Paola Parretti is an enthusiastic PhD candidate in marine ecology at the University of the Azores. Her thesis is supervised by Dr Joao Canning Clode (MARE-Madeira) and Prof Ana Cristina Costa (CIBIO-University of the Azores). After her graduation in Marine biology (2010) from the Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona, Italy), she moved to the Azores within a European Project (Campus World). Since then, she has collaborated within several European projects (FP7 and ERANET), where she developed her passion for marine management and non-indigenous species (NIS).
Paola PhD project focuses on the proliferation of marine NIS in a global change scenario. Mainly she aims to contribute to the efficient management of NIS in the Archipelagos of Madeira and Azores. Paola has a genuine interest in marine benthic ecology, especially for what concerns small invertebrates. Moreover, she is intrigued by the use of modelling to assess the risk of marine NIS dispersal and consequently be able to suggest practical actions to reduce NIS spread.
Main Research Interests
Marine Non-Indigenous species; Marine Management, Marine Conservation; Climate Change; Human pressure.
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean