Curriculum vitae




1- CIBIO-InBIO, University of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

2- MARE- Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre. Quinta do Lorde Marina, Sítio da Piedade, 9200-044 Caniçal, Madeira, Portugal.

Funded by:


2016 - Present: PhD fellowship in Marine Ecology at University of the Azores.

Advisors: Prof. Ana Cristina Matos Ricardo Costa; Dr. João Canning-Clode

2010: Master Degree in Marine Biology. Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona (Italy).

Advisors: Prof. A. Pusceddu; Prof. R. Danovaro; Dr. D. Zeppilli.

2007: Bachelor degree in Biology Science. University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan (Italy)

Advisors: Prof. P. Galli; Dr. M. Boyer







2012 - 2015: Research fellowship within the project "SeaProlif (SEAweed PROliferations)" granted by NETBIOME (NETworking tropical and subtropical Biodiversity research development). IMAR-DOP Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, University of the Azores, Horta, Azores (Portugal)

Advisors: Dr. Ricardo Santos; Dr. João Gama Monteiro

2011 - 2012: Research fellowship within project BIOMOUNT "Microbial biodiversity and functional role in benthic food webs of the Condor seamount (NE Atlantic) granted by FCT (Fundação para as Ciências e a Tecnologia, Portugal). IMAR-DOP Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, University of the Azores, Horta, Azores (Portugal).

Advisor: Dr. L. Bongiorni

2010 - 20111: Research scholarship within Campus World program. IMAR-DOP Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, University of the Azores, Horta, Azores (Portugal)

Advisor: Dr. L. Bongiorni




Peer Reviewed:

L. Bongiorni, A. Ravara, P. Parretti, R.S. Santos, C.F. Rodrigues, T. Amaro, M.R. Cunha. Organic matter composition and macrofaunal diversity in sediments of the Condor Seamount (Azores, NE Atlantic). Deep-Sea Research Part II, 98 + (2013) 75-86. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.08.006

Conference Proceedings:

P. Parretti, M. Carreiro-Silva, J. Grall, D. Zeppilli, R.S. Santos. Maerl beds & associated benthic communities: a scenario of the effects of climate change on an important biogenic habitat. MeioScool2013: Meiofauna International Workshop, 26-29 November 2013, Brest, France. (poster)

M. Zubia, H. Cambert, L. Dijoux, F. Viard, A. Engelen, T. Perez, S. Greff, O. Thomas, S. Petek, S. Fiat, M. Adjeroud, C. Bouchon, P. Parretti, J. Monteiro, R. Santos, J.P. Quod & C. Payri. SEAPROLIF program: Diversity and functioning of coastal marine biomes under siege: implications of SEAweed PROLIFerations across three oceans. Eighth WIOMSA scientific symposium, 28-30 October 2013, Maputo, Mozambique. (poster)

P. Parretti. SEAPROLIF Diversidade e Funcionamento de biomas marinhos costeiros de três océanos sob a pressão da proliferação de algas. "Ciencia nos Açores. Que futuro?", 7-8 June 2013, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. (poster)

P. Parretti, R.S. Santos. SEAweed PROliferations: Implication to diversity and functioning of coastal marine biomes. Marine BIO-invasions the silent threat Workshop, 5-7 March 2013, Horta, Portugal (oral com.)

J. Monteiro, P. Parretti, T. Amaro, R.S. Santos, R. Danovaro. Microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning of deep-sediments associated to the Condor seamount (Azores, NE Atlantic). World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, 26-30 September 2011, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. (oral com.)

Chapter book:

Chapter book:

F. Cardigos, J. Monteiro, J. Fontes, P. Parretti and Ricardo Serrão Santos: Fighting invasions in the marine realm, a case study with Caulerpa webbiana proliferation in the Azores. In Canning-Clode J (Ed), Biological Invasions in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems: Ecological Impacts, Predictions and Management. De Gruyter Open. ISBN: 978-3-11-043866-6.


2010: "Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning within the sediment of Dauno Seamount (Adriatic Sea)".

Advisors: Prof. A. Pusceddu, Prof. R. Danovaro, Dr. D. Zeppilli.

2007: "Feeding habits of Chaetodon baronessa, C. lunulatus, C. mayeri".

Advisors: Prof. P. Galli and Dr. M. Boyer.