Curriculum vitae

Francesca Gizzi

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Languages

Italian

Portuguese

English

EDUCATION

 

2019 – 2021: Post-doctoral fellowship, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE-Madeira). Research project: Risk assessment of non-indigenous species in the Macaronesia area.

 

2016: PhD in Biodiversity and Evolution, University of Bologna, Italy. Title of thesis: “Reproduction, growth and biomineralization of  calcifying marine organisms and their relationship with environmental parameters”

 

2012: Graduate goer. Coral Ecology & Biology Lab. Marine Science Group - Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology, University of Bologna (Italy)

 

2012: Master Degree in Biodiversity and Evolution, University of Bologna, Italy. Title of thesis: Variation in reproductive output of Balanophyllia europaea (Scleratcinia, Dendrophylliidae) along a latitudinal gradient of irradiance and temperature. Degree 110/110 cum laude.

 

2009: GIS Training. Introduction to GIS, nature regional reserve “Monte Genzana – Alto Gizio”

 

2008: Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy. Title of thesis: “Survival and catchability of the Bologna botanic garden Bufo bufo populations in relation with meteorological and air quality parameters”.

 

2004: Scientific diploma, Liceo Scientifico “G.Torelli”, Fano, Italy.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2012 – 2016: Teacher assistant. “Laboratory of Scientific Diving”, Course of Master Degree in Biodiversity and Evolution, University of Bologna, Italy. Teacher: Prof. Stefano Goffredo

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2018:  Volunteer researcher. Monitoring and data analysis of sea urchin Diadema africanum after a mass mortality event in Madeira Island. Observatório Oceânico da Madeira, Mare Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Canning-Clode Marine Lab.

 

Photo ID researcher. Photo identification of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (OOM/ARDITI) in Madeira Island, Portugal.

 

2017: Diving/Sailing. Scientific and recreational diving instructor and crewmember for the non-profit education and research organization “Marine science and Nautical Training Academy” (MANTA, http://manta-online.org/), in British and American Virgin Islands, UK and USA.

 

2013 – 2016: Diving. Diving Instructor of the school of marine research scientific diving “Scientific Diving School” (www.sdseducational.org), in Bologna, Italy.

 

Assistant referee. Marine Ecology Progress Series (3 manuscript), Marine Biology Research (1 manuscript), Hydrobiologia (1 manuscript).

 

Webmaster. www.marinesciencegroup.org, website of the Marine Science Interdisciplinary Research Group, Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Italy). Research group of Citizen Science & Coral Biology and Ecology.

 

2014: Assistant Assessor of the status of conservation of Mediterranean corals. On the behalf of the Red List of Threatened Species (www.iucnredlist.org) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (www.iucn.org).

 

2013: Diving. Diving Instructor of the diving center “Holiday Service” in Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt)

 

2012: Diving. Dive Master of the school of marine research scientific diving “Scientific Diving School” (www.sdseducational.org), in Bologna (Italy).

 

Marine biologist and snorkeling guide. Resort Floriana Lagoon – Settemari S.p.a. - Marsa Alam, Egypt (3 months).

 

Volunteer researcher. “STE: Scuba Tourism for the Environment” dissemination of the project and the involvement of volunteers in data collection in Marsa Alam area, Egypt (3 months).

 

Private lessons of Biology, Chemistry e Science for in middle and high schools

 

2009: Environmental education. Teacher in primary, secondary and high schools of Bologna district with coop. Madreselva

 

Volunteer. Monitoring and data analysis of common toad (Bufo bufo) populations that live in the Bologna botanic garden. Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Italy)

 

Volunteer. Monitoring and data analysis of newt populations (Triturus carniflex, T. alpestris and T. vulgaris) for the Lakes of Suviana and Brasimone Regional Park. Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Italy)

 

Volunteer. Ichthyic fauna sampling and monitoring in collaboration with the Province of Florence. Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Italy)

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2016 – 2017: Dragana Paleček; Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences; Thesis title: “The effect of ocean acidification on the reproductive output of a solitary zooxanthellate coral Balanopyllia europaea (Scleractinia, Dendrophylliidae) transplanted along a natural pCO2 gradient “; supervisor: Prof. Stefano Goffredo (BiGeA); co-supervisors: Dr. Francesca Gizzi (BiGeA).

 

2016 – 2017:Lisa Moreddu; Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences; Thesis title: “The effect of ocean acidification on the reproductive output of a colonial non-zooxanthellate coral Astroides calycularis (Scleractinia, Dendrophylliidae) transplanted along a natural pCO2 gradient “; supervisor: Prof. Stefano Goffredo (BiGeA); co-supervisors: Dr. Francesca Gizzi (BiGeA).

 

2015 – 2016: Ginevra Allegra Simoncini; Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences; Thesis title: “Relationship between phenotype and environment in calcifying organisms: the case study of the clam Chamelea gallina in the Adriatic Sea“; supervisor: Dr. Stefano Goffredo, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA); co-supervisors: Prof. Giuseppe Falini, Department of Chemistry (CIAMICIAN), Dr. Francesca Gizzi, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA), Dr. Michela Reggi Department of Chemistry (CIAMICIAN)

 

2015 – 2016: Francesco Montori; Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences; Thesis title: “The effect of ocean acidification on the gametogenesis and embriogenesis of orange coral Astroides calycularis (Scleractinia, Dendrophylliidae) transplanted along a natural gradient of CO2“; supervisor: Dr. Stefano Goffredo (BiGeA); co-supervisors: Dr. Francesca Gizzi (BiGeA).

 

2014 – 2015: Ludovica de Mas; Master of Science in Biodiversity and Evolution; Thesis title: “The effect of ocean acidification on the reproduction of solitary coral Leptopsammia pruvoti (Scleractinia, Dendrophylliidae) transplanted along a natural gradient of CO2“; supervisor: Dr. Stefano Goffredo (BiGeA); co-supervisors: Francesca Gizzi (BiGeA).

 

2014 – 2015: Luca Marisaldi; Bachelor of Science in Natural Science; Thesis title: “The effect of ocean acidification on the reproduction of coral Astroides calycularis (Scleractinia, Dendrophylliidae) transplanted along a natural gradient of CO2“; supervisor: Dr. Stefano Goffredo (BiGeA); co-supervisors: Francesca Gizzi (BiGeA).

 

2013 – 2014: Valentina Lazzari; Master of Science in Marine Biology; Thesis title: “Study of acidification effect on the reproduction of sea coral Astroides calycularis (Scleractinia, Dendrophylliidae) along a natural gradient of CO2“; supervisor: Dr. Stefano Goffredo (BiGeA); co-supervisors: Francesca Gizzi (BiGeA).

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Peer Reviewed:

Caroselli E, Gizzi F, Prada F, Marchini C, Airi V, Kaandorp J, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2018) Low and variable pH decreases recruitment efficiency in populations of a temperate coral naturally present at a CO2 vent. Limnology and Oceanography. 9999:1-11. doi: 10.1002/lno.11097

 

Gizzi F, de Mas L, Airi V, Caroselli E, Prada F, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2017) Reproduction of an azooxanthellate coral is unaffected by ocean acidification. Scientific Reports. 7:13049. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13393-1.

 

Airi V, Prantoni S, Calegari M, Lisini Baldi V, Gizzi F, Marchini C, Levy O, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2017) Reproductive output of a non-zooxanthellate temperate coral is unaffected by temperature along an extended latitudinal gradient. PLoS ONE. 12:e0171051. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171051.

 

Reggi M, Samori C, Fermani S, Gizzi F, Prada F, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S, Falini G (2016) Influence of intra-skeletal coral lipids on calcium carbonate precipitation. CrystEngComm, 18:8829-8833. doi: 10.1039/C6CE01939K.

 

Gizzi F, Caccia MG, Simoncini GA, Mancuso A, Reggi M, Fermani S, Brizi L, Fantazzini P, Stagioni M, Falini G, Piccinetti C, Goffredo S. Shell properties of commercial clam Chamelea gallina are influenced by temperature and solar radiation along a wide latitudinal gradient. Scientific Reports, 6:36420. doi: 10.1038/srep36420.

 

Reggi M, Fermani S, Landi V, Sparla F, Caroselli E, Gizzi F, Dubinsky Z, Levi O, Cuif JP, Dauphin Y, Goffredo S, Falini G (2014) Biomineralization in Mediterranean corals: The role of the intra-skeletal organic matrix. Crystal Growth & Design, 14:4310-4320. doi: 10.1021/cg5003572.

 

Airi V, Gizzi F, Falini G, Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2014) Reproductive efficiency of a Mediterranean endemic zooxanthellate coral decreases with increasing temperature along a wide latitudinal gradient. PLoS ONE, 9:e91792. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091792.

 

Conference Proceedings and Scientific meetings:

Gizzi F, Airi V, Caroselli E, Goffredo S (2014) Population dynamics model of the solitary symbiotic coral Balanophyllia europaea (Scleractinia, Dendrophylliidae) at Calafuria. Congress “Codice Armonico”, V° Regional Congress of Natural Sciences, “Tuscany Environment”, Castiglioncello (Livorno, Italy), 27-29 March 2014. ETS, p. 68-72 (Original language: Italian).

Mancuso A, Gizzi F, Caccia MG, Simoncini G, Reggi M, Brizi L, Fantazzini P, Stagioni M, Falini G, Piccinetti C, Goffredo S. (2016) Shell morphology and skeletal property variations in the clam Chamelea gallina along a latitudinal gradient in the Adriatic Sea. 1st National combined meeting SITE-UZI-SIB. Biodiversity: concepts, new tools and future challenges, Milan (Italy), 31 August - 2 September.

 

Gizzi F, de Mas L, Airi V, Caroselli E, Prada F, Capaccioni B, Levy O, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2016) Short-term exposure at a CO2 vent affects spermatogenesis in a temperate non-zooxanthellate coral. 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, Hawai’i (USA), 19-24 June.

 

Gizzi F, de Mas L, Marisaldi L, Lazzari V, Airi V, Caroselli E, Prada F, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2015) Effects of ocean acidification on the reproductive output of three Mediterranean corals transplanted at an underwater crater characterized by CO2 emissions. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Granada (Spain), 22-27 February.

 

Reggi M, Landi V, Fermani S, Sparla F, Caroselli E, Gizzi F, Dubinsky Z, Levy O, Cuif J-P, Dauphin Y, Goffredo S, Falini G (2014) Biomineralization in Mediterranean corals. 2nd Joint Congress of the Italian Society of Synchrotron Light and of the Crystallography Italian Society, Florence (Italy), 15-18 September.

 

Gizzi F, Airi V, Polimeni G, Levy O, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2013) Effects of ocean acidification on the reproductive output of three mediterranean corals along natural CO2 emissions. 8th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology, Eilat (Israel), 1-5 December.

 

Airi V, Gizzi F, Calegari M, Falini G, Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2013) Reproductive output in zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate scleractinian corals along a temperature latitudinal gradient. 8th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology, Eilat (Israel), 1-5 December.

 

Reggi M, Landi V, Gizzi F, Fermani S, Sparla F, Goffredo S, Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Dauphin Y, Cuif JP, Falini G (2013) Biomineralization in Mediterranean scleractinian corals. 8th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology, Eilat (Israel), 1-5 December.

 

Books Chapters

 

Airi V, Gizzi F, Marchini C, Goffredo S. (2016) Sexual reproduction of Mediterranean scleractinian corals. In: Goffredo S, Dubinsky Z. (eds) The cnidaria, past, present and future. The world of Medusa and her sisters. Springer, Dordrecht. p. 269-278. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31305-4_17.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP IN ACADEMIC EXAMINATION COMMITEES

 

2015 – 2017: Member of the Graduation Committee. Bachelor of Science course in Biological Sciences, University of Bologna (Italy)

 

2015: Member of the Graduation Committee. Master of Science course in Biodiversity and Evolution, University of Bologna (Italy)

 

2014 – 2017: Member of the Graduation Committee. Bachelor of Science course in Natural Sciences, University of Bologna (Italy)

 

2013 – 2016: Co-examiner. Laboratory of Scientific Diving, Master Degree Course in Biodiversity and Evolution, University of Bologna (Italy)