Presently, Professor of Ecology at the University of Nice (France). Formerly (2007-2012), researcher in Zoology at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy). University degree 110/110 in Biological Sciences at the University of Genoa (Italy). PhD in ‘Fundamental Ecology’ at the University of Lecce (Italy). Visiting scientist in 2003 and 2004 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UC San Diego, USA). Fellowship at the Staziona Zoologia 'A. Dohrn' of Naples (Italy) from 1996 to 1999. Teaching courses on ‘Fish Ecology’, ‘Fishery Biology and Management’, and ‘Marine Conservation’ at Universities of Genoa and Lecce-Salento, and courses on ‘Origin of Life’ and ‘Introduction to Ecology’ at the University of Nice. Scientific responsible of more than 30 national and international projects on marine protected areas, with emphasis on conservation of fish assemblages and management of small-scale fisheries. Authors of 94 ISI papers published in international journals.
Mediterranean Project Co-Lead PI
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis