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Cosimo Solidoro

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1994 Doctorate in Chemistry  at University of Venice (Environm. Physical Chemistry labs)
1990 Graduated with honours in Industrial Chemistry at University of Venice
1983 Diploma in Chemistry


2010-president of the International Society of Ecological Modelling - European Chapter
2008-Italian National Representative of  Integrating Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecological Research, IMBER
2007-2010 member of the international advisory board of ISEM
2009-present president of the Scientific Board of the Department of Oceanography of OGS
2008 short term visitor at the Danish Technical University
2006 recipient junior Prigogine Medal
1995–1997 Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Venice
1995 Postdoctoral fellowship at the technical University of Milano (politecnico di Milano)
1994 Guest Visiting Scholar at the IIASA, International Institute for Applied System Analisys, Laxemburg (Wien)
1993 Fellow Research at the University of California at Berkeley, dept. Enviromental Engineering

Skills & Interests: 

Research activities focus on numerical analysis and on synthesis, integration and modelling studies of estuarine, coastal and marine systems, with reference to Biogeochemestry and Marine Ecology, Climate Change Impacts, Ecosystem Approach to Fishery and Aquaculture, Sustainable Development, and Integrated Coastal Zone Management. They include developments, analysis and use of a variety of numerical methodologies, ecological models and coupled transport-ecological models of different complexity for the study of: nutrient cycles and trophodynamic; ecosystem response to anthropogenic and climatic forcing; integration of biogeochemistry and ecological process; sustainability of exploitation of renewable resources; aquaculture, fishery and bioeconomic modelling; complexity and applications of chaotic dynamics to simple ecological models; sensitivity and uncertainty analysis; data assimilation and short term forecast of biogeochemical properties of marine system; as well as numerical analysis of multivariate ecological data by means of mono and multivariate statistical techniques and artificial neural networks.
Recent research activities expand further over the human dimensions and the integration among different components of marine systems, including: integration among physical, biogeochemical and ecological aspects, up to the development and use of integrated modelling approaches for the analysis of the dynamics of coastal and marine systems and their capabilities to provide ecosystem goods and services, including fisheries, aquaculture, carbon sequestration and nutrients cycles regulation; integration among socio and biophysical sciences, analysis of socio environmental systems in response to scenarios of global changes and policy options, ecosystem governance, factors preventing efficient implementation of scientifically sound management policies; research in support of the implementation of ecosystem approach to fishery and aquaculture; assessment of the impact of global changes, including ocean acidification, on ecosystems and socio-environmental systems; historical ecology, over-fishing and marine conservation