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Integrative Marine Ecology Department – Sicily Marine Centre, Palermo (Italy)

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo (complesso Roosevelt)
90142 Palermo – Italia
Interno: 774
E-mail: manfredi.dilorenzo(at)szn.it
Contatto Skype: manfrodilo

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

My research interests are focused on the conservation of marine ecosystems that can be used to guide effective management of human activities. Through the study of fish ecology and behavior I am concerned with the design and effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas and the human activities associated with them, such as the management of artisanal fisheries. For the past 10 years I have been involved in the conservation of Mediterranean elasmobranchs with research ranging from the study of their biology and ecology to their spatial distribution. To investigate all of the above, I use various techniques and tools including visual census, acoustic telemetry, field experiments, laboratory activities, fishing vessel embarkations, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and local ecological knowledge (LEK).

Selected Publications

Cattano C., Calò A., Aglieri G., Cattano P., Di Lorenzo M., Grancagnolo D., Lanzarone D., Principato E., Spatafora D., Turco G., Milazzo M., 2023. Literature, social media and questionnaire surveys identify relevant conservation areas for Carcharhinus species in the Mediterranean Sea. Biological Conservation. 277, 109-824. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109824

Boscolo Palo* G., Di Lorenzo* M., Gancitano S., Ragonese S., Mazzoldi C., Colloca F., 2023. Sharks do not always grow slowly: tagging data reveals a different pattern of growth, longevity and maturity for threatened smooth-hounds in the central Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2022, 10, 1647. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111647

Di Lorenzo M., Calò A., Di Franco A., Milisenda G., Aglieri G., Cattano C., Milazzo M., Guidetti P., 2022 Small-scale fisheries bring more endangered elasmobranchs catches inside partially protected areas. Nature Communications. 13, 4381. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32035-3

Fraschetti S., Fabbrizzi E., Tamburello L., Uyarra M.C., Micheli F., Sala E., Pipitone C, Badalamenti F., Bevilacqua S., Boada J., Cebrian E., Ceccherelli G., Chiantore M., D’Anna G., Di Franco A., Farina S., Giakoumi S., Gissi E., Guala I., Guidetti P., Katsanevakis S., Manea E., Montefalcone M., Sini M., Asnaghi V., Calò A., Di Lorenzo M., Garrabou J., Musco L., Oprandi A., Rilov G., Borja A., 2022. An integrated assessment of the Good Environmental Status of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. Journal of Environmental Management 305: 114370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.114370

Barbato M., Barría C., Bellodi A., Bonanomi S., Borme D., Ćetković I., Colloca F., Colmenero A.I., Crocetta F., De Carlo F., Demir E., Di Lorenzo M., Follesa M.C., Garibaldi F., Giglio G., Giovos I., Guerriero G., Ksibi M., Kruschel C., Lanteri L., Leonetti F.L., Ligas A., Madonna A., Matić Skoko S., Mimica R., Moutopoulos D.K., Mulas A., Nerlović V., Hentati O., Pešić A., Porcu C., Riginella E., Sperone E., Tsouknidas K., Tunçer S., Vrdoljak D., Mazzoldi C.., 2021. The contributions of fishers’ local ecological knowledge (LEK) in reconstructing the behavioural traits and movements of elasmobranchs in the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science. 22(3), 603–622. https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.25306

Cattano C., Turco G., Di Lorenzo M., Gristina M., Visconti G., Milazzo M., 2021. Sandbar shark aggregation in the Central Mediterranean Sea and potential effects of tourism. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 31, 1420-1428. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3517

Aglieri G., Baillie C., Mariani S., Cattano C., Calò A., Turco G., Spatafora D., Di Franco A., Di Lorenzo M., Guidetti P., Milazzo M., 2020. Environmental DNA effectively captures functional diversity of coastal fish communities. Molecular Ecology, 00:1–13. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15661

Colloca F., Carrozzi V., Simonetti A., Di Lorenzo M., 2020. Using Local Ecological Knowledge of Fishers to Reconstruct Abundance Trends of Elasmobranch Populations in the Strait of Sicily. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:508. https://doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00508

Di Lorenzo M., Guidetti P., Di Franco A., Calò A., Claudet J., 2020. Assessing spillover from marine protected areas and its drivers: A meta-analytical approach. Fish and Fisheries. 21, 906-915. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12469

Di Lorenzo M., Vizzini S., Signa G., Andolina C., Boscolo Palo G., Gristina M., Mazzoldi C., Colloca F., 2020 Ontogenetic trophic segregation between two endangered smooth-hound sharks in the central Mediterranean Sea. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67858-x

Di Franco A., Plass-Johnson J.G., Di Lorenzo M., Meola B., Claudet J., Gaines S.D., García-Charton J.A., Giakoumi S., Grorud-Colvert K., Hackradt C.W., Micheli F., Guidetti P., 2018. Linking home ranges to protected area size: the case study of the Mediterranean Sea. Biological Conservation. 221: 175–181. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.03.012.

Di Lorenzo M., Sinerchia M., Colloca F., 2017. The North sector of the Strait of Sicily: a biodiversity hotspot. Hydrobiologia. 821, 235–253. doi: 10.1007/s10750-017-3389-7.

Colloca F., Enea M., Ragonese S., Di Lorenzo M., 2017. A century fishery data documenting the collapse of commercial sharks in Mediterranean Sea. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27: 1145–1155. doi 10.1002/aqc.2789.

Di Lorenzo M., Claudet J., Guidetti P., 2016. Spillover from marine protected areas to adjacent fisheries has an ecological and a fishery component. Journal for Nature Conservation 32: 62–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2016.04.004

Di Lorenzo M., Vega Fernández T., Badalamenti F., Guidetti P., Starr R. M., Giacalone V.M., Di Franco A., D’Anna G., 2016. Diel activity and variability in habitat use of white sea bream in a temperate Marine Protected Area. Marine Environmental Research. 116, 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.02.007.

Di Lorenzo M., D’Anna G., Badalamenti F., Giacalone V.M., Starr R.M., Guidetti P., 2014. Fitting the size of marine reserves to movement patterns of protected species: a case study on the white seabream (Diplodus sargus sargus) in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 502: 245-255. doi: 10.3354/meps10723

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