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paganoPh. D. Student
Department of Integrative Marine Ecology - Sicily Marine Centre

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Sicily Marine Centre - Messina
Villa Pace
98167 Messina – Italia

Tel.: +39 3466132703
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Curriculum Vitae

Director of Studies
: Nunziacarla Spanò
Internal Supervisor: Pierpaolo Consoli
External Supervisor: Gioele Capillo
Program: Dottorato di ricerca (XXXVI ciclo) in Biologia Applicata e Medicina Sperimentale curriculum Scienze Biologiche ed Ambientali

Research Interests

Marine fish and cephalopod taxonomy, biology and ecology. Studies on mesopelagic and bathypelagic fish and on large pelagic fish. Trophic ecology in fish. Age and growth estimation in fish. Sustainable use of fishing resources, fishery management, studies on artisanal fisheries. Coastal zone management. Impact of marine litter and transfer of contaminants in the marine trophic web. Studies of biodiversity in marine habitats through ROV. Physiological effects of a decrease in pH on fish in naturally acidified environments.

Selected Publications

Sciutteri, V., Pedà, C., Longo, F., Calogero, R., Cangemi, G., Pagano, L., Battaglia, P., Nannini, M., Romeo T., & Consoli, P. (2023). Integrated approach for marine litter pollution assessment in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea: Information from bottom-trawl fishing and plastic ingestion in deep-sea fish. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 188, 114661. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2023.114661

Sarà, M., Firmamento, R., Cangemi, G., Pagano, L., Genovese, M., Romeo, T., & Greco, S. (2023). Welcome aboard: are birds migrating across the Mediterranean Sea using ships as stopovers during adverse weather conditions? Ibis. https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.13103

Battaglia, P.; Pedà, C.; Malara, D.; Milisenda, G.; MacKenzie, B.R.; Esposito, V.; Consoli, P.; Vicchio, T.M.; Stipa, M.G.; Pagano, L., Longo, F., & Romeo, T., (2022). Importance of the Lunar Cycle on Mesopelagic Foraging by Atlantic Bluefin Tuna in the Upwelling Area of the Strait of Messina (Central Mediterranean Sea). Animals , 12, 2261. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12172261.

Malara, D., Longo, F., Pagano, L., Stipa, M. G., Romeo, T., Andaloro, F., Greco, S., & Battaglia, P., (2021). Age and growth of pompano, Trachinotus ovatus, from the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean Sea). Scientia Marina, 85(3), 175–185. https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.05167.016

Malara D., Battaglia P., Consoli P., Arcadi E., Longo F., Pagano L., Greco S., Andaloro F., Romeo T. (2021). When opportunistic predators interact with swordfish harpoon fishing activities: shark depredation over catches in the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean Sea). The European Zoological Journal, https://doi.org/10.1080/24750263.2021.1879284 .

Battaglia P., Pagano L., Consoli P., Esposito V., Granata A., Guglielmo L., Pedà C., Romeo T., Zagami G., Vicchio T.M., Guglielmo R., Andaloro F., (2020). Consumption of mesopelagic prey in the Strait of Messina, an upwelling area of the central Mediterranean Sea: feeding behaviour of the blue jack mackerel Trachurus picturatus (Bowdich, 1825). Deep-Sea Research Part I, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2019.103158

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