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Giuseppe Scarcella

Adjunct Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences


Most relevant publications

Fabi, G., Grati, F., Puletti, M., Scarcella, G. 2004. Effects on fish community induced by the installation of two gas platforms (Adriatic sea). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 273: 187–197.

Grati, F., Polidori, P., Scarcella, G., Fabi, G. 2010. Estimation of basket trap selectivity for changeable nassa (Nassarius mutabilis) in the Adriatic Sea. Fish. Res., 101: 100-107.

La Mesa, M., Scarcella, G., Grati, F., Fabi, G. 2010. Age and growth of the black scorpionfish, Scorpaena porcus (Pisces, Scorpaenidae) from artificial structures and natural reef in the Adriatic Sea. Sci. Mar., 74: 677-685.

Manoukian, S., Spagnolo, A., Scarcella, G., Punzo, E., Angelici, R., Fabi, G. 2010. Effects of two off-shore gas platforms on soft-bottom benthic communities (north-western Adriatic Sea, Italy). Mar. Env. Res., 70: 402-410

Grati, F., Scarcella, G., Bolognini, L., Fabi, G. 2011. Releasing of the european sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax in the Adriatic Sea: large-volume versus intensively cultured juveniles. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 397: 144–152.

Scarcella, G., La Mesa, M., Grati, F., Polidori, P. 2011. Age and growth of small red scorpionfish, Scorpaena notata Rafinesque, 1810, in the northern Adriatic Sea. Environ. Biol. Fish., 91: 369–378

Scarcella, G., Grati, F., Polidori, P., Bolognini, L., Domenichetti, F., Fabi, G. 2011. Comparison of growth rates estimated by otolith reading of Scorpaena porcus and Scorpaena notata caught at artificial and natural reefs of the northern Adriatic Sea. Braz. J. Ocean. 59: 33-42.

Scarcella, G., Grati, F., Fabi, G. 2011. Temporal and spatial variation of the fish assemblage around a gas platform in the northern Adriatic Sea, Italy. Turk. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 11: 433-444.

Spagnolo, A., Scarcella, G., Sarappa A. 2011. Benthic community response to sediments features in Ancona Harbour (Adriatic Sea, Italy). Vie et milieu - Life and environment, 61 (3): 119-128

Grati, F., Scarcella, G., Polidori, P., Domenichetti, F., Bolognini, L., Gramolini, R., Vasapollo, C., Giovanardi, O., Raicevich, S., Celić, I., Vrgoč, N., Isajlovic, I.., Jenič, A., Marčeta, B., Fabi, G. 2013. Multi-annual investigation of the spatial distributions of juvenile and adult sole (Solea solea, L.) in the Adriatic Sea (Northern Mediterranean). Journal of Sea Research, 84: 122–132

Bolognini, L., Domenichetti, F., Grati, F., Polidori, P., Scarcella, G., Fabi, G. 2013. Weight-Length Relationships for 20 Fish Species in the Adriatic Sea. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 13: 563-568.

Santelli, A., Punzo, E., Scarcella, G., Strafella, P., Spagnolo, A., Fabi, G. 2013. Decapod crustaceans associated with an artificial reef (Adriatic Sea). Marine Mediterranean Science DOI: 10.12681/mms.682 ISSN: 1791-6763.

M Despalatović, I Cvitković, G Scarcella, I Isajlović. 2013. Spreading of invasive bivalves Anadara kagoshimensis and Anadara transversa in the northern and central Adriatic Sea. Acta Adriatica 54 (2).

Colloca, F., Cardinale, M., Maynou, F., Giannoulaki, M., Scarcella, G., Jenko, K., Bellido, J.M., Fiorentino, F. 2013. Rebuilding Mediterranean fisheries: a new paradigm for Ecological sustainability. Fish and Fish. 14 89–109. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00453.x 1

Penna, P., Paoletti, N., Scarcella, G., Tesei, L., Marini, M., Merelli, E. 2014. DISPAS: An Agent-Based Tool for the Management of Fishing Effort. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 04/2014; 8368:362–367.

Spagnolo, S., Cuicchi, C., Punzo, E., Santelli, A., Scarcella, G., Fabi, G. 2014. Patterns of colonization and succession of benthic assemblages in two artificial substrates. Journal of Sea Research 88:78-86. DOI:10.1016/j.seares.2014.01.007

Cartes, J.E., Fanelli, E., Kapiris, K., Bayhan, J. K., Ligas, A., López-Pérez, C., Murenu, M., Papiol, V., Rumolo, P., Scarcella, G. 2014. Spatial variability in the trophic ecology and biology of the deep-sea shrimp Aristaeomorpha foliacea in the Mediterranean Sea. Deep-Sea Research I. DOI:

Scarcella, G., Grati, F., Raicevich, S., Russo, T., Gramolini, R., Scott, R.D., Polidori, P., Domenichetti, F., Bolognini, Giovanardi, O., Celić, I., Sabatini, L., Vrgoč, N., Isajlovic, I, Marčeta, B., Fabi, G. 2014. Common sole in the northern and central Adriatic Sea: spatial management scenarios to rebuild the stock. Journal of Sea Research 89: 12-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.seares.2014.02.002

Spagnolo, A., Punzo, E., Santelli, A., Scarcella, G., Strafella, P., Grati, F., Fabi, G. 2014. Offshore platforms: Comparison of five benthic indicators for assessing the macrozoobenthic stress levels. Mar. Pollut. Bull.

Druon, J-N., Fiorentino, F., Murenu, M., Knittweis, L., Colloca, F., Osio, C., Mérigot, B., Garofalo, G., Mannini, A., Jadaud, A., Sbrana, M., Scarcella, G., Tserpes, G., Peristeraki, P., Carlucci, R., Heikkonen, J., Modelling of European hake nurseries in the Mediterranean Sea: an ecological niche approach, Progress in Oceanography (2014), doi: .

Gubili, C., Sims, D.W., Veríssimo, A., Domenici, P., Ellis, J., Grigoriou, P., Johnson, A.J., McHugh, M., Neat, F., Satta, A., Scarcella, G., Serra-Pereira, B., Soldo, A., Genner, M.J., Griffiths, A.M. 2014. A tale of two seas: contrasting patterns of population structure in the small-spotted catshark across Europe. R. Soc. open sci. 1: 140175.

Grati, F., Bolognini, L., Domenichetti, F., Fabi, G., Polidori, P., Santelli, A., Scarcella, G., Spagnolo A. (2015). The effect of monofilament thickness on the catches of gillnets for common sole in the Mediterranean small-scale fishery. Fishery Research. 164: 170-177 Doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2014.11.014.

Strafella, P., Fabi, G, Spagnolo, A., Grati, F., Polidori, P., Punzo, E., Fortibuoni, T., Marceta, B., Raicevich, S., Cvitkovic, I., Despalatovic, M., Scarcella, G. (2015). Spatial pattern and weight of seabed marine litter in the Northern and Central Adriatic Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 91: 120-127.

Colloca, F., Garofalo, G., Bitetto, I., Facchini, M.T., Grati, F., Martiradonna, M., Mastrantonio, G., Nikolioudakis, N., Ordinas; F., Scarcella, G., Tserpes, G., Tugores, M.P., Valavanis, V, Carlucci, C., Fiorentino, F., Follesa, M.C., Iglesias, M., Knittweis, L., Lefkaditou, E., Lembo, G., Manfredi, C., Massutí, E., Pace, M.L., Papadopoulou, N., Sartor, P., Smith, C.J., Spedicato, M.T. (2015). The seascape of demersal fish nursery areas in the North Mediterranean Sea, a first step towards the implementation of spatial planning for trawl fisheries. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0119590. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119590.

Punzo, E., Strafella, P., Scarcella, G., Spagnolo, A., De Biasi, A. M., Fabi, G. In Press Trophic structure of polychaetes around an offshore gas platform. Mar. Pollut. Bull. (2015),

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