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Valentina SciutteriPostDoc
Integrative Marine Ecology Deparment – Sicily Marine Centre

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn 
Villa Pace
98167 Messina - Italia
E-mail: valentina.sciutteri(at)szn.it
Contatto Skype: valentina.sciutteri

Supervisor: Pierpaolo Consoli
Appointed on project: MARINE HAZARD


Research Intersts

Marine ecosystems face multiple anthropogenic and environmental pressures threatening their stability and functioning. Understanding the mechanisms and the effects of these factors can provide useful information for managing and mitigating their action on marine communities and habitats. My studies take place mainly in the field where I investigate the biodiversity associated with marine hydrothermal vents, in particular in the area of the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea through the PON03P E_00203_1 MARINE HAZARD. Other research interests focus on the impact of marine litter pollution including ghost fishing on marine species, habitats, and trophic ecology which I am investigating through the PO_FEAMP_2014-2020 RESPONSO.

Selected Publications

Tomo I., Kemper C., Sciutteri V. (2018) Pathology of the skeleton of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins Tursiops aduncus: a comparison of adjacent gulfs in South Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 2018 Nov 6;131(2):95-105. doi: 10.3354/dao03297

Sciutteri V., Smedile F., Vizzini S., Mazzola A., Vetriani C. (2022). Microbial biofilms along a geochemical gradient at the shallow-water hydrothermal system of Vulcano island, Mediterranean Sea. Frontiers in Microbiology. 13:840205. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.840205

C. Rizzo, E. Arcadi, R. Calogero, V. Sciutteri, P. Consoli, V. Esposito, S. Canese, F. Andaloro, T. Romeo (2022). Ecological and Biotechnological Relevance of Mediterranean Hydrothermal Vent Systems. Minerals. In press

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