FishMed-PhD paper

*Corresponding authors

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    Conferences participations


    Vecchio Y., Pauselli G. (2020). Using Q methodology to explore farmers’ perceptions of Precision Agriculture tools in Italy. 14th International European Forum (Igls-Forum) (176th EAAE Seminar) on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, Garmisch-P., Germany, 10-14 February 2020

    Cheli A., Mancuso A., Stagioni M., Falini G., Goffredo S., Scarponi D. (2020). Chamelea gallina response to anthropogenic and clime driven environmental change: the case study of the Holocene fossil records from Po-Adriatic system (Italy). Conservation Paleobiology Symposium, Bologna (Italy), 20-21 February 2020

    Meschini M., Machado Toffolo M., Marchini C., Caroselli E., Prada F., Franzellitti S., Locci L., Davoli M., Trittoni M., Nanetti E., Tittarelli M., Bentivogli R., Branchini S., Neri P., Goffredo S. (2020). Reliability of data collected by volunteers, a nine-year citizen science study in three Red Sea touristic facilities. 5th Annual International Conference on participatory research, citizen science, crowd innovation and fab labs for peace and development (Objectif Sciences International(OSI) Geneva Forum at United Nations), online conference, 8-10 December 2020 

    Palladino G., Biagi E., Musella M., Cleo D., Luna G.M., Candela M. (2020). Sea anemone (Anemonia viridis) microbiome characterization across seasonality in the North Adriatic Sea. VII International Symposium on Marine Science (ISMS), online congress, 1-3 July 2020

    Musella M. (2020) Microbiome characterization of M. galloprovincialis along a spatial and temporal environmental stress gradient. VII International Symposium on Marine Sciences (ISMS), online congress, 1-3 July 2020

    Vecchio Y., Pauselli G. (2020). Using Q methodology to explore farmers’ perceptions of Precision Agriculture tools in Italy. 14th International European Forum (Igls-Forum) (176th EAAE Seminar) on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, Garmisch-P., Germany, 10-14 February 2020