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Assistant Professor in Ecology (BIO/07)

Name: Geraldina Signa
Nationality: Italian

Geraldina Signa born in Palermo in 1977, graduated in Biology in 2003 at University of Palermo (Italy), got her master degree in “Evaluation and management of marine biological resources ” in 2004 at University of Padua (Italy) and her PhD in Ecology in 2011 at University of Parma (Italy) with a thesis on the trophic connections in transitional areas. From 2004 to 2008 she took part in several research projects based in national (International Marine Center IMC, Oristano-Italy; CNR-IAMC, Messina, Italy) and international research institutes (Institut de Ciències del Mar ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain). From 2011 to 2020 she was Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Earth and Marine Sciences (DiSTeM) of the University of Palermo and at the National Interuniversity Consortium for Marine Sciences CONISMA, focusing her research interest on trophic ecology and ecological processes in coastal marine ecosystems using biochemical tracers (stable isotopes and fatty acids).

Currently, she is an Assistant professor (RTD-B) at the Department of Earth and Marine Sciences (DiSTeM) of University of Palermo. Her research activity focuses mainly on the response of marine ecosystems to anthropogenic impact (e.g. eutrophication, contamination, climate change), on ecosystem restoration and sustainable acquaculture.

She is co-author of numerous papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Scopus ID: 16424812700

Orcid ID: 0000-0003-2171-3299