Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

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- PhD. in Physical Geography, University of Liverpool (UK)

            Thesis title: Large-scale effects induced by salt marsh and seagrass loss in shallow tidal lagoons

            Project funded by the US Geological Survey                                                                                                   External collaborators: BU, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS)

- B.S. and M.S. (Summa cum Laude), Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Pisa (Italy)


Currently working on the LOCO-EX project

I'm investigating salinity variability at a basin-wide scale for a 35-year period in the Dutch Wadden Sea. Particular attention is devoted to the evaluation of the presence of spatial and temporal patterns in the occurrence of events characterized by extreme salinity values, since these episodes dramatically increase stress levels on organisms living in intertidal areas. Specifically, I'm applying new statistical methods to systematically monitor salinity uctuations and for detecting anomalies in the salinity field within the period 1980-2015.

This project (funded by NWO, PI: Dr. Theo Gerkema) is in collaboration with the Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW).