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Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Sicily Marine Centre
Dipartimento di Ecologia Marina Integrata (EMI)
Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo (complesso Roosevelt), 90149 Palermo - Italia

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Curriculum vitae

M Cristina Mangano‬ - ‪Google Scholar‬

Research interests

As a marine ecologist, I’m strongly interested and oriented on the study of ecological responses, with the final aim to understand the effects of drivers of change - both natural and human - on the ecosystems, as for example the exploitation of marine resources (e.g. fisheries and aquaculture) specifically under a context of global change (e.g. climate change). I’m mostly fascinated by the study of drivers driven patterns (measured at both species level - biological traits - and community level - taxonomic and functional diversity) focusing on the disentangling of mechanisms and processes of propagation along the ecological hierarchy. My final interest is to develop sustainable solutions to inform a proactive, adaptive and dynamic management based on the Integrated Ecosystem Approach (IEA) and on scientific evidence (evidence-based management). To inform evidence-based management and conservation measures I mostly deploy synthesis tools (e.g. systematic review) to produce knowledge baselines, crucial to build a solid, salient and rigorous dialogue among stakeholders, the so called “science-stakeholder-policy nexus”. I believe on the importance to engage with stakeholders on the management of marine resources (bottom-up approach) as first step to keep it effective and to understand the socio-ecological systems (recently approached through specific data collection and analysis tools, both quantitative and qualitative).


• “CapSenHAR” Capitalizzazione campagne di sensibilizzazione per una armonizzazione Italo-Maltese per un buono stato dell'ambiente https://eeb.unipa.it/tracce-nel-mare/ INTERREG ITALIA MALTA
• “Rete3Golfi – 3G” Integrated network for the monitoring and production of a regional management model of resources and marine ecosystems in the Gulfs of Castellammare, Patti and Catania. FEAMP Sicilia M1.40
• “DecarbonyT” Decarbonisation of the fishing fleet in the Mediterranean and Black Sea https://decarbonyt.eu/ “Framework Contract for the provision of scientific advice for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea” FRAMEWORK CONTRACT – EASME/EMFF/2020/OP/0021
• “MEDiverSEAty” In quest of the human dimensions of MEDiterranean Marine Biodiversity https://mediverseaty.eu/ European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement ID: 101119700
• "MIRROR” Through the lookingglass: investigating the effectiveness of fish condition in mirroring trawling disturbance". Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action - Individual fellow at Universitat de les Illes Balears - UIB presso Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies – IMEDEA. MSCA IF EU 2020 https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/835589/it

Selected Publications

• Marchessaux, G., Mangano, M. C., Bizzarri, S., M’Rabet, C., Principato, E., Lago, N., ... & Sarà, G. (2023). Invasive blue crabs and small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean sea: Local ecological knowledge, impacts and future management. Marine Policy, 148, 105461. (DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105461)

• Mangano, M. C., Berlino, M., Corbari, L., Milisenda, G., Lucchese, M., Terzo, S., ... & Sarà, G. (2022). The aquaculture supply chain in the time of covid-19 pandemic: Vulnerability, resilience, solutions and priorities at the global scale. Environmental science & policy, 127, 98-110.(DOI10.1016/j.envsci.2021.10.014)

• de Juan, S., Bremner, J., Hewitt, J., Törnroos, A., Mangano, M. C., Thrush, S., & Hinz, H. (2022). Biological traits approaches in benthic marine ecology: Dead ends and new paths. Ecology and Evolution, 12(6), e9001.
(DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.9001)
• Sarà, G., Gouhier, T. C., Brigolin, D., Porporato, E. M., Mangano, M. C., Mirto, S., ... & Pastres, R. (2018). Predicting shifting sustainability trade‐offs in marine finfish aquaculture under climate change. Global change biology, 24(8), 3654-3665. (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14296)

• Mangano, M. C., Kaiser, M. J., Porporato, E. M., & Spanò, N. (2013). Evidence of trawl disturbance on mega-epibenthic communities in the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 475, 101-117.
(DOI: 10.3354/meps10115)

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