I’m the Principal Investigator of the BUFFER project, a 2-year grant from the National Science Centre carried out at the University of Gdańsk (Poland).
During my PhD I investigated the interaction among macrofauna, macrophytes and microbial communities in aquatic environments. In particular, my research focused on ecosystem services provided by macrophytes and macrofauna evaluated through a biogeochemical approach.
I have a broad interest in biogeochemical cycling in aquatic environments. My research covers different aspects of macrofauna, primary producers and microbes interactions
The BUFFER project aims at analyzing how the mechanisms that determine nutrient transformations, loss or retention within sediments are regulated, along multiple environmental conditions generated by the interaction of eutrophication and climate change.
Look at the ongoing activities in the Blog!
Benelli, S., Bartoli, M. (2021) Worms and submersed macrophytes reduce methane release and increase nutrient removal in organic sediments. Limnology And Oceanography Letters, 6, 329-338.