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Dan D'Agostino

Research Fellow, Faculty of Science


  • workSchool of Biosciences, Bioenergy and Brewing Science building
    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    LE12 5RD


I am currently working on Sustainable Production in the Food & Drink sector. I am interested in new methods, technologies, and solutions to improve businesses' sustainability while increasing productivity. My work lies between academic research and industry. Specifically, my role involves the translation and communication of scientific knowledge to stakeholders and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on how to improve their sustainability in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. I provide advice through the production and distribution of reports, fact sheets, and toolkit, and the organization and delivery of webinars and workshops.

Particularly, I am working on the following thematic area: - circular economy & sustainable production; - ethical and sustainable sourcing of ingredients and raw materials (including fish and seafood); - renewable, green energy sources and energy-efficient management; - food waste management & valorization; and - sustainable food & drink packaging.

Research Summary

D'Agostino D, Burt JA, Santinelli V, Vaughan GO, Fowler A, Reader T, Taylor BM, Hoey AS, Cavalcante G, Bauman A, and Feary DA (2021 [in press]). Growth impacts in a changing ocean: insights from two… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

D'Agostino D, Burt JA, Santinelli V, Vaughan GO, Fowler A, Reader T, Taylor BM, Hoey AS, Cavalcante G, Bauman A, and Feary DA (2021 [in press]). Growth impacts in a changing ocean: insights from two coral reef fishes in an extreme environment. Coral reefs. https://doi: 10.1007/s00338-021-02061-6 [IF 3.2].

Magalhaes IS*, Whiting J*, D'Agostino D, Hohenlohe P and MacColl A. Intercontinental genomic parallelism in multiple three-spined stickleback adaptive radiations. Nature Ecology and Evolution (2020). [IF 12.5].

D'Agostino D, Jimenez C, Reader T, Heyworth S, Hadjioannou L, Heyworth S, Aplikioti M, Argyrou M and Feary DA, 2020 Feary DA (2020). Behavioural traits and feeding ecology of Mediterranean lionfish and naiveté of native species to lionfish predation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 638, 123-135. [IF 2.3]

D'Agostino D, Chapman B, Burt JA, Reader T, Santinelli V, Cavalcante G and Feary DA (2020) The influence of thermal extremes on coral reef fish behaviour in the Arabian/Persian Gulf. Coral Reef 39, 733-744. [IF 3.2]

Dean L, Magalhaes IS, Foote A, D'Agostino D, McGowan S and MacColl A (2019). Admixture between ancient lineages, selection, and the formation of sympatric stickleback species-pairs. Molecular Biology and Evolution 36 (11), 2481-2497. [IF 10.2]

Torquato F, Range P, Ben-Hamadou R, Sigsgaard E, Thomsen P, Riera R, Berumen M, Burt J, Feary DA, D'Agostino D, Marshell A, DiBattista J and Møller P (2019). Consequences of marine barriers on genetic diversity of the coral-specialist yellowbar angelfish from the Western Indian Ocean. Ecology and Evolution 9 (19), 11215-11226. [IF 2.3]

Whiting JR, Magalhaes IS, Singkam AR, Robertson S, D'Agostino D, Bradley JE and MacColl ADCM (2018). A genetics-based approach confirms immune associations with life history across multiple populations of an aquatic vertebrate (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Molecular Ecology 27 (15), 3174-3191. [IF 6]

Gordon TA, Harding HR, Clever FK, Davidson IK, Davison W, Montgomery DW, Weatherhead RC, Windsor FM, Armstrong JD, Bardonnet A, Bergman E, Britton JR, Côté IM, D'Agostino D, Greenberg LA, Harborne AR, Kahilainen KK, Metcalfe NB, Mills SC, Milner NJ, Mittermayer FH, Montorio L, Nedelec SL, Prokkola JM, Rutterford LA, Salvanes AG, Simpson SD, Vainikka A, Pinnegar JK, and Santos EM (2018). Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fish populations. Journal of Fish Biology 92 (3), 804-827. [IF 1.5]

Magalhaes IS, D'Agostino D, Hohenlohe P, MacColl ADCM. The ecology of an adaptive radiation of three-spined sticklebacks from North Uist, Scotland (2016). Molecular Ecology 25 (3), 4319-4336. [IF 6]

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