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Moschino Vanessa

Moschino Vanessa

Degree in Biological Science, University of Padova (1998); PhD in Ecology and Ecophysiology, University of Algarve, Portugal (2007)

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

Phone +39 041 2407983 / 834


Her main interests are in the field of marine ecotoxicology. Her research activity is mainly focused on the assessment of biological responses of marine organisms to various environmental stressors. Negative effects on organism health may result from anthropogenic activities as well as from fluctuation of natural parameters. In this framework, she is particularly interested in the evaluation of the effects of both natural (temperature, salinity, pH, tide) and anthropogenic (pollution, fishing) stressors on physiological and histochemical biomarkers detected on marine bivalves.


The main investigated biomarkers include histochemical determinations of lipofuscins, neutral lipids, lysosomal structurale changes on bivalve hepatopancreas and their quantification through image analysis systems; qualitative and quantitative histology; histochemical and cytochemical determination of lysosomal membrane stability; determination of the gross biochemical composition (protein, lipid, carbohydrate and glycogen contents); determination of physiological parameters (filtration rate, respiration rate, assimilation efficiency, excretion rate and Scope for Growth).


17 International papers, 4 papers in international and national Books, 3 papers in national Journals, 13  international proceedings, 11 national proceedings,  3 Technical Reports.

  • Moschino V., Meneghetti F., Da Ros L., in press. The use of biomarkers to assess the welfare of the edible clam, Ruditapes philippinarum: may it be a tool for proving areas of origin? Aquaculture International. DOI 10.1007/s10499-009-9246-6
  • Moschino V., Chicharo L., Marin M.G., 2008. Effects of hydraulic dredging on the physiological responses of the target species Chamelea gallina (Mollusca: Bivalvia): laboratory experiments and field surveys. Scientia Marina, 72: 493-501.
  • Nesto N., Romano S., Moschino V., Mauri M., Da Ros L., 2007. Bioaccumulation and biomarcker responses of trace metals and microorganic pollutants in mussels and fish from the Lagoon of Venice, Italy. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 55: 469-484.
  • Da Ros L., Moschino V., Guerzoni S., Halldórsson H.P., 2007. Lysosomal responses and metallothionein induction in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis from the south-west coast of Iceland. Environment International, 33: 362-369.
  • Moschino V., Marin M.G., 2006. Seasonal changes in physiological responses and evaluation of “well-being” in the Venus clam Chamelea gallina from the Northern Adriatic Sea. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 145A: 433-440.
  • Nesto N., Nasci C., Levis F.P., Meneghetti F., Moschino V., Da Ros L., 2006. Effects of temperature and salinity on the biological responses of mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis). Marine Environmental Research, 62:  S396-S396.
  • Marin M.G., Moschino V., Meneghetti F., Da Ros L., 2005. Effects of mechanical stress in under-sized clams, Tapes philippinarum: a laboratory approach. Aquaculture International, 13: 75-88.
  • Pellizzato F., Centanni E., Marin M.G., Moschino V., Pavoni B., 2004. Concentrations of organotin compounds and imposex in the gastropod Hexaplex trunculus from the Lagoon of Venice. Science of the Total Environment, 332: 89-100.
  • Meneghetti, F., Moschino V., Da Ros, L., 2004. Gametogenic cycle and variations in oocyte size of Tapes philippinarum from the Lagoon of Venice.  Aquaculture, 240: 473-488.
  • Marin M.G., Moschino V., Pampanin D., Nesto N., Ballarin L., Casellato S., Da Ros L., 2003. Effects of hydraulic dredging on target species Chamelea gallina from the northern Adriatic Sea: physiological responses and shell damage. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the  United Kingdom, 83: 1281- 1285.
  • Matozzo V., Deppieri M., Moschino V., Marin M.G., 2003. Evaluation of 4-nonylphenol toxicity in the clam Tapes philippinarum. Environmental Research, 91: 179-185.
  • Marin M.G., Moschino V., Deppieri M., Lucchetta L., 2003. Variations in gross biochemical composition, energy value and condition index of Tapes philippinarum from the Lagoon of Venice. Aquaculture, 219: 859-871.
  • Moschino V., Deppieri M., Marin M.G., 2003. Evaluation of shell damage to the clam Chamelea gallina captured by hydraulic dredging in the Northern Adriatic Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 60: 393-401.
  • Da Ros L., Nesto N., Nasci C., Moschino V., Pampanin D., Marin M.G., 2003. Biochemical and behaviuoral effects of hydraulic dredging on the target species Chamelea gallina. Fisheries Research, 64: 71-78.
  • Moschino V., Marin M.G., 2002. Spermiotoxicity and embryotoxicity of triphenyltin (TPT) to the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus Lmk. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 16: 175-181.
  • Marin M.G., Moschino V., Cima F., Celli C., 2000.  Embryotoxicity of butyltin compounds to the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus Lmk. Marine Environmental Research, 50: 231-235.
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