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Di BlasiResearch Fellowship
Integrative Marine Ecology Department

Genoa Marine Centre (GMC)
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn–National Institute of Marine Biology, Ecology and Biotechnology
Villa del Principe, Piazza del Principe 4, 16126 Genoa, Italy

Tel.: +39 328 3566274
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Contatto Skype: davidediblasi83

Curriculum Vitae


Supervisor
: Paolo Guidetti
Appointed on project: Comunità ittiche costiere-Direttiva Quadro sulla Strategia Marina-EU

Research Interests

I deal with ichthyology, in particular in most of my works I have dealt with biological aspects of different species of fish, both Mediterranean and polar, to then extend the results in an ecological context. I focused my attention on the life cycles of species of ecological and commercial interest, in particular by relating distribution and abundance to environmental variables.
The surveys that I carry out make use of both the interaction with users of the sea, such as professional and recreational fishermen, and the use of non-extractive sampling methods, such as direct visual census, or investigation through remote visual methodologies, such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) or baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVS).
The project in which I am assigned involves the collection of data on Mediterranean fish communities associated with infralittoral rocky bottoms in areas under protection regime (MPA) and in comparable non-protected areas, in order to obtain data in support of the objective of the "Marine Strategy” Directive concerning the achievement of the “good environmental status” (GES).

Selected Publications

Parker S, Sundby S, Stevens D, Di Blasi D, Schiaparelli S, Ghigliotti L. (2021). Buoyancy of post-fertilized Dissostichus mawsoni eggs and implications for early life history. Fish Oceanogr 00: 1-10. doi: 10.1111/fog.12552

Carlig E, Christiansen JS, Di Blasi D, Ferrando S, Pisano E, Vacchi M, O’Driscoll R, Ghigliotti L. (2021). Midtrophic fish feeding modes at the poles: an ecomorphological comparison of polar cod (Boreogadus saida) and Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica). Polar Biol 44(8): 1629-1642. doi:10.1007/s00300-021-02900-w

Di Blasi D, Canese S, Carlig E, Parker SJ, Pisano E, Vacchi M, Ghigliotti L. (2021). The challenge to observe Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni) under fast ice. J Mar Sci Eng 9(3): 255. doi: 10.3390/jmse9030255
Carlig E, Di Blasi D, Ghigliotti L, Pisano E, Koubbi P, Vacchi M. (2019). Diversified feeding strategies of Pleuragramma antarctica (Nototheniidae) in the Southern Ocean. Polar Biol 42(11): 2045-2054. doi: 10.1007/s00300-019-02579-0

Parker SJ, Stevens DW, Ghigliotti L, La Mesa M, Di Blasi D, Vacchi M. (2019). Winter spawning of Antarctic toothfish Dissostichus mawsoni in the Ross Sea region. Antarct Sci 31(5): 243-253. doi: 10.1017/S0954102019000282

Ferrando S, Amaroli A, Gallus L, Aicardi S, Di Blasi D, Christiansen JS, Vacchi M, Ghigliotti L. (2019). Secondary folds contribute significantly to the total surface area in the olfactory organ of Chondrichthyes. Fronti Physiol 10: 245. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00245

Di Blasi D, Carlig E, Ferrando S, Ghigliotti L, Psomadakis PN, Vacchi M. (2018). A new record and biological evidences supporting the establishment of Beryx splendens (Teleostei: Berycidae) in the western Mediterranean basin. Acta Ichthyol Piscat 48(2): 183-188, doi: 10.3750/AIEP/2340

Carlig E, Di Blasi D, Ghigliotti L, Pisano E, Faimali M, Vacchi M. (2018). Diversification of feeding structures in three Antarctic nototheniod fish species. Polar Biol 41(9): 1707-1715. doi: 10.1007/s00300-018-2310-9
Ghigliotti L, Ferrando S., Di Blasi D, Carlig E, Gallus L, Stevens D, Vacchi M, Parker S. (2018). Surface egg structure and early embryonic development of the Antarctic toothfish, Dissostichus mawsoni Norman 1937. Polar Biol 41(9): 1717-1724. doi: 10.1007/s00300-018-2311-8

Ghigliotti L, Ferrando S, Carlig E, Di Blasi D, Gallus L, Pisano E, Hanchet S, Vacchi M. (2017). Reproductive features of the Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica) from the Western Ross Sea. Polar Biol 40(1): 199-211. doi: 10.1007/s00300-016-1945-7

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