Luisa Mangialajo - Assistant Professor

I am assistant Professor at the Nice Sophia Antipolis University. I received a graduate degree in Environmental sciences from the University of Genova, and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the same University. I worked in UK, Spain, Italy and France, where I had the present position in 2009. Since 2007 I contributed to more than 30 peer-reviewed papers on international journals and to 7 other publications.

My research focuses on marine ecosystems (and in particular of the large brown seaweeds forests):

 - Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecological status,
 - Consequences of cumulated human activities: direct and indirect effects and their interactions,
 - Recovery and ecological restoration,
 - Benthic harmful microalgal blooms – HABs (Ostreopsis).
 - I participated, coordinated or have been PI in more than 10 research programs (local, national and international). At present I am involved in 4 projects:

  • OPTIMA PAC, OPTImisation des performances
  • ITN-MMMPA, International Training Network on monitoring of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (FP7, UE, 2012-2015) –
  • COCONET, Towards COast to COast NETworks of marine protected areas (from the shore to the high and deep sea), coupled with sea-based wind energy potential (FP7, UE, 2012-2016) –
  • M3HABs: Risk Monitoring, Modelling and Mitigation of Benthic Harmful Algal Blooms along Mediterranean coasts (Cross-Border Cooperation)