Research

Research interests

My main research interests include basic and applied research in ecology, with emphasis on ecological modelling, population demography and conservation biology, sustainable management of living resources, environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment and sustainability indicators. I have participated in several national and international research projects funded by public and private institutions.

Research projects

2022-2024: Preserving coastal marine ecosystem functions and services under climate change pressure and overfishing, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research under the PRIN 2020 programme

2021-2025: SEAwise - Shaping ecosystem-based fisheries management, funded by the Europen Commission under the H2020 Programme

2016-2019: SafeNet - Sustainable fisheries in EU Mediterranean waters through a network of MPAs, funded by Ecuropean Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

2015-2019: ECOPOTENTIAL - Improving future ecosystem benefits through earth observations, funded by the Europen Commission under the H2020 Programme

2012-2016: CoCoNet -Towards COast to COast NETworks of marine protected areas (from the shore to the high and deep sea), coupled with sea-based wind energy potential, funded by the Europen Commission under the 7th Framework Programme

2012-2014: ECO2Clouds - Experimental Awareness of CO2 in Federated Cloud Sourcing, funded by the Europen Commission under the 7th Framework Programme

2012: MAREA - Mediterranean hAlieutic Resources Evaluation and Advice, funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

2011-2012: Ottimizzazione scientifica della ricerca per la gestione delle risorse della pesca nell'ambito delle politiche ambientali ed economiche, funded by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies

2011-2012: Energia in città: scenari e riflessioni sugli aspetti energetici nell'ambiente urbano, funded by Edison and the Centro di Cultura Scientifica "A. Volta"

2011-2012: Sulla strada della sostenibilità, funded by Fondazione Cariplo

2010-2012: Il ruolo della connettività spaziale e delle interazioni trofiche nella gestione sostenibile della piccola pesca tramite reti di aree marine protette, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research under the PRIN 2008 programme

2007-2009: Un approccio integrato alla conservazione e gestione dell'anguilla europea in area mediterranea, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research under the PRIN 2006 programme

2006-2009: Conseguenze ed impatti dei cambiamenti climatici globali sulla gestione e conservazione delle risorse naturali, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research under the Interlink programme

2006-2007: Ricerca del mix ottimale di fonti energetiche per il futuro parco di generazione nazionale, funded by ENEL

2004-2007: Valutazione di stock di alici e sardine nei mari italiani al fine di una gestione razionale della pesca, funded by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies

2002-2004: Effetti della molluschicoltura sul riciclo dei nutrienti in lagune costiere distrofiche: strategie di gestione a basso impatto ambientale per gli allevamenti di vongole e il controllo delle fioriture algali, funded by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies

2002: Verifica della Rete Natura 2000 in Italia e modelli di gestione, funded by the Italian Ministry of the Environment/p>

2000: Analisi e gestione dei sistemi ecologici, funded by the Politecnico di Milano

1999-2002: Supporto conoscitivo, metodologico e modellistico alle Unità Operative impegnate nella valutazione degli stock dei piccoli pelagici, funded by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies