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MarzocchiPost Doc
Integrative Marine Ecology Department

Tel.: +39 081 5833243
Fax: +39 081 7641355
E-mail: ugomario.marzocchi(at)szn.it
Skype: ugo.marzocchi

Curriculum Vitae

Supervisor: Ulisse Cardini
Appointed on project: IMBALANCE


Research Interests

My scientific interest lies on the main processes that govern macro-nutrients cycling (nitrogen, phosphorous, iron, and sulphur) in aquatic environments. These include the action of a wide array of organisms, including, prokaryotes, algae, macrofauna, and submerged plants. A prominent line of my research deals with the activity of filamentous bacteria (cable bacteria) able to mediate electric currents in the sediment. My work on this topic covers different aspects spanning between their metabolism, geochemical impact, and on the factors that regulate their occurrence and diversity in the environment. I address these topics primarily by applying isotopic and sensing techniques such as microelectrodes and planar optodes. During my staying at the Marine Symbiomes group at SZN, I am focusing on identifying microbe-invertebrate associations and on assessing their relevance for N transformations in benthic environments.

Selected Publications

Marzocchi, U., S. Benelli, M. Larsen, M. Bartoli, and R. N. Glud. (2019). Spatial heterogeneity and short-term oxygen dynamics in the rhizosphere of Vallisneria spiralis: Implications for nutrient cycling. Freshwater Biol 64: 532-543.

Bonaglia, S. and others (2019). Capping with activated carbon reduces nutrient fluxes, denitrification and meiofauna in contaminated sediments. Water Res 148: 515-525.

Marzocchi, U. and others (2018). Transient bottom water oxygenation creates a niche for cable bacteria in long-term anoxic sediments of the Eastern Gotland Basin. Environ Microbiol 20: 3031-3041..

Kessler, A. J. and others (2018). Cable bacteria promote DNRA through iron sulfide dissolution. Limnol Oceanogr. DOI: 10.1002/lno.11110.

Marzocchi, U., and N. P. Revsbech. (2014). Electrophoretic sensitivity control applied on microscale NOx− biosensors with different membrane permeabilities. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 202: 307-313.

Marzocchi, U. and others (2014). Electric coupling between distant nitrate reduction and sulfide oxidation in marine sediment. Isme J 8: 1682-1690.

Marzocchi, U., B. Thamdrup, P. Stief, and R. N. Glud. (2018). Effect of settled diatom-aggregates on benthic nitrogen cycling. Limnol Oceanogr 63: 431-444.

Pinardi, M. and others (2009). Benthic metabolism and denitrification in a river reach: a comparison between vegetated and bare sediments. J Limnol 68: 133-145.

Websites or online articles

Marine symbiomes group website www.marinesymbiomes.eu


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