Francesca Vallefuoco

UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Trento

I come from Naples, Italy.

I completed my Master's degree in Ecology and Nature Conservation at the University of Parma and my Thesis title is "Effectiveness of invasive species control in freshwater ecosystems: a Meta-analysis".

Before that, I got my Bachelor's degree in Natural Science at the University of Naples Federico II and my thesis title was "Comparative study of ecotoxicological effects of rare earth elements on vegetal organisms". During my academic years, I had the opportunity to take part in more than one Erasmus projects, in Spain first and then in Hungary at the gorgeous Balaton lake.

At last, I am a PhD Student, enrolled at the University of Trento. My thesis title is "Advancing tools for the assessment of ecological flow in rivers". In a nutshell, my work is based on understanding the relationship between hydromorphological data and the benthic macroinvertebrate communities in altered rivers. I am interested in biodiversity and conservation topics not only of freshwater habitats.

More information at my personal page: Linkedin and Research gate.

PhD project: Advancing tools for the assessment of ecological flow in rivers

FEM Department and supervisor :Department of Sustainable ecosystems and bioresources, Dr. Maria Cristina Bruno