A Ugolini

Summary

Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The sun compass of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator: the speed of the chronometric mechanism depends on the hours of light
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, Italy
    J Exp Biol 205:3225-30. 2002
  2. doi request reprint The amphipod Talitrus saltator as a bioindicator of human trampling on sandy beaches
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Mar Environ Res 65:349-57. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Locomotor activity rhythm and sun compass orientation in the sandhopper Talitrus saltator are related
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 193:1259-63. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Green land and blue sea: a coloured landscape in the orientation of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Montagu) (Amphipoda, Talitridae)
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    J Exp Biol 209:2509-14. 2006
  5. pmc Moon orientation in adult and young sandhoppers under artificial light
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2189-94. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Equatorial sandhoppers use body scans to detect the earth's magnetic field
    A Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 192:45-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The orientation of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator during a partial solar eclipse
    A Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 190:855-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Mediterranean Talitrus saltator (Crustacea, Amphipoda) as a biomonitor of heavy metals contamination
    A Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50123 Florence, Italy
    Mar Pollut Bull 48:526-32. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Activity rhythms and orientation in sandhoppers (Crustacea, Amphipoda)
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Italy
    Front Biosci 8:s722-32. 2003
  10. doi request reprint PBDEs in the supralittoral environment: the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Montagu) as biomonitor?
    G Ungherese
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica Leo Pardi, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    Chemosphere 86:223-7. 2012

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint The sun compass of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator: the speed of the chronometric mechanism depends on the hours of light
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, Italy
    J Exp Biol 205:3225-30. 2002
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  2. doi request reprint The amphipod Talitrus saltator as a bioindicator of human trampling on sandy beaches
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Mar Environ Res 65:349-57. 2008
    ..However, trace metal analysis confirmed the ability of T. saltator to bioaccumulate some elements (Hg, Zn, Cu, Cd). Our study demonstrates that T. saltator is a good bioindicator of human impact in the supralittoral zone of sandy shores...
  3. ncbi request reprint Locomotor activity rhythm and sun compass orientation in the sandhopper Talitrus saltator are related
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 193:1259-63. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Green land and blue sea: a coloured landscape in the orientation of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Montagu) (Amphipoda, Talitridae)
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    J Exp Biol 209:2509-14. 2006
    ..Therefore, in the sandhoppers' visual world, a coloured landscape that matches the prevalent natural field colours greatly contributes to their directional choice...
  5. pmc Moon orientation in adult and young sandhoppers under artificial light
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2189-94. 2005
    ..The innate ability of moon compass orientation in inexpert young sandhoppers was demonstrated even under artificial light...
  6. ncbi request reprint Equatorial sandhoppers use body scans to detect the earth's magnetic field
    A Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 192:45-9. 2006
    ..Therefore, like head scans in birds, body scans seem to be used by equatorial sandhoppers to detect the magnetic symmetry plane...
  7. ncbi request reprint The orientation of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator during a partial solar eclipse
    A Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 190:855-9. 2004
    ..This was probably due to the low level of light intensity (close to the minimum level for orientation recorded at sunset) and to the variations in intensity and pattern of skylight polarization...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mediterranean Talitrus saltator (Crustacea, Amphipoda) as a biomonitor of heavy metals contamination
    A Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50123 Florence, Italy
    Mar Pollut Bull 48:526-32. 2004
    ..saltator was made. Finally, we observed a tendency to a positive correlation between the sandhoppers' genetic variability and heavy metals contamination...
  9. ncbi request reprint Activity rhythms and orientation in sandhoppers (Crustacea, Amphipoda)
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Italy
    Front Biosci 8:s722-32. 2003
    ..Therefore, it is probable that in T. saltator the same mechanism regulates both the circadian locomotor activity and the solar compensation...
  10. doi request reprint PBDEs in the supralittoral environment: the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Montagu) as biomonitor?
    G Ungherese
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica Leo Pardi, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    Chemosphere 86:223-7. 2012
    ..saltator among sampling sites. Therefore our results suggested the possible utilization of T. saltator as a biomonitor of PBDE contamination of the supralittoral zone of Mediterranean sandy shores...
  11. ncbi request reprint Heavy metals accumulation in two syntopic sandhopper species: Talitrus saltator (Montagu) and Talorchestia ugolinii Bellan Santini and Ruffo
    A Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    Mar Pollut Bull 50:1328-34. 2005
    ..These differences involve their zonation within the damp belt of sand, the bioaccumulation of some heavy metals (Al, Pb, Fe), and the quantity of each heavy metal in the body, independent of the bioaccumulation capacity...
  12. doi request reprint Relationship between heavy metals pollution and genetic diversity in Mediterranean populations of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Montagu) (Crustacea, Amphipoda)
    G Ungherese
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica Leo Pardi, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    Environ Pollut 158:1638-43. 2010
    ..Therefore, genetic variability assessed with fISSR markers could be successfully employed as a biomarker of Hg exposure...
  13. doi request reprint Sandhopper solar orientation as a behavioural biomarker of trace metals contamination
    Giuseppe Ungherese
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Universita di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Environ Pollut 157:1360-4. 2009
    ..Therefore, the solar orientation capacity of T. saltator seems to be a promising behavioural marker for exposure to trace metals...
  14. doi request reprint Seawater Ca2+ concentration influences solar orientation in Talitrus saltator (Crustacea, Amphipoda)
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Via Romana 17, Universita di Firenze, Firenze, 50125, Italy
    J Exp Biol 212:797-801. 2009
    ..Therefore, our results show that Ca(2+) seawater concentration is important for the correct functioning of one of the principal mechanisms of orientation in supralittoral amphipods and it could affect their survival in the field...
  15. ncbi request reprint Photoresponses of the compound eye of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in the ultraviolet-blue range
    A Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50143 Firenze, Italy
    Biol Bull 219:72-9. 2010
    ..Here the existence of UV-blue detection is confirmed, and evidence is provided that green and UV-blue visual pigments are located in the large and small retinula cells, respectively...
  16. pmc Orientation at night: an innate moon compass in sandhoppers (Amphipoda: Talitridae)
    Alberto Ugolini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita di Firenze, Via Romana 17, I 50125 Firenze, Italy
    Proc Biol Sci 270:279-81. 2003
    ..Therefore, our experiments demonstrate in the sandhopper T. saltator that sea-land moon orientation relies on an innate chronometrically compensated mechanism...
  17. ncbi request reprint Physiological responses to hyposmotic stress in the supralittoral amphipod Talitrus saltator (Crustacea: Amphipoda)
    Piero Calosi
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via Romana 17, I 50125 Firenze, Italy
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 142:267-75. 2005
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