Elena Desiderà

Elena Desiderà
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn | Stazione Zoologica · Integrative Marine Ecology

PhD in Marine Ecology

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Most grouper species worldwide are threatened by overfishing. Effective marine protected areas (MPAs) are known to enable population recovery, and consideration of vulnerable species’ reproductive behaviours is fundamental to monitoring and management plans. Many groupers produce sounds associated with reproductive behaviours. Recording these sound...
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Assessing individuals’ abundance, residency (presence at a site within a certain period) and site fidelity (tendency to return to the same site in subsequent seasons or years) is crucial for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of spatial conservation/management measures regarding ecologically and socio-economically valuable species. Using un...
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Marine megafauna has always elicited contrasting feelings. In the past, large marine animals were often depicted as fantastic mythological creatures and dangerous monsters, while also arousing human curiosity. Marine megafauna has been a valuable resource to exploit, leading to the collapse of populations and local extinctions. In addition, some sp...
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This study describes the first ever reported direct observation of a pair spawning event and the reproductive liveries of the white grouper, Epinephelus aeneus. Spawning took place on a rocky bank located in the Marine Protected Area (MPA) of Tavolara-Punta Coda Cavallo (NE Sardinia, Italy), in the Western Mediterranean Sea. In the evening of Augus...
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Assessing fish biodiversity patterns is a major concern in aquatic science and conservation. To be effectively used, fish diversity assessments benefit from the use of integrated complementary approaches. Passive acoustics has received increasing attention as a non-invasive, long-term monitoring tool, as it uses biological sounds produced incidenta...
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Conservation of exploited fish populations is a priority for environmental managers. Spatio-temporal knowledge on reproductive sites is mandatory for species and habitat conservation but is often difficult to assess, particularly over vast geographic areas. Regular and long-term standardized surveys are necessary to identify reproductive sites, ass...
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This poster is about the PhD project I am going to carry out at Tavolara–Punta Coda Cavallo MPA (Sardinia, Italy), which aims at 1) collecting local ecological knowledge of fishermen to reconstruct past occurrences of spawning aggregations and abundance/size distribution patterns, and studying behaviour and vocalization of dusky groupers in the spa...

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