Publications

Relevant publication of the last 10 years

Fratini, S., Ragionieri, L., Deli, T., Harrer, A., Marino, I.A.M., Cannicci, S., Zane, L. & Schubart, C.D., 2016. Unravelling population genetic structure with mitochondrial DNA in a notional panmictic coastal crab species: sample size makes the difference. BMC Evol. Biol., 16: 150. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0720-2 Download PDF

Fusi M., Beone G.M., Suciu N.A., Sacchi A., Trevisan M., Capri E., Daffonchio D., Din N., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Cannicci S., 2016. Ecological status and sources of anthropogenic contaminants in mangroves of the Wouri River Estuary (Cameroon). Mar. Pollut. Bull. 109: 723-733.

Fratini S., Ragionieri L., Cannicci S., 2016. Demographic History and Reproductive Output Correlates with Intraspecific Genetic Variation in Seven Species of Indo-Pacific Mangrove Crabs. PLOS ONE 11: e0158582. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0158582 Download PDF

Fusi M., Cannicci S., Daffonchio D., Mostert B., Pörtner H.-O., & Giomi F., 2016. The trade-off between heat tolerance and metabolic cost drives the bimodal life strategy at the air-water interface. Sci. Rep., 6: 19158.

Paoli F., Wirkner C., Cannicci S., 2015. The branchiostegal lung of Uca vocans (Decapoda: Ocypodidae): unreported complexity revealed by corrosion casting and MicroCT techniques. Arthropod. Struct. Dev., 44: 622-629.

Van Nedervelde F., Cannicci S., Koedam N., Bosire J., Dahdouh-Guebas F., 2015. What regulates crab predation on mangrove propagules? Acta Oecol., 63: 63-70.

Ragionieri L., Fratini S., Cannicci S., 2015. Temporal patterns of megalopal settlement in different areas of an East African mangrove forest (Gazi Bay, Kenya). Hydrobiologia, 749:183–195.

Fusi M., Giomi F., Babbini S., Daffonchio D., McQuaid C., Porri F., Cannicci S., 2015. Thermal specialization across large geographical scales predicts the resilience of mangrove crab populations to global warming. Oikos, 124: 784-795.

Di Lorenzo T., Di Marzio W.D., Spigoli D., Baratti M., Messana G., Cannicci* S., Galassi D.M.P., 2015. Metabolic rates of a hypogean and an epigean species of copepod in an alluvial aquifer. Freshwater Biol., 60: 426-435. * corresponding author

Baldanzi S., Weidberg N.F., Fusi M., Cannicci S., McQuaid C.D., Porri F., 2015 Contrasting environments shape thermal physiology across the spatial range of the sandhopper Talorchestia capensis. Oecologia, 179: 1067-1078.

Becchi C., Ortolani I., Muir A., Cannicci S., 2014. The effect of breakwaters on the structure of marine soft-bottom assemblages: A case study from a North-Western Mediterranean basin. Mar. Pollut. Bull., 87: 131-139.

Lee S.Y., Primavera J.H., Dahdouh-Guebas F., McKee K., Bosire J.O., Cannicci S., Diele K., Fromard F., Koedam N., Marchand C., Mendelssohn I., Mukherjee N., Record S., 2014. Ecological role and services of tropical mangrove ecosystems: A reassessment. Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 23: 595-609.

Giomi F., Fusi M., Barausse A., Mostert B., Pörtner H.-O., Cannicci S., 2014. Improved heat tolerance in air drives the recurrent evolution of air-breathing. Proc. R. Soc. B., 281: 20132927.

Di Lorenzo T., Di Marzio W.D., Saenz M.E., Baratti M., Dedonno A.A., Iannucci A., Cannicci S., Messana G., Galassi D.M.P., 2014. Sensitivity of hypogean and epigean freshwater copepods to agricultural pollutants. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 21: 4643–4655.

Andreetta A., Fusi M., Cameldi I., Cimò F., Carnicelli S., Cannicci S., 2014. Mangrove carbon sink. Do burrowing crabs contribute to sediment carbon storage? Evidence from a Kenyan mangrove system. J Sea Res. 85: 524–533.

Simoni, R., Giomi, F., Spigoli, D., Pörtner, H-O, Cannicci, S. 2013. Adaptations to semi-terrestrial life in embryos of East African mangrove crabs: a comparative approach. Mar. Biol. 160: 2483-2492.

Fratini S., Ragionieri L., Cutuli G., Vannini M., Cannicci S., 2013. Pattern of genetic isolation in the crab Pachygrapsus marmoratus within the Tuscan Archipelago (Mediterranean Sea). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 478: 173-183.

Baldanzi S., McQuaid C. D., Cannicci S., Porri F., 2013. Environmental Domains and Range-Limiting Mechanisms: Testing the Abundant Centre Hypothesis Using Southern African Sandhoppers. PLOS ONE. 8: e54598. Download PDF

Simoni R., Cannicci S., Anger K., Portner H-O, Giomi F., 2011. Do amphibious crabs have amphibious eggs? A case study of Armases miersii. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 409: 107-113.

Satyanarayana B., Koedam N., De Smet K., Di Nitto D., Bauwens M., Jayatissa L.P., Cannicci S., Dahdouh-Guebas F., 2011. Long-term mangrove forest development in Sri Lanka: early predictions evaluated against outcomes using VHR remote sensing and VHR ground-truth data. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 443: 51-63. Download PDF

Penha-Lopes G., Torres P., Cannicci S., Narciso L., Paula J., 2011. Monitoring anthropogenic sewage pollution on mangrove creeks in sourthern Mozambique: a test of Palaemon concinnus Dana, 1852 (Palaemonidae) as a biological indicator. Environ. Pollut. 159: 636-645.

Dahdouh-Guebas F., Koedam N., Satyanarayana B., Cannicci S., 2011. Human hydrographical changes interact with propagule predation behaviour in Sri Lankan mangrove forests. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 399: 188-200.

Cannicci S., Simoni R., Giomi F. 2011. Role of the embryo in crab terrestrialisation: an ontogenetic approach Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 430: 121-131. Download PDF

Bartolini F., Cimò F. Fusi M., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Penha Lopes G., Cannicci S., 2011. The effect of sewage discharge on the ecosystem engineering activities of two East African fiddler crab species: Consequences for mangrove ecosystem functioning. Mar. Environ. Res. 71: 53-61.

Ragionieri L., Cannicci S., Schubart C. D., Fratini s., 2010. Gene flow and demographic history of the mangrove crab Neosarmatium meinerti: A case study from the western Indian Ocean. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 86: 179-188.

Penha-Lopes G., Bartolini F., Limbu S. Cannicci S., Mgaya Y., Kristensen E., Paula J., 2010. Ecosystem engineering potential of the gastropod Terebralia palustris (Linnaeus, 1767) in mangrove wastewater wetlands – A controlled mesocosm experiment. Environ. Pollut. 158: 258-266.

Fratini s., Ragionieri L., Cannicci S., 2010. Stock structure and demographic history of the indo-west pacific mud crab Scylla serrata. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 86: 51-61.

Penha-Lopes G., Torres P., Narciso L., Cannicci S., Paula J., 2009 Comparison of fecundity, embryo loss and fatty acid composition of mangrove crab species in sewage contaminated and pristine mangrove habitats in Mozambique. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 381: 25-32.

Penha-Lopes G., Bartolini F., Limbu S. Cannicci S., Kristensen E., Paula J., 2009. Are fiddler crabs potentially useful ecosystem engineers in mangrove wastewater wetlands? Mar. Pollut. Bull. 58: 1694-1703.

Cannicci, S., Bartolini F., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Fratini S., Litulo C., Macia A., Mrabu E. J. Penha-Lopes G., Paula J., 2009. Effects of urban wastewater on crab and mollusc assemblages in equatorial and subtropical mangroves of East Africa, Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 84: 305-317.

Bartolini F., Penha-Lopes G., Limbu S., Paula J., Cannicci S., 2009. Behavioural responses of the mangrove fiddler crabs (Uca annulipes and U. inversa) to urban sewage loadings: results of a mesocosm approach. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 58: 1860-1867.

Vannini M, Mrabu E., Cannicci S., Rorandelli R., Fratini S., 2008. Rhythmic vertical migration of the gastropod Cerithidea decollata in a Kenyan mangrove forest. Mar. Biol. 153: 1047–1053.

Vannini M., Cannicci S., Mrabu E., Rorandelli R., Fratini S., 2008. Random walk, zonation and food searching strategy of Terebralia palustris (Mollusca, Potamididae) in Kenya (Mida Creek). Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 80: 529-537.

Rorandelli R., Paoli F., Cannicci S., Mercati D., Giusti F., 2008. Characteristics and fate of the spermatozoa of Inachus phalangium (Decapoda, Majidae): description of novel sperm structures and evidence for an additional mechanism of sperm competition in Brachyura. J. Morphol 269: 259-271.

Fratini S., Zane L., Ragionieri L., Vannini M., Cannicci. S., 2008. Relationship between heavy metal (As, Cd, Cu, Pb) accumulation and genetic variability decrease in the intertidal crab Pachygrapsus marmoratus (Decapoda: Grapsidae). Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 79: 679-686.

Fratini S., Vannini M., Cannicci S., 2008. Feeding preferences and food searching strategies mediated by air- and water-borne cues in the mud whelk Terebralia palustris (Potamididae: Gastropoda). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 362: 26-31.

Cannicci S., Burrows D., Fratini S., Smith III T.J., Offenberg J., Dahdouh-Guebas F., 2008. Faunal impact on vegetation structure and ecosystem function in mangrove forests: A review. Aquat. Bot. 89: 186-200.

Rorandelli R., Gomei M., Vannini M., Cannicci S., 2007. Feeding and masking selection in Inachus phalangium (Decapoda, Majidae): dressing up has never been so complicated. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 336:225-233. PDF

Rorandelli R., Bartolini F., Gomei M., Cannicci S., 2007. Observations in captivity of the activity patterns and resources utilization of the spider crab Inachus phalangium (Decapoda, Majidae). Mar. Biol. 151: 1111-1116.

Duke N. C., J.-O. Meynecke, S. Dittmann, Ellison A. M., Anger K., Berger U., Cannicci S., Diele K., Ewel K. C., Field C. D., Koedam N., Lee S. Y., Marchand C., Nordhaus I., Dahdouh-Guebas F., 2007. A world without mangroves? Science. 317: 41-42.

Cannicci S., Gomei M., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Rorandelli R., Terlizzi A., 2007. Influence of seasonal food abundance and quality on the feeding habits of an opportunistic feeder, the intertidal crab Pachygrapsus marmoratus. Mar. Biol. 151: 1331-1342.

Barbaresi S., Cannicci S., Vannini M., Fratini S., 2007. Environmental correlates of two macro-decapods distribution in Central Italy: multi-dimensional ecological knowledge as a tool for conservation of endangered species. Biol. Conserv. 136: 431-441.

Schubart C D., Cannicci S., Vannini M., Fratini S., 2006. Molecular phylogeny of grapsoid crabs from East Africa based on two mitochondrial genes and a proposal for refraining from current superfamily classification. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res. 44: 193-199.

Skov M., Hartnoll R. G., Shunula P. J., Ruwa R. K., Vannini M., Cannicci S., 2005. Marching to a different drummer: crabs synchronize reproduction to a fourteen month lunar-tidal cycle. Ecology. 86: 1164-1171.