Biodiversity Dynamics, Environment and Climate Change

Areas: Biology

Biology and ecology of temperate and tropical marine invertebrates (e.g. corals, molluscs) in relation to climate change; multiscale approaches for the study of biomineralized structures (e.g. otoliths) in bony fishes; marine biodiversity monitoring through volunteer involvement (citizen science); effectiveness of environmental education programs on tourist behavior; biology of freshwater species (e.g. anellids, osteichthyes); inland surface waters applied ecology; predictive models for Italian brackish and freshwater fauna management through population studies on fish fauna; zoogeographic distribution models of Italian fish and amphibians, development and calibration of the New Index of Fish Community Ecological State (NISECI).

Lines of research
1) Marine Science Group (Prof. Stefano Goffredo)
2) Freshwater Science Group (Dr. Erik Caroselli)

ERC
LS8_2 Biodiversity, conservation biology, conservation genetics
LS8_3 Population biology, population dynamics, population genetics
LS8_11 Marine biology and ecology

Contact
Stefano Goffredo (PA)

Group Members
Erik Caroselli (Senior Associate Professor - RTDb)

Arianna Mancuso (Postdoc)

Chiara Marchini (Postdoc)

Fiorella Prada (Postdoc)

Alessandro Cheli (PhD Student)

Marta Meschini (PhD Student)

Quinzia Palazzo (PhD Student)

Other members
Dott. Fabio Badalamenti, Dott. Paolo Montagna, Dott. Mauro Marini, Dott. Emanuela Frapiccini (National Research Council)

Dott. David Bianco (Ente di Gestione per i Parchi e la Biodiversità Macroarea Orientale Bologna)

Dott. Donatella Ferri, Dott. Daniela Lucchini, ARPAE (Agenzia Regionale per la Prevenzione, l’Ambiente e l’Energia dell’Emilia-Romagna)

Dott. Achille Palma, Dott. Gaetano Caricato (ARPA – Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale – Basilicata)

Dott. Nuria Teixido e Dott. Luigi Musco (Zoological Station Anton Dohrn Napoli)

Dott. Gianluca Zuffi, Dott. Andrea Marchi, Dott. Stefano Sacchetti (Hydrosynery SC, Environmental Monitoring and Applied Ecology, S. Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna)

Prof. Giacomo Bernardi (University of California, USA)

Prof. Monica Bullejos (University of Jaén, Spain)

Prof. Nanette Chadwick (Auburn University, USA)

Prof. Zvy Dubinsky (Bar Ilan University, Israel)

Dott. Katharina Fabricius, (Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia)

Prof. Jaap Kaandorp, (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Prof. Todd C. LaJeunesse (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Prof. Howard Lasker, Prof. Mary Alice Coffroth, (State University of New York, USA)

Dott. Tali Mass (University of Haifa, Israel)

Dott. Baris Ozalp, (Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey)

Prof. Aldo Shemesh, (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Dott. Alexis Terrón-Sigler, (Universidad de Sevilla)

Prof. Christian Voolstra (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)

Dott. Marlene Wall (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany)

Scientific Production

National, European and international research projects funded by public (e.g. European Research Council, CoralWarm www.coralwarm.eu) and private institutions (eg. Confcommercio, PADI, Scubapro, Kel 12, National Geographic Expeditions Italy, Sea Sentinels www.dueproject.org) both as proponent and partner (eg. CIRCLES https://circlesproject.eu/; High-CO2 Seas www.highco2seas.com).

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