Dr. Daniele Cagnazzi
I am originally from Milano, Italy where I graduated in Environmental Science with specialisation in marine biotic resources in 2005 at University of Bologna with a final research thesis on “Population estimates of Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins in the Great Sandy Strait, Queensland, Australia”. I moved permanently to Australia in 2006 to conduct a PhD at Southern Cross University on the conservation status and population genetic of Australian Snubfin and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Central Queensland. After the PhD I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Central Queensland University and Southern Cross University.
At present, I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Marine Ecology Research Centre, School of Environment, Science & Engineering, Southern Cross University. I have broad research interest in population ecology, conservation biology, conservation genetics and toxicology. Inshore dolphins species and their interaction with anthropogenic activities are the primarily subject of my research.
Present: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MERC, Southern Cross University
2011: PhD, Environmental Science and Management Southern Cross University.
2005: MSc (First Class) in Environmental Science marine biotic resources, University of Bologna
2003: Diploma (BSc) in Environmental Science with specialisation in marine biotic resources, University of Bologna, Italy.
Cagnazzi, D., Parra, G.J., Westley, S. and Harrison, P. (2013). At the heart of the industrial boom: Australian snubfin dolphins in the Capricorn coast, Queensland, need urgent conservation action. PLoS One, 8(2), p.e56729. [online]. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0056729
Soto A. B., Cagnazzi D, Everingham Y, Parra G. J.3, and Marsh H. (2013). Acoustic alarms elicit only subtle responses in the behavior of coastal dolphins in Queensland, Australia. Endangered Species Research. [ONLINE]. doi: 10.3354/esr00495
Brown A., Bejder L, Cagnazzi D., Parra G. J. and Allen S. J. (2012). The North West Cape, Western Australia: An Important Area for the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin Sousa chinensis. Pacific Conservation Biology 18: 240-246.
Allen S., Cagnazzi D., Hodgson A. J., Loneragan, N.R. and Bejder L. (2012) Tropical inshore dolphins of north-western Australia: Unknown populations in a rapidly changing region. Pacific Conservation Biology 18:56-63.
Cagnazzi D., Peter L. Harrison, Graham Ross, Peter Lynch (2011). Abundance and site fidelity of Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins in the Great Sandy Strait, Queensland, Australia. Marine Mammal Science 27(2):255-281.
Cagnazzi, D. (2011). Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins growth rate do not follow human trend in costal industrialized regions. A comparative study to investigate impacts of coastal development on Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins survival. 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida.
Bejder, Lars, Simon Allen; Alex Brown; Daniele Cagnazzi, Tamara Organ, Guido Parra (2011). North West Cape, Exmouth: A hotspot for Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) in Western Australia. Australian Marine Science Association, Fremantle, WA. Cagnazzi, D., Harrison, P., Ross. G, and Lynch, P. (2005). Abundance and home range of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in the Great Sandy Strait and Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia. Society for Marine Mammals Biennial Conference, San Diego, USA.
Allen S. And D. Cagnazzi (2011) Alliance formation by male Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins of north-western Australia. Australian Marine Science Association, Fremantle, WA.
Cagnazzi, D. (2010). Evidence of genetic isolation by habitat fragmentation in Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin from Queensland waters (Conservation Genetic Symposium, Hawaii).
Cagnazzi, D., Harrison. P. (2006). Social structure movement pattern and site fidelity of indo-pacific humpback dolphin in the Great Sandy Strait, Queensland Australia. Australian Conference of Marine Mammal, Adelaide Australia.