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Simonetta Fraschetti

Professor in Ecology at the University of Naples Federico II and Research Fellow at the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station of Naples. Elected President of the Marine Biology Symposium and MC Member in the Cost Action Advancing marine conservation in the European and contiguous seas. She combines field descriptive research, manipulative experiments and spatial analysis techniques for gaining a better understanding of the pattern of distribution of marine biodiversity and of the processes influencing marine communities. Responsible or directly involved in several international projects for setting criteria and priorities for the management and the conservation of marine coastal systems (AMAre, MERCES, AFRIMED, ADRIPLAN, CoCoNET, MEDISEH MAREA) in the framework of EU Directives. The quantification of biodiversity changes under the effects of multiple stressors and the study of the potential for active restoration of disturbed assemblages are also central in her research. Google Scholar: 190 scientific publications, H-index 45, http://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=en&user=debN35MAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&cstart=60.