Marine Biologist & Researcher

Research interests


 Coastal biology – ecology of beach (sandy or shingle) macrofaunal assemblages; ecology of surf zone (upper infralittoral) assemblages; genetic differentatiation between populations


Marine Biology – assessment of anthropogenic impacts on benthos; baseline surveys of benthic assemblages; MPA’s – design and assessment


Alien species – dynamics of introduction; monitoring distribution and range expansions


Ecological modelling – water column parameters; development of 1-d NPZD model for the Central Mediterranean shelf area


Mapping and conservation of precious coral banks in the central Mediterranean

Ecological impacts of offshore wind farms

Population dynamics of Aphanius fasciatus