Simonetta Fraschetti (Italy)
Simonetta Fraschetti is Associate Professor in Ecology (University of Salento, Italy).
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, both natural and human driven, influencing marine communities.
Setting criteria and priorities for the implementation of the management and the conservation of the Mediterranean Sea is central in her research.
The quantification of changes in coastal marine communities under the effects of multiple stressors to inform marine spatial planning and the study of the recovery of disturbed assemblages are also relevant aspects of her research.
Author of 82 scientific articles on ISI journals and 12 international scientific books.