Giovanni Bearzi
 
   
 
Last update: August 2014
 
   
   
   
     
 
Short CV  

Giovanni Bearzi, Pew Marine Conservation Fellow, holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He has been carrying out dolphin research projects since 1986, particularly in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. He founded and directed for a decade a dolphin research and conservation programme in Croatia, which was awarded the ‘Henry Ford European Conservation Award’ as best European project. Board Member (1990—2010) and President (2000—2010) of the Tethys Research Institute. Contract Professor of Cetacean Conservation (2002—2006) at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Venice, Italy. Coordinator and Science Director of Dolphin Biology and Conservation (since 2011). Research Associate, Marine Mammal Behavioral Ecology Group, Texas A&M University (since 2011). Visiting Senior Scientist at the Institute of Marine Life Sciences, Texas A&M University (2011—2012). Faculty Member and Research Associate Scientist, Texas A&M University (since 2013). Giovanni has published about 40 peer-reviewed articles and various other work intended to support marine conservation action.

   
(informal)  

I do research on dolphins, particularly in poorly-known Mediterranean areas. My studies aim to inform management action through a description of problems faced by the animals, ideally also explaining how such problems could be solved. While I have become aware that moving beyond marine conservation on paper is a considerable challenge, I strive to make a difference and spend much time in the field.

   
E-mail   giovanni.bearzi#gmail.com (replace # with @)
 
Long CV  

Education

Ph.D. Zoology, Summa Cum Laude, University of Basle, Switzerland (2003)

Laurea Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Padua, Italy (1989)

Scientific high school, Liceo "M. Grigoletti", Pordenone, Italy (1982)

 

Main professional interests

Cetacean status, ecology, behaviour and interactions with fisheries

The use of research in formulating conservation/management strategies and policy

Awareness, education and capacity building action to promote marine conservation

The ethical aspects of scientific investigation

 

Present positions

Dolphin Biology and Conservation (Italy & Greece)

  Coordinator and Science Director — since 2011
   

Texas A&M University (USA)

  Faculty Member and Research Associate Scientist — since 2013
  Associate Member, Graduate Program in Marine Biology — since 2013
  Research Associate, Marine Mammal Behavioral Ecology Group — since 2011
   

OceanCare ( Switzerland)

  Marine mammal and fisheries research expert — since 2011

 

Past positions

Visiting Senior Scientist, Institute of Marine Life Sciences, Texas A&M University (2011—2012)

This involved being a guest lecturer, conducting research in collaboration with faculty and research members, observing classes, co-teaching seminars and interacting with faculty and graduate students.

President and General manager, Tethys Research Institute (2000—2010)

The Tethys Research Institute is a non-profit non-governmental organisation dedicated to the preservation of the marine environment. Founded in 1986, Tethys generated one of the largest datasets on Mediterranean whales and dolphins and over 300 scientific contributions.

My other responsibilities with Tethys have included:

Ionian Dolphin Project
Co-manager (1997—2003), manager, and science coordinator (2004—2010) of a dolphin research and conservation programme in the coastal waters of western Greece, focusing on dolphin ecology, behaviour, status, and interactions with fisheries.

'Dolphins of Greece' expedition, Earthwatch Institute (2006—2010)
Science coordinator of a project investigating the status, ecology and behaviour of bottlenose dolphins inhabiting the Amvrakikos Gulf, western Greece.

1991—2010. Member of the Board of Directors
1997—2010. Webmaster
1997—2006. Founder and Director, Venice Dolphin Project
1987—1996. Founder and Director, Adriatic Dolphin Project

Contract professor of Cetacean conservation (2002—2006)

A course held at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Italy. The course focused on research and management strategies to study and protect whales and dolphins, encompassing field and lab research methods, data analysis, selection and interpretation of the relevant scientific literature, communication with policy makers, public awareness, and use of the available information to mitigate threats affecting cetacean populations, particularly in the Mediterranean.

Consultant / Collaborator / Contractor

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) / Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)

UNEP's Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and contiguous Atlantic area (ACCOBAMS)

UNEP’s Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC-SPA)

Hellenic Society for the study and protection of the Mediterranean monk seal (MOm)

Bellerive Foundation / Aga Khan Foundation

 

Other professional affiliations

2011—date. Member of the Advisory Committee, The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy
2000—date. Member of the Cetacean Specialist Group, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
2000—date. Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Ocean Conservation Society (USA)
2001—date. Honorary member, Delphis - Mediterranean Dolphin Conservation (Italy)
2007—2010. Coordinator, Cetacean Alliance
1996—2003. Member of the Jury, “Emily B. Shane Award”
1998—2002. Member of the Board, European Cetacean Society
1998—2002. National Contact Person for Italy, European Cetacean Society
1995. Honorary member, Movimento per l'Adriatico (Italy)

 

Fellowships and awards

Texas A&M University Senior Research Fellow
In 2011 I received a Senior Research Fellowship from Texas A&M University and I was invited to spend nine months at TAMU's headquarters in Galveston, TX.

Pew Marine Conservation Fellow
Regarded as the world's most prestigious award in marine conservation, Pew Marine Conservation Fellowships have been granted since 1996 to fund innovative work in marine ecosystems, fisheries management, coastal conservation, and marine contamination. Nominations are made through an international network of environmental experts. Evaluation and selection of Pew Fellows is conducted by an international advisory committee. In 2001 I was awarded a Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship, which included funding for a 3-year project titled "What threatens coastal dolphin populations in the Mediterranean Sea? Insight from interdisciplinary research in key areas".

Henry Ford European Conservation Award
The 1996 edition of one of the most prestigious environmental prizes in Europe attracted 1000+ entries from 26 countries. After being selected as the best Italian project, the Adriatic Dolphin Project was seen by the jury as "a model of ongoing education, coupled with professional research and management", and was awarded as the "Best European Project Overall". The international panel of judges included representatives of the Council of Europe, the Conservation Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme and UNESCO. As the Adriatic Dolphin Project founder and director (1987-1996), I received the Grand Prix during a fancy event in Budapest. The prize was entirely used to support conservation-oriented research on Mediterranean coastal dolphins.

Others
The importance of the conservation activities carried out in the Adriatic Sea has been recognized by the Ministers of the Council of Europe. In 1995 the Adriatic Dolphin Project was invited to participate in the European Nature Conservation Year. Furthermore, the project was nominated one of the "Ten Greenest Projects" by the Italian commission "Carnia Alpe Verde". I was featured in Italian nature magazines and newspapers with journalistic titles such as "The Nobel Prize of the Sea awarded to a Venetian" (Il Gazzettino) and "Biologist of the Year" (Airone).

 

Teaching experience

2014 - Co-teacher (with Prof. Bernd Würsig), Marine Biology Field Course MARB 489/689, Texas A&M University at Galveston, TX, USA: "Research and Conservation in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece:  Dolphins, Fisheries, and Cultural Heritage"

2013 - Co-teacher (with Prof. Bernd Würsig), Marine Biology Field Course MARB 489/689, Texas A&M University at Galveston, TX, USA: "Research and Conservation in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece:  Dolphins, Fisheries, and Cultural Heritage"

2012 - Co-teacher (with Prof. Bernd Würsig), Marine Biology CourseMARB 482,Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX, USA: "Fisheries, world or regional status of fisheries, overfishing and its effects on ecosystems or economies"

2002–2006 - Contract professor of Cetacean conservation, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Italy

2005 - Co-teacher (with Silvia Bonizzoni), Course on ‘Cetacean research and conservation in the Mediterranean Sea’, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Taranto (University of Bari) and the Confederation of Veterinary Doctors, Italy

Also see: "Invited participation in workshops and seminars"

 

Editorial experience

I served as co-editor for Endangered Species Research (2008-2010), as guest associate editor for Conservation Biology and Marine Mammal Science, and as reviewer for the following scientific journals:

African Journal of Marine Science
Animal Biology
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Aquatic Mammals
Australian Journal of Zoology
Biologia Marina Mediterranea
Biological Conservation
Canadian Journal of Zoology
Ciencias Marinas
Conservation Biology
Endangered Species Research
Environmental Conservation
Environmental Pollution
Ethology
Fishery Bulletin
ICES Journal of Marine Science
Italian Journal of Zoology
Journal of Biological Research - Thessaloniki
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Journal of Mammalogy
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals
Mammal Review
Mammalian Species
Marine Biology
Marine Ecology
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Marine Mammal Science
Mediterranean Marine Science
New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Pakistan Journal of Zoology
PLoS ONE
Revue d’Ecologie (Terre et Vie)
Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

I evaluated abstracts submitted to Conferences of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, abstracts submitted to Conferences of the European Cetacean Society (ECS), contributions to ECS proceedings ("European Research on Cetaceans"), and project proposals submitted to the International Foundation for Science (IFS), the Italian National Research Centre (CNR) and the Earthwatch Institute.

Editor or co-editor of several newsletters on cetaceans. Member of the Editorial Board of FINS, the newsletter of ACCOBAMS (2004—2009).

 

Communication technology

In the 1980s I designed some of the earliest educational multimedia computer programmes on cetaceans in Italy (with the Museum of Natural History of Pordenone, Italy, and with the Fondazione Cetacea, Italy). In 1990 I was an Apple Computer Developer.

In 2004 I produced the video documentary DolphinPeople and a short video on the decline of Mediterranean coastal dolphins.

I designed and managed the web sites and blogs listed below:

   
                 
       
                                     

Dolphin Biology and Conservation

                                      Dolphin Biology Expeditions
                                      Dolphin Biology & Conservation News
                                      Marine Mammal Behav. Ecol. Group
                                      Cetacean Alliance
                                      Tethys Research Institute
                                      ACCOBAMS web site & database
                           
      Tethys News
                                      Mediterranean Conservation News
                                      Coastal Dolphins News

Field research

2009—date
Ecology, status and conservation of striped dolphins, short-beaked common dolphins and common bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece

2012
Interactions between marine mammals and fisheries in the Argolikos Gulf, Greece

2011—2012    
Common bottlenose dolphins in the Galveston Ship Channel, Texas, USA (pilot project to assess the feasibility of individual photo-identification from the coast)

2011
Interactions between dolphins and fisheries in and around the Marine Protected Area of Sinis, Italy

2010—2011
Ecology, status and interactions with fisheries of common bottlenose dolphins in the Northern Evoikos Gulf, Greece

2001—2010
Ecology, status and conservation of common bottlenose dolphins in the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece

1996—2010
Ecology, status and conservation of short-beaked common dolphins and common bottlenose dolphins in the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago, Greece

2008
Interactions between dolphins and fisheries in and around the Marine Protected Area of Porto Cesareo, Italy

1987—2008
Ecology, status and conservation of cetaceans in the northern Adriatic Sea

1999—2001
Common bottlenose dolphin behaviour, ecology and interactions with fisheries around the island of Asinara (Sardinia, Italy)

1990—1995
Common bottlenose dolphin ecology, behaviour and social organisation in the Kvarneric, Croatia

1993
Cetacean fauna of the Caribbean Sea (particularly Venezuela, Martinique, Dominica)

1991
Common bottlenose dolphin social ecology near the island of Tavolara (Sardinia, Italy)

1986—1989
Cetacean distribution and sighting frequencies in the central and eastern Mediterranean Sea, aboard the oceanographic vessel "Bannock" (Italian National Research Council) and platforms of opportunity.

 

Supervision of graduate and undergraduate students

Nina Luisa Santostasi. 2014. Population abundance of striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba and common dolphin Delphinus delphis in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece. MSc in Biological Sciences, University 'La Sapienza', Rome, Italy.

Manon Roucaulte. 2012. Photo-identification of striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece. Final report, National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France.

Aina Pascual Cuadras. 2009. Distribution and habitat preferences of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece. MSc in Biodiversity, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Christina Geijer. 2009. Evaluation of group definitions in a population of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus, western Greece. MSc in Nature Conservation, University College London, U.K.

Zsuzsanna Pereszlényi. 2009. Feeding behaviour of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece. MSc in Biology, University of Pécs, Hungary.

Silvia Bonizzoni. 2008. Social organisation of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus near the island of Kalamos, Greece. Degree in Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Italy.

Chiara Piroddi. 2008. An ecosystem-based approach to study two dolphin populations around the island of Kalamos, Ionian Sea, Greece. MSc in Zoology, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Annalise Petroselli. 2006. Habitat use and distribution of short-beaked common dolphins Delphinus delphis around the island of Kalamos, Greece (eastern Ionian Sea). MSc in Marine Mammal Science, University of Wales, Bangor, U.K.

Nicola Bonel. 2005. Management of whale watching in two Mediterranean areas: the Cetacean Sanctuary (Ligurian Sea) and the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). Degree in Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Italy.

Erica Busatto. 2004. The method of photo-identification as a tool for the study of coastal Mediterranean dolphins. Degree in Marine Biology, University of Padua, Italy.

Chiara Piroddi. 2004. An ecosystem approach to the study of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece. Degree in Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Italy.

Luigi Bundone. 2003. Status and conservation of the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus. Degree in Environmental Sciences. University of Venice, Italy.

Daria Tonini. 2003. Cetaceans of the Gulf of Venice: Conservation status and monitoring methods. Degree in Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Italy.

Daniela Pavan. 2002. The role of whale watching in marine conservation. Degree in Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Italy.

Francesco Quondam. 2002. Habitat use by short-beaked common dolphins Delphinus delphis in the eastern Ionian Sea. Degree in Natural Sciences, University of Trieste, Italy.

Sebastiano Bruno. 2001. Social organisation of short-beaked common dolphins Delphinus delphis in the eastern Ionian Sea. Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Padua, Italy.

Enrico Cabras. 2000. The feeding behaviour of two dolphin species in the eastern Ionian Sea used as an environmental indicator. Degree in Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Italy.

Nina Therkildsen. 2000. Immediate behavioural reactions of common dolphins Delphinus delphis and bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus to remote biopsy sampling in the eastern Ionian Sea. Extended Essay - Biology, International Baccalaureate School, Norway.

Sabrina Ferretti. 1999. Respiration pattern of common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins in Ionian Greece coastal waters. Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Milan, Italy.

Caterina Maria Fortuna. 1996. Analysis of respiration patterns of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus observed in the northern Adriatic Sea. Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Florence, Italy.

Sylvan Oehen. 1996. The acoustic behaviour of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the northern Adriatic Sea. Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Zürich, Switzerland.

Mojca Kristan. 1995. Cetacean studies in the northern Adriatic: A case of the Tethys Research Institute. Extended Essay - Biology, International Baccalaureate School, Maribor, Slovenia.

Melita Peharda. 1993. Surfacing patterns of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) in the northern Adriatic Sea. Extended Essay - Biology, International Baccalaureate School, Zagreb, Croatia.

 

Invited participation in workshops and seminars

2013 - Invited presentation, "Studying and defending dolphins in a changing sea", Castello di Masnago, Varese (Italy). Hosted by Italia Nostra.

2012 - Invited presentation, "Defending dolphins and marine biodiversity: pioneering studies in the Mediterranean", Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX (USA)

2012 - Invited presentation, "Ethics and marine conservation", Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX (USA)

2011 - Invited presentation, "Marine conservation on paper: Management inaction in the Mediterranean", Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX (USA)

2011 - Invited speaker, "From monsters to icons: Shifting perception of whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean", Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX (USA)

2011 - Invited presentation, "Striped and common dolphins in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece", Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX (USA)

2011 - Invited presentation, "Defending dolphins and marine biodiversity: pioneering studies in the Mediterranean", Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX (USA)

2011 - Invited speaker, "Defending dolphins and marine biodiversity through pioneer studies in basins exposed to acute human impact", event organized by OceanCare, Hotel Glockenhof, Zürich (Switzerland)

2011 - Invited speaker, "Dolphins and fisheries in the area of Sinis, Sardinia", Marine Protected Area of Sinis peninsula and Mal di Ventre island (Italy)

2011 - Invited lecturer, "Cetaceans: science, management and education", Training course for environmental educators, Marine Protected Area of Torre Guaceto (Italy)

2011 - Invited speaker, "Dolphin research in the Northern Gulf of Evia", and "Ethics and ocean conservation", OceanCare Workshop, Wädenswil (Switzerland)

2010 - Invited lecturer, Seminar "Biology, ecology, physiology of marine mammals of the Mediterranean Sea", Campus, University of Bari (Italy)

2010 - Invited lecturer, Seminar "Twenty years of cetacean research in the Mediterranean: what for?", Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce (Italy)

2009 - Organiser and speaker, Workshop 'Cetacean research and conservation in the Mediterranean Sea: 1986-2009', Tethys Research Institute, Milan (Italy)

2008 - Invited speaker, Workshop 'Fisheries and management of Marine Protected Areas', Porto Cesareo (Italy)

2008 - Invited lecturer (with Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Sidney Holt and Leslie Busby), 'Large whales on the hills of Umbria', Paciano (Italy)

2008 - Invited lecturer, 'Dolphins of the Ionian Sea: Research and conservation', Lega Navale Italiana, Porto Cesareo (Italy)

2008 - Invited participant, international workshop on 'The Economics of the Global Loss of Biological Diversity' organised by the European Commission and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, Brussels (Belgium).

2007 - Invited speaker, Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation Annual Meeting, Morro Bay, California (USA)

2007 - Organiser of roundtable: 'Marine Conservation on Paper: The Mediterranean Case', Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation Annual Meeting, Morro Bay, California (USA)

2007 - Invited speaker, 3nd Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS), Dubrovnik (Croatia)

2007 - Invited speaker, 8th Meeting of Focal Points for Specially Protected Areas (SPAs), Palermo (Italy)

2007 - Invited lecturer, Festa del Delfino (6th Edition), Lacco Ameno, Isola d'Ischia (Italy)

2007 - Invited speaker, final conference of project INTERREG III Italy-Slovenia 2000-2006 'Biological oceanography of the northern Adriatic Sea', Venezia (Italy)

2007 - Invited lecturer, 'Six Days for Science' symposium organised by Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, Bari (Italy)

2007 - Invited expert, IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group and IUCN Global Mammal Assessment Cetacean Red List Workshop, La Jolla, California (USA)

2006 - Invited expert, 4th ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee Meeting, Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area, Monaco (Principality of Monaco)

2006 - Invited speaker, Conference 'AdriaWatch - Cetaceans, sea turtles and sharks of the Adriatic Sea', Cattolica (Italy)

2006 - Invited lecturer, Festa del Delfino (5th Edition), Lacco Ameno, Isola d'Ischia (Italy)

2006 - Invited expert, IUCN and ACCOBAMS workshop for the Red List assessment of cetaceans in the ACCOBAMS area, Monaco (Principality of Monaco)

2006 - Invited speaker, workshop progetto INTERREG III Italia-Slovenia per l’Adriatico Settentrionale, ISMAR Venezia (Italy)

2006 - Invited lecturer, Faculty of Marine Biology, University of Padua at Chioggia (Italy)

2005 - Invited speaker, 'Coastal dolphins of the Mediterranean: insight from studies in the northern Adriatic and eastern Ionian Seas', Symposium 'Fish and More' organised by the University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

2005 - Invited expert, 3nd ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee Meeting, Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area, Cairo (Egypt)

2005 - Invited lecturer, Faculty of Marine Biology, University of Padua at Chioggia (Italy)

2004 - Invited expert, 1st Meeting for the preparation of an Action Plan for the conservation of cetaceans in Libya, Tripoli (Libya)

2004 - Invited participant, 2nd Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS), Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2004 - Organiser and speaker, 'A night for the common dolphin', event organised by WDCS - The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, ASMS OceanCare and the Tethys Research Institute, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2004 - Invited lecturer, 'The amazing dolphins of the Amvrakikos Gulf', event organised by the Municipality of Vonitsa (Greece)

2004 - Invited lecturer, 'Coastal dolphins of the eastern Ionian Sea', event organised by the Municipality and Cultural Centre of Mytikas (Greece)

2004 - Organiser of a workshop on Mediterranean common dolphins to discuss topics related to the preparation of the Conservation Plan commissioned by ACCOBAMS, Tethys research station at Episkopi, Island of Kalamos (Greece)

2004 - Invited lecturer, 'Science Week', Institute of Marine Sciences, National Research Council (CNR), Venice (Italy)

2004 - Invited lecturer / invited expert, CIESM Research Workshop 'Understanding the Role of Cetaceans in the Marine Ecosystem', Venice (Italy)

2004 - Invited lecturer, Faculty of Marine Biology, University of Padua at Chioggia (Italy)

2003 - Invited lecturer / invited expert, 2nd ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee Meeting, Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area, Istanbul (Turkey)

2003 - Invited lecturer, seminar 'Coastal dolphins of the Mediterranean Sea: the possible reasons behind their decline', Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Padua at Legnaro (Italy)

2003 - Invited speaker, Workshop on Cetaceans, 4th Italian Teriological Conference, Riccione (Italy)

2003 - Invited lecturer (with Bernd Würsig and Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara), seminar 'Cetacean research and conservation in the Mediterranean Sea', Faculty of Zoology, University of Basle (Switzerland)

2003 - Invited lecturer, seminar 'Coastal dolphins of the Mediterranean Sea: the possible reasons behind their decline', Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Padua at Legnaro (Italy)

2003 - Invited lecturer, Museum of Natural History, Venice (Italy)

2003 - Invited lecturer, Course on Cetacean Biology, Civic Aquarium, Milan (Italy)

2003 - Invited lecturer (two seminars), Faculty of Marine Biology, University of Padua at Chioggia (Italy)

2002 - Invited lecturer, Rotary Club, Mestre (Italy)

2002 - Invited lecturer / invited expert, 1st ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee Meeting, Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area, Tunis (Tunisia)

2002 - Invited lecturer / invited expert, EUROPHLUKES (a EU-funded project on cetacean photo-identification in European waters) consortium meeting and workshop, Liège (Belgium)

2002 - Invited expert representing the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), First Meeting of the Parties, Monaco (Monaco Principality)

2001 - Invited participation, Conservation priorities for Mediterranean and Black Sea cetaceans, Round Table organised by CIESM (Commissione Intérnationale pour l’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée), Monaco (Monaco Principality)

2001 - Invited participation, Conference on Adriatic Sea monitoring (Italy-Slovenia) in the context of INTERREG II. "L'Adriatico settentrionale: un osservatorio per la gestione del mare”, Venice (Italy)

2001 - Invited lecturer (with Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara), 'Saving Mediterranean dolphins and whales', organised by Lions Club at the Navy Arsenal Library, Venice (Italy)

2001 - Invited lecturer, course on Cetacean Biology, Civic Aquarium, Milan (Italy)

2001 - Invited lecturer, EUROPHLUKES consortium meeting and workshop, Leiden (The Netherlands)

2001 - Invited lecturer, 'First ACCOBAMS Training course on cetacean research and conservation', Constanta (Romania)

2001 - Organiser and lecturer, 'Tethys workshop on dolphin research and conservation in the Mediterranean Sea', Tethys research station at Episkopi, Island of Kalamos (Greece)

2001 - Invited lecturer, National Research Council, Institute of Marine Biology, Seminar 'Coastal dolphins of the Mediterranean Sea: Fishermen’s enemies or endangered species?', Venice (Italy)

2001 - Invited speaker, Annual Meeting, Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, White Point, Nova Scotia (Canada)

2001 - Invited lecturer, Student workshop, European Cetacean Society, Rome (Italy)

2000 - Invited expert representing the IUCN-SSC Cetacean Specialist Group, IUCN Species Information System Workshop, Rome (Italy)

2000 - Invited lecturer, Municipal Aquarium and Hydrobiological Station, Milan (Italy)

2000 - Invited lecturer, Regional Museum of Natural Sciences, Turin (Italy)

1999 - Invited lecturer, Museum of Natural Sciences, Brescia (Italy)

1998 - Invited lecturer (with Dànilo Mainardi), inaugural talk, 13th edition of 'Giovedì Scienza', Teatro Colosseo, Turin (Italy)

1998 - Organiser and lecturer, Seminar 'Methods for studying dolphins in the wild', Thetis Marine Technologies Conference Room, Venice (Italy)

1998 - Organiser and lecturer, Seminar 'Dolphins: Key species of the marine ecosystem', Thetis Marine Technologies Conference Room, Venice (Italy)

1996 - Invited lecturer, Faculty of Biology, University of Padua (Italy)

1995 - Invited participant, 'International Workshop on the Scientific Aspects of Whale-Watching Regulations', Monte Castello di Vibio (Italy)

1995 - Invited lecturer, 'Seminar on Marine Resource Management', WWF International, Miramare (Italy)

1995 - Invited lecturer, 'The dolphins of Cres and Losinj', Villa Contarini, Piazzola sul Brenta (Italy)

1995 - Invited lecturer, 'The dolphins of Cres and Losinj', Faculty of Biology, University of Trieste (Italy)

1994 - Invited lecturer, 'Croatian Dolphins', Theatre de l'Opera, Paris (France)

1994 - Invited lecturer, 'The dolphins of Cres and Losinj', Cultural Center, Bonn (Germany)

1994 - Invited speaker, 'The dolphins of Cres and Losinj', 5th Conference of the Croatian Biological Society, Pula (Croatia)

1994 - Invited speaker, European Cetacean Society workshop 'Methods for the study of bottlenose dolphin populations in the wild', Montpellier (France)

1993 - Invited lecturer, 'The dolphins of Cres and Losinj', Municipal Aquarium and Hydrobiological Station, Milan (Italy)

1993 - Invited lecturer, 'The dolphins of Cres and Losinj', for refugee children during the Yugoslavian war, Veli Losinj (Croatia)

1992 - Invited lecturer, 'The dolphins of Cres and Losinj', for marine commando soldiers of the Croatian Army during the Yugoslavian war, Osor (Croatia)

1992 - Invited lecturer, 'The dolphins of Cres and Losinj', Faculty of Biology, University of Zagreb (Croatia).

 
Publications  

(in chronological order)

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Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
Chapters in science and popular science books
Conservation action plans
Selected reports
Papers in Proceedings of European Cetacean Society conferences and workshops
Conference presentations and short papers
Miscellaneous
IUCN Red List assessments

 

Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Venturino M.C., Zanardelli M., Bearzi G., Borsani J.F., Cavalloni B. 1993. Cetaceans in the central Mediterranean Sea: distribution and sighting frequencies. Italian Journal of Zoology 60:131-138. (800 Kb)

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1995. A comparison of the present occurrence of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, and common dolphins, Delphinus delphis, in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). Annales (Annals for Istrian and Mediterranean Studies) 7:61-68. (3.1 Mb)

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Politi E. 1997. Social ecology of bottlenose dolphins in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). Marine Mammal Science 13(4):650-668. (1.1 Mb)

Bearzi G., Fortuna C.M., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1998. Unusual sighting of a striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) in the Kvarneric, Northern Adriatic Sea. Natura Croatica 7(3):169-176. (1.6 Mb)

Bearzi G., Politi E., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1999. Diurnal behavior of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). Marine Mammal Science 15(4):1065-1097. (2.7 Mb)

Wilson B., Arnold H., Bearzi G., Fortuna C.M., Gaspar R., Ingram S., Liret C., Pribanic S., Read A.J., Ridoux V., Schneider K., Urian K.W., Wells R.S., Wood C., Thompson P.M., Hammond P.S. 1999. Epidermal diseases in bottlenose dolphins: Impacts of natural and anthropogenic factors. Proceedings Royal Society London B - Biological Sciences 266:1077-1083. (184 Kb)

Bearzi G. 2000. First report of a common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) death following penetration of a biopsy dart. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 2(3):217-221. (84 Kb)

Fossi M.C., Marsili L., Neri G., Casini S., Bearzi G., Politi E., Zanardelli M., Panigada S. 2000. Skin biopsy of Mediterranean cetaceans for the investigation of interspecies susceptibility to xenobiotic contaminants. Marine Environmental Research 50:517-521. (187 Kb)

Bearzi G. 2001. Book review. The bottlenose dolphin: biology and conservation. J.E. Reynolds, R.S. Wells and S.D. Eide, eds. University of Florida Press, Gainseville, FL. 2000. 288 pp. Marine Mammal Science 17(3):670-671. (754 Kb)

Bearzi G., Reeves R.R., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Politi E., Canadas A., Frantzis A., Mussi B. 2003. Ecology, status and conservation of short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in the Mediterranean Sea. Mammal Review 33(3):224-252. (348 Kb)

Bearzi G., Holcer D., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2004. The role of historical dolphin takes and habitat degradation in shaping the present status of northern Adriatic cetaceans. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 14:363-379. (212 Kb)

Bearzi G., Politi E., Agazzi S., Bruno S., Costa M., Bonizzoni S. 2005. Occurrence and present status of coastal dolphins (Delphinus delphis and Tursiops truncatus) in the eastern Ionian Sea. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 15:243-257. (278 Kb)

Bearzi G., Reeves R.R. 2004. Where did the Mediterranean’s common dolphin go? Ecologia Mediterranea 30(2):243-244. (554 Kb)

Bearzi G., Politi E., Agazzi S., Azzellino A. 2006. Prey depletion caused by overfishing and the decline of marine megafauna in eastern Ionian Sea coastal waters (central Mediterranean). Biological Conservation 127(4):373-382. (444 Kb)

Bearzi G. 2007. Marine conservation on paper. Conservation Biology 21(1):1-3. (173 Kb)

Bearzi G., Agazzi S., Bonizzoni S., Costa M., Azzellino A. 2008. Dolphins in a bottle: abundance, residency patterns and conservation of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the semi-closed eutrophic Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18(2):130-146. (502 Kb)

Bearzi G., Agazzi S., Gonzalvo J., Costa M., Bonizzoni S., Politi E., Piroddi C., Reeves R.R. 2008. Overfishing and the disappearance of short-beaked common dolphins from western Greece. Endangered Species Research 5:1-12. (1.0 Mb)

Bearzi G., Azzellino A., Politi E., Costa M., Bastianini M. 2008. Influence of seasonal forcing on habitat use by bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the northern Adriatic Sea. Ocean Science Journal 43(4):175-182. (387 Kb)

Bearzi G., Fortuna C.M., Reeves R.R. 2008. Ecology and conservation of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the Mediterranean Sea. Mammal Review 39(2):92-123. (307 Kb)

Pino d'Astore P., Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S. 2008. Cetacean strandings in the Province of Brindisi, Italy, southern Adriatic Sea. Annales, Series Historia Naturalis 18(1):29-38. (1.2 Mb)

Bearzi G. 2009. Delfini e pesca: interazioni trofiche e depredazione in aree marine costiere del Mediterraneo. Thalassia Salentina 32:7-13. (412 Kb)

Bearzi G. 2009. When swordfish conservation biologists eat swordfish. Conservation Biology 23(1):1-2. (84 Kb)

Bearzi G. 2009. Practicing fisheries conservation biology within harvesting regimes. Reply to David W. Kerstetter. Conservation Biology 23(5):1073-1074. (136 Kb)

Bearzi G., Costa M., Politi E., Agazzi S., Pierantonio N., Tonini D., Bastianini M. 2009. Cetacean records and encounter rates in the northern Adriatic Sea during the years 1988-2007. Annales, Series Historia Naturalis 19(2):145-150. (601 Kb)

Bearzi G., Agazzi S., Gonzalvo J., Bonizzoni S., Costa M., Petroselli A. 2010. Biomass removal by dolphins and fisheries in a Mediterranean Sea coastal area: do dolphins have an ecological impact on fisheries? Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 20(5):549-559. (409 Kb)

Bearzi G., Pierantonio N., Bonizzoni S., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Demma M. 2010. Perception of a cetacean mass stranding in Italy: the emergence of compassion. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 20:644-654. (506 Kb)

Piroddi C., Bearzi G., Christensen V. 2010. Effects of local fisheries and ocean productivity on the northeastern Ionian Sea ecosystem. Ecological Modelling 221(11):1526-1544 (1.7 Mb)

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S., Agazzi S., Gonzalvo J., Currey R.J.C. 2011. Striped dolphins and short-beaked common dolphins in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece: abundance estimates from dorsal fin photographs. Marine Mammal Science 27(3):E165–E184.

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S., Gonzalvo J. 2011. Dolphins and coastal fisheries within a Marine Protected Area: mismatch between dolphin occurrence and reported depredation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 21:261-267.

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S., Gonzalvo J. 2011. Mid-distance movements of common bottlenose dolphins in the coastal waters of Greece. Journal of Ethology 29(2):369-374. (216 Kb)

Bearzi G., Pierantonio N., Affronte M., Holcer D., Maio N., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2011. Overview of sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus mortality events in the Adriatic Sea, 1555–2009. Mammal Review 41(4):276–293.

Bearzi G., Reeves R.R., Remonato E., Pierantonio N., Airoldi S. 2011. Risso’s dolphin Grampus griseus in the Mediterranean Sea. Mammalian Biology 76:385–400. (884 Kb)

Dimatteo S., Siniscalchi M., Bondanese P., Esposito L., Prunella V., Bearzi G., Quaranta A. 2011. Encounters with pelagic and continental slope cetacean species near the northern shore of the Gulf of Taranto, Italy. Italian Journal of Zoology 78(1):130–132.

Gonzalvo J., Moutopoulos D.K., Bearzi G., Stergiou K.I. 2011. Fisheries mismanagement in a Natura 2000 area in western Greece. Fisheries Management and Ecology 18(1):25-38.

Piroddi C., Bearzi G., Gonzalvo Villegas J., Christensen V. 2011. From common to rare: the case of the Mediterranean common dolphin. Biological Conservation 144(10):2490-2498.

Piroddi C., Bearzi G., Christensen V. 2011. Marine open cage aquaculture in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: a new trophic resource for bottlenose dolphins. Marine Ecology Progress Series 440:255–266.

Genov T., Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S., Tempesta M. 2012. Long-distance movement of a lone short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) in the central Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records. doi:10.1017/S1755267211001163. Vol. 5; e9.

Pierantonio N., Bearzi G. 2012. Review of fin whale mortality events (1728–2011) in the Adriatic Sea, with a description of a previously unreported killing. Marine Biodiversity Records 5, e109 (6 pages) doi:10.1017/S1755267212000930

Bonizzoni S., Furey N., Pirotta E., Valavanis V.D., Würsig B., Bearzi G. 2013. Fish farming and its appeal to common bottlenose dolphins: modelling habitat use in a Mediterranean embayment. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2401.

Bearzi G., Casale P., Margaritoulis D., Bonizzoni S., Santostasi N.L. Submitted. Observation of a leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece.

 

Chapters in science and popular science books

Bearzi G. 1992. L'arte della pesca. Pp. 123-153 in G. Notarbartolo di Sciara, ed. Le Ricchezze del Mare. Nuova ERI Edizioni RAI, Torino.

Bearzi G. 2002. Interactions between cetaceans and fisheries: Mediterranean Sea. Pp. 78-97 in G. Notarbartolo di Sciara, ed. Cetaceans in the Mediterranean and Black Seas: State of Knowledge and conservation strategies. ACCOBAMS, Monaco. (141 Kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Aguilar A., Bearzi G., Birkun A., Frantzis A. 2002. Overview of known or presumed impact on the different species of cetaceans in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Pp. 194-196 in G. Notarbartolo di Sciara, ed. Cetaceans in the Mediterranean and Black Seas: State of Knowledge and conservation strategies. ACCOBAMS, Monaco. (44 Kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G. 2002. Cetacean direct killing and live capture in the Mediterranean Sea. Pp. 27-30 in G. Notarbartolo di Sciara, ed. Cetaceans in the Mediterranean and Black Seas: State of Knowledge and conservation strategies. ACCOBAMS, Monaco. (40 Kb)

Bearzi G. 2003. At home with the dolphins. Pp. 104-109 in T. Frohoff and B. Peterson, eds. Between Species: Celebrating the Dolphin-Human Bond. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco. (218 Kb)

Bearzi G. 2004. Investigating food-web interactions between Mediterranean coastal dolphins and fisheries in "natural laboratories". Pp. 71-76 in F. Briand, ed. CIESM Workshop Monographs 25. Investigating the roles of cetaceans in marine ecosystems. (528 Kb)

Bearzi G., Stergiou K.I. 2004. Investigating shifts in the Mediterranean ecosystem: the case of short-beaked common dolphins and striped dolphins. P. 17 (box) in F. Briand, ed. CIESM Workshop Monographs 25. Investigating the roles of cetaceans in marine ecosystems. (109 Kb)

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bonizzoni S. 2005. Scientific literature on Mediterranean cetaceans: the Italian contribution. In B. Cozzi, ed. Marine mammals of the Mediterranean Sea: natural history, biology, anatomy, pathology, parasitology. Massimo Valdina Editore, Milano. (832 Kb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G. 2005. Research on cetaceans in Italy. In B. Cozzi, ed. Marine mammals of the Mediterranean Sea: natural history, biology, anatomy, pathology, parasitology. Massimo Valdina Editore, Milano. (180 Kb)

 

Conservation action plans

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G., Mo G., Cozzi B., 2001. National Action Plan for the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Italian Seas: 2001-2003. Prepared for the Italian Ministry for the Environment. ICRAM, Rome. 161 pp.

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Reeves R.R., Canadas A., Frantzis A. 2004. Conservation Plan for short-beaked common dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea. ACCOBAMS, Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area. 90 pp. (1.9 Mb)

Bearzi G. 2006. Action Plan for the conservation of cetaceans in Libya. Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA), Libya’s Environment General Authority and Marine Biology Research Center. 50 pp. (2.2 Mb)

Gonzalvo J., Bearzi G. 2008. Action Plan for the conservation of cetaceans in Syria. Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas. Contract 39/2007_RAC/SPA. 45 pp. (1.9 Mb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G. 2010. National Strategy and Action Plan for the conservation of cetaceans in Greece, 2010-2015. Initiative for the Conservation of Cetaceans in Greece, Athens. 55 pp. (1.0 Mb) — (Download Action Plan in Greek)

 

Selected reports

Balenovic V., Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bonomi L., Zahtila E. 1992. The Cres-Losinj dolphin reserve. Proposal for the institution of a Marine reserve in the waters adjacent to the eastern coast of Cres and Losinj. Tethys Research Institute, Milan and CRM Rudjer Boskovic, Rovinj. Veli Losinj, July 1992. 14 pp.

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Lauriano G. 1993. The Cres-Losinj Dolphin Reserve: Proposal for the institution of a marine reserve in the waters adjacent to the east coast of Cres and Losinj. Tethys Research Institute Report TRI/ADP 93-01. 18 pp.

Politi E., Bearzi G., Pesante G., Barbieri G. 2002. Resoconto delle attività di ricerca sul comportamento e l’ecologia alimentare del tursiope (Tursiops truncatus) presso l’isola dell’Asinara. July 1999 – October 2001. Final report to ICRAM, Rome. 37 pp.

Bearzi G. 2003. Towards a Conservation Plan for common bottlenose dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea. Document presented at the 2nd Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee. Istanbul, Turkey, 20-22 November, 2003. 20 pp. (284 Kb)

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2003. Cetacean prey depletion in the ACCOBAMS Area. Document presented at the 2nd Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee. Istanbul, Turkey, 20-22 November, 2003. 7 pp.

Birkun A, Bearzi G., Glazov D., Goradze I., Komakhidze G., Krivokhizhin S., Shpak O. 2003. Towards a Conservation Plan for Black Sea cetaceans. Document presented at the 2nd Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee. Istanbul, Turkey, 20-22 November, 2003. 9 pp.

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G., Canadas A., Frantzis A. 2004. High mortality of sperm whales in the north-western Mediterranean, 1971-2003. Paper submitted to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (SC/56/BC10). Sorrento, Italy, 29 June -10 July 2004. 3 pp.

Bruno S., Bearzi G. 2004. Cetacean research and conservation in Georgia: background information and suggested actions. A report to the ACCOBAMS Secretariat. ACCOBAMS, Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area. 22 pp.

Aguilar A., Bearzi G., Birkun A. Jr., Canadas A., Donovan G., Frantzis A., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Reeves R.R. 2005. Proposal for a block Red List assessment of cetaceans in the ACCOBAMS Area. 3rd Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee. Cairo, Egypt, 15-17 May, 2005. 3 pp.

Bearzi G. 2005. A strategy for the conservation of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the Mediterranean Sea. 3rd Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee. Cairo, Egypt, 15-17 May, 2005. 8 pp.

Bearzi G. 2005. Assessing and mitigating the impact of prey depletion on cetaceans: can we find a way forward? 3rd Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee. Cairo, Egypt, 15-17 May, 2005. 3 pp.

Bearzi G., Politi E., Agazzi S., Costa M., Bonizzoni S., Azzellino A., Bruno S., Gramolini R. 2005. Report on short-beaked common dolphin studies in the area of Kalamos, Greece, 1993-2004. ACCOBAMS, Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area. 100 pp.

Bearzi G., Costa M., Photopoulos T. 2005. High human-related mortality of dolphins in the area of Kalamos, western Greece. A report to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS). Tethys Research Institute, August 23rd, 2005.

Bearzi G., Agazzi S., Bonizzoni S., Costa M. 2005. Ecosystem structure and dolphin-fisheries interactions in a “natural laboratory”: the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece. Report to the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) on the activities conducted between July 2001 – November 2005 (MOU #17/RAC/SPA/2005). Tethys Research Institute. 23 pp.

Bearzi G. 2006. Endangered Mediterranean common dolphins: the story so far. Paper submitted to the 58th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission, St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies, 23 May – 20 June 2006. 3 pp.

Bearzi G. 2006. Preliminary report on the impact of fishing on common dolphins in the area of Kalamos, Greece (eastern Ionian Sea). 4th Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee. Monaco, 5-8 November 2006. 12 pp.

Bearzi G. 2006. Priority actions for the conservation of short-beaked common dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea. 4th Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee. Monaco, 5-8 November 2006. 9 pp.

Fortuna C.M., Bearzi G., Bedocchi D., Bortolotto A. et al. 2006. Italy. Progress report on cetacean research, January 2005 to December 2005, with statistical data for the season 2003/04. Document SC/58/ProgRepItaly. Available from Secretariat, International Whaling Commission, Cambridge, UK.

Bearzi G. 2007. The endangered Mediterranean common dolphins: is there anyone interested in their conservation? 3rd Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 22-25 October, 2007. 3 pp.

Bearzi G., Simmonds M., Lüber S. 2010. Disappearing dolphins: does conservation action stand a chance of becoming common practice? Abstract for special event organised during the 4th Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS), Monaco, 9-12 November 2010. 1 p.

Gonzalvo J., Bearzi G. 2010. Bottlenose dolphins in the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece, qualify as Endangered based on IUCN Red List criteria. 4th Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee. Casablanca, 11-13 January 2010.

Gonzalvo J., Bearzi G. 2010. Vanishing of short-beaked common dolphins from one of their last Mediterranean strongholds: the announced result of fisheries mismanagement. 4th Meeting of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee. Casablanca, 11-13 January 2010.

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S. 2011. Delfini e pesca nel Sinis. Prima fase dello studio sulle interazioni fra tursiopi e pesca costiera nell’Area Marina Protetta Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre. Rapporto finale. 37 pp.

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S., Santostasi N.L. 2012. Interactions between dolphins and small-scale fisheries in the Argolikos Gulf, Greece. Final Report. Dolphin Biology and Conservation / OceanCare. 54 pp.

Cañadas A., B-Nagy A., Bearzi G., Cotte C., Fortuna C., Gannier A., Laran S., Lauriano G., Lewis T., Moulins A., Mussi B., Pastor X., Politi E., Pulcini M., Raga J.A., Rendell L. 2012. ACCOBAMS collaborative effort to map high-use areas by beaked whales in the Mediterranean. Final Report to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS). 24 pp.

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S. 2013. Fisheries in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece. Internal Report. Dolphin Biology and Conservation / OceanCare. 41 pp.

 

Papers in Proceedings of European Cetacean Society conferences and workshops

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Venturino M.C., Zanardelli M., Bearzi G., Borsani J.F., Cavalloni B., Cussino E., Jahoda M., Airoldi S. 1990. Distribution and relative abundance of cetaceans in the Central Mediterranean Sea. European Research on Cetaceans 4:41-43.

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1992. Preliminary observations of bottlenose dolphins near the Island of Tavolara, Sardinia. European Research on Cetaceans 6:127-129.

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bonomi L. 1992. Bottlenose dolphins off Croatia: a socio-ecologic study. European Research on Cetaceans 6:130-133.

Peharda M., Bearzi G. 1993. Surfacing patterns of bottle-nosed dolphins in the Cres-Losinj area (Northern Adriatic Sea). European Research on Cetaceans 7:73-76.

Bearzi G. 1994. Behavioural states: terminology and definitions. Pp. 9-12 in G. Notarbartolo di Sciara, P.G.H. Evans and E. Politi, eds. Methods for the study of bottlenose dolphins in the wild. European Cetacean Society Newsletter, Special Issue 23.

Bearzi G. 1994. Photoidentification: Field methods. Pp. 22-26 in G. Notarbartolo di Sciara, P.G.H. Evans and E. Politi, eds. Methods for the study of bottlenose dolphins in the wild. European Cetacean Society Newsletter, Special Issue 23.

Bearzi G. 1994. Photoidentification: Matching procedures. Pp. 27-28 in G. Notarbartolo di Sciara, P.G.H. Evans and E. Politi, eds. Methods for the study of bottlenose dolphins in the wild. European Cetacean Society Newsletter, Special Issue 23.

Bearzi G., Politi E., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1996. Photoidentification-based short-term tracking of bottlenose dolphins resident in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). European Research on Cetaceans 9:132-138.

Bearzi G. 1997. A "remnant" common dolphin observed in association with bottlenose dolphins in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). European Research on Cetaceans 10:204.

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1997. Bottlenose dolphins following bottom trawlers in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). European Research on Cetaceans 11:202-204.

Fortuna C.M., Bearzi G., Delfino G. 1997. Surfacing pattern of bottlenose dolphins following bottom trawlers in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). European Research on Cetaceans 10:244.

Oehen S., Bearzi G., Borsani J.F. 1997. Acoustic behaviour of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). European Research on Cetaceans 11:230.

Wilson B., Arnold H., Bearzi G., Fortuna C., Gaspar R., Liret C., Pribanic S., Read A.J., Ridoux V., Urian K.W., Wells R.S., Wood C., Thompson P.M., Hammond P.S. 1997. A comparison of epidermal disease in eight populations of bottlenose dolphins. European Research on Cetaceans 11:268.

Wilson B., Pribanic S., Fortuna C.M., Bearzi G. 1997. Epidermal lesions on free-ranging bottlenose dolphins in the Kvarneric. European Research on Cetaceans 11:269.

Bearzi G., Politi E., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1999. Apparent lack of seasonal patterns in the behaviour of bottlenose dolphins in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea). European Research on Cetaceans 12:202.

Ferretti S., Bearzi G., Politi E. 1999. Comparing behaviour of inshore bottlenose and common dolphins in the eastern Ionian Sea through focal group surfacing pattern analysis. European Research on Cetaceans 12:209.

Fortuna C.M., Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1999. Analysis of respiration patterns of bottlenose dolphins observed in the Kvarneric (northern Adriatic Sea, Croatia). European Research on Cetaceans 12:151-155.

Wilson B., Arnold H., Bearzi G., Fortuna C., Gaspar R., Ingram S., Liret C., Pribanic S., Read A.J., Ridoux V., Schneider K., Urian K.W., Wells R.S., Wood C., Thompson P.M., Hammond P.S. 1999. Epidermal lesions on bottlenose dolphins: a product of pollution or the natural environment? European Research on Cetaceans 12:123.

Barbieri G., Bearzi G. 2000. Behaviour of a solitary, "sociable" bottlenose dolphin in southern Italy. European Research on Cetaceans 14:107-109.

Bearzi G., Ferretti S. 2000. Rare report of a bottlenose dolphin foraging in the Venice Lagoon, Italy. European Research on Cetaceans 14:110-114.

Bearzi G., Politi E., Fortuna C.M., Mel L., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2000. An overview of cetacean sighting data from the northern Adriatic Sea: 1987-1999. European Research on Cetaceans 14:356-361.

Marsili L., Fossi M.C., Neri G., Airoldi S., Bearzi G., Panigada S. 2000. Skin biopsies for cell cultures from Mediterranean free-ranging cetaceans. European Research on Cetaceans 14:231-233.

Politi E., Bearzi G., Airoldi S. 2000. Evidence for malnutrition in bottlenose dolphins photo-identified in the eastern Ionian Sea. European Research on Cetaceans 14:234-236.

Agazzi S., Bearzi G., Politi E. 2001. Short-beaked common dolphin prey species in the eastern Ionian Sea: insight from fish scales sampled during surface foraging. European Research on Cetaceans 15:351-353.

Bearzi G., Quondam F., Politi E. 2001. Bottlenose dolphins foraging alongside fish farm cages in eastern Ionian Sea coastal waters. European Research on Cetaceans 15:292-293.

Bruno S., Politi E., Bearzi G. 2001. Social organisation of a common dolphin community in the eastern Ionian Sea: evidence of a fluid fission-fusion society. European Research on Cetaceans 15:49-51.

Fossi M.C., Marsili L., Neri G., Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2001. Are the Mediterranean cetaceans exposed to the toxicological risk of endocrine disrupters? European Research on Cetaceans 15:338.

Jahoda M., Azzellino A., Lafortuna C.L., Notarbartolo Di Sciara G., Almirante C., Borsani J.F., D'Amico A., Panigada S., Zanardelli M., Bearzi G. 2001. Passive tracking and timing of respiration as a methodology to determine reactions of Mediterranean fin whales in response to different sources of possible disturbance. European Research on Cetaceans 15:355-357.

Miragliuolo A., Mussi B., Bearzi G. 2001. Risso's dolphin harassment by pleasure boaters off the island of Ischia, central Mediterranean Sea. European Research on Cetaceans 15:168-171.

Mo G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G., Cozzi B. 2004. Conservation policies from a regional to a national approach: the formulation of the Italian Action Plan for the conservation of cetaceans. European Research on Cetaceans 15:177.

Politi E., Bearzi G. 2001. Evidence of decline for a coastal common dolphin community in the eastern Ionian Sea. European Research on Cetaceans 15:449-452.

Bearzi G., Mussi B., Politi E., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 2002. Short-beaked common dolphins around Ischia, Italy, and Kalamos, Greece: relict population units of primary conservation importance in the Mediterranean Sea. European Research on Cetaceans 16.

Miragliuolo A., Mussi B., Bearzi G. 2002. Observations of driftnetting off the island of Ischia, Italy, with indirect evidence of dolphin bycatch. European Research on Cetaceans 16.

Mussi B., Miragliuolo A., Bearzi G. 2002. Short-beaked common dolphins around the island of Ischia, Italy (southern Tyrrhenian Sea). European Research on Cetaceans 16.

Zanardelli M., Panigada S., Bearzi G. 2002. Short-beaked common dolphin and common bottlenose dolphin sightings along the Tunisian coasts and in the Sicily Channel. European Research on Cetaceans 16.

Pesante G., Politi E., Bearzi G. 2003. Opportunistic sightings of Mediterranean monk seals in the eastern Ionian Sea (1993-2002). European Research on Cetaceans 17.

Agazzi S., Bearzi G. 2005. Diet overlap between short-beaked common dolphins and large tuna in eastern Ionian Sea inshore waters: insight from scales of fish prey sampled during surface foraging. European Research on Cetaceans 19 (distributed as CD-ROM).

Bearzi G., Politi E., Agazzi S., Bruno S., Costa M., Bonizzoni S., Gonzalvo J. 2005. The decline of short-beaked common dolphins Delphinus delphis in Eastern Ionian Sea coastal waters. P. 29 in K. Stockin, A. Vella and P.G.H. Evans. Proceedings of the Workshop “Common dolphins: current research, threats and issues”. European Cetacean Society Newsletter Special Issue 45.

Agazzi S., Bearzi G., Costa M., Bonizzoni S., Politi E. 2008. Abundance trend of short-beaked common dolphins in the eastern Ionian Sea: one of the last central Mediterranean stocks is vanishing. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society. Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, 10-12 March 2008.

Gonzalvo J., Bearzi G., Agazzi S., Piroddi C. 2008. Fisheries and the decline of short-beaked common dolphins in western Greece. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society. Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, 10-12 March 2008.

Genov T., Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S., Tempesta M. 2011. Long-distance (1000+ km) movement by a short-beaked common dolphin in the central Mediterranean Sea. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society. Cádiz, Spain, 21-23 March 2011.

Bonizzoni S., Furey N., Pirotta E., Valavanis V.D., Würsig B., Bearzi G. 2013. Modelling interactions between fish farms and bottlenose dolphins in a Mediterranean embayment. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society. Setúbal, Portugal, 8–10 April 2013.

Bonizzoni S., Bearzi G., Würsig B. 2014. Shifting perceptions towards Mediterranean whales and dolphins: from monsters to icons. Workshop "Marine Mammals as Indicators of Historical Changes", 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society. Liège, Belgium, 5–9 April 2014.

Bonizzoni S., Santostasi N.L., Würsig B., Bearzi G. 2014. Bottlenose dolphin abundance in the Northern Evoikos Gulf, Greece. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society. Liège, Belgium, 5–9 April 2014.

Pierce G., Santos M.B., Zuur A.F., Bearzi G., Saveliev A., Smeenk C. 2014. Long-term trends in strandings of sperm whales in the North and Adriatic Seas. Workshop "Marine Mammals as Indicators of Historical Changes", 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society. Liège, Belgium, 5–9 April 2014.

 

Conference presentations and short papers

Bearzi G. 1991. Cetaceans of the Mediterranean Sea: A multimedia interactive program as a new way to educate visitors in dolphinaria. 9th Symposium of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals. Riccione, Italy, 15-19 March, 1991.

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G., Bonomi L. 1991. Bottlenose dolphins off Croatia: Photoidentification and behavioral observations. 9th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Chicago, Illinois, 5-9 December 1991.

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G. 1992. Cetaceans in the northern Adriatic Sea: past, present, and future. Rapports de la Commission Intérnationale de la Mer Méditerranée 33:303.

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Politi E., Lauriano G. 1993.  Social ecology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins in the waters adjacent to the island of Losinj (Croatia). 10th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Galveston, Texas, 12-15 November 1993.

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G. 1993. Cetaceans in the northern Adriatic Sea: past, present and future. Proceedings of the 4th Congress of Croatian Biologists. Croatian Biological Society, Zagreb. Pp. 86-87.

Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Politi E., Lauriano G. 1994. Ecology and behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) near the islands of Losinj and Cres (Croatia). Pp. 399-400 in the Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of Croatian Biologists, Pula, Croatia, 3-7 October 1994.

Notarbartolo di Sciara G. Holcer D., Bearzi G. 1994. Past and present status of cetaceans in the northern and central Adriatic Sea. Proceedings of the 5th Congress of Croatian Biologists. Croatian Biological Society, Zagreb. Pp. 401-402.

Bearzi G., Politi E., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1997. Il comportamento diurno del tursiope nel Quarnerolo (Adriatico Settentrionale). III National Meeting on Cetaceans, Napoli, Italy, 5-6 December 1997.

Fortuna C.M., Bearzi G., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1997. Analisi dei modelli respiratori di tursiopi (Tursiops truncatus, Montagu, 1821) in Adriatico settentrionale. III National Meeting on Cetaceans, Napoli, Italy, 5-6 December 1997.

Fossi M.C., Marsili L., Neri G., Casini S., Bearzi G., Politi E., Zanardelli M., Panigada S. 1999. Use of Mediterranean cetaceans skin biopsies in the investigation of interspecies susceptibility to xenobiotic contaminants. PRIMO 10, Williamsburg, VA, 25-29 April 1999.

Marsili L., Fossi M.C., Neri G., Casini S., Bearzi G., Airoldi S., Panigada S. 1999. Colture cellulari di fibroblasti da biopsie cutanee di cetacei de Mar Mediterraneo. IV National Meeting on Cetaceans, Milano, Italy, 11-12 November 1999.

Marsili L., Fossi M.C., Neri G., Casini S., Bearzi G., Politi E., Zanardelli M., Panigada S. 1999. Skin biopsies for cell cultures from Mediterranean free-ranging cetaceans. PRIMO 10, Williamsburg, VA, 25-29 April 1999.

Marsili L., Fossi M.C., Neri G., Gardi C., Palmeri S., Tarquini E., Panigada S., Zanardelli M., Politi E., Bearzi G. 1999. Skin biopsies for cell cultures from free-ranging cetaceans of the Mediterranean Sea. 9th Annual Meeting of SETAC-Europe. Leipzig, Germany, 25-29 May 1999.

Bearzi G. 2001. What threatens coastal dolphin populations in the Mediterranean Sea? Insight from interdisciplinary research in key areas. Proceedings of Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation Annual meeting. 10 pp. White Point, Nova Scotia, Canada, 30 May - 2 June 2000.

Bearzi G. 2003. Delfini costieri del Mediterraneo: le possibili ragioni di un declino. Proceedings of the 4th Italian Teriological Conference. Riccione, Italy, 6-8 November 2003.

Bearzi G. 2004. Investigating food-web interactions between Mediterranean cetaceans and fisheries in "natural laboratories". CIESM Research Workshop "Understanding the Role of Cetaceans in the Marine Ecosystem". Venice, Italy, 28-31 January 2004.

Bearzi G., Bruno S., Politi E., Costa M., Gramolini R., Pierantonio N., Bastianini M. 2005. Distribuzione del tursiope in Adriatico settentrionale in rapporto alle caratteristiche geografiche e batimetriche del bacino: primi risultati. 36th Conference of the Italian Society for Marine Biology (SIBM), Trieste, Italy, 9-13 May 2005.

Bearzi G., Costa M. 2005. Population status of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the central Mediterranean: insight from studies in the northern Adriatic and eastern Ionian Seas. Workshop "How can science best inform managers: the role of field studies in the conservation management of European bottlenose dolphin populations", 19th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society. La Rochelle, France, 7 April 2005.

Bearzi G., Politi E., Azzellino A., Costa M., Pierantonio N., Bastianini M. 2006. Distribuzione del tursiope in rapporto alle caratteristiche del bacino. Workshop intermedio progetto INTERREG III Italia-Slovenia per l’Adriatico Settentrionale. 31 gennaio 2006. ISMAR Venezia.

Bearzi G., Politi E., Costa M., Azzellino A., Bastianini M. 2006. Dolphins in the northern Adriatic Sea: historical data and present occurrence. Conference “Cetaceans, sea turtles and sharks of the Adriatic Sea”, 26– 28 October 2006, Cattolica, Italy.

Bearzi G., Politi E., Azzellino A., Costa M., Bastianini M. 2007. Delfini dell’Adriatico settentrionale: dati storici e presenza attuale. Conference “L’Alto Adriatico: il mare unisce i paesi che separa”, 12-13 April 2007, Venice, Italy.

Bearzi G. 2007. Science-based management of coastal dolphins in the eastern Ionian Sea. 8th Meeting of Focal Points for Specially Protected Areas (SPAs). Palermo, Italy, 6-9 June 2007.

Bearzi G. 2007. Science-based management of Mediterranean coastal dolphins. Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation Annual Meeting. Morro Bay, California, 30 November - 4 December 2007.

Bearzi G. 2008. Delfini e pesca in Mediterraneo: depredazione e interazioni trofiche in aree marine soggette a varie misure di tutela. Proceedings of the Workshop 'Pesca e gestione delle Aree Marine Protette'. Porto Cesareo (Lecce), Italy, 30-31 October 2008.

Pereszlényi Z., Bearzi G., Agazzi S., Gonzalvo J. 2009. Feeding behaviour of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece. Poster presented at the 5th "Ecology & Behaviour" Meeting, Lyon, France, 6-10 April 2009.

Piroddi C., Bearzi G., Christensen V. 2009. Effects of local fisheries and ocean productivity on the Northeastern Ionian Sea ecosystem. Pp. 39-40 in: Palomares M.L.D., Morissette L., Cisneros-Montemayor A., Varkey D., Coll M., Piroddi C. (eds.), Ecopath 25 Years Conference Proceedings: Extended Abstracts. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 17(3). Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia [ISSN 1198-6727]. 167 p.

Begoña Santos M., Zuur A.F., Bearzi G., Saveliev A., Smeenk C., Pierce G.J. 2011. Long-term trends in strandings of sperm whales in the North and Adriatic Seas. 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammal, Tampa, FL, 26 November—2 December 2011.

Bonizzoni S., Bearzi G., Würsig B. 2012. Distribution of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the Northern Evoikos Gulf, Greece. Texas A&M University Research Symposium, Galveston, TX (USA), 25-26 April 2012.

Bonizzoni S., Bearzi G. 2012. Conservation status of short-beaked common dolphins in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece. 12th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions (ICZEGAR), Athens, Greece 18-22 June 2012.

Biondi J., Smultea M.A., Bacon C.E., Gailey G., Sychenko O., Würsig B., Bonizzoni S., Bearzi G. 2013. Longitudinal comparisons of digital photography of marine mammals from aircraft and shore. 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9-13 December 2013.

Da Silveira M., Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S., Piwetz S., Würsig B. 2014. Integration of Texas coastal bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) photo-identifications spanning 24 years. Poster presentation, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMS), Wilmington, NC, 28-30 March 2014.

Pearson H.C., Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S., Santostasi N.L. 2014. Understanding the social organization of an apex marine predator to inform conservation practices: striped dolphins in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece. International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, 14-18 August 2014.

Santostasi N.L., Bonizzoni S., Bearzi G. 2014. Striped dolphin abundance in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece: dataset simulations help improve sampling design. International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, 14-18 August 2014.

 

Miscellaneous

Bearzi G., Cavalloni B. 1987. Rapporto sulla vicenda del delfino di Comacchio. Rapporto per la Fondazione Cetacea di Riccione. 17 pp.

Bearzi G. 1989. Contributo alle conoscenze sulla biologia di Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) nel mare Adriatico settentrionale. Degree in Biological Sciences thesis, University of Padua, Italy. 172 pp.

Bearzi G. 1991. Il tursiope del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Pordenone. Pp. 97-100 in Anonymous, ed. Il museo spettacolo. ANMS, Museo delle Scienze di Pordenone.

Bearzi G. 1994. Dolphins of the Cres-Losinj Archipelago. An illustrated educational book for children. Published by the Tethys Research Institute and Europe Conservation in Croatian, Italian, German and French. 29 pp.

Bearzi G., Jahoda M. 1996. Translation from English to Italian of the book Among whales: Payne, R. La vita segreta delle balene. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Milano. 427 pp.

Bearzi G. 2000. I nostri amici delfini. An illustrated educational book for children. Published by the Tethys Research Institute. 32 pp.

Bearzi G. 2003. Studies on the ecology and conservation status of short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) and common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Mediterranean Sea. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Basle, Switzerland. 202 pp.

Bearzi G., Reeves R.R. 2003. Where did the Mediterranean's common dolphin go? WDCS Magazine 28:16-17.

Bearzi G. 2005. Conservation Plan for short-beaked common dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea. Fins 1(2):7-8.

Bearzi G. 2007. Our friends the dolphins. An illustrated educational book for children. Online version in several languages.

Bearzi G. 2009. Urgent call for the conservation of one of the last strongholds of the endangered Mediterranean common dolphin. 15 pp. Downloadable from http://www.cetaceanalliance.org/call/

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Bearzi G. 2009. Cetacean taxonomy and common names (Italian and English). Online consultancy tool.

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S. 2010. Three monk seal encounters in the Northern Gulf of Evia, Greece. The Monachus Guardian 13(2):33-34. (link to online version)

Bearzi G. 2011. Common dolphins becoming rare. Public Service Review: European Union 21:659.

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S. 2011. Dolphins of Evia: swimming angels between heaven and hell. Northern Gulf of Evia, Greece. Digital photo book. 80 pp.

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S. 2011. Delfini e pesca nel Sinis. Marine Protected Area of Sinis Peninsula and Mal di Ventre Island, Italy. Digital photo book. 64 pp.

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S. 2011. Encounters among waves. Digital photo book. 26 pp.

Bearzi G., Bonizzoni S. 2013. Artisanal fisheries in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece. Digital photo book. 114 pp.

Genov T., Bearzi G. 2012. Dolphins of Slovenia: marine mammals at the end of the Adriatic Sea. Digital photo book. 54 pp.

Several articles in magazines and newsletters (unlisted).

 

IUCN Red List assessments

Bearzi G. 2003. Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis (Mediterranean subpopulation). In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/41762>

Bearzi G. 2006. Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis (Mediterranean subpopulation). 2003 Assessment. Pp. 130-136 in Reeves R.R., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. (compilers and editors). The status and distribution of cetaceans in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain. (whole report: 2.7 Mb)

Bearzi G., Fortuna C.M. 2006. Common bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Mediterranean subpopulation). Pp. 64-73 in Reeves R.R., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. (compilers and editors). The status and distribution of cetaceans in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain. (whole report: 2.7 Mb)

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Frantzis A., Bearzi G., Reeves R.R. 2006. Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus (Mediterranean subpopulation). Pp. 48-56 in Reeves R.R., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. (compilers and editors). The status and distribution of cetaceans in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain. (whole report: 2.7 Mb)

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Delphinus capensis (Long-beaked Common Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/6337

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Common Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/6336

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser's Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/11140

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic White-sided Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/11141

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Lagenorhynchus albirostris (White-beaked Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/11142

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Lagenorhynchus australis (Peale's Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/11143

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Lagenorhynchus cruciger (Hourglass Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/11144

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Pacific White-sided Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/11145

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Dusky Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/11146

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Lissodelphis borealis (Northern Right Whale Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/12125

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Lissodelphis peronii (Southern Right Whale Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/12126

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Phocoena dioptrica (Spectacled Porpoise). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/41715

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Phocoena phocoena (Harbour Porpoise). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/17027

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Phocoena spinipinnis (Burmeister's Porpoise). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/17029

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Phocoenoides dalli (White-flanked Porpoise). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/17032

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/20729

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Stenella clymene (Clymene Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/20730

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/20731

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Stenella frontalis (Atlantic Spotted Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/20732

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Stenella longirostris (Spinner Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/20733

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Steno bredanensis (Rough-toothed Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/20738

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Tursiops aduncus (Indo-pacific Bottlenose Dolphin) . 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.  http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/41714

Hammond P.S., Bearzi G., Bjørge A., Forney K., Karczmarski L., Kasuya T., Perrin W.F., Scott M.D., Wang J.Y., Wells R.S., Wilson B. (Assessors) 2008. Tursiops truncatus (Common Bottlenose Dolphin). 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22563

Bearzi G., Fortuna C.M., Reeves R.R. 2010. Common bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Mediterranean subpopulation). IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Updated regional assessment - Mediterranean Sea. IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain.

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Frantzis A., Bearzi G., Reeves R.R. 2010. Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus (Mediterranean subpopulation). IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Updated regional assessment - Mediterranean Sea. IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain.

 
Else  
 

Encounters among waves

Digital photo book (authors: Giovanni Bearzi and Silvia Bonizzoni)

Year: 2011
Language: English

     
 

Artisanal Fisheries in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece

Digital photo book (authors: Giovanni Bearzi and Silvia Bonizzoni)

Year: 2013
Language: English

     
 

Dolphins of Evia

Digital photo book (authors: Giovanni Bearzi and Silvia Bonizzoni)

Year: 2011
Language: English

     
 

Delfini e pesca nel Sinis

Digital photo book (authors: Giovanni Bearzi and Silvia Bonizzoni)

Year: 2011
Language: Italian

     
 

Dolphins of Slovenia

Digital photo book (authors: Tilen Genov and Giovanni Bearzi)

Year: 2012
Language: English

     
 

Our friends the dolphins

An educational colouring booklet for children (author: Giovanni Bearzi)

Year: 1994, 2006
Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish, Turkish

     
 

The Dolphins of Corinth

A documentary film featuring our work in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece (author: Jens Kramer / Design Armada)

Year: 2014
Language: English

     
 

Disappearing Dolphins

A documentary film featuring the efforts of my former research team to study and protect coastal dolphins in Greece (authors: Chris and Genevieve Johnson / EarthOcean)

Year: 2007
Language: English; Subtitles: Spanish - French - Italian - German - Greek - Arabic

     
 

DolphinPeople

A story featuring the work of three researchers who study coastal dolphins in Greece; the video highlights the importance of personal commitment to protect endangered marine mammal populations (authors: Giovanni Bearzi and Silvia Bonizzoni)

Year: 2004
Language: Italian, English subtitles

     
 

Mediterranean Coastal Dolphins

A short video on the decline of coastal dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea (author: Giovanni Bearzi)

Year: 2004
Language: English

     
 

F : I : S : H : O

Recycled wood.

Year: 2009, 2011

   
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