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PazzagliaPh. D. Student
Integrative Marine Ecology Department

Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita (D.S.V.)
Università degli Studi di Trieste
Via Licio Giorgieri 5
34127 Trieste - Italy

Tel.: +39 3314606210
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Skype: jessica.pazzaglia_1
Procaccini's Group website

Curriculum Vitae

Director of Studies: Antonio Terlizzi
Internal Supervisor(s): Gabriele Procaccini
External Supervisor: Lazaro Marin-Guirao
Program: XXXIV cycle; Università degli studi di Trieste (Italy)

Research Interests

My research activity is focused on the analysis of seagrass responses to multiple environmental stress factors, such as temperature and nutrients. The initial hypothesis is that these organisms, thanks to adaptive plasticity, are able to contrast different environmental conditions playing a crucial role to contrast and cope with future and sudden environmental changes. The goal of my project is to investigate the resilience of seagrass ecosystems to global changes. Posidonia oceanica and Cymodocea nodosa populations from the Mediterranean Sea, will be studied through a genetic, physiological and transcriptomic characterization using mesocosm experiments. For a better understanding of the adaptive capacities of these organisms, the epigenetic profiles of the same populations and the possible methylation mechanisms induced by a first exposure to environmental stresses will be analyzed, which could be the basis for the acquisition of a memory able to confer tolerance in the adults to future environmental stressful conditions.

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