Dr. Agostino Merico

Ecological Modelling
School of Science
Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie Fahrenheitstr. 6 28359 Bremen Germany
Phone number
+49 421 23800-111
Fax number
+49 421 23800-30
Email Address
Research II, Room 43
Selected Publications

Grazing strategies determine the size composition of phytoplankton in eutrophic lakes


Automated plankton monitoring suggests a key role of microzooplankton and temperature for predicting dynamics of phytoplankton size classes


The XSO framework (v0.1) and Phydra library (v0.1) for a flexible, reproducible, and integrated plankton community modeling environment in Python


Environmental and physiological conditions that led to the emergence of intracellular calcification


Ecological and Environmental Factors Influencing Exclusion Patterns of Phytoplankton Size Classes in Lake Systems


Social identity bias and communicatio nnetwork clustering interact to shape patterns of opinion dynamics


Noise and opinion dynamics: How ambiguity promotes pro-majority consensus in the presence of confirmation bias


Modelling the acclimation capacity of coral reefs to a warming ocean


Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Deforestation, Settlement, and Land Use on Easter Island Prior to European Arrivals


Communication Among Harvesters Leads to Sustainable Fishing Behaviour in a Continuous Time Common Pool Resource Experiment


A continuous-trait approximation with adaptive evolution for modelling phytoplankton size-diversity


Rise of calcispheres during the Carnian Pluvial Episode (Late Triassic)


Effects of cooperation and different characteristics of Marine Protected Areas in a simulated small-scale fishery


Extinction and dawn of the modern world in the Carnian (Late Triassic)


Vulnerability of global coral reef habitat suitability to ocean warming, acidification and eutrophication


The long-term legacy of plastic mass production


Density and composition of surface and buried plastic debris in beaches of Senegal


Confidence intervals and sample size for estimating the prevalence of plastic debris in seabird nests


Mortality of seabirds migrating across the tropical Atlantic in relation to oceanographic processes


Anthropogenic debris accumulated in nests of seabirds in an uninhabited island in West Africa

University Education

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

September 2000 - October 2003

Field of study

School of Ocean and Earth Science

Università degli Studi di Torino

September 1988 - June 1995

Field of study


Work Experience

Group Leader at Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Germany

PostDoc Position at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany

PostDoc Position at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, United Kingdom