Mr Francesco   Ricci
Research Associate

Mr Francesco Ricci

Biological, Earth & Env Sci

My interests span across the fields of molecular biology, ecophysiology and statistics that I apply to study the coral holobiont.


  • Journal articles | 2021
    Prada F; Brizi L; Franzellitti S; Mengoli S; Fermani S; Polishchuk I; Baraldi N; Ricci F; Palazzo Q; Caroselli E; Pokroy B; Giorgini L; Dubinsky Z; Fantazzini P; Falini G; Goffredo S; Fabricius KE, 2021, 'Coral micro- and macro-morphological skeletal properties in response to life-long acclimatization at CO2 vents in Papua New Guinea.', Sci Rep, vol. 11, pp. 19927,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Iha C; Dougan KE; Varela JA; Avila V; Jackson CJ; Bogaert KA; Chen Y; Judd LM; Wick R; Holt KE; Pasella MM; Ricci F; Repetti SI; Medina M; Marcelino VR; Chan CX; Verbruggen H, 2021, 'Genomic adaptations to an endolithic lifestyle in the coral-associated alga Ostreobium.', Curr Biol, vol. 31, pp. 1393 - 1402.e5,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ricci F; Fordyce A; Leggat W; Blackall LL; Ainsworth T; Verbruggen H, 2021, 'Multiple techniques point to oxygenic phototrophs dominating the Isopora palifera skeletal microbiome', Coral Reefs, vol. 40, pp. 275 - 282,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ricci F; Rossetto Marcelino V; Blackall LL; Kühl M; Medina M; Verbruggen H, 2019, 'Beneath the surface: Community assembly and functions of the coral skeleton microbiome', Microbiome, vol. 7, pp. 159,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Caroselli E; Ricci F; Brambilla V; Marchini C; Tortorelli G; Airi V; Mattioli G; Levy O; Falini G; Dubinsky Z; Goffredo S, 2017, 'Growth, population dynamics, and reproductive output model of the non-zooxanthellate temperate solitary coral Caryophyllia inornata (Scleractinia, Caryophylliidae)', Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 62, pp. 1111 - 1121,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Caroselli E; Brambilla V; Ricci F; Mattioli G; Levy O; Falini G; Dubinsky Z; Goffredo S, 2016, 'Inferred calcification rate of a temperate azooxanthellate caryophylliid coral along a wide latitudinal gradient', Coral Reefs, vol. 35, pp. 919 - 928,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Caroselli E; Ricci F; Brambilla V; Mattioli G; Levy O; Falini G; Dubinsky Z; Goffredo S, 2016, 'Relationships between growth, population dynamics, and environmental parameters in the solitary non-zooxanthellate scleractinian coral Caryophyllia inornata along a latitudinal gradient in the Mediterranean Sea', Coral Reefs, vol. 35, pp. 507 - 519,