Elisa Anna Fano

Pierluigi Viaroli

University of Parma - Coordinator of the project

My main research interest are 1) primary production, decomposition and related biogeochemical processes in shallow water ecosystems, i.e. coastal lagoons, shallow lakes and wetlands; 2).Origin, pathways and fate of nutrient loadings at different spatial and temporal scales in river basins under different anthropogenic pressures; 3) river eutrophication, 4) ecology and biogeochemistry of lakes in relation to eutrophication, meromixis and oxygen depletion; 5) effects of the flow regime on biogeochemical processes in intermittent rivers and streams. See here.

Elisa Anna Fano

Elisa Anna Fano

University of Ferrara

I'm an aquatic functional ecologist. I study the functionality of aquatic ecosystems under natural and anthropic drivers. Main arguments studied are "Decomposition processes", "Taxonomic and Trophic Biodiversity of macrozoobenthic community", "Ecosystem Services from Streams and Rivers", "Aquatic Ecosystems Quality". See here.

Stefano Fenoglio

Stefano Fenoglio

University of Piemonte Orientale

My research focuses on different aspects of stream ecology, from community ecology of benthic macroinvertebrates to organic matter decomposition, with a particular interest for Alpine lotic systems. I always used to combine basic ecological studies and applied issues, such as biomonitoring and environmental assessment. See here.

Maria Cristina Bruno

Maria Cristina Bruno

Edmund Mach Foundation

I am a freshwater ecologist, focussing mainly on the ecology of groundwater ecosystems (hyporheic, epikarstic), and the ecohydrology of Alpine rivers and their main natural and anthropic drivers. I am also interested in the taxonomy, systematic and biogeography of groundwater Copepoda. See here.

Marco Bartoli

Marco Bartoli

University of Parma

My present research activities deal with the biogeochemical cycles of oxygen, carbon and nutrients in fresh, brackish and marine aquatic bodies. Within this vast subject, I am particularly interested in the sediment-water exchange of solutes and water-atmosphere exchange of dissolved gas and their regulation by environmental factors, in particular inputs of labile or refractory carbon, different oxygen levels in the water, the presence of aquatic plants and that of macrofauna. See here.

Giampaolo Rossetti

Giampaolo Rossetti

University of Parma

My major scientific interest has been devoted to the ecology of freshwater ecosystems (shallow and deep lakes, temporary pools, rivers, springs, etc.) and to the study of the ecology, distribution, and taxonomy of aquatic invertebrates. See here.

Elisa Falasco

Elisa Falasco

University of Turin

I'm a PhD in “Plant and Environmental Biosensing”. My research mainly deals with the ecology and taxonomy of freshwater benthic diatoms and their responses to human induced river alterations, both physical and chemical. Recently, my activities have been focused on the consequences of extreme droughts in Mediterranean intermittent rivers, exploring the response of diatom communities at different levels and testing the reliability of new ecological metrics. See here.

Daniele Nizzoli

Daniele Nizzoli

University of Parma

I'm an aquatic ecologist and biogeochemist working at Parma University, Italy. My research focuses on factors affecting the fate and transport of nitrogen and phosphorus in aquatic ecosystems with particular emphasis on their regulation by bioturbation, activity of primary producers and human pressures. See here.

Alex Laini

Alex Laini

University of Parma

I'm a freshwater ecologist interested in how macroinvertebrate communities respond to environmental factors at both local and regional scale. My research is focused on factors affecting macroinvertebrate distribution in streams, with particular attention to the spatial organization of organisms at local scale. See here.

Gemma Burgazzi

Gemma Burgazzi

University of Parma

I'm a PhD student in freshwater ecology. My research is about macroinvertebrate distribution and its drivers at different spatial scales. I am also interested in studying communities in braided and intermittent rivers and their evolution in time. See here.

Elena Piano

Elena Piano

University of Turin

I'm a consultant in the freshwater ecology research group at the University of Turin. My research focuses on the use of bioindicators for understanding how environmental changes affect biotic communities, with a particular emphasis on data analysis and modelling. See here.

Alberto Doretto

Alberto Doretto

University of Turin

I'm a PhD student in Stream Ecology at University of Turin, Italy. My research activity focuses on the effects of hydro-morphological alterations (mainly siltation and droughts) on the diversity, structure and functional composition of benthic invertebrate communities in alpine streams. See here.

Alessandro Scibona

Alessandro Scibona

University of Parma

I'm a PhD student in freshwater ecology of Parma University. My main research interest are nutrients (N, P, Si) biogeochemical cycle in river basin and the effects of the flow regime on biogeochemical processes in intermittent rivers and streams. In my PhD project I'm investigating how changes in hydrological conditions can affect redox conditions and nutrient flow, speciation and bioavailability.

Mattias Gaglio

Mattias Gaglio

University of Ferrara

I'm a functional and landscape ecologist. My research concerns ecosystem services mapping and functional assessment of aquatic ecosystems, with particular attention on protected areas and temporal variation of ecological functions. See here.

Alexandra Nicoleta Muresan

Alexandra Nicoleta Muresan

University of Ferrara

My research interests are focused on: studying the effects of the habitat size and quality on the functional and taxonomical diversity in aquatic ecosystems, the environmental and anthropic impacts on macrozoobenthos and zooplankton biodiversity, but also the environmental requalification in aquatic systems.