SeaQL Lab

SeaQL Lab


Journal Articles and Book Chapters


  • Araujo, G., Bohm, M., Ferretti, F., Fowler, S., Huveneers, C., Jabado, R., Peddemors, V., Schaber, M., Simpfendorfer, C., Wosnick N. 2024. Position Statement on Shark Control Programs and Shark Culls. Shark News, 9: 167-169.


  • McDevitt-Irwin, J.M., McCauley, D.J., Brumbaugh, D.R, Elmer, F., Ferretti, F., White, T.D., Wible, JG., Micheli, F. 2023. Dynamic interplay: disentangling the temporal variability of fish effects on coral recruitment. Scientific Reports, 13, 20971. View Publication

  • Sala, E., Mayorga, J., Bradley, D., Cabral, R., Atwood, T., Auber, A., Cheung, W., Costello, C., Ferretti, F., Friedlander, A., Gaines, S., Garilao, C., Goodell, W., Halpern, B.S., K., Hinson, A., Kaschner, K. Kesner-Reyes, J., Laprieur, F., Lubcenco, J., McGowan, L., Morgan, D. Mouillot, H., Palacios-Abrantes, J., Possingham, K. Rechberger, B. Worm. 2023. Reply to MA: Global Effects of Marine Protected Areas on Food Security Are Unknown. Nature 621, E37–E40. View Publication

  • Shea, B., Bomgardner, L., Gallager, A., Ferretti, F. 2023. Big Data Reveals Cryptic Mortality of Pelagic Sharks in Remote Island Shark Sanctuaries. Science Advances 9 (33) View Publication

  • Dunn, N., Curnick, D., Carbone, C., Carlisle, A., Chapple, T., Dowell, R., Ferretti, F., Jacoby, D., Schallert, R., Steyaert, M., Tickler, D., Williamson, M., Block, B., Vavolainen, V. 2023. Environmental DNA helps reveal reef shark distribution across a remote archipelago. Ecological Indicators 154, 110718. View Publication

  • McDevitt-Irwin, J., McCauley, D.M., Brumbaugh, D., Elmer, F., Ferretti, F., Joyce, F. H., White, T., Wible, J., Micheli, F. 2023. Consumers decrease variability across space and turnover through time during coral reef succession. Oecologia 202 (2), 431-443. View Publication

  • Atwood, T.B., Sala, E. Mayorga, J., Bradley,D., Cabral, R.B., Auber, A., Cheung, W., Ferretti, F., Friedlander, A.M., Gaines, S.D., Garilao, C. Goodell, W., Halpern, B. S., Hinson, A., Kaschner, K., Kesner-Reyes, K., Leprieur, F., McGowan, J., Morgan, L.E., Mouillot, D., Palacios-Abrantes, P., Possingham, H.P., Rechberger, K.D., Worm, B., Lubchenco, J. 2023. Reply to MA: Quantifying the carbon benefits of ending bottom trawling. Nature, 617(7960): E3-E5 View Publication

  • Jenrette, J.F., Jenrette, J.L., Truelove, N.K., Moro, S., Dunn, N.I., Chapple, T.K., Gallagher, A.J., Gambardella, C., Schallert, R., Shea, B.D., Curnick, D.J. Block, B.A., Ferretti, F. 2023. Detecting white sharks in the Mediterranean Sea with Environmental DNA. Oceanography 36 (Supplement 1) View Publication


  • Harding, L., Gallagher, A., Jackson, A., Bortoluzzi, J., Dolton, H.R., Shea, B.D., Harman, L., Edwards, D. and Payne, N., 2022. Capture heats up sharks. Conservation Physiology10(1), p.coac065. View Publication
  • Andrzejaczek, S., Lucas, T.C., Goodman, M.C., …Ferretti, F., …Shea, B.D., Block, B.A., and Curnick, D.J., 2022. Diving into the vertical dimension of elasmobranch movement ecology. Science advances8(33), p.eabo1754. View Publication
  • Bargnesi, F., Moro, S., Leone, A., Giovos, I. and Ferretti, F. 2022. New technologies can support data collection on endangered shark species in the Mediterranean Sea. In Press for MEPS. View Publication

  • Jorgensen, S. J., Micheli, F., White, T. D., Van Houtan, K. S., Alfaro-Shigueto, J., Andrzejaczek, S., Arnoldi, N. S., Baum, J. K., Block, B., Britten, G. L., Butner, C., Caballero, S., Cardeñosa, D., Chapple, T. K., Clarke, S., Cortés, E., Dulvy, N. K., Fowler, S., Gallagher, A. J., Gilman, E., Godley, B. J., Graham, R. T., Hammerschlag, N., Harry, A. V., Heithaus, M. R., Hutchinson, M., Huveneers, C., Lowe, C. G., Lucifora, L. O., MacKeracher, T., Mangel, J. C., Barbosa Martins, A. P., McCauley, D. J., McClenachan, L., Mull, C., Natanson, L. J., Pauly, D., Pazmiño, D. A., Pistevos, J. C. A., Queiroz, N., Roff, G., Shea, B. D., Simpfendorfer, C. A., Sims, D. W., Ward-Paige, C., Worm, B. & Ferretti, F. 2022. Emergent research and priorities for shark and ray conservation Endang Species Res, 47, 171-203. View Publication

  • Shea, B.D., Coulter, S.K., Dooling, K.E., Isihara, H.L., Roth, J.C., Sudal, E., Donovan, D.J., Hoopes, L.A., Dove, A.D.M., Cooke, S.J., and Gallagher, A.J. (2022). “Recreational fishing fight times are not correlated with physiological status of blue sharks (Prionace glauca) in the Northwestern Atlantic.” Fisheries Research, 248, p.106220. View Publication

  • Jenrette, J., Liu, ZY-C., Chimote, P., Hastie, T., Fox, E., and Ferretti F. 2022. Shark detection and classification with machine learning. Ecological Informatics. View Publication


  • Queiroz, N., Humphries, N.E., Couto, A., Vedor, M., da Costa, I., Sequeira, A.M.M., Mucientes, G., Santos, A.M.,… Ferretti, F.… and Sims, D.W. 2021. Reply to: Caution over use of ecological big-data for conservation. Nature 595, E20-E28. View Publication

  • Queiroz, N., Humphries, N.E., Couto, A., Vedor, M., da Costa, I., Sequeira, A.M.M., … Ferretti, F.… and Sims, D.W. 2021. Reply to: Shark mortality cannot be assessed by fishery overlap alone. Nature 595, E8-E16. View Publication

  • Alto, E, Ferretti, F., Schaellert, R., Stockesbury, M., Loretta, M., Walter, J. and Block, B. 2021. Stock-of-origin catch estimation of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) based on observed spatial distributions. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. View publication
  • Sala, E., Mayorga, J., Bradley, D., Cabral, R., Atwood, T., Cheung, W., Costello, C., Ferretti, F. A. Friedlander, S. Gaines, C. Garilao, W. Goodell, B. S. Halpern, K. Kaschner, K. Kesner-Reyes, J. McGowan, L. Morgan, D. Mouillot, H. Possingham, K. Rechberger, B. Worm, J. Lubchenco. 2021 Protecting the global ocean for biodiversity, food and climate. Nature 592: 397-402. View Publication
  • Williamson, M.J., Tebbs, E.J., Dawson, T.P., Curnick, D.J., Ferretti, F., Carlisle, A.B., Chapple, T.K., Schallert, R.J., Tickler, D.M, Block, B.A. and Jacoby, D.M.P. 2021. A novel method for analysing detection gaps in imperfect acoustic telemetry data to infer differential movements patterns in fish. Ecology and Evolution. View Publication
  • Bates, A.E., Primack, R.B… Shea, B.D. (as part of the PAN-Environemnt Working Group)… and Duarte, C.M. 2021. Global COVID-19 lockdown highlights humans as both threats and custodians of the environment. Biological Conservation. View Publication
  • Gallagher, A.J., Alsudairy, N.A., Shea, B.D., Payne, N.L. and Duarte, C.M. 2021. First application of 360-degree camera technology to marine predator bio-logging. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 707376. View Publication
  • Shea, B.D. and Gallagher, A.J. 2021. Humpback Whale Instigates Object Play with a Lion’s Mane Jellyfish. Oceans, 2: 386-392. View Publication
  • Gallagher, A.J., Shipley, O.N., van Zinnicq Bergmann, M.P., Brownscombe, J.W., Dahlgren, C.P., Frisk, M.G., Griffin, L.P., Hammerschlag, N., Kattan, S., Papastamatiou, Y.P., Shea, B.D., Kessel, S.T., and Duarte, C.M. 2021. Spatial Connectivity and Drivers of Shark Habitat Use Within a Large Marine Protected Area in the Caribbean, The Bahamas Shark Sanctuary. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7: 608848. View Publication


  • Curnick, D., Andrzejaczek, S., Jacoby, D., Coffey, D., Carlisle, A., Chapple, T., Ferretti, F. et al. 2020. Behaviour and ecology of silky sharks around the Chagos Archipelago and evidence of Indian Ocean wide movement. Frontiers in Marine Science View Publication.
  • Hays, G., Shumway, S., Ferrara, V., Koldewey, H., Ferretti, F. et al. 2020. A review of a decade of lessons from one of the world’s largest MPAs: conservation gains and key challenges. Marine Biology, 167 (159). doi: 10.1007/s00227-020-03776-w View Publication.
  • Serena F., Abella A.J., Bargnesi F., Barone M., Colloca F., Ferretti F., Fiorentino F., Jenrette J., and Moro S. 2020. Species diversity, taxonomy, and distribution of Chondrichthyes in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. European Zoological Journal. View Publication.
  • White, T., Ferretti, F., McCauley, D., Ong, T., Block, B., Micheli, F. and De Leo, G. 2020. Tracking the response of industrial fishing fleets to large marine protected areas. Accepted at Conservation Biology.
  • Mancusi, C, R. Baino, M. Barone, C. Fortuna, L.Gil de Sola, G. Morey, M. N. Bradai, A. Kallianotis, A., …, Ferretti, F. et al. 2020. MEDLEM database, a data collection on large Elasmobranchs in the Mediterranean and Black seas. Med. Mar. Sci.View Publication.
  • Curnick, D., Koldewey, H., Jones, K., Kemp, K., Ferretti, F. 2020. Interactions between a large marine protected area, pelagic tuna and associated fisheries. Accepted in Frontiers of Marine Science. View Publication.
  • Jacoby, D., Ferretti, F., Freeman, R., Carlisle, A., Chapple, T., Curnick, D., Dale, J., Schallert, R., Tickler, D., and Block, B. 2020. Shark movement strategies influence poaching risk and enforcement decisions in a large, remote Marine Protected Area. Accepted in Journal of Applied Ecology. View Publication.
  • Ferretti, F., Jacoby, D., Pfleger, M., White, T., Dent, F., Micheli, F., Rosenberg, A., Crowder, L., Block, B. 2020. Shark Fin Trade Bans and Sustainable Shark Fisheries. Conservation Letters. View Publication.
  • Williamson, MJ., Tebbs, E.J., Dawson, T.P., Curnick, D.J., Ferretti, F., Carlisle, A.B., Chapple, T.K., Schallert, R.J., Tickler, D.M, Block, B. A., and Jacoby, D.M. 2020. Gap analysis of acoustic tracking data reveals spatial and temporal segregation in sympatric reef sharks. Research Square Preprint. View Publication.
  • Bargnesi, F., Gridelli, S., Cerrano, C., and Ferretti, F.. 2020. Reconstructing the history and ecology of the sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) in the Mediterranean Sea. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. View Publication.
  • Leone, A., Puncher, G.N., Ferretti, F. et al. 2020. Origin of the Mediterranean Great White Shark population. Journal of Biogeography. View Publication.
  • Bargnesi, F., Lucrezi, S. and Ferretti, F.. 2020. Opportunities from citizen science for shark conservation, with a focus on the Mediterranean Sea. European Journal of Zoology. View Publication.
  • Novaglio, C., A.D.M. Smith, S. Frusher, F. Ferretti. 2020. Identifying historical changes at the onset of exploitation to improve understanding of fishing impacts. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems View Publication.
  • Shea, B.D., Benson, C.W., de Silva, C., Donovan, D., Romeiro, J., Bond, M.E., Creel, S. and Gallagher, A.J. 2020. Effects of exposure to large sharks on the abundance and behavior of mobile prey fishes along a temperate coastal gradient. PLoS ONE, 15(3): e0230308.


  • Moro, S., Jona-Lasinio, G., Block, B., Micheli, F., De Leo, G., Bottaro, M., Scacco, U., Serena, F. and Ferretti, F. 2019. Patterns of abundance and distribution of the white shark in the Mediterranean Sea. Fish and Fisheries, 21(2): 338-349. View Publication.
  • Dunn, D., Harrison, A., Curtice, C., Ferretti, F. et al. 2019. The importance of migratory connectivity for global ocean policy. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. View Publication.
  • Queiroz, N., Humphries, N.E., Couto, A., Vedor, M., da Costa, I., Sequeira, A.M.M., Mucientes, G., Santos, A.M.,… Ferretti, F.… and Sims, D.W. 2019. Global spatial risk assessment of sharks under the footprint of fisheries. Nature, doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1444-4
  • Carlisle, A., Dale, J, Ferretti, F., Tickler, D., Curnick, D., Chapple, T., Schaller, R., Castleton, M. and Block, B. 2019. Estimating space use of mobile fishes in a large marine protected area with methodological considerations in acoustic array design. Frontiers in Marine Sciences. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00256. View Publication.
  • Jorgensen, S. J., Anderson, S., Ferretti, F., Tietz, J., Chapple, T., Kanive, P., Bradley, R., Moxley, J. and Block, B. A. 2019. Killer whales redistribute white shark foraging pressure on elephant seals. Scientific Reports, 9: 6153. View publication.
  • White, T., Ferretti, F., Kroodsma, D., Hazen, E., Carlisle, A., Scales, K., Bogard, S. and Block, B. 2019. Predicted hotspots of overlap between highly migratory fishes and industrial fishing fleets in the Northeast Pacific. Science Advances, 5 (3): eaau3761. View Publication.
  • Benson, C.W., Shea, B.D., de Silva, C., Donovan, D., Holder, P.E., Cooke, S.J., and Gallagher, A.J. 2019. Physiological consequences of varying white shark exposure on Striped Bass (Morone Saxatilis). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 97(12):1195-202.


  • Kroodsma, D., Mayorga, J., Hochberg, T., Miller, N.A., Boerder, K., Ferretti, F., Wilson, A., Bergman, B., White, T.D., Block, B.A., Woods, P., Sullivan, B., Costello, C., and Worm, B. 2018. Response to Comment on “Tracking the global footprint of fisheries”. Science, 361 (6404), eaat7789. View publication.
  • Novaglio, C., Smith, A.D.M., Frusher, S., Ferretti, F., Klaer, N. and Fulton, E.A. 2018. Fishery Development and Exploitation in South East Australia. Frontiers in Marine Science 5: 145. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00145. View publication.
  • Elahi, R., Ferretti, F., Bastari, A., Cerrano, C., Colloca, F., Kowalik, J., Ruckelshaus, M., Struck, A. and Micheli, F. 2018. Using satellite-derived vessel tracking data to inform marine management in intensely used regions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. View publication.
  • Ferretti, F., Curnick, D., Liu, K., Romanov, E. and Block, B. 2018. Shark baselines and the conservation role of remote coral reef ecosystems. Science Advances, 4 (3): eaaq0333. View publication.
  • Bastari, A., Pica, D., Ferretti, F., Micheli, F. and Cerrano, C. 2018. Sea pens in the Mediterranean Sea: habitat suitability and opportunities for ecosystem recovery. ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsy010. View publication.
  • Kroodsma, D., Mayorga, J., Hochberg, T., Miller, N.A., Boerder, K., Ferretti, F., Wilson, A., Bergman, B., White, T.D., Block, B.A., Woods, P., Sullivan, B., Costello, C., and Worm, B. 2018. Tracking the Global Footrpint of Fisheries. Science, 359 (6378): 904-908. View publication.

          Media Coverage, Public Outreach, and Research Highlights



  • Bastari, A., Beccacece, J., Ferretti, F., Micheli, F., Cerrano, C. 2017. Local ecological knowledge indicates temporal trends of benthic invertebrates species of the Adriatic Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4: 157. View Publication.
  • O’Leary JK, Micheli, F., Airoldi, L., Boch, C., De Leo, G., Elahi, R., Ferretti, F., Graham, N.A.J., Litvin, S.Y., Low, N.H., Lumis, S., Nickols, K.J. and Wong, J. 2017. Resilience of marine ecosystems to climatic disturbances. Bioscience. DOI:10.1093/biosci/biw161. View Publication.


  • Novaglio, C., Ferretti, F., Smith, T. and Frusher, S. 2016. Species-area relationships as indicators of human impact on fish communities. 2016. Diversity and Distribution, 22 (11): 1186–1198. View Publication.
  • Bastari, A., Micheli, F., Ferretti, F., Pusceddu, A. and Cerrano, C. 2016. Large marine protected areas (LMPAs) in the Mediterranean Sea: the opportunity for the Adriatic Sea. Marine Policy, 68: 165-177. View Publication.

            Public Outreach

  • Ferretti, F., Morey, G., Seret, B., Sprem, J.S. and Micheli, F. 2016. Falling through the cracks: the fading history of a large iconic predator. Fish and Fisheries, 17 (3): 875–889. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12108. View Publication.

            Public Outreach

  • Barreto, R., Ferretti, F., Flemming, J., Amorim, A., Andrade, H., Worm, B., and Lessa, R. 2016. Trends in the exploitation of South Atlantic shark populations. Conservation Biology, 30 (4): 792-804. View Publication.

            Public Outreach

  • Campana, S. and Ferretti, F. 2016. Chapter 40. Sharks and other elasmobranchs. In: World Ocean Assessment. United Nations. View Publication


  • Ferretti F., Jorgensen, S., Chapple, T., De Leo, G. and Micheli, F. Reconciling predator conservation with public safety. 2015. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13 (8): 412–417. doi:10.1890/150109 View Publication

          Media Coverage, Public Outreach, and Research Highlights (MPR, full coverage)


  • Micheli F., De Leo, G., Ferretti F., Hines, A. M., Honey, K. T, Kroeker K., Martone, R., McCauley D. J., O’Leary, J. K., Rosim D. F., Sokolow S. Stock A., Wood C. L. 2015. Ocean Health. In: Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management, T. Agardy, H. Smith, and J. L. Suarez de Vivero (eds.). In Press. View Publication.


  • Britten, G. L., Dowd, M., Minto, C., Ferretti, F., Boero, F. and Lotze, H. K. 2014. Predator decline leads to decreased stability in a coastal fish community. Ecology Letters, 17 (12): 1518-1525. View publication.
  • Ferretti, F., Crowder, L. and Micheli, F. 2014. Using Disparate Datasets to Reconstruct Historical Baselines of Animal Populations, in: Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation: Applying the Past to Manage for the Future. (Kitinger, Gedan, Blight and McClenachan eds). University of California Press. View Publication.
  • Ferretti, F. 2014. Geographical distribution and status. 7.2.1 Mediterranean Sea. In Sawfish: A Global Strategy for Conservation, Harrison LH, Dulvy NK (eds). IUCN Shark Specialist Group: Vancouver, Canada; 50-51. View publication.


  • Micheli, F., B. S. Halpern, S. Walbridge, S. Ciriaco, F. Ferretti, S. Fraschetti, R. Lewison, L. Njakaer, and A. Rosenberg. 2013 Cumulative human impacts on Mediterranean and Black Sea marine ecosystems: assessing current pressures and opportunities. PLoS ONE, 8(12): e79889. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079889. View publication.
  • Ferretti, F., C. G. Osio, C. Jenkins, A. A. Rosenberg, and H. K. Lotze. 2013. Long-term ecological change in a meso-predator community in response to prolonged human disturbance. Nature Scientific Reports, 3(1057): doi:10.1038/srep01057. View p

    Media Coverage and Public Outreach


          Media Coverage and Public Outreach



  • Sala, E., Ballesteros, E., Dendrinos, P., Di Franco, A., Ferretti, F. et al. 2012. The structure of Mediterranean rocky reef ecosystems across environmental and human gradients, and conservation implications. PloS ONE, 7(2): e32742. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032742. View publication.

           Public Outreach

  • McClenachan, L., Ferretti, F., and Baum, J. 2012. From archives to conservation: why historical data are needed to set baselines for marine animals and ecosystems. Conservation Letters, 5(5): 349-359. View publication.


  • Anderson, S.C, R. G. Farmer, F. Ferretti, A. L. Houde and J. A. Hutchings. 2011. Correlates of Vertebrate Extinction Risk in Canada. BioScience, 61: 538-549. View Publication.


  • Ferretti, F., B. Worm, G. Britten, M. Heithaus and H. Lotze. 2010. Patterns of shark decline and ecosystem consequences in the ocean. Ecology Letters, 13: 1055-1071. View Publication.

Before 2010

  • Romeo T., F. Ferretti, P. Consoli and F. Andaloro. 2009. Assessment of the Mediterranean swordfish based on the Italian harpoon fishery data. ICES CM 2008/K:16, 1-14. View Publication.
  • Ferretti, F., R.A. Myers, F. Serena and H.K. Lotze. 2008. Loss of large predatory sharks from the Mediteranean Sea. Conservation Biology, 22(4): 952-964.View Publication.

           Media Coverage and Public Outreach (full coverage)


  • Serena F. et al. 2008. Field identification guide to the Rays of the Mediterranean Sea. Guidelines for data collection and analysis. Societa’ Italiana di Biologia Marina, comitato nekton e pesca, Gruppo Nazionale Risorse Demersali, Mediterranean Trawl Surveys. Livorno, Italy, (in Italian). View Publication.
  • Ferretti, F. and R.A. Myers. 2006. By-Catch of sharks in the Mediterranean Sea: available mitigation tools. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on the Mediterranean Cartilaginous Fish with emphasis on Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, Istanbul, Turkey. 158-169. View Publication.
  • Ferretti, F., R.A. Myers, P. Sartor and F. Serena. 2005. Long Term Dynamics of the Chondrichthyan Fish Community in the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea. ICES CM 2005/N:25, 1-25. View Publication.
 Bargnesi, F.*, Moro, S.*, Leone, A., Giovos, I. and Ferretti, F. 2022. New technologies can support data collection on endangered shark species in the Mediterranean Sea. In Press for MEPS.


Technical Reports, Theses and Consultancy Works


  • Cerrano, C., Bakran-Petricioli, T., Bastari, A., Fraschetti, S., Huete-Stauffer, C., Ferretti, F., Micheli, F., Ponti, M., Pusceddu, A., & Valisano, L. 2016. Adriatic Sea: Description of the ecology and identification of the areas that may deserve to be protected. Cebrian, D. & Requena, S. (eds.), RAC/SPA, Tunis; 92 pp. View Publication.

  • Chapple, T.K., Carlisle, A., Ferretti, F., Gardner, L., Dale, J., Schaller, R.J., Tickler, D., & Block, B.A. 2016. BIOT Animal Tracking & Monitoring Research Expedition. Final Report to the Bertarelli Foundation. March and April 2016, Pacific Grove, CA.


  • Novaglio, C., Smith, A.D.M., Frusher, S., and Ferretti, F.. 2015. Bottom trawl surveys: catch and effort data for South East Australia between 1898 and 1996. MarLIN Information Network. Available online at: View Publication.

  • Ellis, J., Ferretti, F., Soldo, A. & Walls, R. 2015. Alopias vulpinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T39339A48936583. View Publication.

  • Ferretti, F., Morey, G, Serena, F., Mancusi, C., Fowler, S.L., Dipper, F. and Ellis, J. 2015. Squatina squatina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T39332A48933059. View Publication.

  • Ferretti, F., Morey, G, Serena, F., Mancusi, C., Coelho, R.P., Seisay, M., Litvinov, F., and Buscher, E. 2015. Squatina oculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T61418A48957418. View publication.

  • Ferretti, F., Soldo, A., Walls, R., Casper, B., Domingo, A., Gaibor, N., Heupel, M.R., Kotas, J., Lamónaca, A., Smith, W.D., Stevens, J., Vooren, C.M. and Pérez-Jiménez, J. 2015. Sphyrna zygaena. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T39388A48930610. View Publication.

  • Ferretti, F., Walls, R.H.L., Soldo, A., Baum, J.K., Clarke, S.C., Domingo, A., Ducrocq, M., Gaibor, N., Graham, R., Jorgensen, S., Kotas, J., Medina, E., Martinez-Ortiz, J., Morales, M., Navarro, S., Ruiz, C., Smith, W., Valenti, S., Vooren, C.M., Pérez-Jiménez, J., Lamónaca, A. and Monzini Taccone di Sitizano, J. 2015. Sphyrna lewini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T39385A48929458. View Publication.

  • Asber, M., Bucal, D., Cliff, G., Denham, J., Ducrocq, M., Dulvy, N.K., Ferretti, F., Graham, R., Heupel, M.R., Lemine Ould Sidi, M., Litvinov, F., Morgan, A., Seisay, M., Soldo, A., Stevens, J.D., Tous, P., Valenti, S.V., Walls, R.H.L. & Martins, P. 2015. Sphyrna mokarran. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T39386A73775475. View Publication.

  • Ferretti, F., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Serena, F. and Ducrocq, M. 2015. Rhinoptera marginata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T161463A48939205. View Publication.

  • Ferretti, F. and White, W.T. 2015. Neotrygon ningalooensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T195463A68636829. View Publication.

  • Ferretti, F. and Buscher, E. 2015. Echinorhinus brucus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T41801A48909148. View Publication.

  • Ferretti, F., Walls, R., Musick, J., Stevens, J.D., Baum, J.K., Bradai, M.N., Fergusson, I., Grubbs, D., Soldo, A., Vacchi, M. and Vooren, C.M. 2015. Carcharhinus plumbeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T3853A48946805. View Publication.

  • Sims, D., Fowler, S.L., Ferretti, F. and Stevens, J.D. 2015. Prionace glauca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T39381A48924261. View Publication.


  • Ferretti, F. 2011. Peer review report of shark mitigation as a tool for conservation of the Hawaiian Monk Seal. Independent Peer Review Completed for the Center for Independent Experts (CIE). View Publication.

  • AA Rosenberg, F Micheli, E. Sala, G.C. Osio, F. Ferretti, P. Guidetti, S. Fraschetti, L. Mangialajo. 2011. Recovery Scenarios for the Northwestern Mediterranean Marine Ecosystem: motivating policy action on an ecosystem basis. Oak Final Report.


  • Sartor, P. et al. 2010. The 20th Century evolution of Mediterranean exploited demersal resources under increasing fishing disturbance and environmental change. EVOMED. Joint tender n MARE/2008/11. European Commission, Contract. N° SI2 5390 97. View Publication.

  • Ferretti. F. 2010. The role of sharks in marine ecosystems: evaluating overexploited marine fish communities to detect long-term effects of predator removal. PhD Thesis, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. View Publication.

Before 2010

  • Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Serena, F.,Ungaro, N., Ferretti, F., Pheeha, S. and Human, B. 2009. Torpedo marmorata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161328A5398909. View Publication.

  • Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Serena, F., Ungaro, N., Ferretti, F., Holtzhausen, H.A. and Smale, M.J. 2009. Tetronarce nobiliana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161580A5456479. View Publication.

  • Ferretti F. 2003. Comportamento alimentare di Chimaera monstrosa nei fondi batiali Liguri. Laurea Thesis. Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy (in Italian).

Policy and Public Outreach

  • Rollison, D., Shouse, B., Barreto, R. R., and Ferretti, F. 2016. Decline in Pelagic South Atlantic Sharks Documented for the First Time. Lenfest Ocean Program Fact Sheet. Washington DC. View publication.

  • Britten, G. L., Dowd, M., Minto, C., Ferretti, F., Boero, F. and Lotze, H. K. 2014. Loss of Predators Can Destabilize Marine Communities. Lenfest Ocean Program Fact Sheet. Washington DC. View publication.

  • Daly, L. and Ferretti, F. 2013. How large-scale protection zones could benefit sharks and rays in the Mediterranean. Shark Focus 46: 14-15. View publication.

  • Ferretti, F., B. Worm, G. Britten, M. Heithaus and H. Lotze. 2010. Global consequences of shark declines. Lenfest Ocean Program Research Series. Washington DC. View Publication.

  • Romeo, T., Consoli, P., Andaloro, F, and Ferretti, F. 2012. Pesca antica di pescespada e tonno nello Stretto di Messina. Uomo e Natura. 2(11) 39-45.

  • Rosetti, A. and Ferretti, F. 2009. Gli Squali non fanno paura. Slow Food. 39: 70-74. View publication.

  • Ferretti, F., R.A. Myers, F. Serena and H.K. Lotze. 2008. Shark declines in the Mediterranean Sea. Lenfest Ocean Program Research Series. Washington DC.View PublicationFrançaisItalianoDeutscheEspañol.