Maria Gabriella Marin is Associate Professor of Ecology.
After a fellowship obtained in 1978 at the Hydrobiological Station of Chioggia (University of Padova), in 1981 she became a researcher at the Department of Biology.
From 1994, she has been teaching ecological disciplines (currently Marine Ecology and Marine Ecotoxicology) for undergraduate and graduate levels in Biological Sciences, Natural Sciences, Biology and Marine Biology.
From 2004, she is a member of the School Board of the PhD Course in Biosciences (curriculum Evolution, Ecology and Conservation).
From 2012, she is course coordinator for the Master’s Degree in Marine Biology.
She has supervised many undergraduate and graduate students and several PhD students.
Her main research interests are in the field of ecology, ecophysiology and ecotoxicology of marine benthic invertebrates. Presently, her research is mainly focused on the assessment of impacts of seawater acidification alone and in combination with other anthropogenic stressors, emerging contaminants in particular, in bivalves and echinoderms. Parental responses and offspring performances are investigated to shed light on the presence of phenotypic plasticity and transgenerational effects.
She has been involved in many research programmes mostly concerning the evaluation of the effects of pollutants and other environmental stressors; she was coordinator (as a partner) in three EU projects aimed at evaluating the impacts of fishing and climate changes on bivalve species.
Her research activity is documented by more than 120 publications, more than 90 on international ISI journals.
She acted as a reviewer for many international scientific journal and some national and international projects.
She is a member of the Italian Society of Marine Biology (SIBM) and the European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ESCPB).