Postdoctoral researcher

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Staff profile

Adriano is a postdoctoral researcher in the Ekoclim, focusing on the effects of global change on ecological systems

Profile summary

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystem services
  • Conservation biology
  • Global change biology
  • Trait ecology
  • Forest ecology and management
  • Wetland ecology

Adriano's work at SRC focuses on evaluating the effects of climate change on biological systems, at different levels of complexity, spanning from genes to species to ecosystems. He is examining the role of different ecological mechanisms in determining the response capacity of the community to climatic changes. In particular, his work aims to understand how evolution, phenotypic plasticity, species sorting/dispersal, and landscape permeability effect the “reaction norm” of the community along climatic gradients.

The project is jointly financed by the Stockholm Universityand Uppsala University within the framework of the Ekoclim research program. His project is under the supervision of professors Jon Norberg (SRC) and Håkan Rydin (Uppsala University).

Adriano's research will shed light on how changes in climate will alter the composition of selected “response” traits in the community and how in turn these changes will influence the climate via “effect” traits. The study will be concentrated on Swedish wetlands, ecosystems at the boundary between land and water, which support specialized biodiversity providing crucial ecosystem services for human wellbeing, such as climate regulation, water purification and flood attenuation.

Adriano gained a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Adriano has two MSc degrees: one MSc in Biological Sciences and a M.Sc. in G.I.S. and Remote Sensing for Environmental Management from the Department of Science at Roma Tre University, Italy.

Adriano is a member of the Society for Conservation Biology and of the British Ecological Society. He is involved in the Ekoclim research programm at Stockholm University. From 2009 to 2015, he gave oral and poster presentations at nine (inter)national scientific conferences in Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, U.K.

Awards and achievements:

  • 2014: Adriano's manuscript "Mazziotta et al. 2015 Global Change Biology 21: 637-651" was awarded with the TUTKA-price 2014 as the best of the section of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the Dept. of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
  • 2012: the BIOINT graduate school at University of Jyväskylä awarded Adriano with a grant to attend the course “Issues in diversity” by Susan Harrison at University of Oulu (Finland)

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