Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

Matteo Santon

Research Associate
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Postal address
University of Tuebingen
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Auf der Morgenstelle 28
72076 Tübingen


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Short CV

since Mar 2019
Research Associate

Postdoctoral research associate in Marine Visual Ecology at the University of Tübingen (Germany)

Nov 2015 - Feb 2019
Phd candidate

PhD in Visual marine ecology at the University of Tübingen (Germany). Dissertation: "Visual detection of a cryptic predator by its prey fish"

Feb 2015 - July 2015
Research Assistant

Research Assistant at the Hydrobiological Marine Station Umberto D'ancona, Chioggia, University of Padova (Italy)

Dec 2014
Honours in Marine Evolutionary Biology

Graduated in Marine Evolutionary Biology with a research project investigating how sexual selection acts in a population of a small marine fish, the marbled goby (Pomatoschistus marmoratus)




11. Rieger M., Mailänder S., Stier L., Santon M., Staggenborg J., Anthes N. (2021) Optimising flower fields as an effective farmland eco‐scheme also during non‐breeding. Journal of Applied Ecology.

10. Poli F., Marino I.A.M., Santon M., Bozzetta E., Pellizzato G., Zane L., Rasotto M.B. (2021) Spatial asymmetry of the paternity success in nests of a fish with alternative reproductive tactics. Scientific Reports 11, 3091.

9. Santon M., Deiss F., Bitton P.-P., Michiels N.K. (2020) A context analysis of bobbing and fin-flicking in a small marine benthic fish. Ecology and Evolution 11: 1254– 1263.

8. Neiße N., Santon M., Bitton, P.‐P., Michiels, N.K. (2020) Small benthic fish strike at prey over distances that fall within theoretical predictions for active sensing using light. Journal of Fish Biology 97: 1201– 1208.

7. Santon M., Bitton P.-P., Dehm J., Fritsch R., Harant U.K., Anthes N., Michiels N.K. (2020): Redirection of ambient light improves predator detection in a diurnal fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287.

6. Bitton P.-P., Yun Christmann S.A.,Santon M., Harant U.K., Michiels N.K. (2019): Visual modelling supports the potential for prey detection by means of diurnal active photolocation in a small cryptobenthic fish. Scientific Reports 9, 8089.

5. Santon M., Münch T. A., Michiels N.K. (2019). The contrast sensitivity function of a small cryptobenthic marine fish. Journal of Vision 19(2).

4. Harant U.K.,Santon M., P.-P. Bitton, Wehrberger F., Griessler T., Meadows M.G., Champ C.M., Michiels N.K. (2018): Do the fluorescent red eyes of the marine fish Tripterygion delaisi stand out? In situ and in vivo measurements at two depths. Ecology and Evolution 8: 4685-4694.

3. Santon M., Bitton P.-P., Harant U.K., Michiels N.K. (2018): Daytime eyeshine contributes to pupil camouflage in a cryptobenthic marine fish. Scientific Reports 8, 7368.

2. Locatello L.,Santon M., Mazzoldi C., Rasotto M.B. (2017): The marbled goby, Pomatoschistus marmoratus, as a promising species for experimental evolution studies. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 17: 709-716.

1. Locatello L., Mazzoldi C.,Santon M., Sparaciari S., Rasotto M.B. (2016): Unexpected female preference for smaller males in the marbled goby Pomatoschistus marmoratus. Journal of Fish Biology 89: 1845-1850.