Dr. Camilla Sguotti
I am an empirical ecologist passionate about studying marine ecosystems and populations dynamics under human stressors (such as fishing and climate change). I am particularly keen on exploring non-linear and discontinuous dynamics in marine systems, applying traditional and novel methodologies, to unravel the presence of past and future regime shifts in ecological but also social systems. Ultimately, I want to understand consequences of ecosystem changes on the human systems and how to best implement proactive management strategies in the face of uncertainties to preserve both human activities and ecological resources.
Spatial and temporal analysis of tipping points of the socio-ecological system of the German North Sea under different management scenarios
I am currently working as a PostDoc in the Working Package 1 of the SeaUseTip project, together with Prof. Dr. Christian Möllmann and PhD student Alexandra Bloecker. The project wants to mainly address 2 questions:
How vulnerable is the socio-ecological system (SES) of the North Sea to tipping points? And which solutions and measures can be found to counteract unwanted changes?
Our Work in WP1 will be mainly to explore the ecological vulnerability of the North Sea ecosystem and in particular of the North Sea fish community. The leader of the project is the Thünen Institute for Sea Fisheries, and the partners are Helmotz-Zentrum Geesthacht, and University of Hamburg.
More info at: www.seausetip.de or Twitter: @SeaUseTip
Marine Management and Ecosystem Dynamics Under Climate Change
I have completed my PhD inside this interdisciplinary project which aimed at understanding marine ecosystem dynamics under climate change and how to effectively applied ecosystem based management. The project will end in October 2019, but more collaborative papers will be published from it.
For more info visit the website: www.marmaed.uio.no or Twitter: @MARmaEDnetwork
Full publication list available here:
RECENT PUBLICATIONS/Research articles
Sguotti, C., Otto, S. A., Cormon, X., Werner, K. M., Deyle, E., Sugihara, G. and Möllmann, C. Non-linearity in stock–recruitment relationships of Atlantic cod: insights from a multi-model approach. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, http://dx.doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsz113.
Sguotti C, Otto SA, Frelat R, Langbehn TJ, Ryberg MP, Lindegren M, Durant JM, Chr. Stenseth N, Möllmann C. 2019 Catastrophic dynamics limit Atlantic cod recovery. Proc. R. Soc. B 286: 20182877. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.2877
Sguotti C, Cormon X (2018) Regime Shift-A global challenge for the sustainable use of our marine resources. In: Jungblut S, Liebich V, Bode M (eds) YOUMARES 8 - Oceans across boundaries: learning from each other. Springer, Cham.
Frelat R., Orio A., Casini M., Lehmann A., Mérigot B., Otto S.A., Sguotti C., Möllmann C., (2018). A three-dimensional view on biodiversity changes: spatial, temporal and functional perspectives on fish communities in the Baltic Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 1-13. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsy027
Frelat R, Lindegren M, Denker TS, Floeter J, Fock HO, Sguotti C, et al. (2017) Community ecology in 3D: Tensor decomposition reveals spatio-temporal dynamics of large ecological communities. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0188205. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188205
Sguotti, C., Lynam, C. P., García-Carreras, B., Ellis, J. R. and Engelhard, G. H. (2016), Distribution of skates and sharks in the North Sea: 112 years of change. Global Change Biology, 22: 2729–2743. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13316
Session host at ICES Conference 2018. “Tipping points complex nature and implications to marine socio-ecological systems management” with Dr. Xochitl Cormon, Prof. Christian Möllmann and Dr. Mary Hunsicker, 24th -27th September 2018 Hamburg.
Session host at YOUMARES 8 of the session “Ecosystem dynamics in a changing world: regime shifts and resilience in marine communities” together with Dr Xochitl Cormon, Kiel, Germany, 13th to 15th September 2017.
Oral and poster presentations
Oral presentation at ICES Conference 2018. “Teleconnection of Atlantic cod stocks in the world market”. 24th -27th September 2018 Hamburg.
Oral presentation at the 4th International Climate Change Symposium “Linear or non-linear? Understanding the effect of Climate Change on Atlantic cod recruitment”. 4th-8th June 2018, Washington.
Oral presentation at the 3rd PICES/ICES Early Career Scientists Symposium “The failed recovery of Atlantic cod stocks”. 30th May- 2nd June 2017 Busan, South Korea.
Oral presentation at the FSBI 2015 Symposium on the “Biology, Ecology and Conservation of Elasmobranchs”, with title “Atlas of southern North Sea elasmobranchs: 112 years of changing distributions in eight vulnerable sharks, skates and rays”. 27th -31th of July, Plymouth, UK.
PhD at Hamburg University (February 2016-February 2019)
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Network (ITN), Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015, MARmaED: Marine Management and Ecosystem Dynamics under climate change.
North Atlantic cod recovery under climate change and exploitation pressure, a non-linear approach
Main supervisor: Prof Christian Möllmann
Master in Marine Biology at University of Padova (2012-2014)
Thesis title: From 1902 to 2013: changes in the abundance and distribution of 8 species of elasmobranchs in the southern North Sea. Supervisors: Dr. Georg Engelhard, Dr.Chris Lynam (Cefas) and Dr Carlotta Mazzoldi (University of Padova).
Bachelor degree in Biology, marine curriculum, at University of Padova (2009-2012).
Thesis title: Characterization of the gene SOD in the tunicates Ciona intestinalis.
Supervisor: Dr. Gianfranco Santovito (University of Padova).