I am Professor Chair in Ecology, and deputy director for the Hydrobiological Station Umberto D’Ancona at Chioggia, on the Southern side of Venice lagoon, and I have a shared position (30% of my time) at the University of Bologna, where I was previously Associate Professor (2011-2020). I received a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of Genova (1994), and carried out research at several institutions in Italy, Australia, USA and UK. I am listed among the Top Italian Scientists, and in 2019 and 2021 I was recognized as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (category cross-field), Clarivate Analytics, due to the publication of multiple highly-cited papers in different research fields. I am a Member of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna Institute, and in 2013 I was a Fulbright Research Fellow at Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station. I am national delegate for the HE partnerships “Biodiversa” and “Blue Economy”, and in 2020-2021 I served as national delegate in the "shadow" Thematic Horizon Europe Programme Committee for Cluster 6 (Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment). I am Specialty Chief Editor in Marine Conservation and Sustainability for Frontiers in Marine Science and serve the editorial Board of Marine Ecology Progress Series and Sustainability. I co-lead the eco-engineering workgroup within the World Harbour Project, and I am involved in European/global projects on biodiversity conservation and restoration in increasingly urbanized marine environments. I am recognized as one of the forerunners of the new field of marine urban ecology. I have published > 150 peer reviewed papers including top ranked journals (Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Sustainability, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Global Change Biology, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Plos Biology, Bioscience).
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ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5046-0871
Scopus ID: 7005912553
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