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MBolganResearch Fellowship
Integrative Marine Ecology Department

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo (complesso Roosevelt)
90149 Palermo, Italy

Tel.: +32 468 085132
e-mail: marta.bolgan(at)szn.it

Curriculum  Vitae

Supervisor: Dr Antonio Di Franco
Appointed on project: Panoramica globale degli approcci di gestione della pesca, strategie di conservazione e loro connessioni (Assegno di ricerca n. 13/2021).

Research Interests

I am interested in recording fish sounds for monitoring species presence, activities, dynamics, and diversity. From a broad perspective, my research extents from individuals to communities, and aims to shed light on organisms’ interactions and responses to environmental changes. In practice, I take an integrative approach that includes animal behavioural studies, sound recording and analysis (in the laboratory and in the wild), fish morphological examinations, and ecological research. Previous studies span from the significance of visual and acoustic communication in different fish families (e.g., gobies, drummers, salmons, cusk-eel, scorpionfishes etc.), to community monitoring within the scope of management and conservation.

Selected Publications

Bolgan M., Di Iorio L., Dailianis T., Catalan I.A., Lejeune P., Picciulin M., Parmentier E. (2022). Fish acoustic community structure in Neptune seagrass meadows across the Mediterranean basin. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3764

Burchardt L.S., Picciulin M., Parmentier E., Bolgan, M. (2021) A primer on rhythm quantification for fish sounds: a Mediterranean case study. Royal Society Open Science, https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.210494

Bolgan M., Parmentier E. (2020). The unexploited potential of listening to deep-sea fish. Fish and Fisheries 21(6), 1–15.

Bolgan M., Gervaise C., Di Iorio L., Lossent J., Lejeune P., Raick X., Parmentier E. (2020). Fish biophony in a Mediterranean submarine canyon. Journal of Acoustic Society of America 147(4), 2466-2477.

Bolgan M., Crucianelli A., Mylonas C.C., Henry S., Falguiere J.C., Parmentier E. (2020) Calling activity and calls’ temporal features inform about fish reproductive condition and spawning in three cultured Sciaenidae species. Aquaculture 735243.

Bolgan M.- Soulard J., Di Iorio L., Gervaise C., Lejeune P., Gobert S., Parmentier E. (2019). The sea chordophones make the mysterious /Kwa/: emitter identification of the dominating fish sound in Mediterranean seagrass meadows. Journal of Experimental Biology 222(11), jeb196931

Rountree R.A., Juanes F., Bolgan M. (2018) Air movement sound production by alewife, white sucker, and four salmonid fishes suggests the phenomenon is widespread among freshwater fishes. PLoS ONE 13(9), e0204247.

Picciulin M., Kever L, Parmentier E., Bolgan M. (2018) Listening to the unseen: Passive Acoustic Monitoring reveals the presence of a cryptic fish species. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29(2), 202-210.

Bolgan M., Amorim M.C.P., Fonseca P.J., Di Iorio L., Parmentier E. (2018). Acoustic Complexity of vocal fish communities: a field and controlled validation. Scientific reports, 8(1): 10559.

Bolgan M., Chorazyczewska E., Winfield I.J., Mc Cullough P., O’Brien J., Gammell M. (2018) The soundscape of Arctic charr spawning grounds in lotic and lentic environments: can Passive Acoustic Monitoring be used to detect spawning activities? Bioacoustics 27(1): 57-85.


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