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Dr Yuri Artioli

Marine Ecosystem Modeller

Contact Details

+44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)


Yuri Artioli is a Senior Scientist who has been working as a Marine Ecosystem Modeller at PML since late 2008. He has a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Padova (Italy), where in 2002 he defended a thesis on “A water quality model for the Lake Belau (Germany) and simulation of remediation intervention”.

Yuri began to study the marine environment at the beginning of 2003, when he started a PhD in hydrodynamics and environmental modelling at the University of Padova, focusing on modelling eutrophication in the coastal areas, and the interactions between society, land and the marine environment.

Yuri's research interests lie in modelling how the shelf sea marine ecosystem responds to the direct and indirect anthropogenic stressors, from climate change to eutrophication to habitat changes, with a particular focus on Ocean acidification. One of his main interests is to study how the variability of marine ecosystem contributes to determining the intensity of those impacts.

His final aim is to deepen the understanding of marine ecosystem dynamics in order to provide more robust scientific based information to managers and policy makers in order to better assess the impacts of socio-economic activities and to better plan how to reduce the risk faced by the marine ecosystem.


Removing marine microplastics with mussel power

Removing marine microplastics with mussel power

Contact: Dr Matthew Cole

Removing marine microplastics with mussel power is a one-year feasibility study funded by Waitrose Plan Plastic to develop an ecological solution...


Combining Autonomous observations and Models for Predicting and Understanding Shelf seas

Contact: Dr Stefano Ciavatta

CAMPUS is a three-year project (2018–2021), funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, combining state-of-the-art computer modelling...

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Selected key publications

Artioli, Y., Blackford, J. C., Nondal, G., Bellerby, R. G. J., Wakelin, S. L., Holt, J.T., Butenschön, M., and Allen, J. I.: Heterogeneity of impacts of high CO2 on the North Western European Shelf, Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 9389-9413, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-9389-2013, 2013.

Findlay, H.S., Artioli, Y., Moreno Navas, J., Hennige, S., Wicks, L., Huvenne, V.A.I., Woodward, E.M.S. and Roberts, J.M., 2013. Tidal downwelling and implications of future ocean acidification and warming on cold-water coral reefs. Global Change Biology 19. 2708-2719.

Saux-Picart, S., Allen, J.I., Butenschön, M., Artioli, Y., de Mora, L., Wakelin, S.L. and Holt, J.T. (submitted) What can ecosystem models tell us about the risk of eutrophication in the North Sea? Climatic Change.

Artioli, Y., Blackford, J.C., Butenschön, M., Holt, J., Wakelin, S.L., Thomas, H., Borges, A.V. and Allen, J.I. (2012) The carbonate system in the North Sea: Sensitivity and model validation. Journal of Marine Systems 102-104, 1-13.

Wakelin, S.L., Holt, J., Blackford, J.C., Allen, J.I., Butenschön, M. and Artioli, Y. (2012) Modeling the carbon fluxes of the northwest European continental shelf: Validation and budgets. Journal of Geophysical Research 117, C05020

Holt, J., Butenschön, M., Wakelin, S.L., Artioli, Y. and Allen, J.I., 2012. Oceanic controls on the primary production of the northwest European continental shelf: model experiments under recent past conditions and a potential future scenario. Biogeosciences, 9:97-117.

Barausse, A., Duci, A., Mazzoldi, C., Artioli, Y., Palmeri L., 2009. Trophic network model of the Northern Adriatic Sea: Analysis of an exploited and eutrophic ecosystem. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 83 (4), 577-590

McQuatters-Gollop A., Gilbert A.J., Mee L.D., Vermaat J.E., Artioli Y., Humborg C., Wulff F., 2009. How well do ecosystem indicators communicate the effects of anthropogenic eutrophication? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 82 (4), 583-596

Artioli Y., Friedrich J., Gilbert A.J., McQuatters-Gollop A., Mee L.D., Vermaat J.E., Wulff F, Humborg C., Palmeri L., Pollehne F., 2008. Nutrient budgets for European seas: a measure of the effectiveness of nutrient reduction policies. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56(9), 1609-1617