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Ronaldo Francini-Filho


Ronaldo Francini-Filho

Departamento de Engenharia e Meio Ambiente
Paraíba Federal University  (Brazil)






Research interests

I am interest in the ecology and conservation of tropical shallow and deep reefs, with special focus on community characterization (from microbes to fishes), habitat mapping, effects of marine protected areas and fisheries. Main tools: open and closed circuit technical diving, ROVs and manned submersibles.

Publications

  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Extensive Rhodolith Beds Cover the Summits of Southwestern Atlantic Ocean Seamounts | article
Pereira-Filho GH, Amado-Filho GM, de Moura RL, Bastos AC, Guimarães SMPB, Salgado LT, Francini-Filho RB, Bahia RG, Abrantes DP, Guth AZ, Brasileiro PS (2012)
Journal of Coastal Research 28:261-269


Mesophotic reef fish assemblages of the remote St. Peter and St. Paul’s Archipelago, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Brazil | article
Rosa MR, Rosa MR, Alves AC, Medeiros DV, Coni EOC, Ferreira CM, Ferreira BP, Rosa RdS, Amado-Filho GM, Pereira-Filho GH, de Moura RL, Thompson FL, Sumida PYG, Francini-Filho RB (2016)
Coral Reefs 35:113-123


Baseline Assessment of Mesophotic Reefs of the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain Based on Water Quality, Microbial Diversity, Benthic Cover and Fish ... | article
Meirelles PM, Amado-Filho GM, Pereira-Filho GH, Pinheiro HT, de Moura RL, Joyeux J-C, Mazzei EF, Bastos AC, Edwards RA, Dinsdale E, Paranhos R, Santos EO, Lida T, Gotoh K, Nakamura S, Sawabe T, Rezende CE, Gadelha Jr LMR, Francini-Filho RB, Thompson C, Thompson FL (2015)
PLoS ONE 10:e0130084



Fish Biodiversity of the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain, Southwestern Atlantic: An Updated Database | article
Pinheiro HT, Mazzei E, Moura RL, Amado-Filho GM, Carvalho-Filho A, Braga AC, Costa PAS, Ferreira BP, Ferreira CEL, Floeter SR, Francini-Filho RB, Gasparini JL, Macieira RM, Martins AS, Olavo G, Pimentel CR, Rocha LA, Sazima I, Simon T, Teixeira JB, Xavier LB, Joyeux J-C (2015)
PLoS ONE 10:e0118180



Reef fish and benthic assemblages of the Trindade and Martin Vaz Island group, southwestern Atlantic | article
Pereira-Filho GH, Amado-Filho GM, Guimarães SMPB, Moura RL, Sumida PYG, Abrantes DP, Bahia RG, Güth AZ, Jorge RR, Francini-Filho RB (2011)
Braz J Oceanogr 59:201-212



Mesophotic ecosystems of the unique South Atlantic atoll are composed by rhodolith beds and scattered consolidated reefs | article
Amado-Filho GM, Moura RL, Bastos AC, Francini-Filho RB, Pereira-Filho GH, Bahia RG, Moraes FC, Motta FS (2016)
Marine Biodiversity 46:933-936


Mesophotic fishes of the Abrolhos Shelf, the largest reef ecosystem in the South Atlantic | article
Simon T, Pinheiro HT, Moura RL, Carvalho-Filho A, Rocha LA, Martins AS, Mazzei E, Francini-Filho RB, Amado-Filho GM, Joyeux J-C (2016)
J Fish Biol 89:990-1001


Changes in benthic communities along a 0–60 m depth gradient in the remote St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Brazil) | article
Magalhães GM, Amado-Filho GM, Rosa MR, de Moura RL, Brasileiro PS, de Moraes FC, Francini-Filho RB, Pereira-Filho GH (2015)
Bull Mar Sci 91:377-396


Macroalgal composition and community structure of the largest rhodolith beds in the world | article
Brasileiro PS, Pereira-Filho GH, Bahia RG, Abrantes DP, Guimarães SMPB, Moura RL, Francini-Filho RB, Bastos AC, Amado-Filho GM (2016)
Marine Biodiversity 46:407-420


Rhodolith beds are major CaCO3 bio-factories in the tropical South West Atlantic | article
Amado-Filho GM, Moura RL, Bastos AC, Salgado LT, Sumida PY, Guth AZ, Francini-Filho RB, Pereira-Filho GH, Abrantes DP, Brasileiro PS, Bahia RG, Leal RN, Kaufman L, Kleypas JA, Farina M, Thompson FL (2012)
PLoS ONE 7:e35171



Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Diving (unspecified)
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
  Diving - Technical Rebreather
  Manned Submersible
  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
  Fishing
  Dredging / trawling
  Sonar / Multibeam
  Coring / drilling
  Snorkeling
  Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
  Aquarium-based
  In-situ instrumentation