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List of relevant publications from our lab:


















Not C., Lui C.Y.I., Cannicci S., 2020. Feeding behavior is the main driver for microparticle intake in mangrove crabs. Limnology and Oceanography Letters, DOI: 10.1002/lol2.10143.

Ng, P.K., Shih, H.T. and Cannicci, S., 2019. A new genus for Sesarma (Holometopus) tangi Rathbun, 1931 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Sesarmidae) from mangrove forests, with notes on its ecology and conservation. The Journal of Crustacean Biology, 40(1), pp.89-96.

Cannicci S., Fusi M., Cimò F., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Fratini S., 2018. Interference competition as a key determinant for spatial distribution of mangrove crabs. BMC Ecology, 18:8 DOI: 10.1186/s12898-018-0164-1.

Fusi M., Beone G.M., Suciu N.A., Sacchi A., Trevisan M., Capri E., Daffonchio D., Din N., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Cannicci S., 2016. Ecological status and sources of anthropogenic contaminants in mangroves of the Wouri River Estuary (Cameroon). Mar. Pollut. Bull. 109: 723-733.

Fratini S., Ragionieri L., Cannicci S., 2016. Demographic History and Reproductive Output Correlates with Intraspecific Genetic Variation in Seven Species of Indo-Pacific Mangrove Crabs. PLOS ONE  11: e0158582.

Fusi M., Cannicci S., Daffonchio D., Mostert B., Pörtner H.-O., & Giomi F., 2016. The trade-off between heat tolerance and metabolic cost drives the bimodal life strategy at the air-water interface. Sci. Rep., 6: 19158.

Fusi M., Giomi F., Babbini S., Daffonchio D., McQuaid C., Porri F., Cannicci S., 2015. Thermal specialization across large geographical scales predicts the resilience of mangrove crab populations to global warming. Oikos, 124: 784-795.

Lee S.Y., Primavera J.H., Dahdouh-Guebas F., McKee K., Bosire J.O., Cannicci S., Diele K., Fromard F., Koedam N., Marchand C., Mendelssohn I., Mukherjee N., Record S., 2014. Ecological role and services of tropical mangrove ecosystems: A reassessment. Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 23: 595-609.

Giomi F., Fusi M., Barausse A., Mostert B., Pörtner H.-O., Cannicci++ S., 2014. Improved heat tolerance in air drives the recurrent evolution of air-breathing. Proc. R. Soc. B., 281: 20132927.

Andreetta A., Fusi M., Cameldi I., Cimò F., Carnicelli S., Cannicci++ S., 2014. Mangrove carbon sink. Do burrowing crabs contribute to sediment carbon storage? Evidence from a Kenyan mangrove system. J Sea Res. 85: 524–533. (IF = 1.89, Citations = 25)

Bartolini F., Cimò F. Fusi M., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Penha Lopes G., Cannicci S., 2011. The effect of sewage discharge on the ecosystem engineering activities of two East African fiddler crab species: Consequences for mangrove ecosystem functioning. Mar. Environ. Res. 71: 53-61.

Fratini s., Ragionieri L., Cannicci S., 2010. Stock structure and demographic history of the indo-west pacific mud crab Scylla serrata. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 86: 51-61.

Cannicci S., Bartolini F., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Fratini S., Litulo C., Macia A., Mrabu E. J. Penha-Lopes G., Paula J., 2009. Effects of urban wastewater on crab and mollusc assemblages in equatorial and subtropical mangroves of East Africa, Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 84: 305-317.

Bartolini F., Penha-Lopes G., Limbu S., Paula J., Cannicci S., 2009. Behavioural responses of the mangrove fiddler crabs (Uca annulipes and U. inversa) to urban sewage loadings: results of a mesocosm approach. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 58: 1860-1867.

Duke N.C., Meynecke J.-O., Dittmann S., Ellison A.M., Anger K., Berger U., Cannicci S., Diele K., Ewel K.C., Field C.D., Koedam N., Lee S.Y., Marchand C., Nordhaus I., Dahdouh-Guebas F., 2007. A world without mangroves? Science. 317: 41-42. (IF = 37.20, Citations = 767)

Skov M., Hartnoll R. G., Shunula P. J., Ruwa R. K., Vannini M., Cannicci S., 2005. Marching to a different drummer: crabs synchronize reproduction to a fourteen month lunar-tidal cycle. Ecology. 86: 1164-1171. (IF = 4.81, Citations = 54)

Skov M., Vannini M., Shunula P.J., Hartnoll R. G.& Cannicci++ S., 2002. Quantifying the density of mangrove crabs: Ocypodidae and Grapsidae. Mar. Biol. 141: 725-732. (IF = 2.4, Citations = 92)