Scientific Publications


Scientific Publications

2019

Anthropogenic Marine Debris assessment with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle imagery and deep learning: A case study along the beaches of the Republic of Maldives

Fallati L., Polidori A., Salvatore C., Saponari L., Savini A., Galli P.

Microplastics as a threat to coral reef environments: Detection of phthalate esters in neuston and scleractinian corals from the Faafu Atoll, Maldives

Saliu F., Montano S., Leoni B., Lasagni M., Galli P.

Symbiont footprints highlight the diversity of scleractinian‐associated Zanclea hydrozoans (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa)

Manca F., Puce S., Caragnano A., Maggioni D., Pica D., Seveso D., Galli P., Montano S.

Use of legal and illegal substances in Malé (Republic of Maldives) assessed by wastewater analysis

Fallati L.; Castiglioni S.; Galli P.; Riva F.; Gracia-Lor E.; González-Mariño I.; Rousis N.; Shifah M.; Messa M.; Strepparava M.; Vai M.; Zuccato E.

2018

New insights into the ecology and corallivory of Culcitasp. (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in the Republic of Maldives
E Montalbetti, L Saponari, S Montano, D Maggioni, I Dehnert, P Galli, D Seveso
Hydrobiologia, pp 1-13

Microplastic and charred microplastic in the Faafu Atoll, Maldives
F Saliu, S Montano, MG Garavaglia, M Lasagni, D Seveso, P Galli
Marine Pollution Bulletin 136, 464-471

Diel modulation of Hsp70 and Hsp60 in corals living in a shallow reef
D Seveso, S Montano, D Maggioni, F Pedretti, I Orlandi, P Galli, M Vai
Coral Reefs 37 (3), 801-806

Monitoring and assessing a 2-year outbreak of the corallivorous seastar Acanthaster planci in Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives
L Saponari, E Montalbetti, P Galli, G Strona, D Seveso, I Dehnert, …
Environmental monitoring and assessment 190 (6), 344

First record of Phycocaris simulans (Decapoda; Hippolytidae) from the Republic of Maldives
L Saponari, P Galli, S Montano
Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies 20 (1), 11-12

Shrimps with a coat: an amphipod hiding in the mantle of Coriocella hibyae (Gastropoda, Velutinidae)
D Maggioni, L Saponari, S Montano
Coral Reefs, 1-1

Polyphyly of the genus Zancleaand family Zancleidae (Hydrozoa, Capitata) revealed by the integrative analysis of two bryozoan-associated species
D Maggioni, R Arrigoni, P Galli, ML Berumen, D Seveso, S Montano
Contributions to Zoology 87 (2), 87-104

Camouflage of sea spiders (Arthropoda, Pycnogonida) inhabiting Pavona varians
S Montano, D Maggioni
Coral Reefs 37 (1), 153-153

 

2017

Corals hosting symbiotic hydrozoans are less susceptible to predation and disease
S Montano, S Fattorini, V Parravicini, ML Berumen, P Galli, D Maggioni, R Arrigoni, D Seveso, G Strona
Proc. R. Soc. B 284 (1869), 20172405

Towards new applications of underwater photogrammetry for investigating coral reef morphology and habitat complexity in the Myeik Archipelago, Myanmar
M Anelli, T Julitta, L Fallati, P Galli, M Rossini, R Colombo
Geocarto International, 1-14

Genetic diversity of the Acropora-associated hydrozoans: new insight from the Red Sea
D Maggioni, S Montano, R Arrigoni, P Galli, S Puce, D Pica, ML Berumen
Marine Biodiversity 47 (4), 1045-1055

Astrocoryne cabela, gen. nov. et sp. nov.(Hydrozoa: Sphaerocorynidae), a new sponge-associated hydrozoan
D Maggioni, P Galli, ML Berumen, R Arrigoni, D Seveso, S Montano
Invertebrate Systematics 31 (6), 734-746

Description of Turritopsoides marhei sp. nov.(Hydrozoa, Anthoathecata) from the Maldives and its phylogenetic position
D Maggioni, S Puce, P Galli, D Seveso, S Montano
Marine Biology Research 13 (9), 983-992

Land use and land cover (LULC) of the Republic of the Maldives: first national map and LULC change analysis using remote-sensing data
L Fallati, A Savini, S Sterlacchini, P Galli
Environmental monitoring and assessment 189 (8), 417

Habitat preferences of the Pteroclava krempfi-alcyonaceans symbiosis: inner vs outer coral reefs
S Montano, V Allevi, D Seveso, D Maggioni, P Galli
Symbiosis 72 (3), 225-231

Offshore Wind and Wave Energy Assessment around Malè and Magoodhoo Island (Maldives)
P Contestabile, ED Lauro, P Galli, C Corselli, D Vicinanza
Sustainability 9 (4), 613

The cellular stress response of the scleractinian coral Goniopora columna during the progression of the black band disease
D Seveso, S Montano, MAL Reggente, D Maggioni, I Orlandi, P Galli, M Vai
Cell Stress and Chaperones 22 (2), 225-23

 

2016

The cellular stress response of the scleractinian coral Goniopora columna during the progression of the black band disease
D Seveso, S Montano, MAL Reggente, D Maggioni, I Orlandi, P Galli, M Vai
Cell Stress and Chaperones, 1-12

Hsp60 expression profiles in the reef-building coral Seriatopora caliendrum subjected to heat and cold shock regimes
D Seveso, S Montano, G Strona, I Orlandi, P Galli, M Vai
Marine environmental research 119, 1-11

Entoprocta–sponge associations in the Indian Ocean
A Giorgi, M Monti, P Galli, S Montano
Coral Reefs 35 (2), 611-611

Molecular evidence for cryptic species in Pteroclava krempfi (Hydrozoa, Cladocorynidae) living in association with alcyonaceans
D Maggioni, S Montano, D Seveso, P Galli
Systematics and Biodiversity, 1-10

Habitat preferences of the Pteroclava krempfi-alcyonaceans symbiosis: inner vs outer coral reefs
S Montano, V Allevi, D Seveso, D Maggioni, P Galli
Symbiosis, 1-7

A cryptic species in the Pteroclava krempfi species complex (Hydrozoa, Cladocorynidae) revealed in the Caribbean
S Montano, D Maggioni, P Galli, BW Hoeksema
Marine Biodiversity, 1-7

Spatial variability in distribution and prevalence of skeletal eroding band and brown band disease in Faafu Atoll, Maldives
S Montano, A Giorgi, M Monti, D Seveso, P Galli
Biodiversity and Conservation, 1-12

 

2015

Slow progression of black band disease in Goniopora cf. Columna colonies may promote its persistence in a coral community
S Montano, G Strona, D Seveso, D Maggioni, P Galli
Marine Biodiversity 45 (4), 857-860

Widespread occurrence of coral diseases in the central Maldives
S Montano, G Strona, D Seveso, D Maggioni, P Galli
Marine and Freshwater Research

Mushroom corals as newly recorded hosts of the hydrozoan symbiont Zanclea sp.
S Montano, D Seveso, P Galli, S Puce, BW Hoeksema
Marine Biology Research 11 (7), 773-779

The hidden diversity of Zanclea associated with scleractinians revealed by molecular data
S Montano, D Maggioni, R Arrigoni, D Seveso, S Puce, P Galli
Plos one 10 (7), e0133084

Modulation of Hsp60 in response to coral brown band disease
D Seveso, S Montano, MAL Reggente, I Orlandi, P Galli, M Vai
Diseases of aquatic organisms 115 (1), 15-23

Pteroclava krempfi-octocoral symbiosis: new information from the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea
D Seveso, S Montano, D Pica, D Maggioni, P Galli, V Allevi, A Bastari, S Puce
Marine Biodiversity, 1-5

First record of the coral-killing sponge Terpios hoshinota in the Maldives and Indian Ocean
S Montano, WH Chou, CA Chen, P Galli, JD Reimer
Bull Mar Sci 91 (1), 000-000

The right place. Solid waste management in the Republic of Maldives: Between infrastructural measures and local practices
S Malatesta, M Schmidt, V Pecorelli, A Di Pietro, M A Cajiao

 

2014

State and peripheries: the political geography of the Maldives between uniformity and segregation
S Malatesta, M Schmidt, E Squarcina, A Di Pietro, M A Cajiao

Stato centrale e centri periferici: la geografia politica delle maldive tra omologazione e segregazione
S Malatesta, M Schmidt, E Squarcina, A Di Pietro, M A Cajiao

A phylogeny reconstruction of the Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) based on molecular and micromorphological criteria, and its ecological implications
R Arrigoni, YF Kitano, J Stolarski, BW Hoeksema, H Fukami, F Stefani, P Galli, S Montano, E Castoldi, F Benzoni
Zoologica Scripta 43 (6), 661-688

The susceptibility of corals to thermal stress by analyzing Hsp60 expression
D Seveso, S Montano, G Strona, I Orlandi, P Galli, M Vai
Marine environmental research 99, 69-75

Lobophylliidae (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) reshuffled: Pervasive non-monophyly at genus level
R Arrigoni, TI Terraneo, P Galli, F Benzoni
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 73, 60-64

The occurrence of an Acanthaster planci outbreak in Ari Atoll, Maldives
S Montano, DSP Galli, LSSMD Seveso, P Galli

 

2013

Exploring the effect of salinity changes on the levels of Hsp60 in the tropical coral Seriatopora caliendrum
D Seveso, S Montano, G Strona, I Orlandi, P Galli, M Vai
Marine environmental research 90, 96-103

Prevalence, host range, and spatial distribution of black band disease in the Maldivian Archipelago
S Montano, G Strona, D Seveso, P Galli
Diseases of aquatic organisms 105 (1), 65-74

A checklist of phytoplankton species in the Faafu atoll (Republic of Maldives)
E Stanca, L Roselli, G Durante, D Seveso, P Galli, A Basset
Transitional waters bulletin 7 (2), 133-144

Zanclea–coral association: new records from Maldives
S Montano, D Maggioni, P Galli, D Seveso, S Puce
Coral Reefs 32, 701

 

2012

Molecular phylogeny of the robust clade (Faviidae, Mussidae, Merulinidae, and Pectiniidae): an Indian Ocean perspective
R Arrigoni, F Stefani, M Pichon, P Galli, F Benzoni
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65 (1), 183-193

Acropora muricata mortality associated with extensive growth of Caulerpa racemosa in Magoodhoo Island, Republic of Maldives
S Montano, D Seveso, G Strona, R Arrigoni, P Galli
Coral Reefs 31 (3), 793-793

Up-regulation of Hsp60 in response to skeleton eroding band disease but not by algal overgrowth in the scleractinian coral Acropora muricata
D Seveso, S Montano, G Strona, I Orlandi, M Vai, P Galli
Marine environmental research 78, 34-39

First report of coral diseases in the Republic of Maldives
S Montano, G Strona, D Seveso, P Galli
Diseases of aquatic organisms 101, 159-165