Martina Milanese

Martina Milanese
Studio Associato Gaia

PhD in Marine Environmental Sc

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November 2005 - present
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Publications (33)
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Understanding the factors and processes that shape intra-specific sensitivity to heat stress is fundamental to better predicting the vulnerability of benthic species to climate change. Here, we investigate the response of a habitat-forming Mediterranean octocoral, the red gorgonian Paramuricea clavata (Risso, 1826) to thermal stress at multiple bio...
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Since 2001, trained snorkelers, freedivers, and scuba diver volunteers (collectively called EcoDivers) have been recording data on the distribution, abundance, and bathymetric range of 43 selected key marine species along the Mediterranean Sea coasts using the Reef Check Mediterranean Underwater Coastal Environment Monitoring (RCMed U-CEM) protocol...
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Non-tropical marine protected areas (MPAs) are likely to experience growing demand from scuba diving tourism, given the pressures on their tropical counterparts. The vulnerability of non-tropical MPAs to the impacts of diving tourism calls for monitoring and sustainable management of diving activities to ensure conservation. This study contributes...
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Scuba diving experience-which can include accumulated diving experience and familiarity with a diving location-is an important descriptor of diver specialisation and behaviour. Formulating and applying generalisations on scuba diving experience and its effects could assist the management of diving destinations around the world. This requires resear...
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Scuba diving tourism may both positively and negatively affect the natural environment, as well as human economies and societies. Marine protected areas (MPAs) in particular attract scuba diving tourism. Even though the activities of scuba divers could conflict with the conservation agendas of MPAs, they also potentially could endorse and support t...
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Citizen Science (CS) strengthens the relationship between society and science through education and engagement, with win-win benefits. Marine Citizen Science (MCS) is increasingly popular, thanks to society’s growing interest in marine environments and marine issues. Scuba diving significantly increases the potential of MCS, thanks to the skills an...
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Published papers on MCS involving scuba divers from 2015 until 2018. The table aims to complement the review by Thiel et al., (2014) on MCS. The list of references was generated through a search in Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science, using the key phrases “Marine Citizen Science” and “scuba diving”, “Citizen Science” and “scuba divers”, and...
Data
English version of the questionnaire survey used for this study. (PDF)
Data
Italian version of the questionnaire survey used for this study. (PDF)
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The temperate coralligenous bioconcretions are mainly built by the accumulation of encrusting coralline algae growing at low irradiance levels. They harbour approximately 10% of marine Mediterranean species (about 1600 species), including long-lived algae and invertebrates. Enhanced by climate change, several pressures affect coralligenous assembla...
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The temperate coralligenous bioconcretions are mainly built by the accumulation of encrusting coralline algae growing at low irradiance levels. They harbour approximately 10% of marine Mediterranean species (about 1600 species), including long-lived algae and invertebrates. Enhanced by climate change, several pressures affect coralligenous assembla...
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Marine biology is an increasingly preferred study major and career among youth. This is particularly the case of countries with extensive coastlines, such as Italy. In order to understand what exactly is fuelling this trend, and whether it culminates in the successful absorption of marine biologists as valued workforce by society, this study invest...
Technical Report
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MERCES is producing a census of European marine key habitat maps, degraded habitat maps and investigating key habitat restoration potential.
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Scuba diving tourism encourages conservation, generates revenue, and supports local communities. Understanding its interactions with environmental, social, and economic factors is important in the context of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), where dynamics between role players are complex. This study provides insights into the problems affecting the s...
Poster
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One of the main goals of MERCES project (http://www.merces-project.eu/) is to produce a census of available maps for marine habitats, along with their degradation status and restoration potential in the European Seas. To achieve this goal, we performed an extensive review and compiled a catalogue with mapping sources for (a) marine key-habitats, (b...
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Recreational diving engages 20 million people worldwide. Most of the literature refers to tropical destinations but at least 1 million dives per year take place in Mediterranean marine protected areas (MPAs). 2. Divers may negatively affect underwater habitats. However, if effectively engaged, they can contribute to science, territorial management...
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The scope of the network drawn for the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Monitoring of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MMMPA ITN) has been to shape the profile of the next generation of MPAs managers. Considering the key role of MPAs in achieving the biodiversity conservation targets fixed at international level, and the high discrepancy i...
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There is increasing awareness of the need to meaningfully engage society in efforts to tackle marine conservation challenges. Public perceptions research (PPR) in a marine conservation context provides tools to see the sea through the multiple lenses with which society interprets both the marine environment and marine conservation efforts. Traditio...
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As has been shown for other ecosystems, the ecological and socio-economic impacts of climate change on Mediterranean intertidal habitats are highly variable in space and time. We conducted field and laboratory measurements of cellular, ecophysiological and behavioural responses of selected intertidal invertebrates (mussels, gastropods and sponges)...
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Natural bath sponges (genera Spongia and Hippospongia , Porifera, Demospongiae) have been harvested for millennia to be used as aids to beauty and body tools, in traditional and modern medicine as well as in painting. Recently, a series of severe epidemics have affected Mediterranean commercial sponges fostering the overexploitation of remaining fi...
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This commentary describes a gap in the qualitative and quantitative knowledge of the provision of benefits to humans from the intertidal ecosystems of the Mediterranean and offers a framework for quantification of the benefits provided by these systems. The identification of such benefits, understanding their spatial distribution and their subseque...
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Bacteria were isolated seasonally from the Mediterranean sponges Chondrilla nucula and Petrosia ficiformis and screened for antibacterial activities. Selected isolates were taxonomically identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. A total of 416 different bacterial strains were isolated, 60 (14.4%) of which displayed variable degrees of antimicrobial a...
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The reproduction of the demosponge Chondrilla nucula in Portofino (Ligurian Sea, Italy) was studied during August 2001. Eighteen individuals were sampled and examined with light microscopy for the presence of gametes, and 5 individuals carrying oocytes were found. In addition to microscopic observations, reproductive individuals could be easily ide...
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Numerous natural products from marine invertebrates show striking structural similarities to known metabolites of microbial origin, suggesting that microorganisms (bacteria, microalgae) are at least involved in their biosynthesis or are in fact the true sources of these respective metabolites.The viable epibiotic microbial community of the marine s...
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The use of sponges for marine bioremediation in a farming scenario has been investigated focusing on Chondrilla nucula. We report experiments examining clearance and retention rates of the bacterium Escherichia coli. Despite low values expressed for clearance tests, C. nucula exhibited a marked ability to retain high quantities of bacteria. One squ...

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Reef Check Med is the regional network of the Reef Check national non-governmental organisations (member of the worldwide Reef Check Foundation) dealing with the health status monitoring and conservation actions of the Mediterranean Sea coastal and marine habitats. Official website: https://www.reefcheckmed.org/
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https://www.coastfrag.org/ COASTFRAG’s primary objective is to resolve how the pressure of habitat fragmentation and loss impacts the species composition, structure and ecological function of intertidal seaweed communities while also experiencing multiple pressures caused by climate change (increased temperature, reduced water quality, higher rate of storm events, migration of species) and human activities (pollution). The data will feed into models to assess seaweed communities, today and under future climate, providing robust predictions to support decision makers and other stakeholders. COASTFRAG will perform field studies in four European regions selected to cover different temperature and water quality regimes: the Norwegian Sea, the Baltic Sea (Estonia), the Scottish Atlantic Ocean (UK) and the Mediterranean Sea (Spain). The project was funded by the Research Council of Norway, under grant agreement 314314, titled "COASTFRAG - Impact of habitat fragmentation and loss on coastal ecosystems: implications for sustainable management under climate change"