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Adriano's work at SRC focuses on evaluating the effects of climate change on biological systems, at different levels of complexity, spanning from genes to species to ecosystems. He is examining the role of different ecological mechanisms in determining the response capacity of the community to climatic changes. In particular, his work aims to understand how evolution, phenotypic plasticity, species sorting/dispersal, and landscape permeability effect the “reaction norm” of the community along climatic gradients.
The project is jointly financed by the Stockholm Universityand Uppsala University within the framework of the Ekoclim research program. His project is under the supervision of professors Jon Norberg (SRC) and Håkan Rydin (Uppsala University).
Adriano's research will shed light on how changes in climate will alter the composition of selected “response” traits in the community and how in turn these changes will influence the climate via “effect” traits. The study will be concentrated on Swedish wetlands, ecosystems at the boundary between land and water, which support specialized biodiversity providing crucial ecosystem services for human wellbeing, such as climate regulation, water purification and flood attenuation.
Adriano gained a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Adriano has two MSc degrees: one MSc in Biological Sciences and a M.Sc. in G.I.S. and Remote Sensing for Environmental Management from the Department of Science at Roma Tre University, Italy.
Adriano is a member of the Society for Conservation Biology and of the British Ecological Society. He is involved in the Ekoclim research program at Stockholm University. From 2009 to 2015, he gave oral and poster presentations at nine (inter)national scientific conferences in Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, U.K.
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