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Ms Rachele Bernasconi

Overview of thesis

Characterisation of coral-Symbiodinium-bacteria networks on different investigation levels (geographical, temporal and environmental). The research project will include the use of Next Generation Sequencing and Network analyses.


  • Master in Natural Sciences in 2007 (Milan, Italy)
  • Bachelor in Marine Biology in 2010 (Ancona, Italy)

Other Qualifications

  • Dive Master PADI
  • Dan Oxygen provider (current)
  • Senior First Aid (current)


Research Interests

  • Corals and microbial ecology

Past Research employment history

  • Research Assistant for the nesting seasons and conservation of Leatherbacks sea turtle in Costa Rica
  • Research Assistant for the nesting season and conservation of green and hawksbill sea turtle in Ecuador
  • Research Assistant for sharks, seabirds and environmental education in Ecuador
  • Research Assistant in a black corals project in Ecuador
  • Master thesis on white syndromes in corals
  • Volunteer/research assistant at the Edith Cowan University (molecular analyses)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Edith Cowan University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • Campus world Scholarship (Università Politecnica delle Marche) 
  • Temporal and environmental patter of coral-Symbiodinium-bacteria network,  Equity Trustees Limited,  Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment,  2016 - 2018
  • Women Diver Hall of Fame grant, 2016 - 2017
  • Rotary Club of Morley donation, 2016
  • Edith Cowan University Post Graduate Funding
  • Edith Cowan University Post Graduate Funding – attending an international conference , 2016



Ms Rachel Bernasconi
PhD Student
Centre for Ecosystem Management
School of Science

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