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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Head of Laboratory
Department Environmental Laboratory
Institution
Syndial S.P.A. Attività Diversificate ( Syndial)
Via Litoranea Priolese, 39 Priolo Gargallo (Siracusa) 96010
Address
Priolo Gargallo (SR)
Italy
96010
Nationality Italy
Tel +39 931 734483
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree Dr.
Job type Research , Operational Support (technical)
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Pollution , Research Support Services , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Pollution , Research Support Services
Research Activities Dr. Alfonso Modica is currently the Responsible of the Environmental Laboratory of Syndial Priolo. His research interests include: chemical monitoring of industrial sites, Environmental Impact Studies of marine facilities, environmental certification, environmental indicators of impact. He is author of more than 30 scientific publications, ranging from the impacts of oil platforms to the monitoring of mariculture cages. He has been involved in various EU funded and Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR) projects.
Research Region 2
Working languages italian
Skills/Expertise Dr. Modica during 20 years of work experience, have successfully managed and implemented more than 20 projects ranging from environmental assessments, management and implementation of research projects, concerning the development and setting of innovative technologies of marine environmental impact assessment and monitoring, with particular reference to ENI E&P plants (marine platforms) and mariculture facilities. At the moment the Environmental Laboratory is involved in Priolo industrial site reclamation, carrying out analyses of a broad range of contaminants including PAH, Dioxine, and heavy metals in various matrix (water, soil, air). The Laboratory is accredited ACCREDIA and ILAC with number 0719.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Alfonso MODICA)

SANTULLI A. and MODICA A., 2009. Aquaculture in Sicily: the state of the art. Proc. 18TH NAT. Congr. ASPAPA, Palermo, Italy. Ital.J.Anim.Sci. VOL. 8 (Suppl. 2), 829-837
MODICA A. (2007). Ricerca di contaminanti chimici in tessuti di pesci provenienti dallo Stretto di Messina e da impianti di maricoltura siti nella provincia di Messina - Relazione Finale. Progetto “ITTIOS” Promozione prodotti della pesca e dell’acquacoltura dell’area della provincia di Messina e azioni di supporto alle aziende di produzione dei prodotti ittici per la certificazione di qualità. P.O.R. Sicilia 2000-2006. Pubblicazione disponibile su http://www.provincia.messina.it/ittios/pubblicazioni.html
MODICA A., SCILIPOTI D., LA TORRE R., MANGANARO A. SARÀ G., 2006. The effect of mariculture facilities on biochemical features of suspended organic matter (Southern Tyrrhenian, Mediterranean). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 66: 177-184
SARÀ G., SCILIPOTI D., MILAZZO M., MODICA A., 2006. Use of stable isotopes to investigate dispersal of waste from fish farms as a function of hydrodynamics. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., Vol. 313: 261-270
ZACCONE R., MANCUSO M., MODICA A. and ZAMPINO D. (2005). Microbiological indicators for aquaculture impact in Mar Piccolo (Taranto, Italy). Aquaculture 13: 167–173
CARUSO G, GENOVESE L, MARICCHIOLO G and MODICA A. (2005). Haematological, biochemical and immunological parameters as stress indicators in dicentrarchus labrax and sparus aurata farmed in off-shore cages. aquaculture international, Vol. 13 (1-2): 67-73
CARUSO G., MAIMONE G., MANCUSO M., MODICA A., GENOVESE L. (2004). Microbiological controls across the productive cycle of Dicentrarchus labrax (L.) and Sparus aurata (L.): a study from the environment to the final product., Aquaculture Research, 35 (2): 184-193
SARÀ G., SCILIPOTI D., MAZZOLA A. and MODICA A. (2004). Effect of fish farming wastes on sedimentary and particulate organic matter origin in a Southern Mediterranean area (Gulf of Castellammare, Sicily): a multiple stable isotope study (13C and 15N). Aquaculture, 234 199-213
CARUSO G., GENOVESE L., MANCUSO M., MODICA A. (2003). Effects of fish farming on microbial enzyme activities and densities: comparison between three Mediterranean sites. Letters in Applied Microbiology, Vol. 37 (4): 324-328
SANTULLI A., PORRELLO S., TOMASSETTI P., LOMBARDO S., ASARO E., MODICA A., SCILIPOTI D., MISTRETTA G. E MESSINA C.M. (2003). Two year monitoring of the environmental impact of a Mediterranean blue fin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) farm in Castellammare del Golfo, Western Sicily (Italy). Aquaculture Europe 2003, August 9-12, 2003 – Trondheim, Norway
GENOVESE L., MAIMONE G., MARICCHIOLO G., MICALE V., MODICA A., SCILIPOTI D., COSTANZO M.T. (2003). Monitoraggio di parametri ematici in S. aurata e D. labrax in maricoltura off-shore: controllo dello stress. Biol. Mar. Medit. 10(2): 444-446
MESSINA C.M., BERTOLINO F., LOMBARDO S., ASARO E., MODICA A., PORRELLO S. and SANTULLI A. (2002). Nutrition, quality and environmental impact of mediterranean blue fin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) farmed in Castellammare del Golfo, western Sicily (Italy). Aquaculture Europe 2002. Seafarming - Today and Tomorrow. Oct. 16-19, 2002. Trieste, Italy. European Aquaculture Society Special Publication n. 32: 470-471
SCILIPOTI D., MESSINA C.M., MODICA A., MARRONE F., GENOVESE L., and SANTULLI A.(2002). Quality certification for seabass and seabream reared in cage in Sicily: Preliminary results. Aquaculture Europe 2002. Seafarming - Today and Tomorrow. Oct. 16-19, 2002. Trieste, Italy. European Aquaculture Society Special Publication n. 32: 345-346
UNGARO N, VLORA A., MARANO C.A., RIVAS G., MODICA A. (2001). Occurrence and biometrics of a new Coelorinchus species (Macrouridae) for the Southern Adriatic Sea Cybium 2001, 25 (2): 185-190
FRASCARI F., MARCACCIO M., SPAGNOLI F. and MODICA A. (2000). Effects of offshore drilling activities on the geochemical and sedimentological processes in the Northern Adriatic coastal area. International Conference Littoral 2000 - Eurocoast 13-17/9/2000 Croazia. Periodicum biologorum Vol. 102, Suppl. 1: 225-241
AZZALI M., RIVAS G., MODICA A., LUNA M., FARCHI C., GIOVAGNOLI L:, MANOUKIAN S. (2000). Pre impact baseline studies on cetaceans and their preys to prevent and evaluate the effects on them of future oil exploration in some areas of the Adriatic Sea. Proceedings of the 14th annual conference of the European Cetacean Society, Cork; Ireland, 2-5/4/2000: 165
SANTULLI A., MODICA A., MESSINA M.C, CEFFA L., CURATOLO A., RIVAS G., FABI G., and D'AMELIO V, (1999). Biochemical responses of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) to the stress induced by off shore experimental seismic prospecting. Mar. Poll. Bull. Vol. 38 (12): 1105-1114
CEFFA L., DOSSENA G., PULETTI M. and MODICA A. (1999). Understanding of the basic adriatic sea environmental characteristics with the purpose of more reliable EIA studies. Proceedings of Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC 99). Ravenna 24-26 Marzo 1999. Vol. 1: 571-581
MODICA A. RIVAS G., POLIMENI R., CANNATA S. e LA BELLA G. (1999). Valutazione degli effetti acuti e sub-acuti indotti dalle attività di prospezione sismica su adulti e larve di organismi marini. Dati preliminari. Atti del XXIX Congresso della Società Italiana di Biologia Marina. Ustica 15-20 Giugno 1998. Vol. 6 (1): 504-507
MODICA A. e LA BELLA G. (1998). Caratterizzazione dei rumori emessi durante le attività di ricerca ed estrazione di idrocarburi in Adriatico. Atti del XXVIII Congresso della Società Italiana di Biologia Marina. Trani 26-31 Maggio 1997. Biol. Mar. Medit. 5 (1): 818-821.
AZZALI M., RIVAS G., MODICA A., PANZERI A. (1998). Quantitative assessment of interactions between seismic shooting activities and small pelagic fish in middle Adriatic Sea. XXXVth Congress of CIESM, Dubrovnik, 1-5 June 1998. Rapp. Comm. Int. Mer Medit., Vol. II: 35: 368-369
SANTULLI A., MODICA A., MESSINA M.C., CURATOLO A., D'AMELIO V., TROVARELLI L. (1998). Studio dello stress indotto su Dicentrarchus labrax da prospezioni sismiche off-shore effettuate mediante air-gun. Atti del XXVIII Congresso della Società Italiana di Biologia Marina. Trani 26-31 Maggio 1997. Biol. Mar. Medit. 5 (1): 843-845
MODICA A., CANNATA S., CEFFA L., FRASCARI F., FROGLIA C., CREMA R. and RIVAS G. (1998). Environmental impact assessment of AGIP off-shore Exploration and Production activities in the Mediterranean. Results synthesis of field investigation carried out between 1986 and 1995. 9th International symposium on environmental pollution and its impact on life in the mediterranean region. Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection (MESAEP). October 4-9, 1997 S. Agnello di Sorrento. Fresenius Envir. Bull., 7: 142-154
MAURI M., POLIMENI R., MODICA A. and FERRARO M. (1998). Heavy metal accumulation in bivalve indicators associated with drilling and production activities in middle Adriatic Sea. 9th International symposium on environmental pollution and its impact on life in the mediterranean region. Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection (MESAEP). October 4-9, 1997 S. Agnello di Sorrento. Fresenius Envir. Bull., 7: 60-70
RATTI S., MODICA A., CEFFA L., DI LUISE G., PANZERI A., ALFANO M., CANNATA S. (1996). E.I.A. Methodology implementation by field studies of environmental and socio-economic impacts due to E&P activities in the Mediterranean. Proceeding of III International Conference on Health, Safety & Environment in Oil and Gas exploration and production. New Orleans (USA) 9-12 June 1996. Vol. I: 257-269
LA BELLA G., CANNATA S., FROGLIA C., MODICA A., RATTI S, RIVAS G. (1996). First assessment of effects of air-gun seismic shooting on marine resources in Middle Adriatic sea. Proceeding of III International Conference on Health, Safety & Environment in Oil and Gas exploration and production. New Orleans (USA) 9-12 June 1996. Vol. I: 227-237
SANTULLI A., MESSINA C., MODICA A., CURATOLO A. and D’AMELIO V. (1996). Lipid and apolipoprotein composition of lipoproteins of european sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Vol. 114B N° 3, pp. 321-326
AZZARO F., LEONARDI M., MODICA A., OLIVA F., PUGLISI A. e RATTI S. (1994). Analisi dell'impatto sull'ambiente marino della piattaforma petrolifera
CESCON B., AZZARO F., CREAZZO S., DECEMBRINI F., MAGAZZÙ G., MODICA A. (1993). Monitoring the upwelling and its effects on primary productivity of the Strait of Messina. Proceedings of
SANTULLI A., MODICA A., CUSENZA L., CURATOLO A. and D'AMELIO V. (1993). Effects of temperature on gastric evacuation rate and absorption and transport of dietary lipids in sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Vol. 105A N° 2, pp. 363-367
MODICA A., SANTULLI A., CURATOLO A., CUSENZA L., PALILLO L. and D'AMELIO V. (1993). - The relationships between absence of swim-bladder, calculosis and larval mortality of hatchery reared gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata L.). Aquacul. Fish. Manag. 24: 517-522
SANTULLI A., CUSENZA L., MODICA A., CURATOLO A. and D'AMELIO V. (1991). Fish plasma lipoproteins - Comparative observation in Serranides and Sparides. Comp. Biochem. Phisiol., Vol. 99B, N° 2, pp 251-255
SANTULLI A., CURATOLO A., MODICA A., D'AMELIO L. and D'AMELIO V. (1989). Serum lipoproteins of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). Purification and partial characterization by density gradient ultracentrifugation and agarose column chromatography. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Vol. 94B, N°4, pp. 613-619
SANTULLI A. MODICA A. CURATOLO A. and D'AMELIO V. (1988). Carnitine administration to sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) during feeding on a fat diet: modification of plasma lipid levels and lipoprotein pattern. Aquaculture, 68: 345-351
SANTULLI A. CURATOLO A. MODICA A. and D'AMELIO V. (1988). Time-course changes of plasma lipid levels and lipoprotein pattern after feeding in cultured sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). J. Fish Biol., 32: 858-867


Created: 2009-01-27 Last Updated: 2016-07-03 by Alfonso MODICA