to “Letter to the editor regarding the article ‘Taking advantage of seagrass recovery potential to develop novel and effective meadow rehabilitation methods’ by Alagna et et al., published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, 149: 2019 (110578)” by Calvo et al. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 158:2020 (111395). Marine Pollution Bulletin 161, 111754

Publications in peer reviewed non-ISI journals

  1. Savinelli B., Galasso N.M., D’Anna G., Di Stefano G., Pipitone C., Prada F., Vega Fernández T., Zenone A., Badalamenti F., Musco L. (in press). Wasting time handling waste: microplastics impair the feeding performance of a Mediterranean coral. Biologia Marina Mediterranea
  2. Musco L, C. Pipitone, D. Agnetta, A. Alagna, G. D’Anna, G. Di Stefano, V.M. Giacalone, M. Gristina, F. Prada, T. Vega Fernández, F. Badalamenti. (2016). Distribution of the orange stony coral Astroides calycularis along the Italian coasts, Biologia Marina Mediterranea 23 (1): 204-206
  3. Ferranti MP, Betti F, Bo M, De La Fuente Mancebo G, Di Camillo CG, Di Franco A, Di Martino E, Fava F, Giaccone T, Giussani V, Matrone M, Mussat Sartor R, Musco L, Pica D, Renzi M, Scinto A, Sinagra A, Tazioli S, Bertolino M (2015) App Pinneggiando: la tecnologia al servizio della biologia marina. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 22(1) 223-224
  4. Schimmenti E, Lo Brutto S, Badalamenti F, Giangrande A, Mikac B, Musco L (2015) DNA-Barcoding to solve the tricky case of co-occurring Sabellaria (Annelida) species in the Mediterranean Sea Biologia Marina Mediterranea 22 (1) 109-110
  5. Musco L, Andaloro F, D’Anna G, Giangrande A, Lo Brutto S, Mikac B, Mirto S, Pipitone C, Scuderi D, Vega Fernández T, Badalamenti F (2015) Impatto di Caulerpa taxifolia var. distichophylla su macro- e meiofauna associate a Posidonia oceanica. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 22(1) 136-137
  6. Iaciofano D, Musco L, Vega Fernandez T, Lo Brutto S (2015) Crostacei Anfipodi associati a reef di Sabellaria alveolata (L.) (Annelida) dello Stretto di Sicilia (Mar Mediterraneo). Biologia Marina Mediterranea 22(1) 95-96
  7. Giangrande A., M. Licciano, M. Lezzi, L.P.G. Caruso, L. Musco, A.M. Miglietta (2015) La collezione degli Anellidi Policheti del Museo di Biologia Marina “Pietro Parenzan”, Università del Salento. Museologia Scientifica nuova serie • 9: 52-56
  8. Caroppo C., Musco L., Stabili L. (2014) Planktonic assemblages in a coastal Mediterranean area subjected to anthropogenic pressure. Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters 4:121. doi: 10.4172/2167-0587.1000121.
  9. Giangrande A., Rouse G.W., Plejiel F. J.-J., Gambi M.C., Curini Galletti M., Cavallo A., Licciano M., Musco L., Pierri C., Trianni L. (2005) La “rivoluzione cladistica” in tassonomia, nuovi strumenti ed implicazioni per gli ecologi. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 11 (3): 225.
  10. Musco L., Giangrande A., Cavallo A. (2004) I sillidi (Annelida, Polychaeta) del litorale brindisino: possibilità di un loro impiego come indicatori di qualità dell’ambiente. Thalassia Salentina 27:161-174

Other book chapters

  1. Stabili L., M.I. Acquaviva, G. Alabiso, M. Belmonte, F. Biandolino, R.A. Cavallo, A. Giangrande, M. Licciano, R. Lo Noce, A. Merendino, E. Mola, L. Musco, M. Narracci, A. Petrocelli, P. Ricci, R. Schirosi, L. Villanova, E. Cecere (2011) Bioactive Molecules from Marine Biomasses and their Potential Employment in Pharmaceutics and Dietetic: the Project ACTI.BIO.MAR. In E. Brugnoli, G. Cavarretta, S. Mazzola, F. Trincardi, M. Ravaioli, R. Santoleri (Eds.) Marine Research at CNR. National Research Council of Italy, Department of Earth and Environment. Volume DTA/06-2011: 2043-2054 (ISSN: 2239-5172).
  2. Giangrande A, Schirosi R, Musco L. (2009). Il Macrozoobenthos. In Belmonte G. (ed.) Biodiversità ed Ecologia del lago di Acquatina. Thalassia Salentina 31 (suppl.): 49-62.
  3. Castelli, A., C.N. Bianchi, G. Cantone, M.E. Çinar, M.C. Gambi, A. Giangrande, D. Iraci Sareri, P. Lanera, M. Licciano, L. Musco, R. Sanfilippo, R. Simonini (2008). Annelida Polychaeta. In: G. Relini (ed.) Checklist della flora e fauna dei mari italiani. Biologia Marina Mediterranea. 15 (suppl.): 323-373.

Book reviews

  1. Musco L., Giangrande A. (2006) Book review of Viéitez, J.M., Alós, C., Parapar, J., Besteiro, C., Moreira, J., Núñez, J., Laborda A.J. and G. San Martín. - 2004. Annelida Polychaeta I. In Fauna Iberica, Vol. 25. Ramos, M.A. et al. (Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC, Madrid. 530 pp. (ISBN84-00-08294-X). Scientia Marina 70(1): 159-160.
  2. Musco, L, Giangrande, A. (2005) Review of Annelida Polychaeta I by José Miguel Viéitez, Carmen Alós, Julio Parapar, Celia Besteiro, Juan Moreira, Jorge Núñez, Antonio José Laborda and Guillermo San Martín. In: Fauna Iberica, Vol. 25. M.A. Ramos et al. (eds). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC, Madrid, 530 pp. (2004) ISBN84-00-08294-X. Italian Journal of Zoology 72: 321-322.

Reports

  1. Musco L, e i 76 componenti del gruppo di lavoro del Progetto ABBaCo (2020). Caratterizzazione ambientale dell’area marino costiera all’interno del Sito di Interesse Nazionale di Napoli Bagnoli-Coroglio. Relazione Finale. 243 pp (Prot SZN n. 2520 del 18/05/2020).
  2. Patti C, Cuttitta A, Musco M, Sampino G, Bennici C, Bicchi E, Giaramita L, Tranchida G, Traina A, Gherardi S, Rumolo P, Salvagio Manta D, Sprovieri M, Musco L, Siragusa A, Mercurio P, Mazzola S, (2014) Acqua dei Corsari: Rapporto tecnico su carotaggi e campionamenti di acque per il monitoraggio della contaminazione organica e inorganica causata dal depuratore di zona. Technical Report. CNR Istituto Ambiente Marino Costiero di Capo Granitola, Capo Granitola (TP), Italia. 17 pp
  3. Musco L, Mikac B, Mirto S, Vega Fernández T, Agnetta D, Pipitone C, Di Stefano G, Badalamenti F (2013) "Esecuzione di ricerche e studi degli effetti dell'invasione di Caulerpe aliene sulle biocenosi costiere". Convenzione ARPA Sicilia - CNR-IAMC, relazione finale (Prot. CNR-IAMC n. 0008561 del 30/10/2013).

Other publications

  1. Musco L, Vega Fernández T, Caroselli E, J. Roberts MJ, Badalamenti F (2018) Protocooperation among small polyps allows the coral Astroides calycularis to prey on large jellyfish. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 99(4):e01445. https://doi.org/10.1002/bes2.144
  2. Arvanitidis C. e 220 altri autori (2018). Research Infrastructures offer capacity to address scientific questions never attempted before: Are all taxa equal? PeerJ Preprints https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.26819v2
  3. Musco L., Giangrande A. (2006) Annelida. A new sponge-associated species, Syllis mayeri n. sp. (Polychaeta: Syllidae), with a discussion on the status of S. armillaris (Müller, 1776). In: Rützler, K., & C. Dietrich (Eds.). Smithsonian CCRE Reports 2005. Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems. National Museum of Natural History, Aprile 2006. Washington, D.C. (USA) 40 pp.
  4. Musco L, Giangrande, A. (2006). When taxonomy meets ecology: a new polychaete species from the Mediterranean Sea. MarBEF Newsletter 4: 34.