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Selected Publications

Cusa M., St.John-Glew K., Trueman C., Mariani S., Buckley L., Neat F., Longo C. (2021): “A roadmap to seafood provenance determination using DNA and stable isotope signatures”. Reviews in Fish Biology & Fisheries,

Mariani S., Harper L.H., Collins R., Baillie C., Wangensteen O., McDevitt A.M., Heddell-Cowie M., Genner M.J. (2021): “Estuarine molecular by-catch as a landscape-wide biomonitoring tool”. Biological Conservation, DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109287.

Prasetyo A.P., McDevitt A.D., Murray J.M., Barry J., Agung F., Muttaqin E. & Mariani S. (2021): “Shark and ray trade in and out of Indonesia: addressing knowledge gaps on the path to sustainability”. Marine Policy, 133: 104714.

D’Alessandro S. & Mariani S. (2021): “Sifting environmental DNA metabarcoding datasets for rapid reconstruction of marine food webs”. Fish and Fisheries, 22: 822-833.

Mariani S., Fernandez C., Baillie C., Magalon H., Jaquemet S. (2021): “Elasmobranch diversity, abundance and phenology around a tropical oceanic island inferred by eDNA metabarcoding”. Conservation Science & Practice, DOI: 10.1111/csp2.407.

Cusa M., Falcao L., De Jesus J., Biolatti C., Blondeel L., Bracken F.S.A., Devriese L., Garcés-Pastor S., Minoudi S., Gubili C., Acutis P.L. & Mariani S. (2021): “Fish out of water: consumers’ unfamiliarity with the appearance of commercial fish species”. Sustainability Science, DOI: 10.1007/s11625-021-00932-z.

Shum P. & Palumbi S.R. (2021): "Testing small-scale ecological gradients and intraspecific differentiation for hundreds of kelp forest species using haplotypes from metabarcoding". Molecular Ecology30: 3355-3373.

Aglieri G., Baillie C., Mariani S., Turco G., Cattano C., Spatafora D., Di Franco A., Calo' A., Di Lorenzo M., Guidetti P., Milazzo M. (2020): “Environmental DNA captures functional diversity in coastal fish communities”. Molecular Ecology. 30: 3127-3139.

Sales N.G., Wangensteen O.S., Carvalho D.C., Deiner K., Praebel K., Coscia I., McDevitt A. & Mariani S. (2020): “Space-time dynamics in monitoring neotropical fish communities using eDNA metabarcoding”. Science of the Total Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142096.

Harper L.R., Lawson-Handley L.,  Sayer C.D., Read D.S.,  Benucci M.,  Blackman R.C.,  Hill M.J.,  Hänfling B. (2020): "Assessing the impact of the threatened crucian carp (Carassius carassius) on pond invertebrate diversity: A comparison of conventional and molecular tools". Molecular Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/mec.15670.

Calosso M.C., Claydon J.A.B., Mariani S., Cawthorn D.M. (2020): “Global footprint of seafood mislabeling on a small island nation”. Biological Conservation, 245: 108557.

Shum P.,  Barney B.T,  O’Leary J.K.,  Palumbi S.R. (2019): "Cobble community DNA as a tool to monitor patterns of biodiversity within kelp forest ecosystems". Molecular Ecology Resources19: 1470-1485.

Collins R.A., Bakker J., Wangensteen O.S., Soto A.Z., Corrigan L., Sims D.W., Genner M.J. & Mariani S. (2019): “Non-specific amplification compromises environmental DNA metabarcoding with COI”. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 10: 1985:2001.

Baillie C., Welicky R.L., Hadfield K.A., Smit N.J., Mariani S. & Beck R.M.D. (2019): "Hooked on you: shape of attachment structures in cymothoid isopods reflects parasitic strategy". BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19: 207.

Cusa M., Berge J., Varpe Ø. (2019): “Seasonal shifts in feeding patterns: Individual and population realized specialization in a high Arctic fish”. Ecology and Evolution, 9: 11112-11121.

Mariani S., Baillie C., Colosimo G., Riesgo A. (2019): “Sponges as natural environmental DNA samplers”. Current Biology, 29: R401-R402.


Sales N.G., Wangensteen O.S., Carvalho D.C. & Mariani S. (2019): “Influence of Preservation Methods, Sample Medium and Sampling Time on eDNA Recovery in a Neotropical River”. Environmental DNA, 1: 119-130.

Siegenthaler A., Wangensteen O.S., Soto A., Benvenuto C., Corrigan L. & Mariani S. (2019): “Metabarcoding of shrimp stomach content: harnessing a natural sampler for fish biodiversity monitoring”. Molecular Ecology Resources, 19: 206-220.

Waples R.S., Mariani S., Benvenuto C. (2018): “Consequences of Sex Change for Effective Population Size”. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285: 20181702.


Collins, R.A., Wangensteen, O.S., O’Gorman, E.J., Mariani, S., Sims, D.W., & Genner, M.J. (2018): "Persistence of environmental DNA in marine systems". Communications Biology, 1: 185 .


Siegenthaler A., Wangensteen O.S., Benvenuto C., Campos J. & Mariani S. (2018): “DNA metabarcoding unveils multi-scale trophic variation in a widespread coastal opportunist”. Molecular Ecology, 28: 232-249.

Cawthorn D.M., Baillie C., & Mariani S. (2018): “Generic names and mislabelling conceal high species diversity in global fisheries markets”. Conservation Letters, e12573.

Boussarie G., Bakker J., Wangensteen O.S., Mariani S., Bonnin L., Juhel J-B., Kiszka J.J., Kulbicki M., Manel S., Robbins W.D., Vigliola L., & Mouillot D. (2018): “Environmental DNA illuminates the dark diversity of sharks”. Science Advances, 4: 5, eaap9661.

Di Muri C., Vandamme S., Peace C., Barnes W. & Mariani S. (2018): “Biodiversity defrosted: unveiling non-compliant fish trade in ethnic food stores”. Biological Conservation, 217: 419–427.

Bakker J., Wangensteen O.S., Chapman D.D., Boussarie G., Buddo D., Guttridge T.L., Hertler H., Mouillot D., Vigliola L. & Mariani S. (2017): “Environmental DNA reveals tropical shark diversity and abundance in contrasting levels of anthropogenic impact”. Scientific Reports, 7: 16886.

Coscia, I., Chopelet, J., Waples, R.S., Mann, B. & Mariani, S. (2016): “Sex change and effective population size: implications for population genetic studies in marine fish”. Heredity, 117, 251–258.


Mariani, S. & the LABELFISH Consortium (2015): “Low mislabeling rates indicate marked improvements in European seafood market operations”. Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment, 13: 536-540.


Shum, P., Pampoulie, C., Krinstinsson, K., & Mariani, S. (2015): “Three-dimensional post-glacial expansion and diversification of an exploited oceanic fish”. Molecular Ecology, 24: 3652–3667.

Stefanni S., Castilho R., Sala-Bozano M., Robalo J., Francisco S., Santos R.S., Marques N., Brito A., Almada V. & Mariani S. (2015): “Establishment of a coastal fish in the Azores: recent colonisation or sudden expansion of an ancient relict population?”. Heredity, 115: 527-537.


Mariani, S., Ellis, J., O’Reilly, A., Brechon, A.L., Sacchi, C., & Miller, D.D. (2014): “Mass media influence and the regulation of illegal practices in the seafood market”. Conservation Letters, 7: 478–483.

Longmore, C., Trueman, C.N., Neat, F., Jorde, P.E., Knutsen, H., Stefanni, S., Catarino, D., Milton, J.A. & Mariani, S. (2014): “Oceanic scale connectivity and life cycle reconstruction in a deep-sea fish”. Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, 71: 1312-1323.


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