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Dr Luca Polimene is a senior marine ecosystem modeller who has been working at PML since 2008. He started his career at the University of Bologna (Italy) working on the effect of heavy metals on phytoplankton in the framework of his master thesis in marine environmental science. He started to use and develop biogeochemical models in his PhD (University of Bologna) dealing with the dynamics of dissolved organic matter in the north Adriatic Sea.
Luca’s research at PML is mainly devoted to the development of models representing physiological and biogeochemical processes across the planktonic food web. More specifically, his research activity mainly concerns the modelling of photo-protective and antioxidant compounds production, photo-acclimation, bacteria-dissolved organic matter (DOM) interactions and grazing. Luca is currently principal investigator in one NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) (UK) grant (NE/N001974/1) and Co-Investigator in the NERC-UK nitrogen osmolytes project (NE/M003361/1), the UK Earth System Model (NE/N018036/1) and LOCATE (NE/N018087/1) projects. During his career, Luca has supervised two BSc, two masters and two PhD students.
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The Arctic Ocean is a rapidly changing environment, with rising temperatures leading to an ongoing decline in sea ice and shifting conditions for...
Contact: Dr Luca Polimene
This project will conduct laboratory experiments to provide the physiological information and understanding needed to develop the first ever model...