Mariachiara Chiantore received a degree in biology (110/110 with laude) from the University of Genova, Italy, in 1992, and a Ph.D. degree in environmental sciences (sea science) in 1996. Since 2000, she has been a Researcher at the Dipartimento per lo Studio del Territorio e delle sue Risorse (DIPTERIS), Faculty of Sciences, University of Genova. She is the author of more than 60 scientific papers on international journals and a referee for more than 15 international scientific journals. She works at the Dipartimento per lo Studio del Territorio e delle sue Risorse (DIPTERIS), University of Genova, Italy. Her research interests include working on structure and distribution of coastal benthic communities (in the Mediterranean and in the Antarctic), benthic-pelagic coupling, biodiversity and functioning of hard bottom benthic communities, MPA protection effects, biodiversity, resilience, and connectivity of benthic communities, autoecology of key species, trophic and reproductive ecology of echinoderms and molluscs, and sea urchin grazing effects on coastal benthic communities, sea urchin larval ecology, ecology of toxic benthic dinoflagellates, and aquaculture.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2012