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Academic Background

I have a master degree in Marine Biology and Ecology and a bachelor in Marine Environmental sciences. During my Master degree I worked for in an Experimental Oceanography and Marine Ecology laboratory in Italy where I also carried out my Master thesis on the Analysis of the Escherichia coli dynamics in Civitavecchia bathing areas using the multi-platform coastal observing system C-CEMS (Civitavecchia-Coastal Environment Monitoring System). In 2016 I moved to the UK to work as a volunteer at PML (Plymouth Marine Laboratory) in Plymouth under the supervision of Dr. Galvin Tilstone.

I moved to Norwich in 2017 to carry out my PhD project: Dissolved organic matter dynamics across salinity gradients from two lowland rivers to the shelf sea in Norfolk (UK) funded by NERC and Cefas. The aim of this study is to analyse the composition and the processes which dissolved organic matter (DOM) is subjected when it is transported from rivers to the shelf sea and which are the drivers of DOM fate from land to sea (river discharge, temperature, salinity, etc.). 

I have currently a supervisory team of 5 people from UEA and Cefas: Dr. Dorothee C. E. Bakker1, Dr. Naomi Greenwood2, Dr. Silke Kröger2, Dr. Andrew G. Mayes3 and Prof. Carol Robinson1.

1School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

2Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Lowestoft, UK.

3School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water