Dr Luciano Dalla Rosa


Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - FURG
Instituto de Oceanografia
Av. Itália km 8 s/n, Campus Carreiros
Rio Grande, RS 96203-900
Telephone: +55 (53) 3233-6748

Email: l.dalla@furg.br

Research interests

Dr Luciano Dalla Rosa is a professor at the Institute of Oceanography of the Federal University of Rio Grande. He has been a researcher at the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR) since 1995, as well as two National Institutes of Science and Technology: Antarctic Environmental Research (INCT-APA) and the Center of Integrated Oceanography (INCT-Mar/COI). He is a member of the IWC Scientific Committee and the SCAR Expert Group on Birds and Marine Mammals.

Luciano’s research and teaching interests revolve around the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates, especially cetaceans. His main research interests include species distribution modelling, biotelemetry, cetacean population dynamics, cetacean-fisheries interactions, and Southern Ocean ecosystems with a focus on the ecology of fin, humpback and killer whales.

Selected publications

Foote A.D., Martin M.D., Louis M., Pacheco G., Robertson K.M., Sinding M., Amaral A.R., Baird R.W., Baker C.S., Ballance L., Barlow J., Brownlo, A., Collins, T., Constantine R., Dabin W., Dalla Rosa L., Davison N., Durban J., Esteban R., Ferguson S.H., Gerodette T., Guinet C., Hanson B., Hoggard W., Matthews C., Samarra F., Stephanis R., Tavares S., Tixier P., Totterdell J., Wade P., Gilbert T., Wolf J., Morin P.A. (2019) Killer whale genomes reveal a complex history of recurrent admixture and vicariance. Molecular Ecology 28:3427-3444.

Taniguchi S., Colabuono F.I., Dalla Rosa L., Secchi E.R., Silva J., Silva D.A.M., Montone R.C. (2019) Persistent organic pollutants in blubber of fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) from the Southern Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin 145:148-152.

Cabrera A.A., Hoekendijk J.P.A., Aguilar A., Barco S.G., Berrow S., Bloch D., Borrel A., Cunha H.A., Dalla Rosa L., Dias C.P., Gauffier P., Hao W., Landry S., Larsen F., Martin V., Mizroch S., Oosting T., Oien N., Pampoulie C., Panigada S., Prieto R., Ramp C., Rivera-Leon V.E., Robbins J., Ryan C., Schall E., Sears R., Silva M.A., Urban J., Wenzel F.W., Palsboll P., Berube M. (2019) Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) mitogenomics: A cautionary tale of defining sub-species from mitochondrial sequence monophyly. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 135: 86-97.

Renault-Braga E.P., Groch K.R., Flores P.A.C., Secchi E.R., Dalla Rosa L. (2018) Area usage estimation and spatiotemporal variability in distribution patterns of southern right whales, Eubalaena australis, of southern Brazil. Marine Ecology 39: e12506.

Acevedo J., Aguayo-Lobo A., Allen J., Botero-Acosta N., Castro C., Dalla Rosa L., Denkinger J., Félix F., Florez-Gozalez L., Garita F., Guzman H.M., Haase B., Olavarria C., Llano M., Kaufman G., Pacheco A.S., Plana J., Rasmussen K., Scheidat M., Secchi E.R., Silva S., Stevick P.T. (2017) Migratory preferences of humpback whales between feeding and breeding grounds in the eastern South Pacific. Marine Mammal Science 33:1035-1052.

Seyboth E., Botta S., Mendes C.R.B., Negrete J., Dalla Rosa L., Secchi, E.R. (2017) Isotopic evidence of the effect of warming on the northern Antarctic Peninsula ecosystem. Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography 149:218-228.

Seyboth E., Groch K.R., Dalla Rosa L., Reid K., Flores P.A.C., Secchi, E.R. (2016) Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) reproductive success is influenced by krill (Euphausia superba) density and climate. Scientific Reports 6:28205

Andriolo A., Reis S.S., Amorim T.O.S., Zerbini A.N., Sucunza F., Castro F.R., Maia Y.G., Bortolotto G.A., Dalla Rosa, L. (2015) Killer whale (Orcinus orca) whistles from the western South Atlantic Ocean include high frequency signals. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 138:1696-1701.

Morin P.A., Parsons K.M., Archer F.I., Ávila-Arcos M.C., Barrett-Lennard L.G., Dalla Rosa L., Duchêne S., Durban J.W., Ellis G.M., Ferguson S.H., Ford J.K., Ford M.J., Garilao C., Gilbert M., Thomas P., Kaschner K., Matkin C.O., Petersen S.D., Robertson K.M., Visser I.N., Wade P.R., Ho S.Y.W., Foote, A.D. (2015) Geographic and temporal dynamics of a global radiation and diversification in the killer whale. Molecular Ecology 24:3964-3979.

Seyboth E., Groch K.R., Secchi E.R., Dalla Rosa, L. (2015) Habitat use by southern right whales, Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822), in their main northernmost calving area in the western South Atlantic. Marine Mammal Science 31:1521-1537.

Acevedo J., Haro D., Dalla Rosa L., Aguayo-Lobo A., Secchi E.R., Plana J., Pastene L.A. (2013) Evidence of spatial structuring of eastern South Pacific humpback whale feeding grounds. Endangered Species Research 22:33-38.

Dalla Rosa L., Félix F., Stevick P.T., Secchi E.R., Allen J., Chater K., Martin A.R., Bassoi M. (2012) Feeding grounds of the eastern South Pacific humpback whale population include the South Orkney Islands. Polar Research 31:17324.

Dalla Rosa L., Ford J.K.B., Trites A.W. (2012) Distribution and relative abundance of humpback whales in relation to environmental variables in coastal British Columbia and adjacent waters. Continental Shelf Research 36:89-104.

Dalla Rosa L., Secchi E.R., Maia Y.G., Zerbini A.N., Heide-Jørgensen M.P. (2008) Movements of satellite-monitored humpback whales on their feeding ground along the Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology 31(7):771-781.

Dalla Rosa L., Secchi E.R. (2007) Killer whale (Orcinus orca) interactions with the tuna and swordfish longline fishery off southern and southeastern Brazil: a comparison with shark interactions. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 87:135-140.

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