Mariachiara Chiantore

Graduated in Biology, PhD in Environmental Sciences (Sea Science), since 2000 Researcher at the University of Genoa, (DiSTAV), from 2014, Associate Professor at DiSTAV. Since the start of my career, I’ve been studying distribution, structure, biodiversity and functioning of coastal benthic communities,  trophic and reproductive ecology of molluscs and echinoderms, sea urchin grazing, aquaculture and integrated multi trophic aquaculture, echinoculture, ecology of benthic toxic microalgae.

Coordinator or participant of several European projects, among which, relevant for the Relife project, ENRICH (FP7-BSG-SME-2007-1: GA # 222492), IDREEM (FP7-ENV.2012.6.3-1: GA # 287844) and RESURCH (FP7- SME-2013-1:  GA # 606042) referred to aquaculture and BIOCONNECTENCE (FP7-Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship: GA # 221065) to biodiversity and connectivity among superficial benthic communities.