Roberto Danovaro


Polytechnic University of Marche


Roberto Danovaro (PhD) is professor of Marine Biology at the Polytechnic University of Marche and President of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy. Past-president of the Italian Society of Ecology, of the Italian Society of Limnology and Oceanography and of the European Federation of Scientific Societies. President of the Scientific Council of WWF Italy. Member of several international panels (IUCN, UNEP). Coordinator of several EU project (Horizon2020, DG ENV, EASME). Member of the EU Academy of Science. RD is Author of ca 350 international papers, and of 3 books. He received the Prize BMC Biology (London, 2010), the Award of French Society of Oceanography (2011), and the ENI Award “Protection of the Environment” (2013). RD research is focused on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functions, and on the impact of anthropogenic activities and climate change on marine ecosystems.