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Boldrin Alfredo

Boldrin Alfredo

Senior Scientist
Laurea cum laude in Natural Sciences, 1976, University of Padua (Italy).
Fellowship in Oceanography and Marine resources, 1978-82, CNR-Venice.

ISMAR Istituto di Scienze Marine-Arsenale - Tesa 104, Castello 2737/F, 30122 Venezia

Phone +39 041 2407937 - lab. 839


Main field of interest is the studies on the bio-geo-chemical cycles of carbon and nitrogen; interdisciplinary researches on the processes of production, vertical fluxes and transport of particulate matter in marine and estuarine environments. Specific topics: eco-management in coastal areas and environmental protection, particle dynamic in delta and prodelta areas, particle transport to seafloor in deep seas and along the continental slope; pelago-benthic coupling and export of organic carbon in relation to production processes; atmospheric deposition of nutrients and its effects on the processes production offshore.
He carried out his research in deep marine systems and coastal areas (Eastern Mediterranean, Ionian, Adriatic and  Antarctica Oceans), in Adriatic estuaries and Venice lagoon.

  • Responsible of physical and chemical analysis laboratory on suspended matter and sediment;
  • Contractor and participant in several Italian  Project (POEM, PNRA, UNESCO-VENICE PROJECT, PRISMA1 and 2, SINAPSI, BAMO, EXPERIMENTAL FIELD 1 and 2, VECTOR, ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION OFFSHORE), in international EU III Framework Programme  (OTRANTO), IV FP (MATER, FAIR-ECODREDGE), V FP (EURODELTA, EUROSTRATAFORM), VI FP (HERMES), VII FP (HERMIONE), INTERREG 2 and 3. He participated to several scientific cruises, also as Chief Scientist,  in the Adriatic, Eastern Mediterranean and Antarctica;
  • Referee for several scientific journals, e.g., Continental Shelf Research, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Journal of Marine Systems , Science of the Total Environment.
  • Advisor on 5 MSc thesis in Biological Science (University of Padua) and Environmental Science (University of Venice).

Author of more than 110 publications, 34 of them in international ISI journals, chapters of books and technical reports, and of an industrial patent.

  • Boldrin, A., S. Carniel, M. Giani, M. Marini, F. Bernardi Aubry, A. Campanelli, F. Grilli, A. Russo, 2009. Effects of bora wind on physical and biogeochemical properties of stratified waters in the northern Adriatic. J. Geophys. Res., 114, C08S92, doi:10.1029/2008JC004837.
  • De Lazzari A., D. Berto, D. Cassin, A. Boldrin, M. Giani, 2008. Influence of winds and oceanographic conditions on the mucilage aggregation in the Northern Adriatic Sea in 2003-2006. Marine Ecology, 29, 469–482. ISSN 0173-9565.
  • Tesi T., L. Langone , M.A. Goñi, M. Turchetto, S. Miserocchi , A. Boldrin, 2008. Source and composition of organic matter in the Bari canyon (Italy): Dense water cascading versus particulate export from the upper ocean. Deep-Sea Research I 55, 813– 831. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2008.03.007.
  • Turchetto M., A. Boldrin, L. Langone , S. Miserocchi, T. Tesi, F. Foglini, 2007. Particle transport in the Bari Canyon (southern Adriatic Sea). Marine Geology, 246, 231-247. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2007.02.007
  • Tesi T., S. Miserocchi, M.A. Goñi, L. Langone, A. Boldrin, M. Turchetto, 2007.  Organic matter origin and distribution in suspended particulate materials and surficial sediments from the western Adriatic Sea (Italy).  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 73, 431-446. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2007.02.008.
  • Boldrin A., L. Langone , S. Miserocchi, M. Turchetto, A. Acri, 2005. Po River plume on the Adriatic continental shelf: dispersion and sedimentation of dissolved and suspended matter during different river discharge rates. Marine Geology, 222-223, 135-158. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2005.06.010.
  • Acri F., F. Bernardi Aubry, A. Berton, F. Bianchi, A. Boldrin, E. Camatti, A. Comaschi, S. Rabitti, G. Socal, 2004. Plankton communities and nutrients in the Venice Lagoon. Comparison between current and old data. Journal of Marine Systems, 51, 321– 329, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2004.05.019.
  • Bianchi F., E. Ravagnan, F. Acri, F. Bernardi-Aubry, A. Boldrin, E. Camatti, D. Cassin, M. Turchetto, 2004. Variability and fluxes of hydrology, nutrients and particulate matter between the Venice  agoon and the Adriatic Sea. Preliminary results (years 2001–2002). Journal of Marine Systems, 51, 49– 64,  doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2004.05.007.
  • Fox, J.M., P.S. Hill, T.G. Milligan, A. Boldrin, 2004. Flocculation and sedimentation on the Po river delta. Marine Geology, 203, 95-107. doi:10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00332-3.
  • Fox, J.M., P.S. Hill, T. Milligan, A.S. Ogston, A.Boldrin, 2004. Floc fraction in the waters of the Po River prodelta. Continental Shelf Research, 24, 1699-1715. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2004.05.009.
  • Bianchi F., F. Acri, F. Bernardi Aubry, A. Berton, A. Boldrin, E. Camatti, D. Cassin, A. Comaschi, 2003. Can plankton communities be considered as bio-indicators of water quality in the Lagoon of Venice? Mar. Pollut. Bull. 46: 964-971. doi:10.1016/S0025-326X(03)00111-5.
  • Giani M., F. Savelli, A. Boldrin, 2003. Temporal variability of particulate organic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Hydrobiologia, 494: 319-325.
  • Mazzocchi M. G., D. Nervegna, G. D’Elia, I. Di Capua, L. Aguzzi, A. Boldrin, 2003. Spring mesozooplankton communities in the epipelagic Ionian Sea in relation to the Eastern Mediterranean Transient. J. Geophys. Res., 108(C9), 8114, doi: 10.1029/2002JC001640.
  • Seritti A., B. B. Manca, C. Santinelli, E. Murru, A. Boldrin and L. Nannicini. 2003. Relationships between dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and  water mass structures in the Ionian Sea (Winter 1999). J. Geophys. Res., 108(C9), 8112, doi: 10.1029/2002JC001345.
  • Zaccone R., L. S. Monticelli, A. Seritti, C. Santinelli, M. Azzaro, A.  Boldrin, R. La Ferla, M. Ribera D’Alcalà, 2003. Bacterial processes in the intermediate and deep layers of Ionian Sea in winter 1999: vertical prifiles and their relationship to the different water masses. J. Geophys. Res., 108(C9), 8117, doi: 10.1029/2002JC001625.
  • Boldrin A., S. Miserocchi, S.  Rabitti, M.M. Turchetto, V. Balboni, G. Socal, 2002. Particulate matter in the Southern Adriatic and Ionian Sea: characterisation and downward fluxes. Journal of Marine System. 33-34: 389-410. doi:10.1016/S0924-7963(02)00068-4.
  • Gismondi M., M. Giani, F. Savelli, A. Boldrin, S. Rabitti. 2002. Particulate matter in Northern and Central Adriatic. Chemistry and Ecology. Vol 18, 27-38. ISSN: 0275-7540.
  • Turchetto M. M., A. Boldrin, S. Rabitti, F. Acri, A. Comaschi, 2002. Particulate matter and downward fluxes in the Northern and Central Adriatic Sea. Chemistry and Ecology. Vol 18; 127-141. ISSN: 0275-7540.
  • Giani M., A. Boldrin, G. Mateucci, F. Frascari, M. Gismondi, S. Rabitti, 2001. Downward fluxes of particulate carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in the North-Western Adriatic Sea. Sci. Tot. Env. 266:125-134. doi:10.1016/S0048-9697(00)00744-0.
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