Resistance and resilience of Adriatic mesophotic biogenic habitats to human and climate change threats

The project aims to investigate Adriatic Marine Biogenic Habitats, mainly represented by rocky outcrops and rhodolith beds scattered on sedimentary bottoms, inhabited by metapopulations, potentially exposed to local extinctions due their fragility and isolation.

Resistance and resilience of these habitats to local and global environmental threats will be investigated by analysing patterns of species distribution and diversity.

Responsabile scientifico

Marco Abbiati

Professore ordinario

Research Team

Massimo Ponti

Professore associato

Eva Turicchia

Ricercatrice a tempo determinato tipo a) (junior)