Sergio ROSSI

Sergio ROSSI

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 Associato BIO/05 Zoologia

Area di competenza:

Insegnamenti

Zoologia applicata alla conservazione e gestione dei sistemi naturali (Magistrale ScienzeAmbientali, 4+2 CFU)

Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning (Magistrale Coastal and Marine Biology and Ecology, 6CFU)

Esercitazioni di Zoologia (Triennale Biologia, 1CFU)

Esercitazioni di Zoologia (Triennale Scienze Ambientali, 1CFU)

Orario di ricevimento

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Curriculum Vitae

I am a research scientist specializing in marine natural resources, zoology and biological oceanography. My primary focus is on global change indicators of stress in coastal benthic populations, marine invertebrate distribution, ecology and physiology, benthic-pelagic coupling processes and marine wildlife conservation.

During the last ten years I have been a senior researcher at the Environmental Science and Technology Institute (ICTA-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain). I’m still an visting researcher in this institution. Prior to that, I was at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain) for more than 13 years as a graduate student (Universitat de Barcelona), PhD (Universitat de Barcelona-CSIC) and post doc. I am also visiting professor at LABOMAR, Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil).

I have extensive experience in coordinating field work and experimental design, as well as coastal monitoring programs. My leadership is demonstrated not only in the accomplishment of project objectives and publication of manuscripts, but also through the advisement of more than 10 PhDs and 4 post docs.

I have over 130 scientific articles. My H factor is 29 (SCOPUS) and my i10 index is 89.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergio_Rossi

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=v3FfS3wAAAAJ&hl=es&oi=sra

 

 

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Didattica

A.A. 2020/2021

BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 48.0

Year taught 2020/2021

For matriculated on 2020/2021

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 2020/2021

For matriculated on 2019/2020

Course year 2

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE

Location Lecce

MARINE BIODIVERSITY

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 48.0

Year taught 2020/2021

For matriculated on 2019/2020

Course year 2

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE

Location Lecce

MARINE BIOLOGY

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 50.0

Year taught 2020/2021

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Course year 1

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Subject matter Curriculum Marine Biology and Ecology

ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI

Corso di laurea SCIENZE AMBIENTALI

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Lingua ITALIANO

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 52.0

Anno accademico di erogazione 2020/2021

Per immatricolati nel 2020/2021

Anno di corso 1

Struttura DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Percorso PERCORSO COMUNE

Sede Lecce

A.A. 2019/2020

MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 48.0

Year taught 2019/2020

For matriculated on 2018/2019

Course year 2

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE

Location Lecce

ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI

Corso di laurea SCIENZE AMBIENTALI

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Lingua ITALIANO

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 52.0

Anno accademico di erogazione 2019/2020

Per immatricolati nel 2019/2020

Anno di corso 1

Struttura DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Percorso PERCORSO COMUNE

Sede Lecce

A.A. 2018/2019

MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 5.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 44.0

Year taught 2018/2019

For matriculated on 2018/2019

Course year 1

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE

ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI

Corso di laurea SCIENZE AMBIENTALI

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Lingua ITALIANO

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 56.0

Anno accademico di erogazione 2018/2019

Per immatricolati nel 2018/2019

Anno di corso 1

Struttura DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Percorso PERCORSO COMUNE

Sede Lecce

A.A. 2017/2018

ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI

Corso di laurea SCIENZE AMBIENTALI

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Lingua ITALIANO

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 62.0

Anno accademico di erogazione 2017/2018

Per immatricolati nel 2017/2018

Anno di corso 1

Struttura DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE BIOLOGICHE ED AMBIENTALI

Percorso PERCORSO COMUNE

Sede Lecce

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BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Subject area BIO/05

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 48.0

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Year taught 2020/2021

Course year 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 05/10/2020 al 22/01/2021)

Language INGLESE

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

Location Lecce

Fundamentals of general biology, zoology, botany and ecology  are prerequisites to achieve high proficiency of this course

Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are tightly related. In this course, we will study how important are the concepts of biodiversity, demography and population dynamics, trophic ecology and life cycles, environmental factors and biochemical cycles in understanding pelagic and benthic system functioning. Once these concepts and the related methods to quantify such parameters are explained, we will make a wide spectra of systems (e.g. coral reefs, Mediterranean sea, polar areas, deep sea communities, etc.), stressors and impacts to understand how the functioning of the pelagic and benthic systems in the oceans are changing. Direct impacts such as fisheries, pollution or coast transformation will be analyzed. The synergistic path with indirect stressors such as rising temperatures, ocean acidification or sea level rise will be also studied to understand how deep is the change on the functioning of these ocean systems. Finally, we will give tools for management and conservation: new aquaculture methods, new fishery approaches, marine restoration and marine protected areas design and management guides to improve ecosystem functioning enhancing biodiversity and complexity.

 

The student has to achieve the biodiversity and ecosystem function concepts but, more important, she/he has to be capable to apply quantitative tools to asses such functionality. She/he has to have at hand conservation and management measures/tools to confront real conservation/regulation measures.

The six credits are based on theoretical and practical concepts, with an open debate during the classroom.

The achievement of the credits attributed to teaching is obtained through an oral exam: four questions of the different developed concepts. Four perfect answers will give 28/30 punctuation. To reach the maximum score, before starting the oral exam, the student has to make a brief presentation based on a paper, book chapter or review related with the marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning subject. The choice of the text to make the presentation is free.

Introduction, the value of science. How we are transforming the oceans. Biodiversity, what are we talking about? Biodiversity: different habitats, different organisms, different methods. Posidonia oceanica and biodiversity. Antarctica: pristine environment for Biodiversity case studies. Biodiversity & impacts: examples with the intertidal. Approaching biodiversity with genetics: metabarcoding. Biodiversity: frontier systems. Demography and population dynamics. Demography: precious corals. ROV and other tools for benthic cartography and demography. Demography: some examples OF applied models. Self thinning role: understanding sessile long lived species population structure. Biogeochemical cycles in the ocean. Benthic-pelagic coupling and near bottom seston. Segrasses: an example for biogeochemical cycles. Biogeochemical cycles: carbon sinks. Trophic ecology of suspension feeders and heterotrophic energy inputs. Photobiology: mixotrophic cnidarians and the limits of photoadaptation. The cost of suspension feeding: energy output in suspension feeders. Trophic biomarkers (I): Stable isotopes. Trophic biomarkers (II): Macromolecules. Trophic ecology: combining methods. Trophic interactions and tipping points. Competition for space in benthic organisms. Alien species. Pelagic fisheries: the end of innocence. Bottom trawling: what happened with the cod? Artisanal and leisure fisheries. Medusa swarms: causes, frequency and consequences. Aquaculture: the blue revolution. Red tides, algal blooms & dead Zones. Solid marine pollution. Climate change in the oceans. Climate change and the poles. Changes of energy fluxes in marine animal forests of the Anthropocene: factors shaping the future seascape. Climate change and temperature: The Mediterranean Sea in a future world. Coral reefs, bleaching and El Niño. Ocean acidification. Marine Protected Areas monitoring and management-1. Marine Protected Areas monitoring and management-2. Integrated MultiTrophic Aquaculture (IMTA). Marine restoration. Citizen science and scientific outreach.

All the material will be provided by the teacher in form of selected books, reviews and scientific papers

BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING (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 2019/2020

Year taught 2020/2021

Course year 2

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 05/10/2020 al 22/01/2021)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

Location Lecce

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

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Subject area BIO/05

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 48.0

For matriculated on 2019/2020

Year taught 2020/2021

Course year 2

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 05/10/2020 al 22/01/2021)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

Location Lecce

Fundamentals of general biology, zoology, botany and ecology  are prerequisites to achieve high proficiency of this course

Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are tightly related. In this course, we will study how important are the concepts of biodiversity, demography and population dynamics, trophic ecology and life cycles, environmental factors and biochemical cycles in understanding pelagic and benthic system functioning. Once these concepts and the related methods to quantify such parameters are explained, we will make a wide spectra of systems (e.g. coral reefs, Mediterranean sea, polar areas, deep sea communities, etc.), stressors and impacts to understand how the functioning of the pelagic and benthic systems in the oceans are changing. Direct impacts such as fisheries, pollution or coast transformation will be analyzed. The synergistic path with indirect stressors such as rising temperatures, ocean acidification or sea level rise will be also studied to understand how deep is the change on the functioning of these ocean systems. Finally, we will give tools for management and conservation: new aquaculture methods, new fishery approaches, marine restoration and marine protected areas design and management guides to improve ecosystem functioning enhancing biodiversity and complexity.

 

The student has to achieve the biodiversity and ecosystem function concepts but, more important, she/he has to be capable to apply quantitative tools to asses such functionality. She/he has to have at hand conservation and management measures/tools to confront real conservation/regulation measures.

The six credits are based on theoretical and practical concepts, with an open debate during the classroom.

The achievement of the credits attributed to teaching is obtained through an oral exam: four questions of the different developed concepts. Four perfect answers will give 28/30 punctuation. To reach the maximum score, before starting the oral exam, the student has to make a brief presentation based on a paper, book chapter or review related with the marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning subject. The choice of the text to make the presentation is free.

Introduction, the value of science. How we are transforming the oceans. Biodiversity, what are we talking about? Biodiversity: different habitats, different organisms, different methods. Posidonia oceanica and biodiversity. Antarctica: pristine environment for Biodiversity case studies. Biodiversity & impacts: examples with the intertidal. Approaching biodiversity with genetics: metabarcoding. Biodiversity: frontier systems. Demography and population dynamics. Demography: precious corals. ROV and other tools for benthic cartography and demography. Demography: some examples OF applied models. Self thinning role: understanding sessile long lived species population structure. Biogeochemical cycles in the ocean. Benthic-pelagic coupling and near bottom seston. Segrasses: an example for biogeochemical cycles. Biogeochemical cycles: carbon sinks. Trophic ecology of suspension feeders and heterotrophic energy inputs. Photobiology: mixotrophic cnidarians and the limits of photoadaptation. The cost of suspension feeding: energy output in suspension feeders. Trophic biomarkers (I): Stable isotopes. Trophic biomarkers (II): Macromolecules. Trophic ecology: combining methods. Trophic interactions and tipping points. Competition for space in benthic organisms. Alien species. Pelagic fisheries: the end of innocence. Bottom trawling: what happened with the cod? Artisanal and leisure fisheries. Medusa swarms: causes, frequency and consequences. Aquaculture: the blue revolution. Red tides, algal blooms & dead Zones. Solid marine pollution. Climate change in the oceans. Climate change and the poles. Changes of energy fluxes in marine animal forests of the Anthropocene: factors shaping the future seascape. Climate change and temperature: The Mediterranean Sea in a future world. Coral reefs, bleaching and El Niño. Ocean acidification. Marine Protected Areas monitoring and management-1. Marine Protected Areas monitoring and management-2. Integrated MultiTrophic Aquaculture (IMTA). Marine restoration. Citizen science and scientific outreach.

All the material will be provided by the teacher in form of selected books, reviews and scientific papers

MARINE BIODIVERSITY (BIO/05)
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: 50.0

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Year taught 2020/2021

Course year 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 05/10/2020 al 22/01/2021)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter Curriculum Marine Biology and Ecology (168)

Knowledge in geology, botanics, zoology and ecology

Lectures, seminars and practical work on marine biology.

THE BLUE PLANET TRANSFORMATION. HISTORICAL ECOLOGY. GEOMORPHOLOGY. OCEAN ZONATION. WATER COLUMN PROPERTIES. SEDIMENTS. CIRCULATION PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PRODUCTIVITY. THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA. ZONATION OF BENTHIC COMMUNITIES. LITTORAL BENTHOS. SUBLITTORAL BENTHOS. SEAGRASSES. CORALLIGENOUS AND MAËRL. SUBLITTORAL BENTHOS-Soft bottoms. CORAL REEFS. MESOPHOTIC CORAL REEFS. MARGINAL REEFS. MANGROVES. KELP FORESTS.ESTUARIES AND DELTAS. DEEP-SEA BENTHOS. COLD WATER CORALS. HYDROTHERMAL VENTS. POLAR ECOSYSTEMS. SUBMARINE CAVES. GENERAL IMPACTS. OVERVIEW OF THE METHODS IN MARINE BIOLOGY.

Marine biology / Peter Castro, Michael E. Huber. — 7th ed. ISBN 978–0–07–302819–4

MARINE BIOLOGY (BIO/05)
ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI

Corso di laurea SCIENZE AMBIENTALI

Settore Scientifico Disciplinare BIO/05

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 52.0

Per immatricolati nel 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione 2020/2021

Anno di corso 1

Semestre Secondo Semestre (dal 08/03/2021 al 18/06/2021)

Lingua ITALIANO

Percorso PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

Sede Lecce

Basi di zoologia, ecologia, fondamenti di analisi dei sistemi ecologici

Zoologia applicata dará allo studente i mezzi per studiare la biodiversità, demografia e dinamica di popolazioni, relazione con fattori ambientali e studio dei cicli di vita di organismi animali. Si applicheranno questi strumenti a capire effetti sulle popolazioni animali di impatti indiretti( cambiamento climatico) o diretti (pesca, contaminazione, sfruttamento delle popolazioni animali, ecc.). Si studieranno pure le soluzioni applicate alla preservazione di queste popolazioni (regolazione della pesca, aree protette, restaurazione, ecc.).

L’alunno dovrà saper fare una valutazione multicriteriale dei possibili impatti antropogenici diretti o indiretti, e fornire soluzioni. Si impareranno processi integrativi (bottom-up) per la valutazione dei servizi ecosistemici

L’insegnamento è incentrato sull'utilizzo della biodiversità, life cycle, relazione con fattori ambientali e biomarcatori di diversi gruppi animali quale strumento di analisi delle condizioni ambientali in relazione ad impatti antropici.

 

Attraverso casi di studio, vengono forniti i criteri logici per una corretta pianificazione di programmi di monitoraggio sperimentale e le basi metodologiche per il campionamento in differenti contesti ambientali, e per l’ordinamento e analisi dei dati.

 

Si imparerà a gestire in modo basico un’area marina protetta, la sua biodiversità e gli interessi dei diversi collettivi (pesca, turismo, subacquei, ecc.).

Il conseguimento dei crediti attribuiti all’insegnamento è ottenuto mediante una prova orale e una prova scritta (opzionale, per aumentare il voto) su un tema a scelta tra quelli offerti durante il corso, con votazione finale in trentesimi ed eventuale lode. Gli studenti possono prenotarsi per l’esame finale esclusivamente utilizzando le modalità previste dal sistema VOL

Programma:

La Biodiversità animale come strumento per l’analisi dell’ impatto ambientale: la diversità alfa, beta e gamma. La scelta del livello di risoluzione tassonomica nella valutazione dei cambiamenti della struttura di comunità soggette a fattori di disturbo antropico.

La scelta di specie mobili e sessili come specie indicatrici. Studio della demografia con diverse metodiche. Metodologie di ecologia forestale applicati e adattati allo studio della distribuzione e della struttura e composizione di sospensivori bentonici. Studio di organismi bentonici e pelagici a larga scala.

Correlazione di variabili abiotiche e biotiche con misure di cambiamento della struttura di popolamenti animali in condizioni di impatto ambientale. Strumenti per capire l’impatto della qualità ambientale negli organismi: fattori fisici, chimici e biologici della colonna d’acqua. Crisi trofiche e impatto sulle popolazioni.

Strumenti per calcolare lo stress nelle popolazioni marine. Riproduzione, capacità di reclutamento e stato di salute delle popolazioni bentoniche. Calcolo delle variazioni di biomassa a differenti scale spaziali e confronto tra popolazioni disturbate e non disturbate. Studio di biomarcatori applicati alla fauna marina ai fini della conservazione dei sistemi naturali. Ecofisiologia applicata alla conservazione.

Cambiamenti climatici e globali. Effetto della temperatura e dell’acidificazione su animali bentonici e pelagici. Tropicalizzazione del Mediterraneo. Effetti dei cambiamenti climatici in habitat sensibili: coralligeno, tropical and deep coral reefs e zone polari. Altre fonti di impatto: eutrofizzazione, inquinamento luminoso, alterazioni del soundscape in mare, specie aliene, metaboliti algali ed alterazioni di reti trofiche, agenti patogeni.

Effetto della pesca industriale sugli stock ittici, sulle risorse rinnovabili e sulla struttura/complessità degli ecosistemi marini. Sfruttamento di organismi sospensivori bentonici (coralli preziosi, spugne e bivalvi). Gestione della piccola pesca professionale, interventi di mitigazione ambientale. Ecosystem Services: studio e categorizzazione. Strumenti per lapianificazone, il monitoraggio e la gestione delle Aree Marine Protette. Trapianti e strumenti di ristorazione sottomarina.

 

Il corso prevede esercitazioni pratiche mediante strumenti informatici, in laboratorio e sul litorale costiero  durante le quali saranno ripercorse e discusse le tappe di specifici casi di studio: identificazione della problematica, definizione del disegno sperimentale e del metodo di campionamento, organizzazione e analisi dei dati e interpretazione degli stessi.

 

An introduction to Marine Ecology. (1999) Barnes, RSK & Hughes, RN.  BlackwellScience, Ltd., Oxford, England.

Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts (2011). Kaiser MJ et al. OUP Oxford.

Marine Protected Areas (Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation). (2014) Joachim Claudet. CambridgeUniversity Press

The Mediterranean Sea: Its History and Present Challenges. Fauna. (2014) Goffredo S & Dubinsky Z (Eds.). Springer, Germany

ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI (BIO/05)
MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Subject area BIO/05

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 48.0

For matriculated on 2018/2019

Year taught 2019/2020

Course year 2

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

Language INGLESE

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

Location Lecce

Fundamentals of general biology, zoology, botany and ecology  are prerequisites to achieve high proficiency of this course

Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are tightly related. In this course, we will study how important are the concepts of biodiversity, demography and population dynamics, trophic ecology and life cycles, environmental factors and biochemical cycles in understanding pelagic and benthic system functioning. Once these concepts and the related methods to quantify such parameters are explained, we will make a wide spectra of systems (e.g. coral reefs, Mediterranean sea, polar areas, deep sea communities, etc.), stressors and impacts to understand how the functioning of the pelagic and benthic systems in the oceans are changing. Direct impacts such as fisheries, pollution or coast transformation will be analyzed. The synergistic path with indirect stressors such as rising temperatures, ocean acidification or sea level rise will be also studied to understand how deep is the change on the functioning of these ocean systems. Finally, we will give tools for management and conservation: new aquaculture methods, new fishery approaches, marine restoration and marine protected areas design and management guides to improve ecosystem functioning enhancing biodiversity and complexity.

 

The student has to achieve the biodiversity and ecosystem function concepts but, more important, she/he has to be capable to apply quantitative tools to asses such functionality. She/he has to have at hand conservation and management measures/tools to confront real conservation/regulation measures.

The six credits are based on theoretical and practical concepts, with an open debate during the classroom.

The achievement of the credits attributed to teaching is obtained through an oral exam: four questions of the different developed concepts. Four perfect answers will give 28/30 punctuation. To reach the maximum score, before starting the oral exam, the student has to make a brief presentation based on a paper, book chapter or review related with the marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning subject. The choice of the text to make the presentation is free.

Introduction, the value of science. How we are transforming the oceans. Biodiversity, what are we talking about? Biodiversity: different habitats, different organisms, different methods. Posidonia oceanica and biodiversity. Antarctica: pristine environment for Biodiversity case studies. Biodiversity & impacts: examples with the intertidal. Approaching biodiversity with genetics: metabarcoding. Biodiversity: frontier systems. Demography and population dynamics. Demography: precious corals. ROV and other tools for benthic cartography and demography. Demography: some examples OF applied models. Self thinning role: understanding sessile long lived species population structure. Biogeochemical cycles in the ocean. Benthic-pelagic coupling and near bottom seston. Segrasses: an example for biogeochemical cycles. Biogeochemical cycles: carbon sinks. Trophic ecology of suspension feeders and heterotrophic energy inputs. Photobiology: mixotrophic cnidarians and the limits of photoadaptation. The cost of suspension feeding: energy output in suspension feeders. Trophic biomarkers (I): Stable isotopes. Trophic biomarkers (II): Macromolecules. Trophic ecology: combining methods. Trophic interactions and tipping points. Competition for space in benthic organisms. Alien species. Pelagic fisheries: the end of innocence. Bottom trawling: what happened with the cod? Artisanal and leisure fisheries. Medusa swarms: causes, frequency and consequences. Aquaculture: the blue revolution. Red tides, algal blooms & dead Zones. Solid marine pollution. Climate change in the oceans. Climate change and the poles. Changes of energy fluxes in marine animal forests of the Anthropocene: factors shaping the future seascape. Climate change and temperature: The Mediterranean Sea in a future world. Coral reefs, bleaching and El Niño. Ocean acidification. Marine Protected Areas monitoring and management-1. Marine Protected Areas monitoring and management-2. Integrated MultiTrophic Aquaculture (IMTA). Marine restoration. Citizen science and scientific outreach.

All the material will be provided by the teacher in form of selected books, reviews and scientific papers

MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING (BIO/05)
ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI

Corso di laurea SCIENZE AMBIENTALI

Settore Scientifico Disciplinare BIO/05

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 52.0

Per immatricolati nel 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione 2019/2020

Anno di corso 1

Semestre Secondo Semestre (dal 09/03/2020 al 19/06/2020)

Lingua ITALIANO

Percorso PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

Sede Lecce

Basi di zoologia, ecologia, fondamenti di analisi dei sistemi ecologici

Zoologia applicata dará allo studente i mezzi per studiare la biodiversità, demografia e dinamica di popolazioni, relazione con fattori ambientali e studio dei cicli di vita di organismi animali. Si applicheranno questi strumenti a capire effetti sulle popolazioni animali di impatti indiretti( cambiamento climatico) o diretti (pesca, contaminazione, sfruttamento delle popolazioni animali, ecc.). Si studieranno pure le soluzioni applicate alla preservazione di queste popolazioni (regolazione della pesca, aree protette, restaurazione, ecc.).

L’alunno dovrà saper fare una valutazione multicriteriale dei possibili impatti antropogenici diretti o indiretti, e fornire soluzioni. Si impareranno processi integrativi (bottom-up) per la valutazione dei servizi ecosistemici

L’insegnamento è incentrato sull'utilizzo della biodiversità, life cycle, relazione con fattori ambientali e biomarcatori di diversi gruppi animali quale strumento di analisi delle condizioni ambientali in relazione ad impatti antropici.

 

Attraverso casi di studio, vengono forniti i criteri logici per una corretta pianificazione di programmi di monitoraggio sperimentale e le basi metodologiche per il campionamento in differenti contesti ambientali, e per l’ordinamento e analisi dei dati.

 

Si imparerà a gestire in modo basico un’area marina protetta, la sua biodiversità e gli interessi dei diversi collettivi (pesca, turismo, subacquei, ecc.).

Il conseguimento dei crediti attribuiti all’insegnamento è ottenuto mediante una prova orale e una prova scritta (opzionale, per aumentare il voto) su un tema a scelta tra quelli offerti durante il corso, con votazione finale in trentesimi ed eventuale lode. Gli studenti possono prenotarsi per l’esame finale esclusivamente utilizzando le modalità previste dal sistema VOL

Programma:

La Biodiversità animale come strumento per l’analisi dell’ impatto ambientale: la diversità alfa, beta e gamma. La scelta del livello di risoluzione tassonomica nella valutazione dei cambiamenti della struttura di comunità soggette a fattori di disturbo antropico.

La scelta di specie mobili e sessili come specie indicatrici. Studio della demografia con diverse metodiche. Metodologie di ecologia forestale applicati e adattati allo studio della distribuzione e della struttura e composizione di sospensivori bentonici. Studio di organismi bentonici e pelagici a larga scala.

Correlazione di variabili abiotiche e biotiche con misure di cambiamento della struttura di popolamenti animali in condizioni di impatto ambientale. Strumenti per capire l’impatto della qualità ambientale negli organismi: fattori fisici, chimici e biologici della colonna d’acqua. Crisi trofiche e impatto sulle popolazioni.

Strumenti per calcolare lo stress nelle popolazioni marine. Riproduzione, capacità di reclutamento e stato di salute delle popolazioni bentoniche. Calcolo delle variazioni di biomassa a differenti scale spaziali e confronto tra popolazioni disturbate e non disturbate. Studio di biomarcatori applicati alla fauna marina ai fini della conservazione dei sistemi naturali. Ecofisiologia applicata alla conservazione.

Cambiamenti climatici e globali. Effetto della temperatura e dell’acidificazione su animali bentonici e pelagici. Tropicalizzazione del Mediterraneo. Effetti dei cambiamenti climatici in habitat sensibili: coralligeno, tropical and deep coral reefs e zone polari. Altre fonti di impatto: eutrofizzazione, inquinamento luminoso, alterazioni del soundscape in mare, specie aliene, metaboliti algali ed alterazioni di reti trofiche, agenti patogeni.

Effetto della pesca industriale sugli stock ittici, sulle risorse rinnovabili e sulla struttura/complessità degli ecosistemi marini. Sfruttamento di organismi sospensivori bentonici (coralli preziosi, spugne e bivalvi). Gestione della piccola pesca professionale, interventi di mitigazione ambientale. Ecosystem Services: studio e categorizzazione. Strumenti per lapianificazone, il monitoraggio e la gestione delle Aree Marine Protette. Trapianti e strumenti di ristorazione sottomarina.

 

Il corso prevede esercitazioni pratiche mediante strumenti informatici, in laboratorio e sul litorale costiero  durante le quali saranno ripercorse e discusse le tappe di specifici casi di studio: identificazione della problematica, definizione del disegno sperimentale e del metodo di campionamento, organizzazione e analisi dei dati e interpretazione degli stessi.

 

An introduction to Marine Ecology. (1999) Barnes, RSK & Hughes, RN.  BlackwellScience, Ltd., Oxford, England.

Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts (2011). Kaiser MJ et al. OUP Oxford.

Marine Protected Areas (Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation). (2014) Joachim Claudet. CambridgeUniversity Press

The Mediterranean Sea: Its History and Present Challenges. Fauna. (2014) Goffredo S & Dubinsky Z (Eds.). Springer, Germany

ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI (BIO/05)
MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Degree course COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Subject area BIO/07

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 5.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 44.0

For matriculated on 2018/2019

Year taught 2018/2019

Course year 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 08/10/2018 al 25/01/2019)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (BIO/07)
ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI

Corso di laurea SCIENZE AMBIENTALI

Settore Scientifico Disciplinare BIO/05

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 56.0

Per immatricolati nel 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione 2018/2019

Anno di corso 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 01/10/2018 al 25/01/2019)

Lingua ITALIANO

Percorso PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

Sede Lecce

ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI (BIO/05)
ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI

Corso di laurea SCIENZE AMBIENTALI

Settore Scientifico Disciplinare BIO/05

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore Attività frontale: 62.0

Per immatricolati nel 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione 2017/2018

Anno di corso 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 02/10/2017 al 26/01/2018)

Lingua ITALIANO

Percorso PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

Sede Lecce

ZOOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SISTEMI NATURALI (BIO/05)

Tesi

Post Doc Advisement

 

Georgios Tsounis. Project BENTOLARV, January-December 2010. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia grant (co-advised with Prof. Josep-María Gili)

 

Lorenzo Bramanti. Project Marie Curie IIF CORAL GARDENS, January 2009-December 2010. Marie-Curie grant (co-advised with Prof. Josep-María Gili)

 

Nadine Shubert. Project IOF Marie Curie ANIMAL FOREST HEALTH (Mexico), January 2014-June 2015. Sub-Contracted from the Marie Curie project

 

Marcelo Oliveira. Project “Tecnologia e Metodologia Inovadoras em Diagnóstico de Ecossistemas Marinhos: subsídios para a gestão ambiental”, August 2015-July 2016 Contract PROGRAMA CIÊNCIAS SEM FRONTEIRAS, CNPq (Brasil)

 

PhD Advisement

 

Georgios Tsounis “Demography, Reproductive Biology and Trophic Ecology of Corallium rubrum (L.) at the Costa Brava (NW Mediterranean): Ecological Data for Management”, presented in April 2005

 

Andrea Gori “The Ecology of deep subIittoraI populations of Mediterranean Gorgonians”, presented in September 2011

 

Claudio Fuentes-Grünewald “Dinoflagellates and Raphidophytes Microalgal Groups as Feedstock for Biodiesel”, presented in September 2011

 

Luciana de Souza Queiroz “Industrial shrimp aquaculture and mangrove ecosystems: A multidimensional analysis of a socio-environmental conflict in Brazil”, presented in December 2014

 

Francyne Elias-Piera “Biomarkers for the benthic-pelagic coupling in Antarctica: spatial and temporal comparisons in the Weddell Sea”, presented in December 2014

 

Núria Viladrich “Larval fitness as a key factor in the population dynamics of gorgonians”, presented in July 2015

 

Martina Coppari “The importance of benthic suspension feeders in the biogeochemical cycles: active and passive suspension feeders in a coralligenous community”, presented in July 2015

 

Juanita Zorrilla-Pujana “Education for Natural Protected Areas: the Colombia case study”, presented in January 2016

 

David Ulises Santos-Ballardo “Micro-algal culture by-products: biogas and secondary metabolites, presented in February 2016

 

Miguel Mallo “Mediterranean coastal marine biodiversity under climate change: Local knowledge, perceptions and value”, started in February 2017

 

Marta Mammone. “Some aspects of the ecology of the invasive species Cassiopea andromeda in two contrasted areas: South of Italy and NE Brazil”, started October 2018

 

Silvia Fraisnet “Impact of microplastics in benthic suspension feeding organisms”, Started November 2019

 

Caroline Costa Lucas “Factors affecting the distribution and trophic ecology of Brazilian anthozoans: a zoanthid and scleractinian case study”, Started February 2018

 

Jadson Lima “Trophic structure and feeding relationships among macroorganisms in Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture facilities in NE Brazil" Started January 2020

 

Carolina Bracho “New methods for marine restoration: the Symbiotic Artificial Reef structures"  Started February 2020

 

Master Thesis Advisement

Giovanni Giallongo "Long-term mitochondrial COI haplotype diversity in the eastern Mediterranean Sea populations of the invasive medusa Rhopilema nomadica" Academic year 2019-2020, Uni Salento

Serena Fasiello "GROWTH RATE OF Tetraselmis chuii CULTURED IN DIFFERENT CONCENTRATIONS OF N AND P: EFFECTS ON THE BIOMASS PRODUCTIVITY AND COMPOUNDS" Academic year 2018-2019, Uni Salento

Sydney Baxter "Deep-sea ROV video analysis used to characterize Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems at Gazul Mud Volcano (NE Atlantic)" Academic year 2018-2019, Uni Salento

Nicola Lago "Settlement dynamics and recruitment responses of Mediterranean gorgonians larvae to different crustose coralline algae species" Academic year 2018-2019, Uni Salento

Sara Fumarola "First qualitative and quantitative description of a massive bail-out event in the mesophotic black coral Antipathella subpinnata (Ellis and Solander 1786)" Academic year 2018-2019, Uni Salento

Simone Merlo "Microalgae contribution to sustainable development" Academic year 2018-2019, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Elisa Quarta "DETRITI MICROPLASTICI NEL MAR MEDITERRANEO: INCIDENZA E DISTRIBUZIONE LUNGO LA COSTA CATALANA SETTENTRIONALE " Academic year 2017-2018, Uni Salento

Sara Vaccargiu "IMPATTO DELLE MICROPLASTICHE IN SOSPENSIVORI BENTONICI" Academic year 2017-2018, Uni Salento

Roberto Buonomo " SCUBA diver management strategies to reduce human impact on sessile biota " Academic year 2012-2013, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Eezin Ong " Effects of ocean acidification and warming on the survivorship, growth and physiology of Cotylorhiza tuberculata" Academic year 2012-2013, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Blanca Chocarro " "Mother care" en gorgonias: diferencias entre una especie simbionte y otra aposimbionte " Academic year 2012-2013, Universitat de Barcelona

Maricel Guron " The Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Commercial Precious Mediterranean Red Coral (Corallium rubrum, L. 1758) ", Academic year 2011-2012, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Alfredo Matiz " Neutral lipids and GDGTs in a highy productive upwelling system: Identification of terrestrial and aquatic biomarkers in the Humboldt Current " Academic year 2009-2010, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Mireia Farrés Rodríguez " Acoplamiento bento-pelágico en el mar de Weddell (Antártida) analizado a través de marcadores tróficos " Academic year 2008-2009, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Ida Fiorillo "Estudios sobre bioquímica de seston e invertebrados " Academic year 2004-2005, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Andrea Gori " Estudio demográfico y reproductor de gorgonias " Academic year 2004-2005, Università de Roma III

 

Graduate Thesis Advisement

 

Gianluca Benvenga "An example of a bioconstructive species in the Mediterranean Sea: Oculina Patagonica" Academic year 2019.-2020, Uni Salento

Alice di Bello "Alien species and tropicalization of the Mediterranean Sea: the case of the jellyfish Cassiopea Andromeda" Academic year 2019-2020, Uni Salento

Stefano Padovani "STUDIO SULLA DISTRIBUZIONE DELLE SPECIE ALIENE NEL MAR MEDITERRANEO: una collaborazione tra aree marine protette e pescatori" Academic year 2018-2019, Uni Salento

Luigino Però "Vulnerability and conservation of the mesophotic on the Adriatic coast" Academic year 208-2019, Uni Salento

Eleanora Franco "Effetti metabolici delle microplastiche in Mytilus galloprovincialis" Academic year 2018-2019

Sofia Esposito " Marine animals forest as carbon sink, an uptadate of the avaible data " Academic year 2018-2019, Uni Salento

Roberto Massaro "Ecosystem services in Mediterranean protected areas". Academic year 2018-2019 , Uni Salento

Blanca del Arco "Ciclos reproductivos de las gorgonias Plexaurella nutans y Pterogorgia anceps" Academic year 2016-2017, Universitat de Barcelona

Mar Belmonte "Avaluació de la distribució i l’abundància de Posidonia oceanica al litoral català" Academic year 2016-2017, Universitat de Barcelona

Heisler Absalón Yam Poot "ASPECTOS FOTOBIOLÓGICOS DE DOS ESPECIES DE GORGÓNIAS CARIBEÑAS: Pterogorgia anceps y Plexaurella nutans" Academic year 2013-2014, Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida

Camila Serra-Pompei " Estudio de la degradación ambiental de los manglares por la industria camaronera " Academic year 2012-2013, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Julia Monraba, David Pifarré " Análisis de la Dimensión Social en la Relación de la Comunidad de Cumbe con el Manglar y los impactos de la Industria Camaronera " Academic year 2012-2013, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

María Brianso, Josep Domínguez " Estudio económico sobre la pesca artesanal y análisis de sus diferencias con la acuicultura del camarón " Academic year 2012-2013, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Martí Burriel " L’altra cara del progrés " Academic year 2012-2013, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Carla Pla, Laia Monton, Mariona Morera " La incorporación de los servicios ambientales en la planificación de las políticas y gestión ambiental de los aerogeneradores en Ceará, Brasil " Academic year 2011-2012

Julia Muntané, Julia Prat, Sara García, Aida Tapia " Combining tolos to monitor sessile hard bottom suspensión feeders: the red coral (Corallium rubrum) case study " Academic year 2011-2012

Mireia Farrés Rodríguez " Estudio de la dieta de suspensívoros bentónico y de su reproducción " Academic year 2007-2009, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Julian Metzner " Estudio de tasas de filtración y alimentación en bivalvos ", Academic year 2002-2003, University of Bremen

Laura Vera Cabanillas " Evaluación del stock de coral rojo en el Mediterráneo " Academic year 2002-2003, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Maria Aranguren "Balance bioquímico y reproducción  en Corallium rubrum " Academic year 2002-2003, Universitat de Barcelona

Áurea Peralba " Estudio del zooplancton y tasas de captura de hidrozoos del Ártico " Academic year 2002-2003, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Tirma Padrón " Estudio sobre la distribución de Corallium rubrum en la costa catalana", Academic year 2002-2003, Universidad de Tenerife

Ana Romero " Contenidos estomacales de Eunicella singularis ", Academic year 2001-2002, Universidad de Barcelona

 

 

Pubblicazioni

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Rossi S, Hughes RG, Gili JM (1997) Factors affecting the orientation of growth of  Sertularia perpusilla Stechow (Hydrozoa:Sertulariidae) on leaves of Posidonia oceanica (L.)Delille. In: Procceding of the 5th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology (H.Den Hartog, ed.) University of Amsterdam, CL. Pp 409-414

Rossi S, Gili JM, Hughes RG (2000) The effects of exposure to wave action on the distribution and morphology of the epiphytic hydrozoans Clava multicornis and Dynamena pumila. Scientia Marina 64: 135-140

Gili JM, Coma R, Ribes M, Rossi S (2000) Mediterranean benthic suspension feeder communities within a world-wide approach. In: Dynamics of matter transfer and biogeochemical cycles: their modelling in coastal systems of the Mediterranean Sea: Final Scientific Report. Vol. 2, pp. 189-226

Snyder MJ, Rossi S (2000) Alterations in stress proteins correlate with space competition in sessile marine invertebrates. American Zoologist 40 (6): 1215-1216

Gili JM, Alfonso I, Gasol JM, Isla E, López-González P, Orejas C, Pedrós-Alió C, Rossi S, Sabater F, Pagès F, Piraino S, Teixidó N, Gerdes D, Arntz WE (2001) Pelagobenthic coupling and the role of benthic suspension feeders. Ber. Polarforsh. Meeresforsch. 402: 10-56.

Rossi S, Snyder MJ (2001) Competition for space among sessile marine invertebrates: changes in HSP70 expression in two Pacific cnidarians. Biological Bulletin. 201: 385-393.

Ribes M, Coma R, Rossi S (2003) Natural feeding of the temperate asymbiotic octocoral gorgonian Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Cnidaria: Octocorallia). Marine Ecology Progress Series 254: 141-150.

Rossi S, Grémare A, Gili JM, Amouroux JM, Jordana E, Vétion G (2003) Biochemical characteristics of settling particulate organic matter at two north-western Mediterranean sites: a seasonal comparison. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 58: 423-434.

Sabatés A, Rossi S, Reyes E (2003) Lipid content in the early life stages of three mesopelagic fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 63: 881-891.

Rossi S, Ribes M, Coma R, Gili JM (2004) Temporal variability in zooplankton prey capture rate of the soft bottom passive suspension feeder Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Cnidaria: Octocorallia), a case study. Marine Biology 144: 89-99

Snyder MJ, Rossi S (2004) Stress protein (HSP 70 family) expression in intertidal benthic organisms: the example of Anthopleura elegantissima (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Scientia Marina 68 (Suppl.1): 155-162

Gerdes D, Gili JM, Isla E, Lavaleye M, Michels J, Pasternak A, Rodríguez y Baena A, Rossi S, Vendrell B, Brey T (2005) Multidisciplinary spring bloom study. Ber. Polarforsh. Meeresforsch. 503: 36-37.

Gili JM, Isla E, Rodríguez E, Rodríguez y Baena A, Rossi S, Teixidó N, Vendrell B, Verdes D, Arntz W (2005) Benthic-pelagic coupling under polar spring conditions. Ber. Polarforsh. Meeresforsch. 503: 43-60.

Rossi S, Gili JM (2005) Composition and temporal variation of the near-bottom seston in a Mediterranean coastal area. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 65: 385-395

Tsounis G, Rossi S, Aranguren M, Gili JM, Arntz W. (2006) Effects of spatial variability and colony size on the reproductive output and gonadal development cycle of the Mediterranean red coral (Corallium rubrum L.). Marine Biology 148: 513-527

Rossi S, Snyder MJ, Gili JM (2006) Protein-carbohydrate-lipid levels and HSP70-HSP90 (stress protein) expression over an annual cycle of a benthic suspension feeder: useful tools to detect feeding constraints in a benthic suspension feeder. Helgoland Marine Research 60: 7-17

Gili JM, Rossi S, Pagès F, Orejas C, Teixidó N, López-González  PJ, Arntz WE (2006) A new link between the pelagic and benthic systems in the Antarctic shelfs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 322: 43-49

Tsounis G, Rossi S, Laudien J, Bramanti L, Fernández N, Gili JM, Arntz W (2006). Diet and seasonal prey capture rate in the Mediterranean red coral (Corallium rubrum L.). Marine Biology 149: 313-325

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

Rossi S, Sabatés A, Latasa M, Reyes E (2006) Lipid biomarkers and trophic linkages between phytoplankton, zooplankton and anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) larvae in the NW Mediterranean. Journal of Plankton Research 28: 551-562

Gili JM,  Palanques P, Isla E, Arntz WE, Clarke A, Orejas C, Teixidó N, Rossi S, López-González PJ (2006) A unique assemblage of epibenthic sessile suspension feeders with archaic features in the high-Antarctic. Deep-sea Research Part II 53: 1029-1052

Isla E, Rossi S, Palanques A, Gili JM, Gerdes D, Arntz (2006) Biochemical composition of the sediment from the Eastern Weddell Sea High nutritive value in a high benthic-biomass environment. Journal of Marine Systems 60: 255-267

Tsounis G, Rossi S, Gili JM, Arntz W (2006). Population structure of an exploited benthic cnidarian: the red coral case study. Marine Biology 149:1059-1070

Bramanti L, Rossi S, Tsounis G, Gili JM, Santangelo G (2007). Settlement and early survival of red coral on artificial substrates in different geographic areas: some clues for demography and restoration. Hydrobiologia 580: 219-224

Santangelo G, Bramanti L, Rossi S, Tsounis G, Gili JM, Jannelli M (2007) Recruitment and survival of the red coral Corallium rubrum in protected and not protected areas: some clues for conservation. La gestione delle attivitá subacquee nelle AMP pp 166-169

Rossi S, Gili JM. (2007) Short-time-scale variability of near bottom seston composition during spring in a warm temperate sea. Hydrobiologia 557: 373-388

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

Ribes M, Coma R, Rossi S, Micheli M (2007) The cycle of gonadal development of Eunicella singularis (Cnidaria: Octocorallia): trends on sexual reproduction in Mediterranean gorgonians. Invertebrate Biology 126: 307-317

Rossi S, Tsounis G (2007) Temporal and spatial variation in protein, carbohydrate, and lipid levels in Corallium rubrum (anthozoa, octocorallia). Marine Biology 152: 429-439

Tsounis G, Rossi S, Gili JM, Arntz W (2007) Red coral fishery at the Costa Brava (NW Mediterranean): case study for an over harvested precious coral. Ecosystems 10: 975-986

Rossi S, Youngbluth M, Jacoby C, Pagès F, Garrofé X (2008) Fatty acid composition and trophic links among seston, crustacean zooplankton and the siphonophore Nanomia cara in Georges Basin and Oceanographer Canyon (NW Atlantic). Scientia Marina 72(2): 403-416

Rossi S, Tsounis G, Orejas C, Padrón T, Gili JM, Bramanti L Teixidó N, Gutt J (2008). Survey of deep-dwelling red coral (Corallium rubrum) populations at Cap de Creus (NW Mediterranean). Marine Biology 154: 533-545

Gerdes D, Isla E,  Knust R , Mintenbeck K, Rossi S (2008) Response of benthic communities to disturbance: the artificial disturbance experiment BENDEX on the eastern Weddell Sea Shelf, Antarctica. Polar Biology 31:1469-1480

Gili JM, Duró A, García-Valero J, Gasol JM, Rossi S (2008) Herbivorism in small carnivores: benthic hydroids as an example. Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK  88: 1541-1546

Gori A,  Olariaga A, Orejas C, Rossi S, Quesada S, Valentin A, Bosch I, Turró J, Mestre M, Sanz JL, Teixidór J,  Gili JM (2009) Bleeper-EVO: an easy-to-handle ROV for benthic study. Oceanography 22:71

Fuentes-Grünewald C, Garcés E, Rossi S, Camp J (2009) Use of the dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum as a sustainable source of biodiesel production. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biothecnology 36:1215-1224

Tsounis G, Rossi S, Gili JM (2009) Fishery management of the Mediterranean red coral: a call for a paradigm shift. In: Bruckner AW and Roberts GG (ed.). Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Corallium Science, Management and Trade. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-43 and CRCP-8, Silver Spring, MD. Pp 123-143.

Gili JM, Orejas C, Isla E, Rossi S, Arntz WE (2009) Seasonality on the high Antarctic benthic shelf communities?. In: Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (J. Turner, P. Convey, G. di Prisco, P. Mayewski, D. Hodgson, E. Fahrbach, B. Bindschadler, eds.). ACCE Report, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Pp 276-278.

Rossi S, Gili JM (2009) Near bottom phytoplankton and seston: importance in the pelagic-benthic coupling processes. In: Marine Phytoplankton (William T. Kersey and Samuel P. Munger, eds.). ISBN: 978-1-60741-087-4; Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York, pp 45-85

Rossi S, Gili JM (2009) Reproductive features and gonadal development cycle of the soft bottom-gravel gorgonian Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Esper 1791) in the NW Mediterranean sea. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 53: 175-190

Tsounis G, Rossi S, Grigg R, Santangelo G, Bramanti L, Gili JM (2010) The exploitation and conservation of precious corals. Oceanography & Marine Biology: An Annual Review 48: 161-212

Rossi S, Fiorillo I (2010) Biochemical features of a Protoceratium reticulatum red tide in Chipana Bay (Northern Chile) in summer conditions. Scientia Marina 74(4): 633-642

Vielmini I, Bramanti L, Tsounis G, Rossi S, Gili JM, Cattaneo-Vietti R, Santangelo G (2010) Determination of Corallium rubrum population age structure. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Red Coral Science, Management, and Trade: Lessons from the Mediterranean. Napoli, September 23 - 26, 2009 E Bussoletti, D Cottingham, A Bruckner, G Roberts, pp 179-182

Tsounis G, Rossi S, Gili JM (2010) Identifying population decline in Corallium rubrum by using historical information. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Red Coral Science, Management, and Trade: Lessons from the Mediterranean. Napoli, September 23 - 26, 2009 E Bussoletti, D Cottingham, A Bruckner, G Roberts, pp 33-39

Gori A, Rossi S, Berganzo-González E, Pretus JL, Dale MRT, Gili JM (2011) Spatial distribution, abundance and relationship with environmental variables of the gorgonians Eunicella singularis, Paramuricea clavata and Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Cape of Creus, Northwestern Mediterranean Sea). Marine Biology 158: 143-158

 Isla E, Gerdes D, Rossi S, Fiorillo I, Sañe E, Gili JM, Arntz W. (2011) Biochemical characteristics of surface sediments on the eastern Weddell Sea continental shelf, Antarctica: is there any evidence of seasonal patterns? Polar Biology 34:1125-1133

Soler-Membrives A, Rossi S, Munilla T (2011) Feeding ecology of Ammothella longipes (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida) in the Mediterranean Sea: A fatty acid biomarker approach. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 92: 588-597

Rossi S, Gili JM, Garrofé X (2011) Net negative growth detected in a population of Leptogorgia sarmentosa: quantifying the biomass loss in a benthic soft bottom-gravel gorgonian. Marine Biology 158:1631-1643

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

Costantini F, Rossi S, Pintus E, Cerrano C, Gili JM, Abbiati M (2011) Declining fine-scale genetic variability in Corallium rubrum population along a depth gradient. Coral Reefs 30: 991-1003

Bramanti L, Vielmini I, Rossi S, Stolfa S, Santangelo G (2011) Approaching recreational scuba divers to emblematic species conservation: the case of red coral (Corallium rubrum). Journal for Nature Conservation 19: 312-318

Fuentes-Grünewald C, Garcés E, Alacid E, Sampedro N, Rossi S, Camp J (2011) Improvement of lipid production in the marine strains Alexandrium minutum and Heterosigma akashiwo by utilizing abiotic parameters. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biothecnology 39: 207-216

Benedetti A, Bramanti L, Tsounis G, Faimali M, Pavanello G, Rossi S,  Gili JM, Santangelo G (2011) Applying cathodically polarised substrata to the restoration of a high value coral. Biofouling 27: 799-809

Sardà R, Rossi S, Martí X, Gili JM (2012) Marine Benthic cartography of the NE Catalan Coast (Mediterranean Sea). Scientia Marina 76(1): 159-171

Santangelo G, Bramanti L, Rossi S, Tsounis G, Vielmini I, Lott C, Gili JM (2012) Patterns of variation in recruitment and post-recruitment processes of the Mediterranean precious gorgonian coral Corallium rubrum. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 411:7-13

Tsounis G, Martínez L, Bramanti L, Viladrich N, Martínez A, Gili JM, Rossi S (2012) Effects of human impact on the reproductive effort and allocation of energy reserves in the Mediterranean octocoral Paramuricea clavata. Marine Ecology Progress Series 449: 161-172

Sevigné-Itoiz E, Fuentes-Grünewald C, Gasol CM,  Garcés E, Alacid E, Rossi S, Rieradevall J (2012) Energetic balance and environmental impact analysis of microalgal production for biodiesel generation in a photobioreactor pilot plant. Biomass and Bioenergy 39: 324-335

Rossi S, Isla E, Fietz S, Martínez-García A, Sañé E, Teixidò N (2012) Temporal variation of seston biomarkers within the Humboldt Current System off northern Chile (21ºS): first simultaneous records on fatty acids, n-alkanes and GDGTs. Advances in Oceanography and Limnology 3: 17-40

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

Gori A, Bramanti L, Lopez-Gonzalez P, Thoma J, Gili JM, Griny J, Uceira V, France S, Rossi S (2012) Characterization of the zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate morphotypes of the Mediterranean gorgonian Eunicella singularis. Marine Biology 159: 1485-1496

Fietz S , Huguet C, Bendle J, Escala M, Herfort L, Ingalls A, Martínez-Garcia A, McClymont E, Peck V, Prahl F, Rossi S, Rueda G, Sanson A, Sparrow MA, Zonneveld K, Rosell-Melé A (2012) Co-variation of crenarchaeol and branched GDGTs in globally-distributed marine and freshwater sedimentary archives. Global Planetary Change 92-93: 275–285

Fuentes-Grünewald C,  Alacid E, Garcés E, Rossi S, Camp J (2012) Biomass and lipid production of dinoflagellates and raphidophytes in indoor and outdoor photobioreactors. Marine Biothecnology 15: 37-47

Rossi S, Bramanti L, Broglio E, Gili JM (2012) Trophic impact of long-lived species indicated by population dynamics in a short-lived hydrozoan, Eudendrium racemosum. Marine Ecology Progress Series 467: 97-111.

Rossi S (2013) The destruction of the ‘animal forests’ in the oceans: Towards an over-simplification of the benthic ecosystems. Ocean & Coastal Management 84: 77-85 

Orejas C, Rossi S, Peralba A, Reise M, García E, Gili JM (2013) Feeding ecology and trophic impact of the hydroid Obelia dichotoma in Kongsfjord (Spitzbergen, Norway). Polar Biology 36: 61-72

Elias-Piera F, Rossi S, Gili JM, Orejas C (2013) Trophic ecology of seven Antarctic gorgonians. Marine Ecology Progress Series 477: 93-106

Fiorillo I, Rossi S, Gili JM, Alvà V, López-González PJ (2013) Seasonal cycle of sexual reproduction of the Mediterranean soft coral Alcyonium acaule (Anthozoa, Octocorallia). Marine Biology 160:719–728

Gori A, Linares C, Viladrich N, Clavero A, Orejas C, Fiorillo I, Ambroso S, Gili JM, Rossi S (2013) The effects of starvation on the gonadal development and biochemical composition of the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea clavata. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 444: 38-45

Tsounis G, Rossi S, Bramanti L, Santangelo G (2013) Management hurdles in the sustainable harvesting plans of Corallium rubrum. Marine Policy 39: 361-364

Quintanilla E, Gili JM, López-González PJ, Tsounis G, Madurell T, Fiorillo I, Rossi S (2013) Sexual reproductive cycle of the epibiotic soft coral, Alcyonium coralloides (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea), growing on the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea clavata. Aquatic Biology 18: 113-124

Bramanti L, Movilla J, Guron M, Calvo E, Gori A, Dominguez-Carrio C, Grinyo J, Lopez-Sanz A, Martinez-Quintana A, Pelejero C, Ziveri P, Rossi S (2013) Detrimental effects of Ocean Acidification on the economically important Mediterranean red coral (Corallium rubrum). Global Change Biology  19: 1897-1908

Queiroz L, Rossi S, Meireles J, Coelho J (2013) Shrimp aquaculture in the state of Cearà during the period 1970-2012: Trends of the privatization of mangrove forest in Brazil. Ocean and Coastal Management 73: 54-62

Xavier JC, Barbosa A, Agusti S, Alonso-Sáez L, Alvito P, Ameneiro J, Avila C, Baeta A, Canário A, Carmona R, Catry P, Ceia F, Clark M S, Cristobo F J, Cruz B, Duarte C M, Figuerola B, Gili JM, Gonçalves A , Gordillo FJ L, Granadeiro JP, Guerreiro M, Isla E, Jiménez C, López-González P J, Lourenço S, Marques J C, Moreira E, Mota A M, Nogueira M, Núñez-Pons L, Orejas C, Paiva V H, Palanques A, Pearson G A, Pedrós-Alió C, Peña Cantero A L, Power D M, Ramos JA, Rossi S, Seco J, Sañe E, Serrão E A, Taboada S, Tavares S, Teixidó N, Vaqué D, Vázquez E, Vieira R, Viñegla B (2013) Polar marine biology science in Portugal and Spain: Recent advances and future perspectives. Journal of Sea Research 83: 9-29

Rossi S, Isla E, Martínez-García A, Moraleda N, Gili JM, Rosell-Melé A, Arntz W, Gerdes D (2013) Transfer of seston lipids during a flagellate bloom from the surface to the benthic community in the Weddell Sea. Scientia Marina 77: 397-407

Queiroz L, Meireles J, Rossi S (2013) Serviços ecossistêmicos costeiros e comunidades tradicionais. Revista da ANPEGE 8(10): 153-167

Ambroso S, Gori A, Dominguez C, Gili JM, Berganzo E, Teixidor N, Greenacre M, Rossi S (2013) Spatial distribution patterns of the soft corals Alcyonium acaule and Alcyonium palmatum in coastal bottoms (Cap de Creus, northwestern Mediterranean Sea). Marine Biology 160:3059–3070

Gili JM, Sardà R, Madurell T, Rossi S (2014) Zoobenthos. In: The Mediterranean Sea: Its History and Present Challenges. Fauna. Goffredo S & Dubinsky Z (Eds.). Springer, Germany ISBN 978-94-007-6703-4, Chapter 12, pp 213-236

Bramanti L, Vielmini I, Rossi S, Tsounis G, Iannelli M, Cattaneo-Vietti R, Priori C, Santangelo G (2014) Demographic parameters of two populations of red coral (Corallium rubrum L. 1758) in the North Western Mediterranean. Marine Biology 161: 1015-1026

Zorrilla-Pujana J, Rossi S (2014) Integrating environmental education in marine protected areas management in Colombia. Ocean and Coastal Management 93: 67-75

Coppari M, Gori A, Rossi S (2014) Size, spatial and bathymetrical distribution of the Mediterranean ascidian Halocyntia papillosa in a large coastal area of the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea: benthic-pelagic coupling implications. Marine Biology 161: 2079-2095

Santos-Ballardo DU, Rossi S, Hernández V, Vázquez-Gómez R, Rendón-Unceta MC, Caro-Corrales J, Valdez-Ortiz A (2015) A simple spectrophotometric method for biomass measurement of important microalgae species in aquaculture. Aquaculture 448: 87-92

Martinez-Quintana A, Bramanti L, Villadrich N, Rossi S, Guizien K (2015) Quantification of larval traits driving connectivity: the case of Corallium rubrum (L.1758). Marine Biology 162: 309-318

Santos-Ballardo DU, Font X, Sánchez A, Barrena R, Rossi S, Valdez-Ortiz A (2015) Valorization of biodiesel production wastes: Anaerobic digestion of residual Tetraselmis suecica biomass and co-digestion with glycerol. Waste Management and Research 33: 250-257

Rodrigues L, van den Berg J, Loureiro M, Nunes P, Rossi S (2015) The Cost of Mediterranean Sea Warming and Acidification: A Choice Experiment among Scuba Divers at Medes Islands, Spain. Environmental and Resource Economics 63: 289-311

Viladrich N, Rossi S, López A, Orejas C (2016) Nutritional condition of two coastal rocky fishes and the potential role of a marine protected area. Marine Ecology, an evolutionary perspective 37: 46-63

Coppari M, Gori A, Viladrich N, Saponari L, Grinyó J, Olariaga A, Rossi S (2016) The role of sponges in the benthic-pelagic coupling process in warm temperate coastal bottoms. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 477: 57-68

Santos-Ballardo DU, Rossi S, Valdez-Ortiz A (2016) Energía verde a partir de microalgas: Biogás como estrategia para una biorefinería sustentable. Editorial Académica Española, 173 pp. ISBN: 978-3-659-70090-3

Santos-Ballardo DU, Rossi S, Reyes-Moreno C, Milán-Carrillo J Valdez-Ortiz A (2016) Microalgae potential as a biogas source: current status, restraints and future trends. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology 15: 243-264

Viladrich N, Bramanti L, Tsounis G, Chocarro B, Martínez-Quintana A, Ambroso S, Madurell T, Rossi S (2016) Variation in lípid and free fatty acid content during spawning in two temperate octocorals with diferent reproductive strategies: surface versus internal brooder. Coral Reefs  35: 1033-1045  

Zorrilla-Pujana J, Rossi S (2016) Environmental Education indicators system for protected areas management. Ecological Indicators 67: 146-155

Santos-Ballardo DU, Rendón-Unceta MC, Rossi S, Vázquez-Gómez R, Reyes-Moreno C, Valdez-Ortiz A (2016) Effects of outdoor cultures on the growth and lipid production of Phaeodactylum tricornutum using closed photobioreactors. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 32:128 doi:10.1007/s11274-016-2089-1

Galli G, Bramanti L, Priori C, Rossi S, Santangelo G,Tsounis G, Solidoro C (2016) Modelling red coral (Corallium rubrum) growth in response to temperature and nutrition. Ecological Modeling 337: 137-148

Brizon-Portugal A, Lopes-Carvalho F, Carneiro P, Rossi S, Oliveira-Soares M (2016) Increased anthropogenic environmental pressure decreases species richness in tropical intertidal sandstone reefs. Marine Environmental Research 120: 44-54  

Soares M, Rossi S, Santos Martins FA, Macêdo Carneiro PB (2016) The forgotten reefs: Benthic assemblage coverage on a sandstone tropical reef (South-western Atlantic). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom DOI doi.org/10.1017/S0025315416000965

Costantini F, Gori A, López-González P, Bramanti L, Rossi S, Gili JM, Abbiati M (2016) Limited genetic connectivity between gorgonian morphotypes along a depth gradient. Plos One DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0160678

Rossi S, Coppari M, Viladrich N (2017) Benthic-Pelagic Coupling: New Perspectives in the Animal Forests. In: Marine Animal Forests: the ecology of benthic biodiversity hotspots. Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C [EDITORS]. Springer, Germany 855-886

Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C (2017) An Overview of the Animal Forests of the World. In: Marine Animal Forests: the ecology of benthic biodiversity hotspots. Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C [EDITORS]. Springer, Germany. 1-28

Schubert N, Brown D, Rossi S (2017) Symbiotic versus asymbiotic octocorals: physiological and ecological implications. In: Marine Animal Forests: the ecology of benthic biodiversity hotspots. Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C [EDITORS]. Springer, Germany. Pp 887-918

Viladrich N, Bramanti L, Tsounis G, Martínez-Quintana A, Ferrier-Pagés C, Isla E, Rossi S (2017) Variation of lipid and free fatty acid contents during larval release in two temperate octocorals according to their trophic strategy. Marine Ecology Progress Series 573: 117-128

Queiroz L, Rossi S, Calvet-Mir L, Ruíz-Mallén I, Betroz S, Prat J, Meireles AJA (2017) Neglected ecosystem services: highlighting the socio-cultural perception of mangroves in decision-making processes. Ecosystem services 26: 137-145

Servetto N, Rossi S, Fuentes V, Alurralde G, Lagger C, Sahade R (2017) Seasonal trophic ecology of the dominant Antarctic coral Malacobelemnon daytoni (Octocorallia, Pennatulacea, Kophobelemnidae). Marine Environmental Research 130: 264-274

Rossi S, Soares M (2017) Effects of El Niño on the coastal ecosystems and their related services—observations on contrasted geographic areas. Mercatordoi.org/10.4215/rm2017.e16030

Soares M, Coelho Campos C, Oliveira Santos NM, Sousa Barroso H, Targino Mota EM, Becerra de Menenzes MO, Rossi S, Martins Garcia T (2018) Marine bioinvasions: differences in tropical plankton communities between inside and outside a port. Journal of Sea Research 134: 42-48  

Rossi S, Elias-Piera F (2018) Trophic ecology of three echinoderms in the deep waters of the Weddell Sea (Antarctica). Marine Ecology Progress Series 596: 143-153

Milisenda G, Rossi S, Fuentes V, Tilves U, Boero F, Viladrich N, Piraino S (2018) Seasonal variability of diet and trophic level of the gelatinous predator Pelagia noctiluca (Scyphozoa). Scientific Reports DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-30474-x

Rossi S, Schubert N, Brown D, Soares M, Grosso V, Rangel-Huerta E, Maldonado E (2018) Linking host morphology and symbiont performance in octocorals. Scientific Reports DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-31262-3

Turner JA, Andradi-Brown DA, Gori A, Bongaerts P, Burdett H, Ferrier-Pagès C, Voolstra CR, Bridge T, Costantini F, Gress E, Laverick J, Loya Y, Goodbody-Gringley G, Rossi S, Taylor ML, Viladrich N, Voss J, Weinstein DK, Williams J, Woodall LC, Eyal G (2019) Twenty-Four Key Questions for Mesophotic Ecosystem Research and Conservation. In: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems; Yossi L, Puglise KA., Bridge TCL (Eds.), Springer. Pp 989-1003. ISBN 978-3-319-92735-0

Rossi S, Orejas C (2019) Approaching CWC to the society: novel ways to transfer knowledge. C. In: Orejas, C. Jiménez (eds.), Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals: Past, Present and Future, Coral Reefs of the World 9. Springer-Nature, Germany. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91608-8_39

Ponti M, Turicchia E, Costantini F, Gori A, Bramanti L, di Camillo CG, Linares C, Rossi S, Abbiati M, Garrabou J, Cerrano C (2019) Mediterranean gorgonian forests: distribution patterns and ecological roles. RAC-SPA Conference paper. Pp 7-14

Rossi S, Rizzo L, Duchêne JC (2019) Polyp expansion of passive suspension feeders: a red coral case study. Peer J DOI 10.7717/peerj.7076

Rossi S, Gravili C, Milisenda G, Bosch-Belmar M, De Vito D, Piraino S (2019) Effects of global warming on reproduction and potential dispersal of Mediterranean cnidarians. The European Zoological Journal 86: 255-271

Rossi S, Isla E, Bosch-Belmar M, Galli G, Gori A, Gristina M, Ingrosso GM, Milisenda G, Orejas C, Piraino S, Rizzo L, Schubert N, Soares M, Solidoro C, Thurstan R, Viladrich N, Willis T, Ziveri C (2019) Changes of energy fluxes in the marine animal forest of the Anthropocene: factors shaping the future seascape. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsz147

Coppari M, Zanella C, Rossi S (2019) The importance of gorgonians in the blue carbon budget. Scientific Reports doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49797-4

Mallo M, Patrizia P, Reyes P, Rossi S (2019) Historical record of Corallium rubrum and its changing carbon sequestration capacity: a meta-analysis from the North Western Mediterranean. Plos One  doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223802

Rossi S (2019) Historical ecology, understanding the actual panorama using past scenarios. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 26 (1): 203-211

Meireles AJA, Mercader AT, Serra-Pompei C, Vide-Pifarré D, Carrasco-Domínguez J, Monrabà J, Carol MJ, Burriel MC, Briansó-Martínez M, Queiroz L, Rossi S (2020) The economic and social framework of artisanal fishing in the state of Ceará, Brazil. GeoSaberes 11: 180-198

Rossi S, Schubert N, Soares M, Brown D, Gómez-Posada A (2020) Trophic ecology of two Caribbean octocorals: autotrophic and heterotrophic seasonal trends. Coral Reefs 39: 433–449

Sissini MN, Berchez F, Hall-Spencer J, Ghilardi-Lopes N, Carvalho VF, Schubert N, Koerich G, Diaz-Pulido G, Silva J, Serrão E, Assis J, Santos R, Floeter SR, Rörig L, Barufi JB, Bernardino AF, Francini-Filho R, Turra A, Hofmann LC, Aguirre J, Le Gall L,  Peña V, Nash MC, Rossi S, Soares M, Pereira-Filho G, Tâmega F,  Horta PA (2020) Brazilian Rhodolith Beds – world heritage under threat. Science 367 (6474): 156

Soares M, Teixeira CEP, Bezerra LEA, Rossi S, Tavares T, Cavalcante RM (2020) Oil spill response: Government coordination. Science 367 (6474): 155

Soares M, Thé de Araujo J, Cavalcante-Ferreira SM, Almeida-Santos B, Boavida J, Costantini F, Rossi S (2020) Why do mesophotic coral ecosystems have to be protected?. Science of the Total Environment doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138456

Zelli E, Quere G, Lago N, Di Franco G, Costantini F, Rossi S, Bramanti L (2020) Settlement response of Mediterranean gorgonians larvae to different Crustose Coralline Algae species. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2020.151427

Elias-Piera F, Rossi S, Petti MAV, Campos LS, Valério-Berardo MT, Corbisier TN (2020) Fauna associated with morphologically distinct macroalgae from Admiralty Bay, King George Island (Antarctica). Polar Biology doi.org/10.1007/s00300-020-02726-y

Rossi S, Rizzo L (2020) Marine animal forests as C immobilizers or why we should preserve these three-dimensional alive structures. In: Perspectives on the marine animal forests of the world, Sergio Rossi and Lorenzo Bramanti (Ed.). Springer-Nature. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57054-5_12

Soares M, Cruz ICS, Santos A, Lopez-Tavares TC, Menezes N, Diniz-Lopes B, Thé J, Gurgel AL, Rossi S (2020) Marginal reefs in the Anthropocene: they are not Noah´s Ark In: Perspectives on the marine animal forests of the world, Sergio Rossi and Lorenzo Bramanti (Ed.). Springer-Nature. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57054-5_4

González–De Zayas R, Rossi S, Hernández-Fernández L, Soto-Jiménez M, Soares M, Merino-Ibarra M, Castillo-Sandoval FS (2020) Stable isotopes to asses pollution impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems of the Caribbean Region. Regional Studies in Marine Science doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2020.101413

Thé J, Gamero-Mora E, Chagas da Silva MV, Morandini AC, Rossi S, Soares M (2020) Non-indigenous upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea andromeda in shrimp farms (Brazil). Aquaculture10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735999

Thé J, Barroso HS, Mammone M, Viana M, Melo CSV, Batista CS Melo, Mies M , Banha T, Morandini AC, , Rossi S, Soares MO (2020) Aquaculture facilities promote populational stability throughout seasons and increase medusae size for the invasive jellyfish Cassiopea andromeda. Marine Environmental Research doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.10516

Soares M, Matos E, Lucas C, Rizzo L, Allcock L, Rossi S (2020) Microplastics in Corals: An emergent threat. Marine Pollution Bulletin doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111810

Garcia T, Campos C, Costa GAS, Santos NMO, Belmonte G, Rossi S, Soares MO (2020) Plankton net mesh size influences the resultant diversity and abundance estimates in tropical oligotrophic ecosystems. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science-in press

Viladrich N, Bramanti L, Tsounis G, Coppari M, López-Carrió C, Pruski A, Rossi S (submitted) Energy requirements of coral larvae as a proxy for potential capacity of dispersal and successful settlement. Marine Biology

Soares M, Rossi S, Rebouças-Gurgel ALA, Costa-Lucas C, Lopes-Tavares TC, Feitosa CV, Pereira PHC, Papa de Kikuchi RK, Leão ZML, Silva-Cruz IG, Alvarez-Filip L (submitted) Marginal reefs under pressure (South Atlantic, Brazil). Ocean and Coastal Management

Paolo Rossi, Massimo Ponti, Sara Righi, Cristina Castagnetti, Roberto Simonini, Francesco Mancini, Panagiotis Agrafiotis, Fabio Bruno, Carlo Cerrano, Paolo Cignoni, Massimiliano Corsini, Pierre Drap, Marco Dubbini, Andrea Gori, Jean-Baptiste Ledoux, Cristina Linares, Yuval Matan, Fabio Menna, Erica Nocerino, Gracias Nuno, Marco Palma, Gaia Pavoni, Alessandro Ridolfi, Sergio Rossi, Dimitrios Skarlatos Treibitz Tali, Pulido Mantas Torquato, Eva Turicchia, Alessandro Capra (sumbitted) Needs and gaps in technologies and methods for the investigation of marine animal forest 3D-structural complexity. Frontiers in Marine Science

Pedro Bastos de Macedo Carneiro, Sergio Rossi, Vicente Vieira Faria, Bruno Jucá, Tito Monteiro da Cruz Lotufo, Antônio Ximenes Neto, Helena Matthews-Cascon, Lidriana de Souza Pinheiro, Jader Onofre de Morais, Cristiane Xerez Barroso, João Eduardo Pereira de Freitas, Ralf Cordeiro, Tatiane Martins Garcia, Adryane Gorayeb, Jorge Thé de Araújo, Marcus Davis de Andrade Braga, Toivi Masih Neto, Carlos Eduardo Peres Teixeira, Leonardo Hislei Monteiro, Marcelo de Oliveira Soares (submitted) Unraveling one of the largest tropical reef complexes in the world: closing the gap between the Amazon and eastern Brazilian reefs. Frontiers in Marine Science

 

I’m the editor in chief of the Springer Major Reference Book “Marine Animal Forests: the ecology of benthic biodiversity hotspots. Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C [EDITORS]. Springer, Germany, a 48 chapter book with the Animal Forest concepts and future challenges.

I’m also editor in chief of the Springer Book “Perspectives on the Marine Animal Forests of the world. Rossi S, Bramanti L [EDITORS]. Springer, Germany, the last volume of the Marine Animal Forests of the world.

 

Reviewer of the following journals (from 2003):

 

Marine Biology - Canadian Journal of Fisheries - Canadian Journal of Zoology - Polar Biology - Scientia Marina - Journal of Plankton Research - Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom - New Zeland Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research - Aquatic Ecology - Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology - Chemistry and Ecology - Fisheries Research - Biological Conservation - Marine Ecology Progress Series - Marine Environmental Research - Marine Biodiversity Records - Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology – Pakistan Journal of Zoology - Progress in Oceanography - Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science – Coral Reefs – Lipids- Journal of Marine Systems – Marine Ecology an evolutionary perspective – Hydrobiologia – Plos ONE- Aquaculture Environment Interactions – Invertebrate Reproduction – Algal Research – International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation – Diseases of aquatic organisms -  Journal of Marine Science and Engineering – Ocean and Coastal Management – Aquatic Conservation: marine and freshwater ecosystems – Microbial Ecology - Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research – Ecological Indicators – Current Biology – Mercator – Frontiers in Marine Biology – Biology Letters – Frontiers in Zoology – Peer J – The European Zoological Journal – Journal of Microbiological Methods - Society & Natural Resources – Marine Pollution Bulletin – Marine Geology

 

BOOKS

 

 

Novel

 

Rossi S, Polo T (2007) Medusa. Plaza & Janés, España. 4 Mayo 2007. Italian version (2008): Medusa, Sperling & Kupfer.

Rossi S, Polo T (2010) El cementerio de icebergs. Plaza & Janés, España. 

Rossi S (2016) Los fiordos de Bjlaën. Amazon Publishing books.

Rossi S (2017) El coral del diablo. Amazon Publishing books. ISBN-13: 978-1520353760

Rossi S, Polo T (2018) Eclipse de mar. Amazon Publishing group. ISBN-13: 978-198312930

 

Critical essays and scientific outreach

 

Canela A, Rossi S, Margarit M (2007) Aether, la esencia de los cuatro elementos. Editorial Mediterrania.

Rossi S (2011) Planeta azul: un universo en extinción. Editorial Debate.

Rossi S (2012) La Antártida: El futuro del continente blanco. Editorial ENDEBATE.

Rossi S (2013) Estuarios y deltas (chapter). En: El agua y la vida. Editores Martí Boada y Roser Maneja. Editorial LUDWERG

Rossi S (2013) Un viaje a la Antártida: un científico en el continente olvidado. Editorial Tusquets, sello Metatemas. 30 de Abril 2013.

Rossi S (2014) 30 años de la colección Metatemas (varios autores). Opúsculo Sergio Rossi. Editor: Jorge Wasenberg. Editorial Tusquets, sello Metatemas.

Rossi S (2019) Oceans in decline. Copernicus Books, Springer-Nature, Switzerland. 349 Pp. ISBN 978-3-030-02513-7

 

Books for kids

 

Polo T, Rossi S (2011) El equipo Krakatek y los vagabundos del hielo. Ediciones B.

Polo T, Rossi S (2011) El equipo Krakatek y el pez de oro. Ediciones B.

 

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My present lines of research related with Marine Biodiversity and Global Change can be synthesized as: 1) Studying the role of environmental and biological factors of the water column on the distribution, nutritional condition and survival of benthic organisms to increase the knowledge and tools for coastal management. 2) Studying the physiology and trophic ecology of benthic organisms in warm-temperate, tropical, polar and upwelling systems (feeding, reproduction, photobiology, physiology, growth, biochemical balance, energy storage and use, stable isotopes, etc.) in front of global change. 3) Underwater mapping and distribution of benthic suspension feeders through remote and deep diving techniques (Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)), as a tool for the exploration beyond scuba dive limits (30-40 meters), pioneering the study of the mesophotic zone and also in crossing experimental information with seascape methods to understand energy fluxes in the benthos, carbon sink role of the benthic suspension feeders and the anthropogenic impacts on benthic populations. 4) Conservation research on marine biodiversity in marine protected areas and population recovery and resilience, centered mainly on octocorals, but also in other species of economic importance. 5) Marine ecosystem services and environmental education, studying aspects of natural ecosystem and resource management, including the vision of the animal forest as carbon sinks and source of biodiversity, but also citizen science using tools or ecological economic & anthropological approaches. 

I also developed third-generation biodiesel (marine microalgae) applied protocols, using all the above mentioned knowledge and my network to make a realistic approach to this energy alternative.

Lastly, but just as important, my job as a scientific journalist, reflected in my collaborations with several journals and magazines, demonstrates my strong commitment with scientific outreach (also reflected in eco-thrillers and books for kids). The Blue Planet: a vanishing universe (Debate) and The forgotten continent: visions about Antarctica (Tusquets) are critical essay books that are a strong examples of my efforts to communicate science to a wide audience in a rigorous, but easily comprehensible way. The book Oceans in decline is now available in Springer-Nature (Copernicus collection).

 

SELECTED ON-LINE INVITED TALKS

 

ENGLISH

 

AIR Center-Networking on Friday- "MARINE FORESTS AND THEIR ROLE IN THE OCEANS"

 

AIR Center- ATLANTIC SUMMIT, Session "Coastal Observation" with the talk "BUILDING UP “OASIS” IN THE OCEANS: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN MARINE RESTORATION" From min 50 to min 60

 

III FORTALEZA Austral Spring School "Large-scale deep-sea restoration: gardening the marine animal forest to immobilize Blue Carbon" From  1hour:03 min to 1hour:50 min

 

SPANISH

 

Ecoando Sustenibilidade, Universidade Federal de Santa Caterina (Brazil) "CAN WE SAVE THE CORAL REEFS WITH THE HELP OF BIOFUELS?"

 

International and National Scientific Meetings and Workshops

 

I have participated in 60 scientific meetings and workshops (International Conference on Coelenterate Biology,  INTECOL,  ASLO,  EMBS,  SCAR, BIODIVERSITY [UNESCO], ISRS European Meeting, AGU, SIEBM and Marine Protected Areas Congress, Marine Conservation Congress, among others) with  more than 50 oral presentations and more than 30 posters. Congress, workshops and short stages have been essential to construct my network (more than 60 senior scientist all over the world, see below).

                                                                                                             

Invited speaker talks

 

Simposium Nuove Frontiere per il Corallo Rosso, Alghero (Italia) 2002. “Studio sullo stato delle popolazioni del Corallo Rosso Corallium rubrum nella costa Catalana”, Rossi S & Gili JM

XIV SIEBM, Barcelona (Spain) 2006 “Deep-population survey of Corallium rubrum with Remotely Operated Vehicle methods: distribution and demography of an overexploited species”, Rossi S, Tsounis G, Padrón T, Gili  JM, Teixidó N, Orejas C, Gutt J

II Congreso Nacional de Biodiversidad, Santa Susanna (Spain). 2009. Oral presentation “Precious corals: the red coral case study” Rossi S, Tsounis G, Gili JM

Ist International Workshop on Corallium: Science, Management and Trade, Hong Kong (China). March 2009“Red coral fishery management: a call for a paradigm shift” Rossi S, Tsounis G, Gili JM

IInd International Workshop on Corallium: Lessons from the Mediterranean, Naples (Italy). September 2009. “The deep transformation of the Mediterranean red forest: the Catalonian coast case study” Rossi S, Tsounis G, Gili JM

XXI Rassegna del Mare, Alghero (Italy). May 2010. “The decline of animal forests in the Mediterranean sea: new perspectives for the future” Rossi S, Tsounis G, Bramanti L

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Puerto Morelos (México) May 2013. “Ecosystem based management: the red coral case study” Rossi S

University of Los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia) January 2015. “The forgotten continent: Antarctica” Rossi S

Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, Santarém (Brasil) November 2015. “The animal forest as carbon sinks: a neglected ecosystem service” Rossi S

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis (Brasil) December 2015. Seminario in the Geoscience Department in the framework of the Ocean Jorneys “The animal forests ecosystem services” Rossi S

52º European Marine Biology Symposium, 25-29 September 2017. Invited talk “BEYOND SCUBA LIMIT: THE CHALLENGE OF THE COASTAL ANIMAL FORESTS OF THE MESOPHOTIC” Piran (Slovenia) Rossi S, Coppari M, Viladrich N, Gori A

Conferencias: La Red de Reservas de la Biosfera Mediterráneas. April 2018. “Hacia una cooperación estratégica con la región del Adriático. Invited talk “La revolución azul, buscando el equilibrio perdido” Venecia, Palazzo Zorzi (Italia)

Euromarine general assembly meeting, Cádiz (Spain) 29-31 January 2019. The marine animal forests of the world: challenges, frontiers and the role of science in its management and conservation (ANFORE)” Rossi S, Invited talk

 

Projects as PI

 

2001-2003 Monitoring of red coral Corallium rubrum populations in the Catalan Coast. Regional Projects with EU funding (PCC: 30103)

 

2003-2004 Trophic ecology of Corallium rubrum (Anthozoa-Octocorallia).Cooperation Project CSIC/CNR 2003T0013

 

2008-2009 Trophic biomarker analysis in a high productivity zone, the Humboldt current. CTM2008-02002-E

 

2010-2013 Larval fitness as a key factor in the population dynamics of gorgonians BENTOLARV. CTM2009-10007 (Subprograma MAR) project

 

2013-2016 Multiple stressor effects in the photobiology of Caribbean symbiotic octocorals and its repercussion in the population fitness and reproductive output. Marie Curie IOF European Project Contract number 327845 FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF

 

2016-2018 Socio-Economic and Ecologic participative Scenarios for an adaptation to Environmental Global Change: the artisanal fisheries of Costa Brava (NW Mediterranean sea.) case study. DARP-FEMP ARP/353/2016

 

2021-2024 Dispersion and impacts of micro- and nano-plastics in the tropical and temperate oceans: from regional land-ocean interface to the open ocean-i-Plastic. Joint
Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) Program- Co-PI (Italian partner)

 

Selected Projects as partner

 

2001-2003. Mediterranean gorgonians: risks evaluation of a valuable natural patrimony. MEDGORG, CICYT (REN2000-0633-C03-01/MAR)(PI. Josep-María Gili)

 

2003-2006. A multidisciplinar approach to the benthic.pelagic coupling processes in the Weddell Sea FILANT (Un proyecto EASIZ) (REN2003-04236) (PI Francesc Pagès)

 

2003-2007. European gelatinous zooplancton: mechanisms of jellyfish bloom formation and their ecological and socio-economical effects (European Project EUROGEL) (Francesc Pagès, Spanish partner)

 

2004-2008. CENSOR: Climate variability and El Niño Southern Oscillation: Implications for natural coastal Resources and management. Specific Targeted Research Project (INCO-2002-A2.2) Marzo 2004- Abril 2008. Contrato Nº 511071. UE, VI Programa Marco (E. Isla,  spanish partner).

 

2005-2010. HERMES: Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas. Contrato Nº 511234-2 . Specific Targeted Research Project, Octubre 2004- Septiembre 2008. UE, VI Framework Program (J.M. Gili, spanish partner).

 

2005-2006. Recruitment, growth and mortality of red coral (Corallium rubrum L 1758). CSIC/CNR 2004T0040 PI Josep-María Gili)

 

2006-2009. Climate change in Antarctica: a benthic-pelagic coupling approach in the Weddell Sea (CLIMANT). POL 2006-06399/CGL, MEC (PI Enrique Isla)

 

2007-2009. Recruitment induction in the red coral  (Corallium rubrum L. 1758). Acción Integrada HI2007-0238 (PI Josep-María Gili)

 

2007-2010. Una aproximación interdisciplinar al manejo y la conservación marina: experiencias divergentes como base de estrategias globales. Proyecto MAPUCHE, Fundación BBVA, BIOCON 07/104 (PI Covadonga Orejas)

 

2011-2014. Mediterranean Sea Acidification under changing Climate (MedSeA, agreement 265103). (PI Patrizia Ziveri)

 

2011-2014. Effects of Climate change in Polar Shallow benthic Ecosystems (ECLIPSE, Fundación Total-Fina). (PI  Veronica Fuentes)

 

2016-2019. Seasonal variation of waste as effect of tourism BLUE ISLANDS (INTERREG MED. Ref Nº 20161127) (I.P. Alkis Stavridis)

 

2017-2020. Planktonic calcifying organisms in a high-CO2 Mediterranean Sea (CALMED)  (CTM2016-79547-R) (I.P. Patrizia Ziveri)

 

2018-2020 Promozione del BuONo Stato ambientale marino e della pEscA sostenibile lungo la fascia costiera tra Otranto e Capo di Leuca - BON-SEA. (PO FEAMP 2014/2020) (I.P. Massimo Zuccaro)

 

2018-2022. REmediation of Marine Enviroment and Development of Innovative Aquaculture: exploitaiton of edible/not edible biomass REMEDIA Life. LIFE env/it/000343

 

Awards and accreditations

 

2008. Accreditation at the Catalan Scientific Quality Agency (AQU) for Associate Professor

 

2012. Scientific excellence award Ramón y Cajal (Scientific Area 8), I3 accreditation

 

2017. Abilitazione Fascia II Zoologia (BIO05) & Ecologia (BIO07), Italy