Arianna Azzellino received in 2000 her Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and in 1995 her M.S. degree in biology at the University of Milan, Italy. Since 1995, Azzellino has been a Researcher and Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano. In January–July 2012, she was a Visiting professor (Associate Professor) at Aalborg University, Denmark. Her fields of expertise are environmental management, habitat modeling, and pollution source apportionment and modeling. As a Researcher, she is currently involved in various projects ranging through the simple study of pollution pathways up to the application of decision support modeling tools for the management and planning of environmental resources. Her research mostly addresses the evaluation of management alternatives by means of application of GIS-based integrated methodologies and multicriteria analysis. However, having a strong background of applied statistics, she is involved in various research themes, from biomedical statistics up to conservation/ecology issues. Her research activity includes managing and validating environmental data sets, developing quality assessment methods through multivariate statistical analyses. Concerning the management of marine environments, she has been particularly involved in the study of driving factors affecting marine mammals, namely, cetacean species, distribution, and habitat selection in the Mediterranean sea, to provide an assessment of their exposure to potential impacts of anthropogenic noise in marine environments. She is the author of about 50 peer-reviewed publications, more than half of which being published on international journals, and she was responsible for more than 40 conference communications. She is a Reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals and member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Biodiversity and of Dataset Papers in Geosciences (Hindawi Publishing Corporation).
Biography Updated on 1 November 2012