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Gender male
Job title scientist
Department Oceanography
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale Trieste ( OGS)
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C Sgonico, Trieste 34010
Nationality Italy
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Website http://www.ogs.trieste.it, http://www.ogs.trieste.it/it/users/michele-giani
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Degree degree in chemistry
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography
Research Activities biogeochemical cycles of carbon,phosphorus, nitrogen and silica in relation with eutrophication processes ; organic matter distribution and characterization ; formations of mucilaginous aggregates in marine environment; trace metals bioavilability in sediments and particulate matter
Research Region 81, 82, 3, 2
Skills/Expertise Experience in marine biogeochemistry and chemical oceanography. carbonate system analyses in seawater elemental and carbon stable isotopes analyses in particulate matter and sediments chemical characterization of humic acids and dissolved organic matter
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by dr Michele GIANI)

Tesi T., Langone L., Giani M., Ravaioli M., Miserocchi S. [2013] Source, diagenesis, and fluxes of particulate organic carbon along the western Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea). Marine Geology, 307: 156-170.
Giani M., Sist P., Berto D., Serrazanetti G., Ventrella V., Urbani R. [2012] The organic matrix of pelagic mucilaginous aggregates in the Tyrrhenian Sea (Mediterranean Sea). Marine Chemistry, 132-133, 83-94.
Giani M., Djakovac T., Degobbis D., Cozzi S., Solidoro C., Fonda Umani S. [2012] Recent changes in the marine ecosystems of the northern Adriatic Sea. Estuarine, Coastal Shelf Science, 115: 1-13.
Cozzi S., Falconi C.F., Comici C., ?ermelj B., Kovac N., Turk V., Giani M. [2012] Recent evolution of river discharges in the Gulf of Trieste and their potential responses to anthropogenic pressure and climate change, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 115:14-24
Acquavita A., Covelli S., Emili A., Berto D., Faganeli J., Giani M., Horvat M., Koron N., Rampazzo F. [2012] Mercury in the sediments of the Marano and Grado Lagoon (northern Adriatic Sea): sources, distribution and speciation. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 113: 20-31
Giani M., Sist P., Berto D., Serrazanetti G., Ventrella V., Urbani R. [2012] The organic matrix of pelagic mucilaginous aggregates in the Tyrrhenian Sea (Mediterranean Sea). Marine Chemistry, 132-133: 83-94.
Giani M., Rampazzo F., Berto D., Maggi C., Mao A., Horvat M., Emili A., Covelli S. [2012] Bioaccumulation of mercury in reared and wild Manila clams of a Mediterranean lagoon, Estuarine, Coastal Shelf Science, 113: 116-125.
Lipizer M., De Vittor C., Falconi C., Comici C., Tamberlich F., Giani, M. [2012] Effects of intense meteorological and biological forcing factors on biogeochemical properties of coastal waters (Gulf of Trieste, Northern Adriatic Sea). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 115: 40-50.
Faganeli J., Hines M. E., Covelli S., Emili A., Giani M. [2012] Mercury in lagoons: An overview of the importance of the link between geochemistry and biology Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 133, 126-132
Berto D., Boscolo R., Cacciatore F., Covelli S., Rampazzo F, Giani M. [2012] Tin free antifouling paints as potential source of metals contamination in sediments and gastropods of the southern Venice lagoon. Continental Shelf Research, 45: 34-41.
Cozzi S., Giani M. [2011] River water and nutrient discharges in the Northern Adriatic Sea: current importance and long term changes, Continental Shelf Research, 31, 1881-1893.
Pugnetti A., Del Negro P., Giani M., Acri F., Bernardi Aubry F., Bianchi F., Berto D., Valeri A. [2010] Phytoplankton-bacterioplankton interactions and carbon fluxes through microbial communities in a microtidal lagoon (lagoon of Venice, Northern Italy). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 72, 153-164.
Berto D., Giani M., Savelli F., Centanni E., Ferrari C.R., Pavoni B. [2010] Winter to Spring Variations of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter in a temperate estuary (Po River, Northern Adriatic Sea), Marine Environmental Research, 70, 73-81.
Giani M., Rampazzo F., Berto D. [2010] Humic acids contribution to sedimentary organic matter on a shallow continental shelf (northern Adriatic Sea). Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 90(2) 103-110.
Baldi F., Marchetto D., Pini F., Fani R., Michaud L., Lo Giudice A., Berto D., Giani M. [2010] Biochemical and microbial features of shallow marine sediments along the Terra Nova Bay (Ross Sea, Antarctica), Continental Shelf Research, 30, 1614-1625.
Berto D., Giani M., Cacciatore F., Ausili A., Sunseri G., Bellucci L. G., Frignani M., Albertazzi S. [2009] Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from diffuse sources in coastal sediments of a not industrialised Mediterranean island, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 200 (1-4), 199-209
Boldrin A., Carniel S., Giani M., Marini M., Bernardi Aubry F., Campanelli A., Grilli F., Russo A. [2009] The Effects of Bora wind on physical and biogeochemical properties of stratified waters in the northern Adriatic. Journal of Geophysical Research,114, C08S92,doi:10.1029/2008JC004837.
Maggi C., Berducci M. T., Bianchi J., Giani M., Campanella L. [2009] Methylmercury determination in sediment and marine organisms by Direct Mercury Analyser. Analitica Chimica Acta, 641, 32-36.
Giani M., Berto D., Rampazzo F., Savelli F., Alvisi F., Giordano P., Ravaioli M., Frascari F. [2009] Origin of sedimentary organic matter in the north-western Adriatic Sea. Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 84, 573-583.
De Lazzari A., Cassin D., Boldrin A., Berto D., Giani M. [2008] Influence of winds and oceanographic conditions on the mucilage aggregation in the Northern Adriatic Sea in 2003-2006. Marine Ecology, 29(3), 469-482.
Sartoni, G., Sist, P., Berto, D., Urbani, R., Giani, M. [2008] Benthic mucilaginous aggregates in the Mediterranean Sea: origin, chemical composition and polysaccharides characterization. Marine Chemistry, 111, 184-198.
Polimene L., Pinardi N., Zavatarelli M., Allen I., Giani M., Vichi M. [2007] A numerical simulation study of DOC accumulation in the north Adriatic Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C03S20, doi:10.1029/2006JC003529.
Boscolo R., Cacciatore F., Berto D., Giani M. [2007] Polychlorinated biphenyls in clams Tapes philippinarum cultured in the Venice Lagoon (Italy): Contamination levels and dietary exposure assessment. Food and Chemical Toxicology 45(6), 1065-1075.
Berto D., Boscolo R., Covelli S.,Giovanardi, O., Giani M., Massironi M., Grassia L. [2007] Organotins (TBT and DBT) in water, sediments and gastropods in the southern Venice lagoon (Italy). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 55, 425-435.
Cozzi S., Giani M. [2007] Determination of organic nitrogen and urea. In: L. Nollet (ed.) Handbook of Water Analysis, CRC Press , Boca Raton Fl., pp. 367-392.
Berto D., Boscolo R., Cacciatore F., Giani M. [2006] Organotins used in antifouling paints: environmental impact and contamination in case study (the Southern Venice Lagoon. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, 35(3). 279-283.
Berto D., Boscolo R., Giani M., Cornello M., Macchia S., Massironi M., Covelli S. [2006] Mercury in sediments and Nassarius reticulatus (Gastropoda Prosobranchia) in the southern Venice lagoon. Science of the Total Environment, 368, 298-305.
Berto, D., Giani, M., Taddei, P., Bottura, G. [2005] Spectroscopic evidence of the marine origin of mucilages in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Sci. Tot. Environ.,353, 247-257.
Precali R., Giani M., Marini M., Grilli F., Ferrari C. R., Pe?ar O., Paschini E. [2005] Mucilaginous aggregates in the northern Adriatic in the period 1999-2002: Typology and distribution. Science of the Total Environment, 353: 10-23.
Giani M., Savelli F., Berto D., Zangrando V., ?osovi? B., Vojvodi? V. [2005] Temporal dynamic of dissolved and particulate organic carbon in the northern Adriatic Sea in relation to the mucilage events. Science of the Total Environment, 353, 126-138.
Misic C., Giani M., Povero P., Polimene L., Fabiano M. [2005] Relationships between organic carbon and microbial component in a Tyrrhenian area (Isola del Giglio) affected by mucilage. Science of the Total Environment, 353,350-359.
Del Negro P., Crevatin E., Larato C., Ferrari C., Totti C., Pompei M., Giani M., Berto D., Fonda Umani S. [2005] Mucilage microcosms. Science of the Total Environment, 353, 258-269.
Danovaro R., Armeni M., Luna G.M., Corinaldesi C., Dell?Anno A., Ferrari C.R., Fiordelmondo C., Gambi C., Gismondi M., Manini E., Mecozzi M., Perrone F.M., Pusceddu A., Giani, M. [2005] Exo-enzymatic activities and dissolved organic pools in relation with mucilage development in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Science of the Total Environment, 353, 189-203.
Giani, M., Berto, D., Zangrando, V., Castelli, S. Sist, P., Urbani, R. 2005. Chemical characterization of different typologies of mucilaginous aggregates in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Science of the Total Environment, 353, 232-246.
Boscolo R., Cacciatore F., Berto D., Marin M.G., Giani M. [2004] Tributyltin (TBT) and dibutyltin (DBT) contamination in natural and cultured mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from North Adriatic Sea. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 18, 614-618.
Pecar O., Precali P., Giani M., Blazina M., Smodlaka N. [2004] Northern Adriatic mesocosm experiment Rovinj 2003: primary production and total organic carbon. Periodicum biologorum, 106, 23-29.
Berto D., Zangrando V., Savelli F., Giani M. [2004] Optical Absorption of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter in the Estuary of the Po River (Northern Adriatic, Italy). Rapp. Comm. Int. Mer. Médit., 37, 174.
Berto D., Boscolo R., Falsiroli D., Giani M., Macchia S., Massironi M., Rizzo V. [2004] Mercury in sediments and molluscs of the southern Venice lagoon, RMZ- Material and Geoenvironments. Periodical for mining, metallurgy and geology. Mercury as a Global Pollutant, 51 (1), 808-809.
Giani M., Savelli F, Boldrin A. [2003] Temporal Variability of Particulate Organic Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Hydrobiologia, 494, 319-325.
30. Zago C., Capodaglio G., Barbante C., Giani M., Moret I., Scarponi G., Cescon P. [2002] Heavy metal distribution and speciation in the Northern Adriatic Sea (Po river outflow). Chemistry and ecology, 18, 39-51.
Pinardi N., Auclair F., Cesarini C., Demirov E., Fonda Umani S., Giani M., Montanari G., Oddo P., Tonani M., Zavattarelli M. [2002] Toward Marine Environmental Predictions in the Mediterranean Sea Coastal Areas: A Monitoring Approach. In: N. Pinardi & J. Woods (eds). Ocean Forecasting. Conceptual Basis and Applications. 339-376. Springer Verlag. Berlin.
Giani M. [2002] Distribuzione e variazioni temporali della sostanza organica nell?Adriatico settentrionale. Archivio di Oceanografia e Limnologia, 23, 29-41.
Gismondi M., Giani M., Savelli F., Boldrin A., Rabitti S. [2002] Particulate organic matter in the northern and central Adriatic. Chemistry and ecology, 18, 27-38.
Giani M., Boldrin A., Matteucci G., Frascari F., Gismondi M., Rabitti S. [2001] Downward fluxes of particulate carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in the North Western Adriatic sea. Sci. Tot. Environ., 266: 125-134.
Giani, M., Gismondi, M., Righi, S. and F. Savelli [1999] Particulate flux in a coastal area of the Northern Adriatic Sea: major elements and trace metals. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Marine Pollution, IAEA TECDOC - 1094, 358-359.
Pellegrini, D., Giani, M., Mellara, F. and M. Gabellini [1995] Trace metals distribution in a dredge material disposal site of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Méedit., 34: 142.
Pellegrini, D., Giani, M., Mellara, F. and M. Gabellini. 1995.Trace metals distribution in a dredge material disposal site of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Méedit., 34: 142.
Giani, M., Gabellini, G., Pellegrini, D., Costantini, S., Beccaloni, E. e Giordano, R. [1994] Concentration and partitioning of Hg, Cr and Pb in sediments of dredge and disposal sites of the Northern Adriatic Sea. Sci. Tot. Environ., 158: 97-112.
Guerrera, E., Cicero, A.M., Giani, M., Lanzilli, G. [1992] Application of flow cytometry to marine biology. Giornale Botanico Italiano, 126, 746-748.
Pellegrini, D., Giani, M., Coppolelli P. [1992] Mercury and Chromium in organisms of the coastal marine area between Po delta and Ravenna harbour. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit. 33: 81.
Mecozzi, M., Gesumundo, C., Amici, M., Giani, M. [1992] Total P and extractable Si in superficial sediments of Northern Adriatic Sea. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit. 33: 325.
Giani, M., Cicero, A.M., Savelli, F., Bruno, M., Donati, G., Farina, A., Veschetti, E. e Volterra, L. [1992] Marine snow in the Adriatic Sea: a multifactorial study. Sci. Tot. Environ. Supp. 1992: 539-549.
Giordano, R., Arata, P., Ciaralli, L., Rinaldi, S., Giani, M., Cicero, A.M., Costantini, S.[1991] Heavy metals in mussels and fish from italian coastal waters. Mar. Poll. Bull., 22: 10-14.
Giordano R., Arata P., Rinaldi S., Ciaralli L., Giani M., Rubbiani. M., Costantini S. [1989] Mercury, Cadmium and Lead in Marine Organisms (Mytilus Galloprovincialis LMK) collected along the Italian Coasts. 1989. Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 25, 511-516.

Created: 2001-06-11 Last Updated: 2016-07-05 by Michele GIANI