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Marco UttieriResearcher
Integrative Marine Ecology Department

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Fax: +39 081 7641355
E-mail: marco.uttieri(at)szn.it
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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

My research interests focus on different aspects of the biology and ecology of zooplanktonic organisms from both marine and freshwater environments, in particular on copepods and cladocerans. To address this goal, I resort to different tools, building an integrated, multidisciplinary approach including:
- analysis of the swimming behaviour of zooplanktonic organisms recorded in microcosms;
- implementation of Individual Based Models simulating ideal and realistic swimming trajectories described by zooplanktonic organisms;
- evaluation of the ecological significance (from the individual to the community level) of behavioural adaptations.

In addition, my research interests also include the study of the surface circulation and wave motion through high frequency (HF) coastal radars, in situ and remote sensing tools, and numerical models.

Selected Publications

Uttieri M., Paffenhöfer G.-0A., Mazzocchi M. G. (2008) Prey capture in Clausocalanus furcatus (Copepoda: Calanoida). The role of swimming behaviour. Marine Biology,153 (5): 925-935, doi:10.1007/s00227-007-0864-0

Cianelli D., Uttieri M., Strickler J. R., Zambianchi E. (2009) Zooplankton encounters in patchy particle distributions. Ecological Modelling, 220 (5): 596-604, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.10.015

Uttieri M., Sabia L., Cianelli D., Strickler J. R., Zambianchi E. (2010) Lagrangian modelling of swimming behaviour and encounter success in co-occurring copepods: Clausocalanus furcatus vs. Oithona plumifera. Journal of Marine Systems, 81 (1-2): 112-121, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2009.12.004

Ziarek J. J., Nihongi A., Nagai T., Uttieri M., Strickler J. R. (2011) Seasonal adaptations of Daphnia pulicaria swimming behaviour: the effect of water temperature. Hydrobiologia, 661 (1): 317-327, doi:10.1007/s10750-010-0540-0

Sabia L., Uttieri M., Soussi S., Schmitt F. G., Zagami G., Zambianchi E. (2014) Pseudodiaptomus marinus Sato, 1913, a new invasive copepod in Lake Faro (Sicily): observations on the swimming behaviour and the sex-dependent responses to food. Zoological Studies, 53: 49, doi:10.1186/s40555-014-0049-8

Sabia L., Zagami G., Mazzocchi M. G., Zambianchi E., Uttieri M. (2015) Spreading factors of a globally invading coastal copepod. Mediterranean Marine Science, 16 (2): 460-471, doi: 10.12681/mms.1154

Cianelli D., D'Alelio D., Uttieri M., Sarno D., Zingone A., Zambianchi E., Ribera d'Alcalà M. (2017) Disentangling physical and biological drivers of phytoplankton dynamics in a coastal system. Scientific Reports, 7: 15868, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-15880-x

Uttieri M. (Ed.) (2018) “Trends in Copepod Studies – Distribution, Biology and Ecology”. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 326 p., ISBN: 978-1-53612-593-1
Book chapters

Uttieri M., Sandulli R., Spezie G., Zambianchi E. (2014) From small to large scale: a review of the swimming behaviour of Daphnia. In: M. El-Doma (Ed.) “Daphnia: Biology and Mathematic Perspectives”, pp. 309-322. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, ISBN: 978-1-63117-028-7

Sabia L., Uttieri M., Zagami G., Zambianchi E. (2014) Swimming, feeding and mating behaviour in copepods: a brief review. In: L. Seuront (Ed.) “Copepods: Diversity, Habitat and Behavior”, pp. 121-144. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, ISBN: 978-1-63117-846-7

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