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BENTACS - BENthos TAxonomy CourseS

TAXONOMY OF POLYCHAETES

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Naples

Italy, 24-28 October 2022

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EMBRC IT LOGOThe Marine Organism Taxonomy (MOTax) core facility has launched a series of International Summer Schools (BENTACS - BENthos TAxonomy CourseS) focused on the taxonomy of the main groups of zoo-benthos from soft-bottom communities in the Mediterranean Sea. The courses will target in particular researchers and technicians from scientific institutions and from national/regional environmental agencies interested in the study of benthos biodiversity and ecology. A combination of lectures and microscope sessions will provide participants with a general theoretical framework and practical experience.

The 1st MOTax course will provide an advanced training on the taxonomy and identification of Polychaetes. It will be held at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples on 24-28 October 2022. The course will be focused on specific families of the largest class of annelids selected based on their ecological relevance, including species for which the taxonomic identification is particularly challenging.

Pectinaria koreni prostomioParticipants will be guided by expert taxonomists into the examination of preserved collections from different Mediterranean regions, as well as into the identification of their own samples. The course will offer an opportunity to discuss new challenges and perspectives into the fields of Polychaetes taxonomy and ecology.

Theoretical lessons

- ecological role of Polychaetes

- general aspects of Polychaete biodiversity, species complexes, cryptic diversity

- alien species


Pratictal lessons

- criteria for species identification in the following families:

Sabellidae, Sabellaridae, Serpulidae, Aphroditoidea, Eunicidae, Lumbrineridae, Onuphidae, Capitellidae, Magelonidae, Paraonidae, Spionidae, Cirratulidae, Glyceridae, Nepthydae e Terebellidae

- alien species 


Lecturers

Melih Ertan Çinar (Ege University, Izmir, Turkey)
Adriana Giangrande (Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy)
Joachim Langeneck (Università di Pisa, Italy)
Marco Lezzi (Arpae Emilia-Romagna - Struttura Oceanografica Daphne, Cesenatico, Italy)
Luigi Musco (Università del Salento, Italy)


The course is open to 20 participants with documented experience in taxonomy and identification of polychaetes


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Applications: deadline 15 June

Participants will be notified by 15 July

Registration and payment are due by 30 July

Fee: 450 euro per person (coffee breaks, lunches and social dinner included)

ORGANIZERS: Paolo Fasciglione, Rosanna Guglielmo, Luigi Musco, Diana Sarno

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Image 1Sicily Marine Centre is an interdepartmental centre that deals with marine biology and ecology, through multidisciplinary studies and favoring an integrated approach.

The interdepartmental Sicily Marine Centre aims to study marine biological and ecological aspects by multidisciplinary and ecosystemic approach. The research activity is employed in three location: Messina, Milazzo e Palermo.

The main research topics are focused on:
• Study on biology and ecology of fish species, with particular focus on deep environments (meso- and batipelagic species), aimed to sustainable management of fisheries source according to an ecosistemic approach.
• Study on biodiversity conservation focusing on the design of spatial protection measures, on the ecological and socio-economic effects of protection and on governance models.
• Study on effects of global change the impact of marine litter on habitat and species.
• Application and implementation of biotechnology with particular regard to extreme environments and habitats of naturalistic interest.

Teresa Romeo

Seats Director
Teresa Romeo
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+39 081 5833 748

Sicily Marine Centre is organized in 3 functional areas:
- Biology, Ecology and Management of Fisheries resources
- Microbial Ecology and Marine Biotechnology
- Biodiversity and Fisheries

Personnel

Director

Teresa Romeo

Administration

Francesca De Domenico

Senior Researcher

Antonio Di Franco
Sylvaine Giakoumi
Paolo Sordino

Researcher

Pietro Battaglia
Carlo Cattano
Pierpaolo Consoli
Maria Cristina Mangano
Manfredi Di Lorenzo
Giacomo Milisenda
Carmen Rizzo
Mauro Sinopoli

Technologist

Giorgio Aglieri
Claudio Berti

Technician

Vincenzo Manfrè
Marilena Sanfilippo

Arturo Zenone

Research Fellowship

Erika Arcadi
Manuel Berlino
Rosario Calogero
Katie Hogg
Francesco Longo
Cristina Pedà
Valentina Sciutteri
Serena Zampardi

Scholarship

Caterina Arigò
Emanuele Asciutto

Claudia Campanini
Francesco Fabiano
Vincenzo Garozzo
Manfredi Madia
Martina Russi
Gennaro Ucciero

PhD student

Giuseppe Cangemi
Federica Laface
Chiara Gambardella
Luca Pagano
Valeria Palummo
Maria Giulia Stipa
Maria Stella Terzo

Sicily Marine Centre - Ex Complesso Roosevelt

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo, 4521
90149 - Palermo, Italy
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If you arrive by plane

The International Airport “Falcone e Borsellino” of Palermo is an Italian airport located 35 km west of the city of Palermo, along the state road 113 Northern Sicula, flanked by the A29 highway Palermo-Mazara del Vallo, in the municipality of Cinisi, in the Punta Raisi area. It is the third airport in Southern Italy by number of passengers, and in 2020 it ranked seventh among the airports in Italy for passenger traffic. The structure is dedicated to the memory of Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.
Palermo airport is 35 km from the city center of Palermo, but is easily accessible by car via A29 highway. Moreover, the shuttle busses of the company “Autolinee Prestia e Comandè” (https://www.prestiaecomande.it/) perform runs on a regular basis, as well as the trains, easily accessible through the underground station of the Palermo airport (https://www.trenitalia.com). Both busses and trains connect the airport to the Palermo Centrale Train Station.

Arrival by train

Whatever their origin, the trains stop at Palermo Central Train Station in Piazza Giulio Cesare, located in the city center.
From the Central Station to our headquarters in Mondello, you can get there by taxi or by bus taking one of the following AMAT lines 107/603, 101/603 or 101/806.

Arrival by car

For those arriving by car from other places in Sicily: from the A29 highway, exit at the Mondello / Sferracavallo junction and proceed along the state road 113 to your destination.
For those arriving from the mainland, disembarking by ferry from Naples / Civitavecchia / Livorno / Genoa: just proceed for about 10 km towards Addaura.

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Sicily Marine Centre- Milazzo

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Ex Molini Lo Presti
Via dei Mille, 46
98057 Milazzo (ME), Italy

If you arrive by plane

Catania-Fontanarossa "Vincenzo Bellini" Airport is the main airport in Southern Italy, fourth in Italy for passenger traffic and second in Italy for domestic traffic. It is located about 145 km from Milazzo.
The best ways to reach Milazzo from Catania Airport are:
Direct bus that in 1h and 45m arrives in Milazzo at few meters from our office (https://giuntabus.com/milazzo-aeroporto-catania/); private taxi-shuttle service (https://www.alibrando.net/book-transfer-online-da-e-per-aeroporto-di-catania): by renting a car (www.aeroporto.catania.it/in-aeroporto/rent-a-car).

If you arrive at Reggio Calabria Airport, you can reached the port by a dedicated "Port-Airport" line (www.aeroportodellostretto.it/collegamenti-in-bus), where you can take the hydrofoil to Messina (https://www.blujetlines.it/oraripasseggeri-reggio.html). The hydrofoil arrives in 30 minutes at the historic port of Messina (near "Messina Centrale" railway station). Once in Messina you can take the direct bus (https://www.giuntabustrasporti.com/orari) that leaves you at few meters from our office.

Arrival by train

Milazzo railway station is located about 3 km from our office and we recommend taking a taxi to get there.

Arrival by car

If you arrive by car from the A20 motorway, exit at the Milazzo junction, follow the road axis, take the Exit 1 (Porto) and follow the road information for the Port.


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milazzo

 

Sicily Marine Centre - Villa Pace

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Contrada Porticatello, 29
98167 - Messina, Italy
Tel. +39 081 5833784
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If you arrive by plane

Catania-Fontanarossa "Vincenzo Bellini" Airport is the main airport in Southern Italy, fourth in Italy for passenger traffic and second in Italy for domestic traffic. It is located about 100 km from the centre of the city of Messina, which can be reached by train (www.trenitalia.com) or bus (www.saisautolinee.it) to the "Messina Centrale" railway station, or by renting a car (www.aeroporto.catania.it/in-aeroporto/rent-a-car).

If you arrive at Reggio Calabria Airport, you can reached the port by a dedicated "Port-Airport" line (www.aeroportodellostretto.it/collegamenti-in-bus), where you can take the hydrofoil to Messina (https://www.blujetlines.it/oraripasseggeri-reggio.html). The hydrofoil arrives in 30 minutes at the historic port of Messina (near "Messina Centrale" railway station).
From the "Messina Centrale" railway station to our headquarters in Villa Pace you can get there by taxi or by bus taking one of the following lines: 1 Shuttle, 27 and 31 (www.atmmessinaspa.it).

Arrival by train

Trains stop at the "Messina Centrale" rail station in Piazza della Repubblica, located in the city centre.
From the "Messina Centrale" rail station to our Villa Pace office you can get there by taxi or by bus on one of the following lines: 1 Shuttle, 27 and 31 (www.atmmessinaspa.it).

Arrival by car

If you come from other parts of Sicily, from the A20 and A19 motorways, take the “Giostra” exit and proceed North along the seafront to your destination.
If you arrive from Calabria, when the Caronte-Tourist ferry (https://carontetourist.it/it/caronte/orari-stretto-di-messina-passeggeri) disembarks at the Rada S. Francesco, it is sufficient to proceed about 3 km northwards.
Another way for arriving to Messina are the ships from the port of Salerno with limited sailings (6 weekly), it is not recommended because it arrives late in the evening. The journey takes 9 hours (https://carontetourist.it/it/caronte/orari-autostrade-damare).

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Villa Pace

 

Palazzo Principe 2 lightThe Genova Marine Center is a territorial office of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (National Institute of Marine Biology, Ecology and Biotechnology) established in October 2021 and dedicated to: i) the study of marine biodiversity; ii) the assessment of the effects of anthropogenic impacts and climate change at sea; iii) the identification of solutions for the conservation of marine species and ecosystems from the perspective of sustainable development (from an environmental, historical-cultural and socio-economic point of view).

Mission

Our mission consists of three main axes:
1) to investigate biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the marine environment, integrating coastal and offshore systems, as well as pelagic and benthic components;
2) to analyze and evaluate the socio-ecological effects of multiple human impacts (both direct, such as fishing or pollution, and indirect, caused for example by climate change, such as temperature rise, acidification and spread of alien species) on marine organisms, populations, communities, habitats and ecosystems, including the consequences on ecosystem services;
3) to identify solutions for a more sustainable management of marine resources (e.g., in relation to small scale fishing and the consumption of seafood) and a more effective conservation of marine biodiversity (e.g., through networks of Marine Protected Areas), evaluating the effects at the bio-ecological and socio-economic levels.
The purpose of the GMC is, therefore, to carry out research, training-education and institutional support activities in the field of marine biology, ecology and conservation from a sustainable development perspective, according to the guidelines established by the decision-making bodies of the SZN.
The office has managerial autonomy in the forms and within the limits provided for by the Regulations of the SZN.

Scientific interests

The current research staff carries out multidisciplinary research, from basic biology and ecology to applied socio-ecology (which integrates humans into the systems investigated), dealing with organisms, species,saraghi maggiori e sarago faraone foto alessandro grasso populations, communities, habitats and socio-ecosystems, especially in the Mediterranean Sea.
The main focus is 'conservation', a term that combines the protection of marine biodiversity with the human well-being, from a sustainable development perspective, also in support of institutional policies at both local-national (municipalities, regions, ministries) and EU-global levels (DG ENV and MARE; UNEP; etc.), in accordance with the main strategies such as the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the cornerstone of the EU Green Deal.
A distinctive feature of the scientific team is that research activities are carried out at sea using multiple methods: i) scientific underwater diving; ii) using research or fishing vessels; iii) by means of remote systems (including ROVs, video cameras, satellite marking, hydrophones); iv) experimentation in laboratory and in controlled environments; v) interviews and questionnaires addressed to stakeholders (fishers, tourists, divers, consumers, etc.), citizens and the general public.
Together with the research activity, the team is strongly involved in training, dissemination, communication, public engagement and education activities, in order to improve the level of knowledge and increase the environmental awareness of both institutions and citizens.
The logistics of the GMC territorial office is under the supervision, within the limits set by the Regulations of the SZN, of the coordinator: Dr. Paolo Guidetti

Staff

Paolo Guidetti, Research Director and Coordinator
Francesca Rossi, Senior Researcher
Roberto Arrigoni
, Researcher
Massimiliano Bottaro, Researcher
Ulisse Cardini, Researcher
Simone Farina, Researcher
Federica RagazzolaResearcher
Bava Simone, Technologist
Blanckaert AliceResearch Fellowship
Elena Desiderà, Research Fellowship
Davide Di Blasi, Research Fellowship
Federica Poli, Research Fellowship
Ilaria Di Lauro, Scholarship
Martina Arpaia, PhD Student
Berlinghof Johanna
PhD Student
Lorenzo Minoia, PhD Student
Carlo Nike Bianchi, Associate
Ivan Consalvo, Associate
Angelo R. Mojetta, Associate
Carla Morri, Associate

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