The deep sea always fascinated me. Deeper rocky reefs structured by corals and sponges are dramatically different from the shallow, algae-dominated, reefs.

 

At the moment I am keen on tackling how past, present and future environmental changes influence gene exchanges between coral sub-populations living in the deep sea. I am also interested in describing the patterns of biodiversity and biogeography of deep reefs' fauna, with emphasis on structuring species, and I'm thrilled at the possibility of using many loci to establishing relationships between species. Currently I am working with seascape genomics of deep-sea corals in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Altogether, this work will provide information that will help craft European marine conservation policies.

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