My main interest are the effects of human disturbances on rocky shore assemblages. In 1998, I joined the Marine Ecology Group led by L. Benedetti-Cecchi at the Univ. of Pisa and in 1999 I have got a top marks Biology degree. During my PhD (2003), I have examined the effects of changes in mean intensity and temporal variance of climate-related disturbances on intertidal organisms. In 2003-2009, I took part to several projects, including evaluations of the effectiveness of MPAs (EMPAFish) and large-scale monitoring of rocky shore biodiversity (NaGISA). Since 2009, I am an Auxiliar Researcher at CIIMAR (Porto). I’m the PI of two FCT projects on the effects of combined disturbances on rockpool assemblages and on patterns of distribution of kelp along the Portuguese coast. I also investigate the effects of human harvesting of intertidal species. I have published more than 30 papers in leading journals in the field of general and marine ecology, invasion biology and fisheries.
List of Courses
|Monitoring biodiversity of shores||3|