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Cantoni Carolina

Cantoni Carolina

Laurea in Chemistry, 1997, University of Trieste.

CNR - Istituto di Scienze Marine
Area Science Park - Basovizza - Edificio Q2
Strada Statale 14 - Km. 163.5
I-34149 Trieste - Italy

Phone +39 040 375 6873


She has done research work mainly on nitrogen cycle in coastal environments (Gulf of Trieste) and open sea (Western and Eastern Mediterranean, Cretan Sea), in the framework of several European and national projects. She used nitrogen isotopes (15N) techniques to study nitrogen assimilation (NO3, NO2, NH4, urea) and nitrogen fixation in marine plankton. She studied the biogeochemistry of nitrogen isotopes (δ15N) in marine POM to asses origins and fate of nitrogen in open Mediterranean sea.
Currently her research is focused on biogeochemistry of carbonate system in the Adriatic sea and in the Gulf of Trieste, with special emphasis on air-sea CO2 fluxes and ocean acidification issues.

  • 1998 – 2001 Fellowships in chemical oceanography, CNR-ITT, Trieste.
  • 2001 – 2010 Senior fellowships in marine biogeochemistry, CNR-ISMAR, Trieste.
  • She contributed to several EU founded projects (Interreg II, ADIOS, EMMA, NETWET 2, SESAME) and to Italian national projects (PIED – PNRA, ASI/NORBAL, ANOCSIA, SEAROWS – PNRA, VECTOR).
  • She participated to scientific cruises in the Adriatic sea, in the Mediterranean sea and to daily cruises on board of Italian and Greek minor research vessels.
  • She developed analytical protocols for δ15N and δ13C measures in POM and for TA determination in seawater.
  • Member of “Associazione Italiana di Oceanologia e Limnologia” (AIOL);
  • She participated to an advanced course on “Best practices in ocean acidification research” at IFM-GEOMAR (Kiel, Germany, 2010) and to four advanced courses at “Abdus Salam - International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste” (2000-2009) on impacts of global change and land use change on marine biogeochemistry.

Author or co-author of 14 papers (10 in ISI journals), 12 technical and project reports, 2 chapters in Italian books and more than 40 studies presented at national and international conferences.

  • Cozzi S., Cantoni C., 2010. Stable isotope (δ13C and δ15N) composition of particulate organic matter, nutrients and dissolved organic matter during spring ice retreat at Terra Nova Bay. Antartic Science, publ. online 02 Sep. 2010, doi: 10.1017/S0954102010000611
  • Luchetta A., Cantoni C., Catalano G, 2010. New observations of CO2 induced acidification in the Northern Adriatic Sea, over the last quarter century. Chemistry and Ecology, Vol. 26, No. S1, pag. 1-17. (in press)
  • Ibello V., Cantoni C., Cozzi S., and Civitarese G., 2010. First basin-wideexperimental results on N2 fixation in the open Mediterranean Sea. Geophys.Res. Lett., 37, L03608, doi:10.1029/2009GL041635
  • Cozzi S., Reisenhofer E., Di Monte L., Cantoni C., Adami G. 2008. Effect of environmental forcing on the fate of nutrients, dissolved organic matter and heavy metals released by a costal wastewater pipeline. Chemistry and Ecology, 24:2, 87-107.(DOI: 10.1080/02757540801919354).
  • Rachev N., Catalano G., Crisciani F., Cantoni C., Purini R., 2006. On the dynamical conditions concomitant with the bottom anoxia in the Nothern Adriatic Sea: A numerical case study for the 1977 event. Il Nuovo Cimento, 29C,6 (DOI 10.1393/ncc/i2006-10026-x)
  • Cozzi S., Cantoni C. 2006. Partition nitrogen uptake in phytoplankton and bacteria using bactericidal agents and light-dependent incubations. Periodicum Biologorum 108(2):145-150.
  • Cozzi S., Adami G., Barbieri P., Cantoni C., Catalano G., Crisciani F., Fiorotto V., Olivo P., Purini R., Raicich F. and Reisenhofer E. 2004. Matching monitoring and modelling in the Gulf of Trieste. Marine Pollution Bulletin 48, 587-603.
  • Cantoni C., Cozzi S., Pecchiar I., Cabrini M., Mozetič P., Catalano G., Fonda Umani S. 2003. Short–term variability of primary production and inorganic nitrogen uptake related to the environmental conditions in a shallow costal area (Gulf of Trieste, northern Adriatic Sea). Oceanologica Acta 26:565-575.
  • Budillon G., Pacciaroni M., Cozzi S., Rivaro P. Catalano G., Ianni C., Cantoni C. 2003. An optimum multiparameter mixing analysis of the shelf waters in the Ross Sea. Antartic Science 15(1):105-118.
  • Cozzi S, Lipizer M., Cantoni C., Catalano G. 2002. Nutrient balance in the ecosystem of the North Western Adriatic Sea. Chemistry and Ecology 18:1-12.
  • Cantoni C., Zennaro F., Bertocchi C., Mariotti P., Rizzo R. 1998. C6-Oxidized Cellulose: ion interactions with mono and divalent cations. Biopolymers 45:157-163.
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