I'm Associate Professor in Zoology at the University of Bologna since 2010 carrying out experimental research in the scientific fields of zoology, evolution, fisheries, conservation and zooarcheogenetics. My main research interests have been focused to unravel and understand evolutionary patterns and processes in animals. My present research effort is addressed toward the assessment of spatio-temporal changes of genetic and genomic variation in epipelagic marine fish and of correlations with environmental/ecological drivers, including human ones.
I've been involved in several national and international research program as scientific coordinator and principal investigator of research unit within EU (FP6, FP7, INTERREG, HORIZON 2020, MSCA-ITN, ERASMUS MUNDUS) and Italian (PRIN, MIPAAF) programs. I'm leading the GenoDREAM Laboratory and I've been supervised PhD students enrolled in national and international programmes. I'm author of 77 peer-reviewed papers.
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