Daniele Grech

Roles: Coastal Ecosystems and Biodiversity Area Research Fellow.

Daniele Grech is a marine biologist focused on coastal ecology, in the fields of research and monitoring of Mediterranean priority habitats (Posidonia oceanica, Coralligenous assemblage, Fucales marine forests). At present, he has been involved in a range of projects aiming to assess the conservation of marine ecosystems and the management of marine resources through direct in situ observation and cartographic tools, with emphasis on not destructive sampling methods. He has also experience in fishing technology (by-catch assessment, turtle excluder devices – TEDs) and artificial barriers monitoring.

He is currently working as a research fellow at the IMC Foundation on the conservation of coastal ecosystems and the management of marine bio-resources.

 

Education

2017 Ph.D., Life and Biomolecular Science – Open University (UK)

 

2012 M.Sc., Marine Biology – Università Politecnica delle Marche (ITA)

 

2008 B.Sc., Ecology and Coastal Zone Management – Università degli studi di Siena (ITA).

 

Positions

From 2018 Researcher at Foundation IMC International Marine Centre, Torregrande, Oristano (Italy).

2013-2016 Ph.D student Fellowship – Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn di Napoli – Historical records and current status of Fucales (Cystoseira and Sargassum spp.) in the Gulf of Naples.

2012 Scholarship – National Research Council (CNR) Istituto di Scienze Marine (ISMAR) Ancona – Monitoraggio delle catture accidentali di cetacei in Adriatico e valutazione dell’impatto ambientale della pesca demersale.

Fields of Interest

  • Marine Biology and Benthic Ecology
  • Water quality of marine environment
  • Historical Ecology
  • Marine Protected Areas & Conservation
  • Scientific diving

Selected publications

Micaroni, V., Strano, F., Di Franco, D., Crocetta, F., Grech, D., Piraino, S., Boero, F. (2018). Project “Biodiversity MARE Tricase”: a biodiversity inventory of the coastal area of Tricase (Ionian Sea, Italy)–Mollusca: Heterobranchia. The European Zoological Journal, 85(1), 180-193 https://doi.org/10.1080/24750263.2018.1462413

Grech, D. (2017) – Historical records and current status of Fucales (Cystoseira and Sargassum spp.) in the Gulf of Naples. PhD Thesis Open University, Milton Keynes, London – Stazione Zoologica di Napoli: 350 pp.

Grech, D., Buia M.C. (2017) – Progetto Fucales: un progetto pilota di scienza partecipata per la valutazione di macroalghe in regressione – Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 24 (1): 146-147.

Simeone, M., Masucci, P., Usai, A., Giordano, D., De Vivo, C., Saccone, O., Grech, D., Pagliarani, A., De Luca, G., Genovese, M., Moraca, M., Tatino, F. & Truccolo, A. (2016b). Medpan Project ”Territorial Analysis For The Integrated Management Of The Posillipo Coastline” (Gulf of Naples) Sesto Simposio “Il Monitoraggio Costiero Mediterraneo: problematiche e tecniche di misura”. Livorno 28-29 settembre 2016.

Ponti M., Grech D., Mori M., Perlini R.A., Ventra V., Panzalis P.A., Cerrano C. (2016) – The role of gorgonians on the diversity of vagile benthic fauna in Mediterranean rocky habitats. Marine Biology 163(5), 1-14. doi:10.1007/s00227-016-2897-8.

Grech D., Patti F.P, Chiarore A., Mulas M., Buia M.C. (2015) – Coastal transformation and marine habitat loss. MEDCOAST 15, The Twelfth International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, 6th-10th October 2015, Varna, Bulgaria.

Ponti M, Perlini R.A., Ventra V., Grech D., Abbiati M., Cerrano C. (2014) Ecological Shifts in Mediterranean Coralligenous Assemblages Related to Gorgonian Forest Loss. PLoS ONE 9(7): e102782. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102782.

Sala, A., Brčić, J., De Carlo, F., Klaoudatos, D., Grech, D., Lucchetti, A., Mayans, A., Notti, E., Paci, N., Salom, S., Sartor, P., Sbrana, M. Soler, I., Spedicato, M. T., Virgili, M. (2013) – Project “Technical specifications of Mediterranean trawl gears (myGears)” – Framework service contract Mediterranean Halieutic Resources Evaluation and Advice (MAREA) – Specific project Nr. 5, pp. 105.

Sala, A., Brcic, J., De Carlo, F., Grech, D., Ierardi, S., Lucchetti, A., Manaratti, G., Micucci, D., Notti, E., Paci, N., Virgili, M. (2013) – Progetto “Sviluppo di attrezzi alternativi alla sciabica da natante nelle marinerie della Regione Liguria” – Programma Operativo di Cooperazione Trasfrontaliera “Italia-Francia Marittimo 2007-2013”, Progetto Comunitario “Mare, ruralità e terra: potenziare l’unità strategica (MARTE+)”- Sottoprogetto SD, Final Report, pp. 67.

 

 

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