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  • Ciriminna, L., Signa, G., Vaccaro, A.M., Visconti, G., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Turning waste into gold: Sustainable feed made of discards from the food industries promotes gonad development and colouration in the commercial sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816) (2021) Aquaculture Reports. 21, 100881, DOI: 10.1016/j.aqrep.2021.100881
  • Calizza, E., Signa, G., Rossi, L., Vizzini, S., Careddu, G., Tramati, C.D., Caputi, S.S., Mazzola, A., Costantini, M.L. Trace elements and stable isotopes in penguin chicks and eggs: A baseline for monitoring the Ross Sea MPA and trophic transfer studies (2021) Marine Pollution Bulletin. 170, 112667, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112667
  • D’Agostino, F., Avellone, G., Ceraulo, L., Di Stefano, V., Indelicato, S., La Pica, L., Morici, S., Vizzini, S., Bongiorno, D. Groundwater of Sicily (Italy) Close to Landfill Sites: Quality and Human Health Risk Assessment (2021)Exposure and Health. 13 (3), pp. 535-550. DOI: 10.1007/s12403-021-00401-z
  • Oddo, E., D'Asaro, G., Monti, E., Signa, G., Vizzini, S., Sajeva, M. Carbon and nitrogen isotopic values in Lithops aucampiae during leaf development (2021) Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 165 (196), pp. 199. DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2021.05.017
  • Mancini, F., De Giorgi, R., Ludovisi, A., Vizzini, S., Mancinelli, G. Ontogenetic shift in the trophic role of the invasive killer shrimp Dikerogammarus villosus: a stable isotope study (2021) Biological Invasions. 23 (6), pp. 1803-1817. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-021-02472-0
  • Andolina, C., Signa, G., Tomasello, A., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Environmental effects of tourism and its seasonality on Mediterranean islands: the contribution of the Interreg MED BLUEISLANDS project to build up an approach towards sustainable tourism (2021) Environment, Development and Sustainability. 23 (6), pp. 8601-8612. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-00984-8
  • Balzani, P., Vizzini, S., Frizzi, F., Masoni, A., Lessard, J.-P., Bernasconi, C., Francoeur, A., Ibarra-Isassi, J., Brassard, F., Cherix, D., Santini, G. Plasticity in the trophic niche of an invasive ant explains establishment success and long-term coexistence (2021) Oikos. 130 (5), pp. 691-696. DOI: 10.1111/oik.08217
  • Mirasole, A., Scopelliti, G., Tramati, C., Signa, G., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Evidences on alterations in skeleton composition and mineralization in a site-attached fish under naturally acidified conditions in a shallow CO2 vent (2021) Science of the Total Environment. 761, 143309, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143309
  • Signa, G., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Seabird influence on ecological processes in coastal marine ecosystems: An overlooked role? A critical review (2021) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 250, 107164, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2020.107164
  • Mishra, A.K., Cabaço, S., De Los Santos, C.B., Apostolaki, E.T., Vizzini, S., Santos, R. Long-term effects of elevated CO2 on the population dynamics of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa: Evidence from volcanic seeps (2021) Marine Pollution Bulletin. 162, 111824, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111824


  • Martínez-Crego, B., Vizzini, S., Califano, G., Massa-Gallucci, A., Andolina, C., Gambi, M.C., Santos, R. Resistance of seagrass habitats to ocean acidification via altered interactions in a tri-trophic chain (2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 5103, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-61753-1
  • Di Lorenzo, M., Vizzini, S., Signa, G., Andolina, C., Boscolo Palo, G., Gristina, M., Mazzoldi, C., Colloca, F. Ontogenetic trophic segregation between two threatened smooth-hound sharks in the Central Mediterranean Sea (2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 11011, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-67858-x
  • Signa, G., Andolina, C., Tomasello, A., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. δ15N in deployed macroalgae as a tool to monitor nutrient input driven by tourism activities in Mediterranean islands (2020) Marine Pollution Bulletin, 159, art. no. 111504, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111504
  • Ciriminna, L., Signa, G., Vaccaro, A.M., Messina, C.M., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Formulation of a new sustainable feed from food industry discards for rearing the purple sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (2020) Aquaculture Nutrition, 26 (4), pp. 1046-1057. DOI: 10.1111/anu.13063
  • Noè, S., Bellavia, C., Calvo, S., Mazzola, A., Pirrotta, M., Sciandra, M., Vizzini, S., Tomasello, A. Resilience of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica following pulse-type disturbance (2020) Marine Environmental Research, 159, art. no. 105011, DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105011
  • Mirasole, A., Signa, G., Gianguzza, P., Bonaviri, C., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Fish assemblages cope with ocean acidification in a shallow volcanic CO2 vent benefiting from an adjacent recovery area (2020) Marine Environmental Research, 157, art. no. 104851, DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2019.104851
  • Andolina, C., Franzoi, P., Jackson, A.L., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Vegetated Habitats Trophically Support Early Development Stages of a Marine Migrant Fish in a Coastal Lagoon (2020) Estuaries and Coasts, 43 (2), pp. 424-437. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-019-00683-2
  • Signa, G., Andolina, C., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Macroalgae transplant to detect the occurrence of anthropogenic nutrients in seawater of highly tourist beaches in Mediterranean islands (2020) Ecological Questions, 31 (4). DOI: 10.12775/EQ.2020.030
  • Andolina, C., Signa, G., Tomasello, A., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Environmental effects of tourism and its seasonality on Mediterranean islands: the contribution of the Interreg MED BLUEISLANDS project to build up an approach towards sustainable tourism (2020) Environment, Development and Sustainability. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-00984-8
  • Mishra, A.K., Cabaço, S., de los Santos, C.B., Apostolaki, E.T., Vizzini, S., Santos, R. Long-term effects of elevated CO2 on the population dynamics of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa: Evidence from volcanic seeps (2020) Marine Pollution Bulletin, art. no. 111824. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111824
  • Beca-Carretero, P., Rotini, A., Mejia, A., Migliore, L., Vizzini, S., Winters, G. Halophila stipulacea descriptors in the native area (Red Sea): A baseline for future comparisons with native and non-native populations (2020) Marine Environmental Research, 153, art. no. 104828. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2019.104828


  • Boncagni, P., Rakaj, A., Fianchini, A., Vizzini, S. Preferential assimilation of seagrass detritus by two coexisting Mediterranean sea cucumbers: Holothuria polii and Holothuria tubulosa (2019) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 231, art. no. 106464. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106464
  • Costa, V., Mazzola, A., Rossi, F., Vizzini, S. Decomposition rate and invertebrate colonization of seagrass detritus along a hydrodynamic gradient in a Mediterranean coastal basin: The Stagnone di Marsala (Italy) case study (2019) Marine Ecology, 40 (6), art. no. e12570. DOI: 10.1111/maec.12570
  • Apostolaki, E.T., Vizzini, S., Santinelli, V., Kaberi, H., Andolina, C., Papathanassiou, E. Exotic Halophila stipulacea is an introduced carbon sink for the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 9643. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-45046-w
  • Bellino, A., Mangano, M.C., Baldantoni, D., Russell, B.D., Mannino, A.M., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S., Sarà, G. Seasonal patterns of biodiversity in Mediterranean coastal lagoons (2019) Diversity and Distributions, 25 (10), pp. 1512-1526. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12942
  • Vizzini, S., Visconti, G., Signa, G., Romano, S., Mazzola, A. A new sustainable formulated feed based on discards from food industries for rearing the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lmk) (2019) Aquaculture Nutrition, 25 (3), pp. 691-701. DOI: 10.1111/anu.12890
  • Agnetta, D., Badalamenti, F., D'Anna, G., Sinopoli, M., Andaloro, F., Vizzini, S., Pipitone, C. Sizing up the role of predators on Mullus barbatus populations in Mediterranean trawl and no-trawl areas (2019) Fisheries Research, 213, pp. 196-203. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2019.01.023
  • Vizzini, S., Apostolaki, E.T., Ricevuto, E., Polymenakou, P., Mazzola, A. Plant and sediment properties in seagrass meadows from two Mediterranean CO2 vents: Implications for carbon storage capacity of cidified oceans (2019) Marine Environmental Research, 146, pp. 101-108. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2019.03.001
  • Signa, G., Calizza, E., Costantini, M.L., Tramati, C., Sporta Caputi, S., Mazzola, A., Rossi, L., Vizzini, S. Horizontal and vertical food web structure drives trace element trophic transfer in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica (2019) Environmental Pollution, 246, pp. 772-781. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.12.071
  • Chemello, S., Vizzini, S., Mazzola, A. Regime shifts and alternative stable states in intertidal rocky habitats: State of the art and new trends of research (2018) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 214, pp. 57-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2018.09.013


  • Milisenda, G., Rossi, S., Vizzini, S., Fuentes, V.L., Purcell, J.E., Tilves, U., Piraino, S. Seasonal variability of diet and trophic level of the gelatinous predator Pelagia noctiluca (Scyphozoa) (2018) Scientific Reports, 8 (1), art. no. 12140. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-30474-x
  • Annabi, A., Bardelli, R., Vizzini, S., Mancinelli, G. Baseline assessment of heavy metals content and trophic position of the invasive blue swimming crab Portunus segnis (Forskål, 1775) in the Gulf of Gabès (Tunisia) (2018) Marine Pollution Bulletin, 136, pp. 454-463. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.09.037
  • Noè, S., Gianguzza, P., Di Trapani, F., Badalamenti, F., Vizzini, S., Fernández, T.V., Bonaviri, C. Native predators control the population of an invasive crab in no-take marine protected areas (2018) Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 28 (5), pp. 1229-1237. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2921
  • Catania, V., Cappello, S., Di Giorgi, V., Santisi, S., Di Maria, R., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S., Quatrini, P. Microbial communities of polluted sub-surface marine sediments (2018) Marine Pollution Bulletin, 131, pp. 396-406. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.04.015
  • Mancinelli, G., Papadia, P., Ludovisi, A., Migoni, D., Bardelli, R., Fanizzi, F.P., Vizzini, S. Beyond the mean: A comparison of trace- and macroelement correlation profiles of two lacustrine populations of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii (2018) Science of the Total Environment, 624, pp. 1455-1466. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.106
  • Noè, S., Badalamenti, F., Bonaviri, C., Musco, L., Fernández, T.V., Vizzini, S., Gianguzza, P. Food selection of a generalist herbivore exposed to native and alien seaweeds (2018) Marine Pollution Bulletin, 129 (2), pp. 469-473. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.10.015
  • Tilves, U., Fuentes, V.L., Milisenda, G., Parrish, C.C., Vizzini, S., Sabatés, A. Trophic interactions of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca in the NW Mediterranean: Evidence from stable isotope signatures and fatty acid composition (2018) Marine Ecology Progress Series, 591, pp. 101-116. DOI: 10.3354/meps12332
  • Vizzini, S., Visconti, G., Vaccaro, A., Mazzola, A. Experimental rearing of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus fed with discards of the lettuce Lactuca sativa in a sea-based system (2018) Aquaculture Research, 49 (2), pp. 631-636. DOI: 10.1111/are.13492
  • Brigolin, D., Rabouille, C., Bombled, B., Colla, S., Vizzini, S., Pastres, R., Pranovi, F. Modelling biogeochemical processes in sediments from the north-western Adriatic Sea: Response to enhanced particulate organic carbon fluxes (2018) Biogeosciences, 15 (5), pp. 1347-1366. DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-1347-2018
  • Sarà, G., Gouhier, T.C., Brigolin, D., Porporato, E.M.D., Mangano, M.C., Mirto, S., Mazzola, A., Pastres, R. Predicting shifting sustainability trade-offs in marine finfish aquaculture under climate change (2018) Global Change Biology, 24 (8), pp. 3654-3665. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14296
  • Martinez, M., Mangano, M.C., Maricchiolo, G., Genovese, L., Mazzola, A., Sarà, G. Measuring the effects of temperature rise on Mediterranean shellfish aquaculture (2018) Ecological Indicators, 88, pp. 71-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.01.002
  • Sarà, G., Mangano, M.C., Johnson, M., Mazzola, A. Integrating multiple stressors in aquaculture to build the blue growth in a changing sea (2018) Hydrobiologia, 809 (1), pp. 5-17. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-017-3469-8
  • Ferrante, M., Vassallo, M., Mazzola, A., Brundo, M.V., Pecoraro, R., Grasso, A., Copat, C. In vivo exposure of the marine sponge Chondrilla nucula Schmidt, 1862 to cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu) and lead (Pb) and its potential use for bioremediation purposes (2018) Chemosphere, 193, pp. 1049-1057. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.11.144


  • Vizzini, S., Martínez-Crego, B., Andolina, C., Massa-Gallucci, A., Connell, S.D., Gambi, M.C. Ocean acidification as a driver of community simplification via the collapse of higher-order and rise of lower-order consumers (2017) Scientific Reports, 7 (1), art. no. 4018. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-03802-w
  • Mancinelli, G., Guerra, M.T., Alujević, K., Raho, D., Zotti, M., Vizzini, S. Trophic flexibility of the Atlantic blue crab Callinectes sapidus in invaded coastal systems of the Apulia region (SE Italy): A stable isotope analysis (2017) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 198, pp. 421-431. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.03.013
  • Mirasole, A., Gillanders, B.M., Reis-Santos, P., Grassa, F., Capasso, G., Scopelliti, G., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. The influence of high pCO2 on otolith shape, chemical and carbon isotope composition of six coastal fish species in a Mediterranean shallow CO2 vent (2017) Marine Biology, 164 (9), art. no. 191. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-017-3221-y
  • Indelicato, S., Orecchio, S., Avellone, G., Bellomo, S., Ceraulo, L., Di Leonardo, R., Di Stefano, V., Favara, R., Candela, E.G., La Pica, L., Morici, S., Pecoraino, G., Pisciotta, A., Scaletta, C., Vita, F., Vizzini, S., Bongiorno, D. Effect of solid waste landfill organic pollutants on groundwater in three areas of Sicily (Italy) characterized by different vulnerability (2017) Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24 (20), pp. 16869-16882. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9198-8
  • Visconti, G., Gianguzza, F., Butera, E., Costa, V., Vizzini, S., Byrne, M., Gianguzza, P. Morphological response of the larvae of Arbacia lixula to near-future ocean warming and acidification (2017) ICES Journal of Marine Science, 74 (4), pp. 1180-1190. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx037
  • Signa, G., Mazzola, A., Kairo, J., Vizzini, S. Small-scale variability in geomorphological settings influences mangrove-derived organic matter export in a tropical bay(2017) Biogeosciences, 14 (3), pp. 617-629. DOI: 10.5194/bg-14-617-2017
  • Signa, G., Mazzola, A., Di Leonardo, R., Vizzini, S. Element-specific behaviour and sediment properties modulate transfer and bioaccumulation of trace elements in a highly-contaminated area (Augusta Bay, Central Mediterranean Sea) (2017) Chemosphere, 187, pp. 230-239. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.08.099
  • Signa, G., Mazzola, A., Tramati, C.D., Vizzini, S. Diet and habitat use influence Hg and Cd transfer to fish and consequent biomagnification in a highly contaminated area: Augusta Bay (Mediterranean Sea) (2017) Environmental Pollution, 230, pp. 394-404. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.06.027
  • Gerakaris, V., Panayotidis, P., Vizzini, S., Nicolaidou, A., Economou-Amilli, A. Effectiveness of Posidonia oceanica biotic indices for assessing the ecological status of coastal waters in the Saronikos Gulf (Aegean Sea, Eastern Mediterranean) (2017) Mediterranean Marine Science, 18 (1), pp. 161-178. DOI: 10.12681/mms.1893
  • Di Leonardo, R., Mazzola, A., Cundy, A.B., Tramati, C.D., Vizzini, S. Trace element storage capacity of sediments in dead Posidonia oceanica mat from a chronically contaminated marine ecosystem (2017) Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 36 (1), pp. 49-58. DOI: 10.1002/etc.3539
  • Nogueira, P., Gambi, M.C., Vizzini, S., Califano, G., Tavares, A.M., Santos, R., Martínez-Crego, B. Altered epiphyte community and sea urchin diet in Posidonia oceanica meadows in the vicinity of volcanic CO2 vents (2017) Marine Environmental Research, 127, pp. 102-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.04.002


  • Romano, C., Fanelli, E., D'Anna, G., Pipitone, C., Vizzini, S., Mazzola, A., Badalamenti, F. Spatial variability of soft-bottom macrobenthic communities in northern Sicily (Western Mediterranean): Contrasting trawled vs. untrawled areas (2016) Marine Environmental Research, 122, pp. 113-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.10.002
  • Balzani, P., Vizzini, S., Santini, G., Masoni, A., Ciofi, C., Ricevuto, E., Chelazzi, G. Stable isotope analysis of trophic niche in two co-occurring native and invasive terrapins, Emys orbicularis and Trachemys scripta elegans (2016) Biological Invasions, 18 (12), pp. 3611-3621. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-016-1251-x
  • Vizzini, S., Signa, G., Mazzola, A. Guano-derived nutrient subsidies drive food web structure in coastal ponds (2016) PLoS ONE, 11 (3), art. no. e0151018. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151018
  • Gianguzza, P., Di Trapani, F., Bonaviri, C., Agnetta, D., Vizzini, S., Badalamenti, F. Size-dependent predation of the mesopredator Marthasterias glacialis (L.) (Asteroidea) (2016) Marine Biology, 163 (3), art. no. 65. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-016-2835-9
  • Calabrese, S., Randazzo, L., Daskalopoulou, K., Milazzo, S., Scaglione, S., Vizzini, S., Tramati, C.D., D’Alessandro, W., Brusca, L., Bellomo, S., Giuffrida, G.B., Pecoraino, G., Montana, G., Salerno, G., Giammanco, S., Caltabiano, T., Parello, F. Mount Etna volcano (Italy) as a major “dust” point source in the Mediterranean area (2016) Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9 (3), art. no. 219. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-015-2165-0
  • Zotti, M., Coco, L.D., Pascali, S.A.D., Migoni, D., Vizzini, S., Mancinelli, G., Fanizzi, F.P. Comparative analysis of the proximate and elemental composition of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus, the warty crab Eriphia verrucosa, and the edible crab Cancer pagurus (2016) Heliyon, 2 (2), art. no. e00075. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2016.e00075
  • Mancinelli, G., Glamuzina, B., Petric, M., Carrozzo, L., Glamuzina, L., Zotti, M., Raho, D., Vizzini, S. The trophic position of the Atlantic blue crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun 1896 in the food web of Parila Lagoon (South Eastern Adriatic, Croatia): A first assessment using stable isotopes (2016) Mediterranean Marine Science, 17 (3), pp. 634-643. DOI: 10.12681/mms.1724
  • Cuttitta, A., Quinci, E.M., Patti, B., Bonomo, S., Bonanno, A., Musco, M., Torri, M., Placenti, F., Basilone, G., Genovese, S., Armeri, G.M., Spanò, A., Arculeo, M., Mazzola, A., Mazzola, S. Different key roles of mesoscale oceanographic structures and ocean bathymetry in shaping larval fish distribution pattern: A case study in Sicilian waters in summer 2009 (2016) Journal of Sea Research, 115, pp. 6-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.seares.2016.04.005


  • Mangano, M.C., O'Leary, B.C., Mirto, S., Mazzola, A., Sarà, G. The comparative biological effects of spatial management measures in protecting marine biodiversity: A systematic review protocol (2015) Environmental Evidence, 4 (1), art. no. 4. DOI: 10.1186/s13750-015-0047-2
  • Catania, V., Santisi, S., Signa, G., Vizzini, S., Mazzola, A., Cappello, S., Yakimov, M.M., Quatrini, P. Intrinsic bioremediation potential of a chronically polluted marine coastal area (2015) Marine Pollution Bulletin, 99 (1-2), pp. 138-149. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.07.042
  • Ricevuto, E., Vizzini, S., Gambi, M.C. Ocean acidification effects on stable isotope signatures and trophic interactions of polychaete consumers and organic matter sources at a CO2 shallow vent system (2015) Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 468, pp. 105-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2015.03.016
  • Signa, G., Di Leonardo, R., Vaccaro, A., Tramati, C.D., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Lipid and fatty acid biomarkers as proxies for environmental contamination in caged mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis (2015) Ecological Indicators, 57, pp. 384-394. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.05.002
  • Scopelliti, G., Di Leonardo, R., Tramati, C.D., Mazzola, A., Vizzini, S. Premature aging in bone of fish from a highly polluted marine area (2015) Marine Pollution Bulletin, 97 (1-2), pp. 333-341. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.05.069
  • Signa, G., Mazzola, A., Costa, V., Vizzini, S. Bottom-up control of macrobenthic communities in a guanotrophic coastal system (2015) PLoS ONE, 10 (2), art. no. e0117544. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117544
  • Vizzini, S., Miccichè, L., Vaccaro, A., Mazzola, A. Use of fresh vegetable discards as sea urchin diet: effect on gonad index and quality (2015) Aquaculture International, 23 (1), pp. 127-139. DOI: 10.1007/s10499-014-9803-5
  • Mancinelli, G., Vizzini, S. Assessing anthropogenic pressures on coastal marine ecosystems using stable CNS isotopes: State of the art, knowledge gaps, and community-scale perspectives (2015) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 156 (1), pp. 195-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2014.11.030
  • Mitchell, S.B., Jennerjahn, T.C., Vizzini, S., Zhang, W. Changes to processes in estuaries and coastal waters due to intense multiple pressures - An introduction and synthesis(2015) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 156 (1), pp. 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2014.12.027
  • Giakoumi, S., Halpern, B.S., Michel, L.N., Gobert, S., Sini, M., Boudouresque, C.-F., Gambi, M.-C., Katsanevakis, S., Lejeune, P., Montefalcone, M., Pergent, G., Pergent-Martini, C., Sanchez-Jerez, P., Velimirov, B., Vizzini, S., Abadie, A., Coll, M., Guidetti, P., Micheli, F., Possingham, H.P. Towards a framework for assessment and management of cumulative human impacts on marine food webs (2015) Conservation Biology, 29 (4), pp. 1228-1234. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12468
  • Signa G., Mazzola A., Costa V., Vizzini S., (2015) Bottom-up control of macrobenthic communities in a guanotrophic coastal system. Plos One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117544


  • Di Leonardo R., Mazzola A., Tramati C., Vaccaro A., Vizzini S. (2014) Highly contaminated areas as sources of pollution for adjoining ecosystems: The case of Augusta Bay (Central Mediterranean). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 89: 417-426.
  • Rinaldi A., Montalto V., Manganaro A., Mazzola A., Mirto S., Sanfilippo M., Sarà G. (2014) Predictive mechanistic bioenergetics to model habitat suitability of shellfish culture in coastal lakes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 144: 89-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2014.04.013
  • Costa V., Mazzola A., Vizzini S. (2014) Holothuria tubulosa Gmelin 1791 (Holothuroidea, Echinodermata) enhances organic matter recycling in Posidonia oceanica meadows. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 461: 226-232.
  • Apostolaki E., Vizzini S., Hendriks I., Olsen Y.S. (2014) Seagrass ecosystem response to long-term high CO2 in a Mediterranean volcanic vent. Marine Environmental Research, 99: 9-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.05.008
  • Barreca S., Mazzola A., Orecchio S., Tuzzolino N. (2014) Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Sediments from Sicilian Coastal Area (Scoglitti) using Automated Soxhlet, GC-MS, and Principal Component Analysis. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 34: 237-262. DOI: 10.1080/10406638.2014.886078
  • Gianguzza P., Visconti G., Gianguzza F., Vizzini S., Sarà G., Dupont S. (2014) Temperature modulates the response of the thermophilous sea urchin Arbacia lixula early life stages to CO2-driven acidification. Marine Environmental Research, 93: 70-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2013.07.008


  • Vizzini S., Di Leonardo R., Costa V., Tramati C.D., Luzzu F., Mazzola A. (2013) Trace element bias in the use of CO2-vents as analogues for low-pH environments: implications for contamination levels in acidified oceans. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 134: 19-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2013.09.015
  • Vizzini S., Costa V., Tramati C., Gianguzza P., Mazzola A. (2013) Trophic transfer of trace elements in an isotopically constructed food chain from a semi-enclosed marine coastal area (Stagnone di Marsala, Sicily, Mediterranean). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 65: 642-653. DOI: 10.1007/s00244-013-9933-1
  • Signa G., Tramati C.D., Mazzola A., Vizzini S. (2013) Gull-derived trace elements trigger small-scale contamination in a remote Mediterranean nature reserve. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 74:237-243.
  • Ricevuto E., Vizzini S., Lardicci C., Soares-Gomez A. (2013) Spatial variability of macrozoobenthic community and trophic structure of a subtropical lagoon in the Southeastern Atlantic coast. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, 61: 113-128. DOI: 10.1590/S1679-87592013000200004
  • Mancinelli G., Vizzini S., Mazzola A., Maci S., Basset A. (2013) Cross-validation of δ15N and FishBase estimates of fish trophic position in a Mediterranean lagoon: the importance of the isotopic baseline. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 135: 77-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2013.04.004
  • Signa G., Tramati C.D., Vizzini S. (2013) Contamination by trace metals and their trophic transfer to the biota in a Mediterranean coastal system affected by gull guano. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 479: 13–24.
  • Frenna S., Mazzola A., Orecchio S., Tuzzolino N. (2013) Comparison of different methods for extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from Sicilian (Italy) coastal area sediments. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 85: 5551–5562.
  • Colombo F., Costa V., Dubois S.F., Gianguzza P., Mazzola A., Vizzini S. (2013) Trophic structure of vermetid reef community: high trophic diversity at small spatial scales. Journal of Sea Research, 77: 93-99.
  • Cangialosi M.V., Corsi I., Bonacci S., Sensini C., Cicero N., Focardi S., Mazzola A. (2013) Screening of ecotoxicological, qualitative and reproductive variables in male European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax (L.) reared in three different fish farms: Facility location and typology. Natural Product Research, 27(7): 670-674.
  • Agnetta D., Bonaviri C., Badalamenti F., Scianna C., Vizzini S., Gianguzza P. (2013) Functional traits of two co-occurring sea urchins across a barren/forest patch system. Journal of Sea Research, 76: 170-177.


  • Vizzini S., Mazzola A. (2012) Tracking multiple pathways of waste from a northern bluefin tuna farm in a marine-coastal area. Marine Environmental Research, 77: 103-111.
  • Vizzini S., Colombo F., Costa V., Mazzola A. (2012) Contribution of planktonic and benthic food sources to the diet of the reef former Dendropoma petraeum in the western Mediterranean. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 96: 262-267.
  • Signa G., Mazzola A., Vizzini S. (2012) Effects of a small seagull colony on trophic status and primary production in a Mediterranean coastal system (Marinello ponds, Italy). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 111: 27-34.
  • Mirto S., Gristina M., Sinopoli M., Maricchiolo G., Genovese L., Vizzini S., Mazzola A. (2012) Meiofauna as indicator for assessing the impact of fish farming at exposed marine site. Ecological Indicators, 18: 468-476.
  • Di Leonardo R., Cundy A.B., Bellanca A., Mazzola A., Vizzini S. (2012) Biogeochemical evaluation of historical sediment contamination in the Gulf of Palermo (NW Sicily): Analysis of pseudotrace elements and stable isotope signals. Journal of Marine Systems, 94: 185-196.
  • D’Anna G., Giacalone V.M., Vega Fernández T., Vaccaro A.M., Pipitone C., Mirto S., Mazzola S., Badalamenti F. (2012) Effects of predator and shelter conditioning on hatchery-reared white seabream Diplodus sargus (L., 1758) released at sea. Aquaculture, 356-357: 91-97.
  • Apostolaki E.T., Vizzini S., Karakassis I. (2012) Leaf vs. epiphyte nitrogen uptake in a nutrient enriched Mediterranean seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) meadow. Aquatic Botany, 96: 58-62.


  • Sprovieri M., Oliveri E., Di Leonardo R., Romano E., Ausili A., Gabellini M., Saggiomo V., Barra M., Tranchida G., Bellanca A., Neri R., Budillon F., Mazzola S. (2011). The key role of the Augusta basin (southern Italy) in the mercury contamination of the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13: 1753-1760.
  • Savona B., Tramati C., Mazzola A. (2011). Digestive enzymes in larvae and juveniles of farmed Sharpsnout Seabream (Diplodus puntazzo) (Cetti, 1777). The Open Marine Biology Journal, 5: 47-57, ISSN: 1874-4508.
  • Sarà G., Lo Martire M., Sanfilippo M., Pulicanò G., Cortese G., Mazzola A., Manganaro A., Pusceddu A. (2011) Impacts of marine aquaculture at large spatial scales: Evidences from N and P catchment loading and phytoplankton biomass. Marine Environmental Research, 71: 317-324.
  • Romano C., Sarà G., Salvo G., Bishop J., Mazzola A., Widdows J. (2011) Effect of the presence of the shore crab, Carcinus maenas, on burrowing behaviour and clearance rate of the common cockle, Cerastoderma edule. Marine Biology, 158: 2685-2694.
  • Mazzariol S., Di Guardo G., Petrella A., Marsili L., Fossi M.C., Leonzio C., Zizzo N., Vizzini S., Gaspari S., Pavan G., Podestà M., Garibaldi F., Ferrante M., Copat C., Traversa D., Marcer F., Airoldi S., Frantzis A., De Beraldo Quiros Y., Cozzi B., Fernandez A. (2011) Sometimes Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus) cannot find their way back to the high seas: a multidisciplinary study on a mass stranding. PloS One, 6(5): e19417.


  • Vizzini S., Tramati C., Mazzola A. (2010) Comparison of stable isotope composition and inorganic and organic contaminant levels in wild and farmed bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, in the Mediterranean Sea. Chemosphere, 78: 1236-1243.
  • Vizzini S., Tomasello A., Di Maida G., Pirrotta M., Mazzola A., Calvo S. (2010) Effect of explosive shallow hydrothermal vents on δ13C and growth performance in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica. Journal of Ecology, 98: 1284-1291.
  • Pepe F., Scopelliti G., Di Leonardo R., Ferruzza G. (2010). Granulometry, mineralogy and trace elements of marine sediments from the Gulf of Milazzo (NE Sicily): evaluation of anthropogenic impact. Italian Journal of Geosciences, 129: 385-394.
  • Mazzola A., Bergamasco A., Calvo S., Caruso G., Chemello R., Colombo F., Giaccone G., Gianguzza P., Guglielmo L., Leonardi M., Riggio S., Sarà G., Signa G., Tomasello A., Vizzini S. (2010) Sicilian transitional areas: state of the art and future development. Chemistry and Ecology, 26: 267-283.
  • Fortuna C.M., Vallini C., Filidei E., Ruffino M., Consalvo I., Di Muccio S., Gion C., Scacco U., Tarulli E., Giovanardi O., Mazzola A. (2010) By-catch of cetaceans and other species of conservation concern during pair trawl fishing operations in the Adriatic Sea (Italy). Chemistry and Ecology, 26: 65-76.
  • Caruso G., Leonardi M., Monticelli L.S., Decembrini F., Azzaro F., Crisafi E., Zappalà G., Bergamasco A., Vizzini S. (2010) Assessment of the ecological status of transitional waters in Sicily (Italy): First characterisation and classification according to a multiparametric approach. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 60: 1682-1690.
  • Cangialosi M.V., Puccia E., Mazzola A., Mansueto V., Arukwe A. (2010) Screening of ovarian steroidogenic pathway in Ciona intestinalis and its modulation after tributyltin exposure. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 245: 124-133.
  • Cangemi M., Di Leonardo R., Bellanca A., Cundy A., Neri R., Angelone M. (2010). Geochemistry and mineralogy of sediments and authigenic carbonates from the Malta Plateau, Strait of Sicily (Central Mediterranean): Relationships with mud/fluid release from a mud volcano system. Chemical Geology, 276: 294-308.
  • Calvo S., Tomasello A., Di Maida G., Pirrotta M., Buia M.C., Cinelli F., Cormaci M., Furnari G., Giaccone G., Luzzu F., Mazzola A., Orestano C., Procaccini G., Sarà G., Scannavino A., Vizzini S. (2010) Regional pattern of seagrass features in the central Mediterranean: a synthesis from Sicilian coasts. Chemistry and Ecology, 26: 249-266.


  • Vizzini S., Mazzola A. (2009) Stable isotopes and trophic positions of littoral fishes from a Mediterranean Marine Protected Area. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 84: 13-25.
  • Vizzini S. (2009) Analysis of the trophic role of Mediterranean seagrasses in marine coastal ecosystems: a review. Botanica Marina, 52: 383-393.
  • Di Leonardo R., Vizzini S., Bellanca A., Mazzola A. (2009) Sedimentary record of anthropogenic contaminants (trace metals and PAHs) and organic matter in a Mediterranean coastal area (Gulf of Palermo, Italy), Journal of Marine Systems, 78: 136-145.
  • Di Leonardo R., Bellanca A., Neri R., Tranchida G., Mazzola S. (2009). Distribution of REEs in box-core sediments offshore an industrial area in SE Sicily, Ionian Sea: Evidence of anomalous sedimentary inputs. Chemosphere, 77: 778-784.
  • Cangialosi M.V., Mansueto V., Puccia E., Corsi I., Bonacci S., Focardi S., Mazzola A. (2009) A biochemical study of the effects of tributyltin on unfertilized eggs, embryos and larvae of the sea squirt Ciona intestinalis. Caryologia, 62: 309-315.


  • Vizzini S., Mazzola A. (2008) The fate of organic matter sources in coastal environments: a comparison of three Mediterranean lagoons. Hydrobiologia, 611: 67-79.
  • Signa G., Cartes J.E., Solé M., Serrano A., Sánchez F. (2008) Trophic ecology of the swimming crab Polybius henslowii Leach, 1820 in Galician and Cantabrian Seas: Influences of natural variability and the Prestige oil spill. Continental Shelf Research, 28: 2659-2667.
  • Sarà G., Romano C., Pirro M., Halldòrson P.H., Sprovieri M., Rumolo P., Mazzola A. (2008) Role of peat organic matter on isotopic composition of most abundant benthic organisms in intertidal habitats of SW Iceland. Marine Biology, 154(1): 191–198.
  • Magni P., Rajagopal S., Van der Velde G., Fenzi G., Kassenberg J., Vizzini S., Mazzola A., Giordani G. (2008) Sediment features, macrozoobenthic assemblages and trophic relationships (δ13C and δ15N analysis) following a dystrophic event with anoxia and sulphide development in the Santa Giusta lagoon (western Sardinia, Italy). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 57: 125-136.
  • Di Leonardo R., Bellanca A., Angelone M., Leonardi M., Neri R. (2008). Impact of human activities on the central Mediterranean offshore: Evidence from Hg distribution in box-core sediments from the Ionian Sea. Applied Geochemistry, 23: 3756-3766.


  • Sarà G., De Pirro M., Romano C., Rumolo P., Sprovieri M., Mazzola A. (2007) Source of organic matter for intertidal consumers on Ascophyllum-shores (SW Iceland): a multi-stable isotope approach. Helgoland Marine Research, 61(4): 297-302.
  • Mauro A.M., Arculeo M., Mazzola A., Parrinello N. (2007) Are there any distinct genetic sub-populations of sand smelt, Atherina boyeri (Teleostei: Atherinidae) along Italian coasts? Evidence from allozyme analysis. Folia Zoologica, 56: 194-200.
  • Di Leonardo R., Bellanca A., Capotondi L., Cundy A., Neri R. (2007) Possible impacts of Hg and PAH contamination on benthic foraminiferal assemblages: An example from the Sicilian coast, central Mediterranean. Science of the Total Environment, 388: 168-183.
  • Como S., Magni P., Casu D., Floris A., Giordani G., Natale S., Fenzi G.A., Signa G., De Falco G. (2007) Sediment characteristics and macrofauna distribution along a human-modified inlet in the Gulf of Oristano (Sardinia, Italy). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 54: 733-744.


  • Vizzini S., Mazzola A. (2006) The effects of anthropogenic organic matter inputs on stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes in organisms from different trophic levels in a Southern Mediterranean coastal area. The Science of the Total Environment, 368: 723-731.
  • Vizzini S., Mazzola A. (2006) Sources and transfer of organic matter in food webs of a Mediterranean coastal environment: evidence for spatial variability. Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science 66: 459-467.
  • Favaloro E., Mazzola A. (2006) Meristic character counts and incidence of skeletal anomalies in the wild Diplodus puntazzo (Cetti, 1777) of an area of the south-eastern Mediterranean Sea. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 32: 159-166. DOI 10.1007/s10695-006-0008-3.
  • Di Leonardo R., Tranchida G., Bellanca A., Neri R., Angelone M., Mazzola S. (2006) Mercury levels in sediments of central Mediterranean Sea: A 150+ year record from box-cores recovered in the Strait of Sicily. Chemosphere, 65: 2366-2376.


  • Vizzini S., Savona B., Do Chi T., Mazzola A. (2005) Spatial variability of stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon. Hydrobiologia 550: 73-82.
  • Vizzini S., Savona B., Caruso M., Savona A., Mazzola A. (2005) Analysis of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes as a tool for assessing the environmental impact of aquaculture: a case study from the western Mediterranean. Aquaculture International 13: 157-165.
  • Vizzini S., Mazzola A. (2005) Feeding ecology of the sand smelt, Atherina boyeri (Risso, 1810) (Osteichthyes, Atherinidae), in the western Mediterranean: evidence for spatial variability based on stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 72: 259-266.
  • Vitturi R., Colomba M., Vizzini S., Barbieri R., Mazzola A. (2005) Chromosomal location polymorphism of major rDNA sites in two Mediterranean populations of the killifih Aphanius fasciatus (Pisces: Cyprinodontidae). Micron 36: 243-246.
  • Vaccaro A.M., Pipitone C. (2005) First record of Pachygrapsus transversus (Gibbes, 1850) in Italian waters (Brachyura, Grapsidae). Crustaceana, 78(6): 677-683.
  • Vaccaro A.M., Buffa G., Messina M.C., Santulli A., Mazzola A. (2005) Fatty acid composition of a cultured sturgeon hybrid (Acipenser naccarii x A. baerii). Food Chemistry 93: 627-631.