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Research Interests

My research focuses on climate change effects on benthic marine calcifies, on corals and bivalves. I have conducted several field studies on corals along natural temperature, pH, and anthropogenic impact gradients in the Mediterranean gaining extensive experience in scientific diving expeditions (more than 200 scientific dives since 2010). I merge complementary approaches, such as field surveys of natural ecosystems and controlled laboratory experiments, with statistical methods to interpret data. I obtained a master’s degree in Ecology (2010) at the University of Parma (Italy) and a PhD (2014) at UNIBO (Italy). During the last year of my PhD, I spent a 1-year secondment period in Israel at Bar-Ilan University, under the supervision of Zvy Dubinsky and at the Weizmann Institute of Science, under the supervision of Prof. Aldo Shemesh working on stable isotopes to investigate coral physiology and metabolism. I have almost 7 years of postdoctoral experience gained at the Italian National Research Council and at UNIBO in Bologna, Italy.