Guidetti P., Addis P., Atzori F., Bussotti S., Calò A., Cau A., Culioli J.M., De Lucia G.A., Di Franco A., Di Lorenzo M., Follesa M.C., Gazale V., Massaro G., Mura F., Navone A., Pala D., Panzalis P.A., Pusceddu A., Ruiu A., Cau A., 2019. Assessing the potential of marine Natura 2000 sites to produce ecosystemwide effects in rocky reefs: a case study from Sardinia Island (Italy). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29:537–545.


Bussotti S., Di Franco A., Bianchi C.N., Chevaldonné P., Egea L., Fanelli E., Lejeusne C., Musco L., Navarro-Barranco C., Pey A., Planes S., Vieux-Ingrassia J.V., Guidetti P., 2018. Fish mitigate trophic depletion in marine cave ecosystems. Scientific Reports 8, 9193; https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27491-



Aguilar R., Marín P., Gerovasileiou V., Bakran-Petricioli T., Ballesteros E., Bazairi H., Bianchi C.N., Bussotti S. , Canese S., Chevaldonné P., D. Evans, Fourt M., J. Grinyó J., Harmelin J.G., Jeudy de Grissac A., Mačić V., Orejas C., del Mar Otero M., Pergent G., Petricioli D., Ramos-Esplá A., Rosso A., Sanfilippo R., Taviani M., Tunesi L., Würtz M., 2017. Guidelines for Inventoring and Monitoring of Dark Habitats. United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan. 58 pp.

Bussotti S., Di Franco A., Pey A., Vieux-Ingrassia J.V., Planes S. and Guidetti P., 2017. Distribution patterns of marine cave fishes and the potential role of the cardinal fish Apogon imberbis (Linnaeus, 1758) for cave ecosystem functioning in the western Mediterranean. Aquatic Living Resources 30 15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/alr/2017016

Thibaut T., Blanfuné A., Boudouresque C.F., Personnic S., Ruitton S., Ballesteros E., Bellan-Santini D., Bianchi C.N., Bussotti S., Cebrian E., Cheminée A., Culioli J.M., Derrien-Courtel S., Guidetti P., Harmelin-Vivien M., Hereu B., Morri C., Poggiale J.C., Verlaque M., 2017. An ecosystem-based approach to assess the status of Mediterranean algae-dominated shallow rocky reefs. Marine Pollution Bulletin 117: 311–329.


Bussotti S., Di Franco A., Francour P., Guidetti P., 2015. Fish assemblages of Mediterranean marine caves. PlosOne 10(4): e0122632. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122632.
Rastorgueff P.A., Bellan-Santini D., Bianchi C.N., Bussotti S., Chevaldonné P., Guidetti P., Harmelin J.G., Montefalcone M., Morri C., Perez T., Ruitton S., Vacelet J., Personnic S., 2015. An ecosystem-based approach to evaluate the ecological quality of Mediterranean undersea caves. Ecological Indicators 54: 137-152.


Sahyoun R., Bussotti S., Di Franco A., Navone A., Panzalis P., Guidetti P., 2013. Protection effects on Mediterranean fish assemblages associated with different rocky habitats. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93: 425-435.
La Mesa G., Guidetti P., Bussotti S., Cattaneo-Vietti R., Manganaro A., Molinari A., Russo G.F., Spanò N., Gennaro V., Tunesi L., 2013. Rocky reef fish assemblages at six Mediterranean marine protected areas: broad-scale patterns in assemblage structure, species richness and composition. Italian Journal of Zoology, 80: 90-103



Bussotti S., Guidetti P., 2011. Timing and habitat preferences for settlement of juvenile fishes in the Marine Protected Area of Torre Guaceto (south-eastern Italy, Adriatic Sea). Italian Journal of Zoology, 78, 243-254.


Guidetti P., Bussotti S., Pizzolante F., Ciccolella A., 2010. Assessing the potential of an artisanal fishing co-management in the Marine Protected Area of Torre Guaceto (southern Adriatic Sea, SE Italy). Fisheries Research 101: 180-187.



Bussotti S., Guidetti P., 2009. Do Mediterranean fish assemblages associated with marine caves and rocky cliffs differ? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 81: 65-73.
Di Franco A., Bussotti S., Navone A., Panzalis P., Guidetti P., 2009. Evaluating effects of total and partial restrictions to fishing on Mediterranean rocky-reef fish assemblages. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 387: 275-285.
Fraschetti S., D'Ambrosio P., Micheli F., Pizzolante F., Bussotti S., Terlizzi A., 2009. Planning Marine Protected Areas  in a human-dominated  seascape. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 387:223-239.



Guidetti P., Milazzo M., Bussotti S., Molinari A., Murenu M., Pais A., Spanò N., Balzano R., Agardy T., Boero F., Carrada G., Cattaneo-Vietti R., Cau A., Chemello R., Greco S., Manganaro A., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Russo G.F., Tunesi L., 2008. Italian marine reserve effectiveness: does enforcement matter? Biological Conservation, 141: 699-709.
Guidetti P., Vierucci E., Bussotti S., 2008. Differences in escape response of fish in protected and fished Mediterranean rocky reefs. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 88: 625-627.



Vacchi M., Bussotti S., Miglietta A.M., Guidetti P., 2007. Presence of the Guinean puffer Sphoeroides marmoratus (Lowe, 1838) in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Fish Biology, 71: 1215-1219.



Bussotti S., Terlizzi A., Fraschetti S., Belmonte G., Boero F., 2006. Distribution patterns of sessil benthos in shallow Mediterranean marine caves: a local scale approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 325: 109-119.



 Bussotti S., Guidetti P., 2005. Distribution patterns of the golden goby, Gobius auratus, in Mediterranean sublittoral rocky cliffs. Italian Journal of Zoology, 72: 305-309.
Guidetti P., Bussotti S., Boero F., 2005. Evaluating the effects of protection on fish predators and sea urchins in shallow artificial rocky habitats: a case study in the northern Adriatic Sea. Marine Environmental Research, 59: 333-348.
Fraschetti S., Terlizzi A., Bussotti S., Guarnieri G., D'Ambrosio P., Boero F., 2005. Conservation of Mediterranean seascapes: analyses of existing protection schemes. Marine Environmental Research, 59: 309-332.



Boero F., Belmonte G., Bussotti S., Fanelli G., Fraschetti S., Giangrande A., Gravili C., Guidetti P., Pati A., Piraino S., Rubino F., Saracino O.D., Schmich J., Terlizzi A., Geraci S., 2004. From biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, to the roots of ecological complexity. Ecological Complexity, 1: 101-109.



Bussotti S., Guidetti P., Belmonte G., 2003. Distribution patterns of the cardinal fish, Apogon imberbis, in shallow marine caves in southern Apulia (SE Italy). Italian Journal of Zoology, 70: 153-157.