Post-doctoral Researcher, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
My research activities aim to understand the dynamics of lake plankton communities as well as to understand the taxonomic and functional modifications of phytoplankton in relation to current anthropogenic and climatic changes. Particularly, my research focuses on the role of phytoplankton communities in the carbon transfer pathways in lakes.
The specific questions that my research addresses are the following:
- What are the factors influencing the structure and composition of phytoplankton communities in oligotrophic high-altitude lakes and in mesotrophic peri-alpine lakes?
- How dissolved organic matter inputs can modify the taxonomic and functional composition of phytoplankton and the relationships between bacterioplankton and phytoplankton?