Marco Abbiati

University of Bologna, Italy


Marco Abbiati received his Biology degree (cum laude) from the University of Pisa in 1983, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1988, respectively. In 1988-1989 he was Research Fellow at the University of Oslo. From 1990 to 1998 he was research technician at the laboratory of Marine Biology of the University of Pisa. M. Abbiati moved to the University of Bologna, Ravenna Campus, in 1998 as Associate Professor, and from 2002 he is Professor in ecology. He is mainly interested in marine ecology: community ecology, population genetics, and molecular ecology, conservation of marine biodiversity, and environmental impact assessment. In his studies he merged the descriptive and experimental approaches used in community ecology with the use of molecular tools to understand the patterns of biodiversity and connectivity in marine populations. In 2000–2003, he organized and has been the Director of the postgraduate M.S. course in integrated management of the Coastal Zone. Since 2008 he has organized and is coordinating the 2 years M.S. degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Marine Biology at the University of Bologna. He is a member of the steering committee of the Ph.D. in environmental sciences: conservation and management of natural resources. His studies focused on patterns of spatial and temporal variability of sandy and rocky bottom assemblages; on the impact of natural and anthropogenic stress on species abundance and distribution; and on adaptive strategies of benthic invertebrates. He is author and coauthor of more than 100 papers published in international scientific journals. Abbiati has been the principal investigator and scientific leader of numerous research projects funded by the European Union, National authorities, and private companies.

Biography Updated on 19 January 2015

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