Giakoumi S., Pey A., Di Franco A., Francour P., Kizilkaya Z., Arda Y., Raybaud V., Guidetti P., 2019. Exploring the relationships between Marine Protected Areas and invasive fish in the world’s most invaded sea. Ecological Applications, 29(1): e018


Ben Lamine E, Di Franco A., Romdhane M.S., Francour P., 2018. Can citizen science contribute to fish assemblages monitoring in understudied areas? The case study of Tunisian marine protected areas. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 200: 420-427. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.11.031

Bakiu R., Cakalli M., Korro K., Di Fra nco A., Guidetti P., 2018. Small-scale fisheries at an Albanian Marine Protected Area: a collaborative attitude is associated with higher catches. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 10: 527-535.

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/s41598-018-27491-1

Di Franco A., Plass-Johnson J., Di Lorenzo M., Claudet J., Gaines S.D., García-Charton J.A., Giakoumi S., Grorud-Colvert K., Werner Hackradt C., Micheli F., Guidetti P., 2018. Linking home ranges to protected area size: the case study of the Mediterranean Sea. Biological Conservation 221: 175–181. Doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.03.012



 Bussotti S., Di Franco A., Pey A., Vieux-Ingrassia J.V., Planes S., 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
Cattano C., Calò A., Di Franco A., Firmamento R., Quattrocchi F., Sdiri K., Guidetti P., Milazzo M., 2017. Ocean acidification does not impair predator recognition but increases juvenile growth in a temperate wrasse off CO2 seeps. Marine Environmental Research, 132: 33-40.
Giakoumi S., Scianna C., Plass-Johnson J., Micheli F., Grorud-Colvert K., Thiriet P., Claudet J., Di Carlo G., Di Franco A., Gaines S.D., García-Charton J.A., Lubchenco J., Reimer J., Sala E., Guidetti P., 2017. Ecological effects of full and partial protection in the crowded Mediterranean Sea: a regional meta-analysis. Scientific Reports 7, 8940; doi:10.1038/s41598-017-08850-w
Prato G., Thiriet P., Di Franco A., Francour P. 2017. Enhancing fish underwater visual census to move forward assessment of fish assemblages: an application in three Mediterranean marine protected areas. PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0178511.


Di Franco A.,Thiriet P., Di Carlo G., Dimitriadis C., Francour P., Gutiérrez N.L., Jeudy de Grissac A., Koutsoubas D., Milazzo M., del Mar Otero M., Piante C., Plass-Johnson J., Sainz-Trapaga S., Santarossa L., Tudela S., Guidetti P., 2016. Five key attributes can increase marine protected areas performance for small-scale fisheries management. Scientific Reports 6, 38135; doi: 10.1038/srep38135

Milazzo M., Quattrocchi F., Azzurro E., Palmeri A., Chemello R., Di Franco A., Guidetti P., Sala E., Sciandra M., Badalamenti F., García-Charton J.A., 2016. Warming-related shifts in the distribution of two competing coastal wrasses. Marine Environmental Research 120: 55-67.

Sahyoun R., Guidetti P., Di Franco A., Planes S., in press. Patterns of fish connectivity 1 between a marine protected area and surrounding fished areas. Plos One

Thiriet P.D., Di Franco A., Cheminée A., Guidetti P., Bianchimani O., Basthard-Bogain S., Cottalorda J.M., Arceo H., Moranta J., Lejeune P., Francour P., Mangialajo L., 2016. Abundance and diversity of crypto- and necto-benthic coastal fish are higher in marine forests than in structurally less complex macroalgal assemblages. Plos One 11(10): e0164121. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164121.

Di Lorenzo M., Vega Fernández T., Badalamenti F., Guidetti P., Starr R. M., Giacalone V. M., Di Franco A., D’Anna G., in press. Diel activity and variability in habitat use of white sea bream in a temperate Marine Protected Area. Marine Environmental Research

Calò A., Di Franco A., De Benedetto G.E., Pennetta A., Pérez-Ruzafa A., García-Charton J.A. in press. Propagule dispersal and larval patch cohesiveness in a Mediterranean coastal fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Ape F., Arigò C., Gristina M., Genovese L., Di Franco A., Di Lorenzo M., Baiata P., Aglieri G., Milisenda G., Mirto S., in press. Meiofaunal diversity and nematode assemblages in two submarine caves of a mediterranean Marine Protected Area. Mediterranean Marine Science.


Di Franco A., Calò A., Pennetta A., De Benedetto G., Planes S., Guidetti P., 2015. Dispersal of larval and juvenile seabream: Implications for Mediterranean marine protected areas. Biological Conservation 192: 361–368. Doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.10.015
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.
Di Franco A., Gianni F., Guidetti P., in press. Mismatch in early life traits between settlers and recruits in a Mediterranean fish: clue of the relevance of the settlement tail? Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria.



Guidetti P., Baiata P, Ballesteros E., Di Franco A., Hereu B., Macpherson E., Micheli F., Pais A., Panzalis P., Rosenberg A.A., Zabala M., Sala E., 2014. Large-scale assessment of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas effects on fish assemblages. PLoS ONE 9(4): e91841. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091841
Di Franco A., Bulleri F., Pennetta A., De Benedetto G., Clarke K.R., Guidetti P., 2014. Within-otolith variability in chemical fingerprints: implications for sampling designs and possible environmental interpretation. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101701
Di Carlo G., Di Franco A., Montefalcone M., 2014. Seagrasses: advancing Mediterranean research from genes to seascapes. Aqautic Botany 115: 1-2.



Di Franco A., Baiata P., Milazzo M., 2013. Effects of recreational scuba diving on Mediterranean fishes: evidence of involuntary feeding? Mediterranean Marine Science 14: 15-18.
Di Franco A., Di Lorenzo M., Guidetti P, 2013. Spatial patterns of density at multiple life stages in protected and fished conditions: an example from a Mediterranean coastal fish. Journal of Sea Research 76: 73-81.
Di Franco A., Qian K., Calo’ A., Di Lorenzo M., Planes S., Guidetti P., 2013. Assessing patterns of variability in early life traits: the case study of a Mediterranean coastal fish. Submitted to Marine Ecology Progress Series 476: 227-235.
Pujolar J.M., Schiavina M., Di Franco A. , Melia’ P., Guidetti P., Gatto M., De Leo G.A., Zane L, 2013. Understanding the effectiveness of marine protected areas using genetic connectivity patterns and Lagrangian simulations. Diversity and Distributions 19:1531–1542.
Papetti C., Di Franco A., Zane L., Guidetti P., De Simone V., Spizzotin M., Zorica B., Kec V.C., Mazzoldi C, 2013. Single population and common natal origin for Adriatic Scomber scombrus stocks : evidence from an integrated approach. ICES – Journal of Marine Science 70: 387-398.



Di Franco A., Coppini G., Pujolar J.M., De Leo G.A., Gatto M., Lyubartesv V., Melia’ P., Zane L., Guidetti P, 2012. Assessing Dispersal Patterns of Fish Propagules from an effective Mediterranean Marine Protected Area. Plos One 7(12):e52108. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0052108
Di Franco A., Gillanders B.M., De Benedetto G., Pennetta A., De Leo G.A., Guidetti P., 2012. Dispersal Patterns of Coastal Fish: Implications for Designing Networks of Marine Protected Areas. PlosONE 7(2): e31681. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031681.
Sala E., Ballesteros E., Dendrinos E., Di Franco A., Ferretti F., Foley D., Fraschetti S., Friedlander A., Garrabou J., Guclusoy H., Guidetti P., Halpern B.S., Hereu B., Karamanlidis A., Kizilkaya K., Macpherson E., Mangialajo L., Mariani S., Micheli F., Riser K., Sales M., Starr R., Selkoe K.A., Tomas F., Zabala M., 2012. The structure of Mediterranean rocky reef ecosystems across environmental and human gradients, and conservation implications. PlosONE 7(2): e32742. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032742.
Sahyoun R., Bussotti S., Di Franco A., Navone A., Panzalis P., Guidetti P., 2012. Protection effects on Mediterranean fish assemblages associated with different rocky habitats. Journal of The Marine Biological Association UK 93: 425-435. doi: 10.1017/S0025315412000975



Di Franco A., Guidetti P., 2011. Patterns of variability in early-life traits of fishes depend on spatial scale of analysis. Biology Letters 7: 454–456. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.1149.
Di Franco A., Graziano M., Franzitta G., Felline S., Chemello R., Milazzo M., 2011. Do small marinas drive habitat specific impacts? A case study from Mediterranean Sea. Marine Pollution Bullettin 62: 926–933. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.02.053.
Di Franco A., De Benedetto G., De Rinaldis G., Raventos N., Sahyoun R., Guidetti P., 2011. Large scale variability in otolith microstructure and microchemistry: the case study of Diplodus sargus sargus (Sparidae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian Journal of Zoology 78(2): 182–192.



Di Franco A., Ferruzza G., Baiata P., Chemello R., Milazzo M., 2010. Can recreational scuba divers alter natural gross sedimentation rate? A case study from a Mediterranean deep cave. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67(5): 871-874.


Di Franco A., Bussotti S., Navone A., Panzalis P., Guidetti P., 2009. Effects of total and partial restrictions to fishing on Mediterranean rocky-reef fish assemblages. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 387: 275-285.
Di Franco A., Marchini A., Milazzo M., Baiata P., Chemello R., 2009. "Developing a Scuba Trail Vulnerability Index (STVI): a case study from a Mediterranean MPA.". Biodiversity and Conservation, (18): 1201-1207.
Di Franco A., Milazzo M., Baiata P., Chemello R., 2009. Evaluation of scuba divers’ behaviour and of its effects on the biotic component of a Mediterranean MPA. Environmental Conservation, (36): 32-40.