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Magni Paolo

Affiliation: National Research Council of Italy, Institute for the Study of Anthropogenic Impact and Sustainability in the Marine Environment

Position, academic degree, rank: Researcher, D. Sc.

Address: Loc. Sa Mardini, Torregrande 09170 Oristano, Italy


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Research area:
benthic ecology, with special reference to the effect of natural factors and anthropogenic pressures on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in coastal marine and lagoon systems;
development of indicators of ecological status and environmental status in application to the European Directives (WFD; 2006/60/EC and MSFD; 2008/56);
food webs studies (δ13C, δ15N analysis), including the effect of invasive species on benthic-pelagic coupling;
biogeochemical processes, including the effect bioturbation of benthic macroinvertebrate on oxygen and nutrient fluxes;
biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Membership in international and Russian publishing associations, scientific communities and other organizations:
Review Editor – scientific journal "Frontiers in Marine Science".


Zheng X., Como S., Magni P., Huang L. Spatiotemporal variation in environmental features and elemental/isotopic composition of organic matter sources and primary producers in the Yundang Lagoon (Xiamen, China). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2019, vol. 26, iss. 13, pp. 13126–13137.

Guy-Haim T., Lyons D. A., Kotta J. … Magni P. et al. Diverse effects of invasive ecosystem engineers on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functions: A global review and meta-analysis. Global Change Biology, 2018, vol. 24, iss. 3, pp. 906–924.

Como S., van der Velde G., Magni P. Temporal variation in the trophic levels of secondary consumers in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon (Cabras Lagoon, Italy). Estuaries and Coasts, 2018, vol. 41, iss. 1, pp. 218–232.

Como S., Floris A., Pais A., Rumolo P., Saba S., Sprovieri M., Magni P. Assessing the impact of the Asian mussel Arcuatula senhousia in the recently invaded Oristano Lagoon-Gulf System (W Sardinia, Italy). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2018, vol. 201, pp. 123–131.

Magni P., Como S., Kamijo A., Montani S. Effects of Zostera marina on the patterns of spatial distribution of sediments and macrozoobenthos in the boreal lagoon of Furen (Hokkaido, Japan). Marine Environmental Research, 2017, vol. 131, pp. 90–102.

Dal Bello M., Leclerc J.-C., Benedetti-Cecchi L. … Magni P. et al. Consistent patterns of spatial variability between Atlantic and Mediterranean rocky shores. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 2017, vol. 97, iss. 3, pp. 593–547.

Hummel H., Avesaath P. V., Wijnhoven S. … Magni P. et al. Geographic patterns of biodiversity in European coastal marine benthos. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 2017, vol. 97, iss. 3, pp. 507–523.

Kotta J., Orav-Kotta H., Janes H. … Magni P. et al. Essence of the patterns of cover and richness of intertidal hard bottom communities: A pan-European study. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 2017, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 525–538.

Puente A., Guinda X., Juanes J. A. … Magni P. et al. The role of physical variables in biodiversity patterns of intertidal macroalgae along European coasts. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 2017, vol. 97, iss. 3, pp. 549–560.

Hafsaoui I., Draredja B., Lasota R., Como S., Magni P. Population dynamics and secondary production of Donax trunculus (Mollusca, Bivalvia) in the Gulf of Annaba (Northeast Algeria). Mediterranean Marine Science, 2016, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 738–750.

Coppa S., De Lucia G. A., Massaro G., Camedda A., Marra S., Magni P., Perilli A., Di Bitetto M., García-Gómez J. C., Espinosa F. Is the establishment of MPAs enough to preserve endangered intertidal species? The case of Patella ferruginea in the Mal di Ventre Island (W Sardinia, Italy). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 2016, vol. 26, iss. 4, pp. 623–688.

Barton J., Begoña González García M., Hernández Santos D., Fanjul-Bolado P., Ribotti A., McCaul M., Diamond D., Magni P. Screen-printed electrodes for environmental monitoring of heavy metal ions: A review. Microchimica Acta, 2016, vol. 183, iss. 2, pp. 503–517.

Como S., Pais A., Rumolo P., Saba S., Sprovieri M., Magni P. Effects of an invasive mussel, Arcuatula senhousia, on local benthic consumers: A laboratory 13C‐labeling study. Marine Biology, 2016, vol. 163, iss. 6, pp. 140.

Tagliapietra D., Pessa G., Cornello M., Zitelli A., Magni P. Temporal distribution of intertidal macrozoobenthic assemblages in a Nanozostera noltii-dominated area (Lagoon of Venice). Marine Environmental Research, 2016, vol. 114, pp. 31–39.

Magni P., Draredja B., Melouah K., Como S. Patterns of seasonal variation in lagoonal macrozoobenthic assemblages (Mellah lagoon, Algeria). Marine Environmental Research, 2015, vol. 109, pp. 168–176.

Foti A., Fenzi G., Di Pippo F., Gravina M. C., Magni P. Testing the saprobity hypothesis in a Mediterranean lagoon: Effects of confinement and organic enrichment on benthic communities. Marine Environmental Research, 2014, vol. 99, pp. 85–94.

Magni P., Como S., Montani S., Tsutsumi H. Interlinked seasonal variation in biogenic nutrient fluxes and pore-water nutrient concentrations in intertidal sediments. Marine Biology, 2014, vol. 161, iss. 12, pp. 2767–2779.

Coppa S., de Lucia G. A., Magni P., Domenici P., Antognarelli F., Satta A., Cucco A. The effect of hydrodynamics on shell orientation and population density of Pinna nobilis in the Gulf of Oristano (Sardinia, Italy). Journal of Sea Research, 2013, vol. 76, pp. 201–210.

Di Pippo F., Ellwood N. T. W., Gismondi A., Bruno L., Rossi F., Magni P., De Philippis P. Characterization of exopolysaccharides produced by seven biofilm-forming cyanobacterial strains for biotechnological applications. Journal of Applied Phycology, 2013, vol. 25, pp. 1697–1708.

Magni P., Rajagopal S., Como S., Jansen J. M., van der Velde G., Hummel H. δ 13C and δ 15N variations in organic matter pools, Mytilus spp. and Macoma balthica along the European Atlantic coast. Marine Biology, 2013, vol. 160, iss. 3, pp. 541–552.

Como S., Magni P., van der Velde G., Blok F. S., van de Steeg M. F. M. Spatial variations in δ13C and δ15N values of primary consumers in a coastal lagoon. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2012, vol. 115, pp. 300–308.

Cucco A., Sinerchia M., Le Francois C., Magni P., Ghezzo M., Umgiesser G., Perilli A., Domenici P. A metabolic scope based model of fish response to environmental changes. Ecological Modelling, 2012, vol. 237–238, pp. 132–141.

Coppa S., De Lucia G. A., Massaro G., Magni P. Density and distribution of Patella ferruginea Gmelin, 1791 in a Marine Protected Area (western Sardinia, Italy): Constraint analysis for population conservation. Mediterranean Marine Science, 2012, vol. 13, iss. 1, pp. 108–117.

Tagliapietra D., Sigovini M., Magni P. Saprobity: A unified view of benthic succession models for coastal lagoons. Hydrobiologia, 2012, vol. 686, iss. 1, pp. 15–28.