Camilla Campanati is a postdoctoral fellow at MARE-Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI).
Camilla earned her PhD degree at the University of Hong Kong where she explored the relationship between a prey (a wild oyster) and a predator (a muricid gastropod) under projected ocean acidification scenarios. As both these ecosystem engineers present complex life cycles, she investigated the potential species vulnerabilities towards future seawater conditions in different life stages (embryos, larvae, juveniles and adults). As a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, she managed and supervised a project aiming at testing cost-efficient hatchery diets for sustainable aquaculture production of mussels. Aquaculture wastewaters and by-products were examined and selected for encapsulation in diets for juvenile and conditioning adult mussels.
She has a broad interest and formal training in marine biology and larval biology and has focused her early-career research on stress ecology and physiological responses of marine invertebrates to anthropogenic climate change-related stressors.
Main Research Interests
Climate change; stress ecology; experimental ecology; larval biology; shellfish aquaculture
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean