Adriano Sfriso received a degree in biological sciences at the University of Padua, Padua, Italy, in 1982. At present he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of DAIS at the University of Venice, Venice, Italy. His teaching concerns the applied ecology with particular attention to the transitional environments. He is specialized in the macrophyte (macroalgae and seagrasses) taxonomic determination, growth, and primary production in relation to the ecological physicochemical variables, nutrient availability, sediment rates, and pollutant concentrations such as heavy metals and organic micropollutants (pesticides, PCBs, PAHs, and dioxins). Sfriso is involved in many studies on the production and the environmental impact and managing of fishery activities in the Venice and Marano-Grado lagoons. In particular, he studied the harvesting effects of the clam Tapes philippinarum Adams & Reeve on the following: a) sedimentation rates; b) the erosive processes occurring in the lagoon bottoms; c) the nutrients and pollutant (heavy metals and chlorinated compounds) concentrations in the water column, surface sediments, and pore waters; d) macroalgal, seagrass, phytoplankton, and microphytobenthos assemblages and productions. Sfriso is the author of about 200 international and national scientific publications and monographs, 66 of which are in ISI journals, and took part in over 160 congresses, meetings, and workshops.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013