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Francesco Ferretti

Francesco Ferretti

Basic Life Science Research Associate, Biology

About

I am a quantitative and computational marine ecologist specialized in research synthesis. My scientific work is on marine conservation, fishery sciences, population dynamics, and quantitative ecology with a special interest in sharks and rays. I combine ecology, statistical modeling, and computer science to approach questions on animal abundance and distribution, species interactions, large marine predators, top-down control, structure and functioning of large marine ecosystems.

Academic Appointments

Basic Life Science Research Associate, Biology

Professional Education

PhD, Dalhousie University, Marine Ecology (2010)
Master of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Marine Biology (2003)

Publications

Novaglio, C., Ferretti, F., Smith, A. D. M., & Frusher, S. (2016). Species-area relationships as indicators of human impacts on demersal fish communities. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 22(11), 1186–1198.

Ferretti, F., Morey Verd, G., Seret, B., Sprem, J. S., & Micheli, F. (2016). Falling through the cracks: the fading history of a large iconic predator. FISH AND FISHERIES, 17(3), 875–889.

Barreto, R., Ferretti, F., Flemming, J. M., Amorim, A., Andrade, H., Worm, B., & Lessa, R. (2016). Trends in the exploitation of South Atlantic shark populations. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, 30(4), 792–804.

Bastari, A., Micheli, F., Ferretti, F., Pusceddu, A., & Cerrano, C. (2016). Large marine protected areas (LMPAs) in the Mediterranean Sea: The opportunity of the Adriatic Sea. MARINE POLICY, 68, 165–177.

Cerrano, C. (2016). Adriatic Sea: Description of the ecology and identification of the areas that may deserve to be protected (pp. 92 pp.). Tunis: RAC/SPA.

Novaglio, C., Ferretti, F., Smith, A. D. M., & Frusher, S. (2016). Species–area relationships as indicators of human impacts on demersal fish communities. Diversity and Distributions, 22(11).

Ferretti, F., Jorgensen, S., Chapple, T. K., De Leo, G., & Micheli, F. (2015). Reconciling predator conservation with public safety. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 13(8), 412–417.

Ferretti, F., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Serena, F., & Ducrocq, M. (2015). Rhinoptera marginata (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species). IUCN. Retrieved from http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/161463/1

Ferretti, F., Walls, R. H. L., Musick, J., Stevens, J. D., Baum, J. K., & Bradai, M. N. (2015). Carcharhinus plumbeus (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species No. e.T3853A48946805). IUCN.

Ferretti, F., Morey, G., Serena, F., Mancusi, C., Fowler, S. L., Dipper, F., & Ellis, J. (2015). Squatina squatina (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species). IUCN. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-1.RLTS.T39332A48933059.en

Ellis, J., Ferretti, F., Soldo, A., & Walls, R. (2015). Alopias vulpinus (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species). IUCN. Retrieved from http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39339/1

Asber, M., Bucal, D., Cliff, G., Denham,, J., Ducrocq, M., Dulvy, N. K., … Martins, P. (2015). Sphyrna mokarran (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species). IUCN. Retrieved from http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39386/1

Ferretti, F., Morey, G., Serena, F., Mancusi, C., Coelho, R. P., Seisay, M., … Buscher, E. (2015). Squatina oculata (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species). IUCN. Retrieved from http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/61418/1

Ferretti, F., Walls, R. H. L., Soldo, A., Baum, J. K., Clarke, S. C., & Domingo, A. (2015). Sphyrna lewini (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species). IUCN. Retrieved from http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39385/1

Ferretti, F., & Buscher, E. (2015). Echinorhinus brucus (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species No. e.T41801A48909148). IUCN.

Ferretti, F., & White, W. T. (2015). Neotrygon ningalooensis (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ). IUCN.

Ferretti, F., Morey Verd, G., Seret, B., Šprem, J. S., & Micheli, F. (2015). Falling through the cracks: the fading history of a large iconic predator. FISH AND FISHERIES.

Campana, S., & Ferretti, F. (2015). Sharks and other elasmobranchs. World Ocean Assessment. United Nations.

Micheli, F., De Leo, G., Ferretti, F., , & . (2015). Ocean Health. Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management. Routledge.

Ferretti, F., Jorgensen, S., Chapple, T. K., De Leo, G., & Micheli, F. (2015). Reconciling predator conservation with public safety. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

Ferretti, F., Soldo, A., Walls, R., Casper, B., Gaibor, N., Heupel, M. R., … Pérez-Jiménez, J. (2015). Sphyrna zygaena (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species). IUCN. Retrieved from http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39388/1

Britten, G. L., Dowd, M., Minto, C., Ferretti, F., Boero, F., & Lotze, H. K. (2014). Predator decline leads to decreased stability in a coastal fish community. ECOLOGY LETTERS, 17(12), 1518–1525.

Ferretti, F., Crowder, L., & Micheli, F. (2014). Using Disparate Datasets to Reconstruct Historical Baselines of Animal Populations. Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation. University of California Press.

Ferretti, F. (2014). Geographical distribution and status. 7.2.1 Mediterranean Sea. Sawfish: A Global Strategy for Conservation. IUCN.

Micheli, F., Halpern, B. S., Walbridge, S., Ciriaco, S., Ferretti, F., Fraschetti, S., … Rosenberg, A. A. (2013). Cumulative Human Impacts on Mediterranean and Black Sea Marine Ecosystems: Assessing Current Pressures and Opportunities. PLOS ONE, 8(12).

Ferretti, F., Osio, G. C., Jenkins, C. J., Rosenberg, A. A., & Lotze, H. K. (2013). Long-term change in a meso-predator community in response to prolonged and heterogeneous human impact. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 3.

Ferretti, F., Osio, G. C., Jenkins, C. J., Rosenberg, A. A., & Lotze, H. K. (2013). Long-term change in a meso-predator community in response to prolonged and heterogeneous human impact. Scientific Reports, 3, 1057-?

McClenachan, L., Ferretti, F., & Baum, J. K. (2012). From archives to conservation: why historical data are needed to set baselines for marine animals and ecosystems. CONSERVATION LETTERS, 5(5), 349–359.

Sala, E., Ballesteros, E., Dendrinos, P., Di Franco, A., Ferretti, F., Foley, D., … Zabala, M. (2012). The Structure of Mediterranean Rocky Reef Ecosystems across Environmental and Human Gradients, and Conservation Implications. PLOS ONE, 7(2).

Anderson, S. C., Farmer, R. G., Ferretti, F., Houde, A. L. S., & Hutchings, J. A. (2011). Correlates of Vertebrate Extinction Risk in Canada. BIOSCIENCE, 61(7), 538–549.

Ferretti, F., Worm, B., Britten, G. L., Heithaus, M. R., & Lotze, H. K. (2010). Patterns and ecosystem consequences of shark declines in the ocean. ECOLOGY LETTERS, 13(8), 1055–1071.

Romeo, T., Ferretti, F., Consoli, P., & Andaloro, F. (2009). Assessment of the Mediterranean swordfish based on the Italian harpoon fishery data. ICES CM, K:16.

Ferretti, F., Myers, R. A., Serena, F., & Lotze, H. K. (2008). Loss of large predatory sharks from the Mediterranean Sea. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, 22(4), 952–964.

Ferretti, F., & Myers, R. A. (2006). By-Catch of sharks in the Mediterranean Sea: available mitigation tools. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Mediterranean Cartilaginous Fish with emphasis on Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. Turkish marine research foundation; UNEP-MAP; RAC/SPA.

Ferretti, F., Myers, R. A., Sartor, P., & Serena, F. (2005). Long Term Dynamics of the Chondrichthyan Fish Community in the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea. ICES CM, N:25.