Roberto Danovaro

Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

Roberto Danovaro is the Director of the Department of Marine Sciences (, full Professor in Marine Biology and Ecology. President of the European Federation of Marine Science and Technology Societies (EFMS) from 2003 to 2006 (presently is the Vice-President). Member of the scientific council of the Census of Marine Life ( President of the Italian Association of Oceanology and Limnology (AIOL; Vice-President of the Italian Society of Ecology (SItE) ( President of the Italian Chapter of EEIU Eco-Ethic International Union ( Member of the Scientific Board of WWF (Italy), responsible of the task force “Deep-sea” of the CIESM ( Member of the scientific council of the National Institute of Oceanography (OGS), and of the Scientific Committee of CoNISMa (Inter-University Consortium for Marine Sciences, Member of the SCOR working group n.126 on “The Role of Viruses in Marine Ecosystems”. Member of the “Forum of oceans and islands beyond national jurisdiction”. RD research is focused on deep-sea biodiversity and ecology with a sin-ecologic and inter-disciplinary approach devoted to the identification of the links between ecosystem functioning and the production of goods and services. RD has published more than 160 ISI articles on more than 50 different international ISI top-ranked journals, including: Nature, Science, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Current Biology, Ecology letters, Environmental Health Perspectives, Ecological applications, Deep-Sea Research, Progress in Oceanography, Limnology and Oceanography, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Biology, Microbial Ecology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology. Last book published: Danovaro R. (2010) Methods for the study of deep-sea sediments, their functioning and biodiversity. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis (London), 456 pp.

Biography Updated on 2 March 2010

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