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



Teresa Romeo

Senior Researcher

Antonio Di Franco
Sylvaine Giakoumi
Paolo Sordino


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


Giorgio Aglieri
Claudio Berti


Marilena Sanfilippo
Arturo Zenone

Research Fellowship

Erika Arcadi
Marta Bolgan
Rosario Calogero
Francesco Longo
Cristina Pedà


Francesca De Domenico
Matteo Nannini
Valentina Sciutteri

PhD student

Giuseppe Cangemi
Federica Laface
Luca Pagano
Maria Giulia Stipa

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