2002: PhD, University of Barcelona/ Ecology/ Barcelona, Spain
1993: Bs.C, Universitat de Barcelona/ Barcelona, Spain
2016-Present: Associate Professor (Zoology & Marine Ecology) – Università del Salento – ITALY
2016-Present: Visiting Researcher (Marine Ecology) Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) / Environmental Science and Technology Institute (ICTA) – SPAIN
2018-Present: Visiting Professor (Marine Biology and Ecology) Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC) / Labomar-BRAZIL
June 1996- Oct 2002: PhD at Institut Ciencies del Mar (CSIC) & Ecology Department (UB), Spain
Nov 2001-Feb 2004: Post Doc at Institut Ciencies del Mar (CSIC), Spain
March 2004-March 2005: Scientific Manager at Praesentis, Inc & Argo Maris, inc (ROV), Spain
April 2005-Nov 2006: Post Doc at Institut Ciencies del Mar (CSIC), Spain
Dec. 2006-Aug.2007: Post Doc at Observatoire Oceanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer (CNRS), France
Sep 2007-April 2008: Post Doc at Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals –UAB, Spain
May 2008-June2013: Assistant researcher at Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals UAB, Spain
July 2013-Nov 2016: Associate Researcher at Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals UAB, Spain
Fellowships and awards
June 1996-Dec 1999: MEC-FPI PhD Fellowship, Spain
Dec 2006-Aug 2007: Post Doc MEC (Spanish) Fellowship, France
Sep 2007-April 2008: Post Doc Beatriu de Pinós Contract, Spain
May 2008-June 2013: Ramón & Cajal contract, Spain
July 2013-July 2016: EU Marie Curie-International Outgoing Fellowship Mexico & Spain
Aug 2016-Nov 2016: P-Sphere (Marie Curie COFUND) contract, Spain
Year 2012: I3 Award for Excellence in Research (Ramón & Cajal award, 120.000€), Spain
Supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Master Degrees supervised: 19
Undergraduate students supervised: 42
Master Courses (more than 700 teaching hours)
Benthos Ecology (Universitat de Barcelona, 2002-2007);
Ocean Climate Change (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2008-2010);
Past, Present and Future Ocean Global Change (UAB, 2008-2012);
Marine Protected Areas Management (UAB, 2008-2013);
An overview of Marine Anthropogenic Impacts (Universidade Federal do Ceará-Brazil, 2012);
The marine coastal systems in front of global change (UFC-Brazil, 2015-2020);
Functional ecology of cnidarians (Università del Salento-Italy, 2015-2016);
Applied Zoology for Conservation and Management (Uni Salento-Italy, 2017-Now);
Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function (Uni Salento-Italy, 2019-Now);
Marine Animal Forests of the World (UFC-Brazil, 2020);
Marine Biology (Uni Salento-Italy, 2020).
Organisation of scientific meetings
Euromarine Work Group “The marine animal forests of the world: challenges, frontiers and the role of science in its management and Conservation ANFORE” (May 2018)
2016–Present Commission for studies for Environmental Sciences, DiSTeBA, Un Salento/Italy
2008–2016 Graduate Student Advisor committee, UAB / ICTA / Spain
2009–2011 Member of the Doctorate in Environmental Sciences Committee, UAB / ICTA / Spain
2009–2012 Member of the Master in Environmental Sciences Committee, UAB / ICTA / Spain
2008–2010 Organizer of the Internal Seminars of the ICTA, UAB / ICTA / Spain
2008–Present Member of 15 PhDs tribunals (UB, UAB, Uni Salento, UFC, Uni Cagliari, Uni Sfax)
2008–Present Scientific Evaluator of the ANEP/Spain; CNPq/Brazil; FONCYT/Argentina ; FONDECYT/Chile, CONYCIT/Mexico; NSC/Poland
2003–Present Reviewer of 51 Scientific Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals
2018–Present Expert advisor IPBES-AICHI Target 10 (Coastal zones, coral reefs and mangroves)
2017 Editor in chief of the Springer-Nature Major Reference Book “Marine Animal Forests: the ecology of benthic biodiversity hotspots”;
2020–Present Editor in chief of the Springer-Nature Book “Perspectives on the Marine Animal Forest of the World”
Memberships of scientific societies
Member of the Excellence Research Group “GEPOC” (2008-2012) and “MERS” (2013-Present)
Sergio Rossi has more than 120 effective collaborators all over the World.
Scientific production/project collaboration
Sergio Rossi has more than 130 scientific publications (published or in press). In more than 80% of these publications, he is the first, second or last author. Sergio Rossi’s H factor is 30 (SCOPUS) and his i10 index is 86 (Google Scholar). More than 80% of Sergio Rossi’s scientific publications are in the 1st quartile of the specific branch of knowledge. He has been PI, Co-PI or partner in 31 Scientific Projects, 3 Technological Projects, 11 Scientific Outreach and Networking Projects.
Scientific outreach production
Sergio Rossi a scientific journalist with more than 120 papers and 12 published books. The last one is Oceans in Ddecline (2019, Springer-Nature, Copernicus series).
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