Dr. Giovanni Romagnoni

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 8
28359 Bremen
Room: 3203 (2nd floor)

Research interests

I am a marine ecologist, specialised in investigating the effects of climate and fishing on population dynamics. I use a variety of modelling tools to focus on diverse questions. My main interests include multispecies and ecosystem dynamics, fisheries management, and integration of spatial processes in ecological models. While my main expertise lays in ecosystem modelling, in particular using the Ecopath with Ecosim and its spatial component Ecospace, my research covers different disciplinary fields including ecology, bioeconomics, oceanography and fisheries science. I try to combine different perspectives to address old problems under a somewhat innovative way. This should lead to improved management of marine resources under combined natural and anthropogenic pressures.

I enjoy taking part to spontaneous collaborations and discussions. Feel free to contact me if you have a common interest!




Romagnoni G., Kluger L., Tam J., Wolff M. 2022. Adaptations to climate variability in fisheries and aquaculture social-ecological systems in the Northern Humboldt Current Ecosystem: challenges and solutions. In: Human-nature interactions. Exploring nature’s values across landscapes. Misiune I., Depellegrin D., Egarter Vigl L. (Eds). Springer Nature. Open access.



Steenbeek J., Pennino M.G., Buszowski J., Chagaris D., Christensen V., Coll M., Fulton B., Katsanevakis S., Lewis K., Mazaris A., Macias D., de Mutsert K., Oldford G., Piroddi C., Romagnoni G., Serpetti N., Shin Y.-J., Spence M., Stelzenmüller V. Making spatial-temporal marine ecosystem modelling better – a perspective. Environmental Modelling & Software. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2021.105209

Woods P.J., Macdonald J., Barðarson H., Baily M., Bonanomi S., Boonstra W.J., Cornell G., Cripps G., Danielsson R., Färber L., Ferreira A.S.A., Holma M., Holt R.E., Kokkalis A., Langbehn T., Ljungström G., Nieminen E., Nordström M., Oostdijk M., Richter A., Romagnoni G., Sguotti C., Simons A., Shackell N., Snickars M., Tunca S., Whittington J.D., Wootton H., and Yletyinen J. A review of adaptation options in fisheries management to support resilience and transition under socio-ecological change. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences  fsab146, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsab146

Depellegrin D., Hansen H.S., Schroder L., Bergstrom L., Romagnoni G., Steenbeek J., Goncalves M., Carneiro G., Hammer L., Palsson, J., Schmidtbauer Crona, J., Hume, D., Kotta, J., Menegon S. Current status, advancements and development needs of geospatial decision support tools for marine spatial planning in European Seas. Ocean and Coastal Management 209, 105644. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105644

Goncalves, M., Steenbeek, J., Tomczak, M., Romagnoni, G., Puntilla, R., Karvinen, V., Santos C., Keijser X., Abspoel L., Warmelink H., Mayer, I.S. (2021). Food-Web Modeling in the Maritime Spatial Planning Challenge Simulation Platform: Results from the Baltic Sea Region. In: Wardaszko M., Meijer S., Lukosch H., Kanegae H., Kriz W.C., Grzybowska-Brzezińska M. (eds) Simulation Gaming Through Times and Disciplines. ISAGA 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11988. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72132-9_25



Farina S., Baroli M., Brundu R., Conforti A., Cucco A., De Falco G., Guala I., Guerzoni S., Massaro G., Quattrocchi G., Romagnoni G., Brambilla W. (2020). The challenge of managing the commercial harvesting of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus: advanced approaches are required. PeerJ 8:e10093

Kluger L.C., Gorris P., Kochalski S., Müller M.S., Romagnoni G. (2020). Studying human–nature relationships through a network lens: A systematic review. People and Nature (https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10136)

Steenbeek J., Romagnoni G., Bentley J., Heymans J.J., Serpetti N., Gonçalves M., Santos C., Warmelink H., Mayer I., Keijser X., Fairgrieve R., Abspoel L. (2020). Combining ecosystem modelling and serious gaming in support of transboundary maritime spatial planning. Ecology and Society 25: 21

Romagnoni G.*, Kvile K.Ø.*, Dagestad K-F., Kristiansen T., Eikeset A.M., Stenseth, N.C., Langangen Ø. (2020). Influence of larval transport and temperature on recruitment dynamics of North Sea cod (Gadus morhua) across spatial scales of observation. Fisheries Oceanography 29, 324-339. *equal contribution



Bitetto I., Romagnoni G., Adamidou A., Certain G., Di Lorenzo M., Donnaloia M., Lembo G., Maiorano P., Milisenda G., Musumeci C., Ordinas F., Pesci P., Peristeraki P., Pesic A., Sartor P. and Spedicato M.T. (2019). Modelling spatio-temporal patterns of fish community size structure across the northern Mediterranean Sea: an analysis combining MEDITS survey data with environmental and anthropogenic drivers. Scientia Marina, 83S1, 141-151.



Kvile* K.Ø., Romagnoni* G., Dagestad K-F., Langangen Ø., Kristiansen T. (2018). Sensitivity of modelled North Sea cod larvae transport to vertical behaviour, ocean model resolution and interannual variation in ocean dynamics. ICES Journal of Marine Science 75, 2413-2424.  *equal contribution



Holt R.E, Ferreira A.S., Bardarson H., Bonanomi S., Boonstra W., Butler W., Diekert F.K., Fouzai N., Holma M., Kokkalis A., Kvile K.Ø., Malanski E., Nieminen E., Ottosen K.M., Pedersen M.W., Richter A.P., Rogers L., Romagnoni G., Snickars M., Törnroos A., Weigel B., Whittington J., Yletyinen J., Woods P. (2017). Avoiding Pitfalls in Interdisciplinary Research within Doctoral Education. Climate Research, 74, 121-129.


Pedersen M.W., Kokkalis A., Bardarson H., Bonanomi S., Boonstra W.J., Butler W., Diekert F.K.,  Fouzai N., Holma M., Holt R.E., Kvile K.Ø., Nieminen E., Ottosen K.M., Richter A., Rogers L.A., Romagnoni G., Snickars M., Törnroos A., Weigel B., Whittington J.D., Woods P., Yletyinen J., Ferreira A.S.A. (2016). Trends in marine climate change research in the Nordic region since the first IPCC report. Climatic Change, 134,147-161.



Boonstra W.J., Ottosen K.M., Ferreira A.S.A., Richter A., Rogers L.A., Pedersen M.W., Kokkalis A., Bardarson H., Bonanomi S., Butler W., Diekert F.K., Fouzai N., Holma M., Holt R.E., Kvile K.Ø., Malanski E., Macdonald J.I., Nieminen E., Romagnoni G., Snickars M., Weigel B., Woods P., Yletyinen J., Whittington J.D. (2015). What are the major global threats and impacts in marine environments? Investigating the contours of a shared perception among marine scientists from the bottom-up. Marine Policy, 60, 197–201


Romagnoni G., Mackinson S., Hong J., Eikeset A.M. (2015). The Ecospace model applied to the North Sea: Evaluating spatial predictions with fish biomass and fishing effort data. Ecological Modelling, 300(0), 50–60