Overview of thesis
I am exploring the segrasses meadows
potentiality to be used as archives. They can store biogeochemical elements, such as pollutants and nutrients for
millennial, providing a long-term, precise chronicle
of coastal history. The purpose of this project is to expand the knowledge about seagrass archives and in particular to assess the usefulness of Australian Posidonia seagrass meadows as natural environmental archives looking at different study cases.
- Master Degree in Marine Biology at Polytechnic
University of Marche, Ancona, Italy (2007-2010)
- Bachelor Degree in Environmental Biology at University of Studies of
Perugia, Perugia, Italy (2004-2007)
- Stress and Rescue Diver (2015)
- Senior First Aid (current)
- DAN Oxygen Provider (current)
- FIAS: ARA Advanced Open Water
- PADI Open Water Diver
- Environmental history reconstruction
- Coastal and marine management
- Marine zoology and etology
Past Research employment history
- Volunteer at AIMS (Australian Institute of Marine Science), Perth, April 2013- March 2014
- Volunteer at ECU (Edith
Cowan University), Perth, April 2013-Setpember 2013
Scholarships and Awards
- ECU Industrial Scholarship
Campus World (Polytechnic
University of Marche, Ancona, Italy).
- Bertolino M, Calcinai B, Cattaneo-Vietti R, Cerrano C, Lafratta A, Pansini M, Pica D, Bavestrello G (2013) Stability of the sponge assemblage of Mediterranean coralligenous concretions along a millennial time span. Mar Ecol:1–10
- Bertolino M, Calcinai B, Capellacci S, Cerrano C, Lafratta A, Pansini M, Penna A, Bavestrello G (2012) Posidonia oceanica meadows as sponge spicule traps. Ita J Zool 79:231-23
Conference Publications/ Presentations
- Poster at VIII World Sponge Conference (Girona, 20-14 September
Bertolino, B. Calcinai, C. Cerrano, A. Lafratta, M. Pansini, D.
Pica, G. Bavestrello. The paleo sponge assemblage of the
Bertolino, B. Calcinai, C.Cerrano, A. Lafratta, M. Pansini, G.
Bavestrello. Posidonia oceanica
meadows as sponge spicule traps.
Ms Anna Lafratta