Partner 7. Universidade del Salento "UdS", Italy
The University of Salento is a young and dynamic institution, aiming at excellence in didactics, research and development at an international level, without losing contact with the territory and its richness. It counts on eight different departments. Among them, the Department of Biological and Environmental Science and Technologies offers international Master studies, promotes spin-offs and interaction with the public through a suite of museums, botanical gardens and protected natural areas, such as the Acquatina di Frigole.
In EcoPodcasts project, the researchers of the University of Salento at the Research Centre on Fishery and Aquaculture at Aquatina di Frigole collaborate with all other partners in ensuring the scientific soundness of podcasts and other contents issued by the EcoPodcasts project. They also host the international project workshop and follow up the networking between the project consortium and the “outside world”.
Maurizio Pinna: expert in ecological indicators and lagoon systems.
Benedetta Saccomanno: expert in genetics, with focus on plants and exploration of genetic libraries.
Lucia Fanini: expert in sandy beach ecology and plastics pollution.
Valeria Specchia: expert in genetics and environmental DNA for the study of ecosystems.
Fabio Bozzeda: expert in small scale fishery data analysis.