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Department Research Infrastructures for marine biological resources

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Villa Comunale
80121 Naples - Italy

Tel.: +39 081 5833343
E-mail: marta.furia(at)szn.it

Supervisor: Francesca Margiotta

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

My research interest applies the study of biogeochemical carbon cycle in the marine environment, particularly the dynamics of dissolved and particulate organic carbon (DOC and POC). DOC underlies a process called “microbial loop”, which allows carbon that would otherwise be sequestered (sinking) to re-enter the trophic network (linking) through a series of biological processes. POC consists largely of phytoplankton and bacteria, which are themselves involved in this mechanism. In order to better understand the carbon cycle in the sea, I collect and analyse data on different parameters of the water column: chlorophyll a concentration, used as an index of the presence of phytoplankton and measured by spectrophotometry; DOC and POC concentration, measured by specific laboratory instruments; stable isotope concentrations of the different levels of the trophic web, analysed by mass spectrophotometry.

Selected Publications

S. Retelletti Brogi, M. Furia, G. Bachi, V. Cardin, G. Civitarese, B. Tiribilli, T. Tanhua, M. Vassalli, and C. Santinelli. DOM DYNAMICS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA. Can a new fluorescence SENSOR contribute to its understanding? EGU general assembly 2020. OS3.8 Exploring marine biogeochemical cycles: organic matter and pollutants; 6 Maggio 2020

Gabriele Del Gaizo, L. Russo, M. Abagnale, A. Buondonno, M. Furia, S. Saviano, M. Vargiu, F. Conversano, F. Margiotta, M. Saggiomo, I. Percopo, D. D’Alelio. "An autumn biodiversity survey on heterotrophic and mixotrophic protists along a coastto-offshore transect in the Gulf of Naples (Italy)." Advances in Oceanography and Limnology 12.2 (2021): 10018.

M. Furia, F. Margiotta, S. Retelletti, C. Santinelli. (2022) “Organic Carbon dynamics in a Mediterranean coastal site (LTER MareChiara Station)”. ABSTRACT WORKSHOP “Climate Change and Carbon Cycle”, 22-24 giugno

Bachi, G., Furia, M., Balestra, C., Casotti, R., Civitarese, G., Cossarini, G., ... & Santinelli, C. (2023). DOM accumulation in oligotrophic surface waters: new insights from the Mediterranean Sea (No. EGU23-14893). Copernicus Meetings.

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