Stefano has a University Degree in Biology (University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy) and a Doctorate in Aquatic Ecology (University of Parma, Italy). At the University of Roma he lectured (Ecology and Applied Ecology) and held a temporary position as assistant researcher. Afterward, Stefano worked for almost five years at the UNESCO Regional Office for Science and Technology for Southeast Asia in Jakarta (Indonesia) as specialist for Coastal Zone and River Basin Management. Since 2002 he has been working at the Italian Water Research Institute (IRSA-CNR), holding a permanent position as Researcher in Microbial Ecology and carrying out researches on the Ecology of Aquatic Ecosystems. Since 2008 he has been Adjunct Professor of Aquatic Microbial Ecology at the University La Sapienza (Roma, Italy). He is currently involved in numerous EU and international projects.
Fields of interest:
– Ecological processes and the role of microbial communities in rivers and coastal environments
– Biodiversity of aquatic systems
– Impact of anthropogenic activities and climate change on riverine and coastal systems.
– Degradation of dissolved and particulate organic matter
– Integrated coastal and river basin management