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Seasonal Variation of Functional Traits in the Fish Community in a Brackish Lagoon of the Po River Delta (Northern Italy)

Mattia Lanzoni, Mattias Gaglio, Anna Gavioli, Elisa Fano, Giuseppe Castaldelli
2021 Water  
Brackish lagoons are highly productive systems that support fishing and aquaculture activities with important revenue. At the same time, they function as fundamental habitats for the conservation of a number of species that use lagoons for reproduction and feeding. The present study aims at describing the seasonal structural and functional variations of fish communities in the Fattibello lagoon, a small but important nursery ground of the Po River delta (northern Italy), historically exploited
more » ... or fishing. The fish community was sampled monthly over a six-years' period (2009–2014). The results were normalized in catch per unit of effort (CPUE) and are expressed both as individual abundances (ind/CPUE) and biomass (g/CPUE). Higher biodiversity levels were observed in autumn, when both lagoon residents and marine species coexist, and summer, for individual abundances and biomass. Biomass was a better descriptor than individual abundance of the functional use of the lagoon. In autumn, the lagoon resident species increased significantly, while marine feeding ground species decreased. Vice versa, lagoon residents decreased in winter, when the lagoon were mainly used as feeding ground by marine fishes. Marine migrating species were present throughout the whole year. Overall, the lagoon serves as (i) reproduction habitats for different species, as well as habitat for the pre-reproductive period for the European anchovy; (ii) nursery grounds for a number of commercial species; and (iii) habitats for lagoon resident species, supporting them for the whole life cycle. Overall, the results highlight the fundamental conservation role of the lagoon throughout the whole year, and that seasonal structural and functional patterns of fish communities should be carefully considered when seeking to harmonize direct uses, such as fishing and bivalve farming, as well as nature conservation.
doi:10.3390/w13050679 fatcat:55l6gghysnexthcpxqmivmw5dq

Aquatic Vegetation Loss and Its Implication on Climate Regulation in a Protected Freshwater Wetland of Po River Delta Park (Italy)

Mattias Gaglio, Mariano Bresciani, Nicola Ghirardi, Alexandra Nicoleta Muresan, Mattia Lanzoni, Fabio Vincenzi, Giuseppe Castaldelli, Elisa Anna Fano
2022 Water  
Different decomposition rates were found by Gaglio et al. (2019) [18] , equal to the 4.4% and 57.5% of their initial biomass, respectively.  ...  The capacity of the ecosystem to sequester and store carbon was estimated according the following formulas adapted from Duke et al. (2015) [50] and Gaglio et al. (2019) [18] : C seq = C f × AFDB  ... 
doi:10.3390/w14010117 fatcat:p2juhtkd4zd45pkm3itj4u6e2m

Structural and Functional Variations of the Macrobenthic Community of the Adige Basin along the River Continuum

Mattias Gaglio, Vassilis Aschonitis, Alexandra Nicoleta Muresan, Fabio Vincenzi, Giuseppe Castaldelli, Elisa Anna Fano
2021 Water  
Since the publication of the River Continuum Concept (RCC), the capacity of the longitudinal dimension to predict the distribution of species and ecological functions in river networks was discussed by different river theories. The taxonomic structures and functional attributes of macrobenthic communities were investigated along the river continuum in the river Adige network (Northern Italy), with the aim to test the reliability of RCC theory and clarify the relation between structural and
more » ... ional features in lotic systems. Distance from the spring was found to be most representative proxy among environmental parameters. The analysis highlighted the decrease of biodiversity levels along the river continuum. The decrease of taxonomic diversity corresponded to the loss in functional richness. The abundances of predator and walker taxa, as well as semelparous organisms, declined along the longitudinal gradient, suggesting variations in community complexity and granulometry. Regression models also depicted the presence of disturbed communities in the central section of the basin, where intensive agricultural activities occur, that affected environmental gradients. Overall, results offered evidences that the river continuum may predict macrobenthic community structures in terms of taxonomic diversity, thus confirming the general validity of RCC. Nonetheless, the functional analysis did not provide equally clear evidences to support the theory. After four decades from its postulation, the RCC is still a reliable model to predict the general macroinvertebrates distribution. However, community functions may respond to a number of local factors not considered in RCC, which could find a declination in other theories. The relations between structural and functional features confirmed to be complex and sensitive to disturbances and local conditions.
doi:10.3390/w13040451 fatcat:ceqfwmodpzhi5il7qxehub6su4

Non-Market Ecosystem Services of Agricultural Land and Priorities Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture in Italy

Mattias Gaglio
2018 Journal of Agriculture Food and Development  
Journal of Agriculture Food and Development, 2016, Vol. 2 Gaglio et al.  ...  Journal of Agriculture Food and Development, 2016, Vol. 2, Journal of Agriculture Food and Development, 2016, Vol. 2 Gaglio et al.  ... 
doi:10.30635/2415-0142.2016.02.4 fatcat:5i2cyodaq5gi7ixvutrttxyrmi

Biogas from Agri-Food and Agricultural Waste Can Appreciate Agro-Ecosystem Services: The Case Study of Emilia Romagna Region

Elena Tamburini, Mattias Gaglio, Giuseppe Castaldelli, Elisa Anna Fano
2020 Sustainability  
Agro-ecosystems are intensively exploited environments which are both providers and consumers of ecosystem services. The improvement of both provisioning and regulating services in cultivated landscapes is crucial for the sustainable development of rural areas. Among the provisioning services offered, producing biogas from the anaerobic digestion of residual biomass is nowadays a promising option for decreasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while avoiding the land use conflicts related to the
more » ... use of dedicated crops. Based on the available quantitative data at a regional level, provisioning and regulating services provided by the use of agri-food waste, livestock waste and agricultural residues were assessed for the case of Emilia Romagna region, the second biggest biogas producer in Italy. One provisioning service, i.e., bioenergy generation, and three regulating services were considered: (i) air quality improvement by the reduction of odors derived from direct use of waste, (ii) regulation of soil nutrients by reducing organic load and digestate spreading, and (iii) global climate regulation by saving GHG emissions. A potential further generation of 52.7 MW electric power was estimated at the regional level. Digestate spreading on fields may reduce odor impact by more than 90%, while containing a higher percentage of inorganic nitrogen, which is readily available to plants. The estimated GHG emission savings were equal to 2,862,533 Mg CO2eq/yr, mainly due to avoided landfilling for agri-waste and avoided replacing of mineral fertilizers for livestock waste and agricultural residues. The results suggest that bioenergy generation from lignocellulosic, livestock and agro-industrial residues may improve some regulating services in agro-ecosystems, while helping to reach renewable energy targets, thus contributing to overcoming the provisioning vs. regulating services paradigm in human-managed ecosystems.
doi:10.3390/su12208392 fatcat:pvpxxbrepffsnl5otcconqabbq

Changes in land use and ecosystem services in tropical forest areas: a case study in Andes mountains of Ecuador

Mattias Gaglio, Vassilis George Aschonitis, Marta Maria Mancuso, Juan Pablo Reyes Puig, Francisco Moscoso, Giuseppe Castaldelli, Elisa Anna Fano
2017 Figshare  
Tropical Andes are subjected to severe land use/land cover (LULC) changes that significantly alter the capacity of the landscape to provide ecological functions for supporting human well-being. The aim of the study is (a) to investigate the LULC changes in the Ecological Corridor Llaganantes-Sangay (Corredor Ecológico Llanganates-Sangay) (Central Ecuador), a buffer semi-protected area, during the period 2000–2014 and (b) to analyse their possible consequences on ecosystem services (ESs)
more » ... n. The analysis was performed using LULC maps of 2000, 2008 and 2014. ESs were analysed using the 'landscape capacity' index, which is based on a multi-criteria assessment framework. The study captured an extremely rapid LULC transition from croplands to pastures during 2008–2014 below the 2000-m altitude, which was followed by a respective rapid socio-economic change of the local society. The landscape index changes were insignificant showing a slight decrease (−1.92%) during 2000–2014. Although the overall coverage of natural ecosystems slightly increased during 2000–2014, it was found that the passive landscape conservation might not be sufficient to maintain ESs provision. This was justified by the different ESs contribution between forest types but also by urbanization, agriculture abandonment and pasture expansion.EDITED BY Neville Crossman EDITED BY Neville Crossman
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5176720 fatcat:tgd4us64zjgibcdsn5dhjuqu24

Life Cycle Assessment of Maize-Germ Oil Production and The Use of Bioenergy to Mitigate Environmental Impacts: A Gate-To-Gate Case Study

Mattias Gaglio, Elena Tamburini, Francesco Lucchesi, Vassilis Aschonitis, Anna Atti, Giuseppe Castaldelli, Elisa Anna Fano
2019 Resources  
The need to reduce the environmental impacts of the food industry is increasing together with the dramatic increment of global food demand. Circulation strategies such as the exploitation of self-produced renewable energy sources can improve ecological performances of industrial processes. However, evidence is needed to demonstrate and characterize such environmental benefits. This study assessed the environmental performances of industrial processing of maize edible oil, whose energy provision
more » ... is guaranteed by residues biomasses. A gate-to-gate Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach was applied for a large-size factory of Northern Italy to describe: (i) the environmental impacts related to industrial processing and (ii) the contribution of residue-based bioenergy to their mitigation, through the comparison with a reference system based on conventional energy. The results showed that oil refinement is the most impacting phase for almost all the considered impact categories. The use of residue-based bioenergy was found to drastically reduce the emissions for all the impact categories. Moreover, Cumulative Energy Demand analysis revealed that the use of biomass residues increased energy efficiency through a reduction of the total energy demand of the industrial process. The study demonstrates that the exploitation of residue-based bioenergy can be a sustainable solution to improve environmental performances of the food industry, while supporting circular economy.
doi:10.3390/resources8020060 fatcat:37af2udarfa7bixe4ldvqoozbm

Is Bioenergy Truly Sustainable When Land-Use-Change (LUC) Emissions Are Accounted for? The Case-Study of Biogas from Agricultural Biomass in Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy

Elena Tamburini, Mattias Gaglio, Giuseppe Castaldelli, Elisa Anna Fano
2020 Sustainability  
Bioenergies are considered sustainable alternatives to fossil energy sources in the European Union (EU) renewable energy targets for 2030. However, their performances in terms of greenhouse gases (GHG) savings may be affected by indirect emissions related to the required land-use-change (LUC) that should be taken into account when modelling their sustainability. The European Renewable Energy Directive (RED) introduced a number of GHG emission criteria, in comparison with fossil fuels, that
more » ... ergy deriving from agricultural biomasses must comply with. The Emilia-Romagna region (North-Eastern Italy), the second largest Italian biogas producer, has recently issued its Regional Energy Plan (REP), which set an ambitious increase of about 40% of the current installed electric power from biogas up to 2030. The aim of this study is to assess the sustainability of Emilia-Romagna REP accounting for the required indirect land-use-change (ILUC), due to the bioenergy crop expansion, potentially needed to reach the targets. Based on regional data available on biogas production, the amount of land used for maize silage to be destined to biogas production (as a model agricultural feedstock) has been calculated for the actual state-of-the art and towards 2030 scenarios provided by the REP. Starting from average GHG emissions associated with biogas production from 100% maize silage of 35 gCO2 eq/MJ, a further contribution of 8–18.5 gCO2 eq/MJ due to LUC has been found. Our findings indicate that it is difficult to assess the global GHG savings from the bioenergy targets fixed by regional energy plans when LUC effects are considered. Careful analysis is necessary in each case to avoid creating negative impacts.
doi:10.3390/su12083260 doaj:f726862fde834a95bce9938d53ee7b26 fatcat:luan5y7e5rckzmhxrdogj3k3oa

Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Geosciences in 2019

Geosciences Editorial Office
2020 Geosciences  
Masselink, Gerd Mastelic Ivic, Siniša Mattei, Gaia Mattias, Gaglio Mattioli, Emanuela Matul, Alexander Matys Grygar, Tomas Maurer, Brett Mazur, Milosz Mazur, Stanisław McCallum, Adrian McCartney, Kevin  ...  Geyer, Stefan Ghahari, Seyed Ali Gherabati, Amin Ghirotti, Monica Ghofrani, Hadi Giannopoulou, Maria Giano, Salvatore Ivo Gibson, Morgan Gilfillan, Stuart Gilio, Mattia Gilja, Gordon Giovanni, Fabbrocino  ... 
doi:10.3390/geosciences10010032 fatcat:lq6avsglf5e5tn4la2znk6zvba

Page 192 of Nuova Antologia, Revista Di Lettere, Scienze Ed Arti Vol. 200, Issue [page]

Nuova Antologia, Revista Di Lettere, Scienze Ed Arti  
Il fu Mattia Pascal. Romanzo di Lurei PiranpeLLO. Pagg. 339. L. 3. DELLA CASA L. F. PALLESTRINI e C. DI MILANO. La via della fortuna, di G. G. MiLLar. Traduzione dall’inglese. L. 1.  ...  Szociologia feladata és iskoldi, vita ACH'LLE LORIA, fondidolta PoR Opox. — Budapest, 1905, Politzer Zsigmond és fia Kiudàsa, pag. }26. 2 korona LIBRI LENTINI. — Girgenti, 1904, Tipografia Formica e Gaglio  ... 

Poster Session 1: Donor Factors and Allocation

2014 Hepatology  
Gaglio 1,2 , Wendy Rabbenou 2 , Sander S. Florman 1 , Tomoaki Kato 1 , Milan Kinkhabwala 1 , Glyn Morgan 1 , Mark S.  ...  Gaglio -Advisory Committees or Review Panels: Merck, Vertex, Salix, BI, BMS, Janssen; Grant/Research Support: Merck, Gilead, Vertex, Otsuka, Genentech, BI; Speaking and Teaching: Merck, Gilead, Vertex,  ... 
doi:10.1002/hep.27497 fatcat:o3xiaketf5ekpbtitfxtaiaadm

Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Water in 2020

Water Editorial Office Water Editorial Office
2021 Water  
Javier Matsushita, Yoshiki Martínez-Valderrama, Jaime Matsuura, Norihisa Martinho, Ana Paula Mattern, Jann Paul Martín-Lara, María Ángeles Mattias, Gaglio Martino, Simone Matz, Radosław Martins  ...  , Mattias Franco, Christian Gajdzik, Laura Frank, Alexander Gajewska, Magdalena Franklin, Jennifer Gal, Frédérick Franklin, Paul Galagedara, Lakshman Frans, Van Geer Galamboš, Michal Frau, Diego  ... 
doi:10.3390/w13030291 fatcat:acvmthqovrgyhkm3yie2yha4re

Accessing and Understanding Cultural Heritage Through Users Experience Within the INCEPTION Project [chapter]

Federica Maietti, Emanuele Piaia, Giuseppe Mincolelli, Roberto Di Giulio, Silvia Imbesi, Michele Marchi, Gian Andrea Giacobone, Silvia Brunoro
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
. . . . . . . . 334 Banfi Fabrizio, Stanga Chiara, and Raffaella Brumana BIM Modelling of Ancient Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 Andrea Scianna, Giuseppe Fulvio Gaglio  ...  , Dalik Sojref, and Christian Degrigny Capitalize on the Experience of the ATHENA Project for Cultural Heritage for the Eratosthenes Centre of Excellence for the Benefit Vassilis Poulopoulos, Greece Mattia  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-01762-0_30 fatcat:cwb6zguk5ramreiwuwzxsn2jza

Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Sustainability in 2019

Sustainability Editorial Office
2020 Sustainability  
Gabriel-Alexandru, Constantin Gadakari, Tulika Gadanakis, Yiorgos Gadeikienė, Agnė Gądek, Wiesław Gaetani, Ruben Gagiu, Valeria Gagliano, Antonio Gagliardi, Isabella Gagliardi, Francesca Gagliardi, Paolo Gaglio  ...  Barsanti, Michele Barta, Csengele Bartha, Bela Barthel, Erich Bartkowski, John Bartniczak, Bartosz Bartocci, Pietro Bartolacci, Francesca Bartoli, Mattia Bartolini, Fabio Bartolomeu, Paulo C.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12020742 fatcat:sghtijyfcbhcfjbkc42m4yvtgi

Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Energies in 2020

Energies Editorial Office Energies Editorial Office
2021 Energies  
Massier, Tobias Matteo, Laura Mastellone, Maria Laura Mattias, Gaglio Masterson, Douglas Mattiazzo, Giuliana Mastino, Costantino Carlo Mattingly, Stephen P.  ...  Czumbil, Levente Dal Borgo, Mattia Czyż, Zbigniew Daliento, Santolo D'Accadia, Massimo Dalla Chiara, Bruno D'Acci, Luca Dalla Santa, Giorgia D'Acierno, Luca Dama, Murali D'Adamo, Idiano Damacharla  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14030574 fatcat:tycxcdjyrvfxdanukxuwvxzczq
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