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Curriculum vitae et studiorum
Francesca Ape
PERSONAL INFORMATION
BIRTH DATE: July 22, 1984
NATIONALITY: Italian
RESIDENCE: Via Marciana n.1, 88900 Crotone, Italy
PHONE: +39 3290756049
EMAIL: [email protected]
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
February 2014: PhD in Marine Biology and Ecology at the Polytechnic University of Marche,
Ancona, Italy. Thesis title: “Impact of ocean acidification on microbial assemblages and marine
biogeochemistry”. Supervisor : Prof. Roberto Danovaro.
July 2009: State exam to achieve the certification of professional biologist at Polytechnic
University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
March 2009: Master degree in Marine Biology at Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
(110/110 cum laude). Thesis title: “Meiofauna in canyon and slope of Irish margin (Whittard
canyon, NE Atlantico)”. Supervisor : Prof. Roberto Danovaro.
November 2006: Degree in Biological Science at Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
( 110/ 110 cum laude). Thesis title: “Reproductive processes in marine seagrasses”. Supervisor
Prof.: Cecilia Totti
July 2003: Secondary school of classical studies (100/100) at Liceo Ginnasio “Pitagora”, Crotone,
Italy
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Current position: Research grant with Istituto dell’Ambiente Marino Costiero del Consiglio
Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) - Capo Granitola (activity: Inventory of marine biodiversità of
Sicily). Research manager: Dott.Simone Mirto.
2014 February 01–July 07: Fellowship (with CoNISMA) at Polytechnic University of Marche –
Marine Science Department, Ancona, Italy (activity: Analysis of resilience of benthic communities
in deep areas subject to disturbance, within the framework of MIDAS project). Research manager:
Prof. Roberto Danovaro.
2013 January 01 – December 31: Fellowship (with CoNISMA) at Polytechnic University of
Marche – Marine Science Department, Ancona, Italy (activity: Effect of ocean acidification on
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meiofauna, within the framework of RITMARE project). Research manager: Prof. Roberto
Danovaro.
2012 January 02 – December 31: Research fellowship (with CoNISMA)
at Polytechnic
University of Marche – Marine Science Department, Ancona, Italy (activity of “Analysis of
meiofaunal diversity in the marine sediments in response to the acidification”). Research manager:
Prof. Roberto Danovaro
2011 March 1 – 2012 February 28: Research fellowship at Polytechnic University of Marche –
Marine Science Department, Ancona, Italy (activity of “Effects of the acidification on microbial
loop and pelagic-benthic interaction”). Research manager: Prof. Roberto Danovaro.
2010 March 1-October 31: Research fellowship at Polytechnic University of Marche − Marine
Science Department, Ancona, Italy (activity of “Analysis of micro and macro organisms
interactions in marine environment”). Research manager: Prof. Antonio Pusceddu.
2009 September 1 - December 9: Contract of work done with Polytechnic University of Marche −
Marine Science Department, Ancona, Italy (activity: “Bibliographic and statistical analysis on
environmental data set”)
2009 May 25 - June 25: Collaboration contract with Polytechnic University of Marche − Marine
Science Department, Ancona, Italy (activity: “Sampling, processing and preservation of sediment
samples for microbiological e biocenosis analysis”)
2008 March 31 - April 11: Collaboration contract without emoluments with CoNISMa, within the
contract CT-2005-012547 between CoNISMa and European Commission, Research Directorate
within EU CORALZOO project.
2007 July 01 – September 31: Apprenticeship at ARPACAL of Catanzaro, Italy (July 1 September 31)
2006 July 01 – September 31: Apprenticeship at Isola Caporizzuto Marine Reserve, Crotone, Italy
(July 1 - September 31)
SAMPLING ACTIVITIES AND OCEANOGRAPHIC CRUISES
2013 February 19 – 28: Oceanographic cruise (TIGRAF) on N/O Urania within RITMARE project
2014 January 30 – February 05: Field activity for coastal sampling of marine water and sediment
on volcanic CO2 vents at Ischia (Zoological station, Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy)
2012 May 22 – June 18: Mesocosm experiment in the framework of WARMACIDWEB project
(Global WARMing and ACIDification effect on the functioning of the Mediterranean plankton food
WEB) at Sète -MEDIMEER (MEDIterranean platform for Marine Ecosystem Experimental
Research) at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and University of Montpellier,
France.
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2011: Field activity for coastal sampling of marine sediments at Gabicce Mare (Adriatic sea) on
research vessel Actea (Polytechnic University of Marche − Marine Science Department, Ancona,
Italy)
2011 October 03 – 08: Field activity for coastal sampling of marine water and sediment on
volcanic CO2 vents at Ischia (Zoological station, Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy)
2011 March 1 - 11: Oceanographic cruise CASCADE on N/O L’Atalante within EU HERMIONE
project
2011 February 21 – 26: Field activity for coastal sampling of marine water and sediment at site of
Presidiana (Cefalù), Sicily, Italy
2010 September 15 – 27: Oceanographic cruise DEEP5 on N/O L’Europe within EU HERMIONE
project
2010 June 20 – 24: Field activity for coastal sampling of marine water and sediment at site of
Presidiana (Cefalù), Sicily, Italy
2010 March 13 – 21: Oceanographic cruise on N/O Urania within EU HERMIONE project
2009 May 29 - June 13: Oceanographic cruise on N/O Sarmiento de Gamboa within BIOFUN
TRANS MED project.
2009 : Field activity for coastal sampling of marine sediments along the coast of Marche on
Research Vessel Actea for Polytechnic University of Marche - Marine Science Department,
Ancona, Italy
2008 March 31-April 11: Oceanographic cruise DEEP1 on N/O L’Europe within EU HERMES
project
PARTICIPATION TO MEETINGS
2013
Participation in the organizing committee of the XXIII Congress SiTE, Ancona, Itraly.
2013
Ape F., Danovaro R. Impact of ocean acidification on microbial loop and biogeochemical
cycling in coastal sediments (Mediterranean Sea) (poster). XXIII Congress SiTE, Ancona,
Itraly.
2012
Ape F., Danovaro R., Pusceddu A. Impact of ocean acidification on biogeochemical
cycling in coastal water (oral communication). Meeting of PhD and PostDoc (AIOL),
Roma, Italy.
2011
Ape F., Danovaro R., Pusceddu A. Impact of ocean acidification on microbial loop and
meiofauna. (poster). Workshop on Acidification in aquatic environment, Tromsø, Norway
Luna G., Pusceddu A., Corinaldesi C., Dell’Anno A., Ape F., Danovaro R. Impact of
offshore mariculture on benthic microbial metabolism and biodiversity (oral
communication). XX Congress AIOL, Lecce, Italy
2011
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2011
Ape F., Danovaro R., Pusceddu A. Impact of Ocean acidification on microbial loop and
meiofauna. (poster). Meeting of PhD and PostDoc (AIOL), Siena, Italy
2010
Ape F., Danovaro R., Ocean acidification: effect on microbial loop and meiofauna. (oral
communication and poster). Meeting of PhD and PostDoc (AIOL), Ancona, Italy.
2009
Zeppilli D., Corinaldesi C., Gambi C., Mea M., Ape F., Vanreusel A., Pape E., Bezzera T.,
Pusceddu A., Danovaro R. Meiofauna in deep Mediterranean sea. (oral communication).
Second BIOFUN meeting – San Servolo, Venezia, Italy
2009
Zeppilli D., Corinaldesi C., Gambi C., Mea M., Ape F., Vanreusel A., Pape E., Bezzera T.,
Pusceddu A., Danovaro R. Microscale Distribution, Diversity and Functioning of Deep-Sea
Benthic Community in Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. (oral communication).
Second BIOFUN meeting – San Servolo, Venezia, Italy
PUBLICATIONS
Garrard, S.R., Hunter C., Frommel A.Y., Lane A.C., Phillips J.C., Cooper R., Dineshram R.,
Cardini U., McCoy S.J., Arnberg M., Rodrigues Alves B.G., Annane S., de Orte M.R., Kumar A.,
Aguirre-Martìnez G.V., Maneja R.H., Basallote M.D., Ape F., Torstensson A., Bjoerk M.M.
(2012). Biological impacts of ocean acidification: a postgraduate perspective on research priorities.
Marine Biology, 160: 1789-18051
COMPUTER SKILLS
Programs: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access); Adobe (Photoshop, Acrobat);
programmi statistici (PRIMER6 e PERMANOVA; GMAV, R- pacchetto seacarb)
LINGUAGE SKILLS
Mother language: Italian
Other language: English (Understanding: B2, Speaking: B2, Writing: B1. Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages)
FURTHER INFORMATION
2008: ECDL certificate (European Computer Driving Licence)
2008: FIAS Advanced Open Water Diver,
2005: PADI Open Water Diver,
Participation to research project
2014: MIDAS, Managing Impacts of Deep-seA reSource exploitation
2013: RITMARE, La ricerca italiana per il mare.
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2013: DEVOTES, DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and
assessing good Environmental Status.
2012: WARMACIDWEB, Global WARMing and ACIDification effect on the functioning of the
Mediterranean plankton food WEB in the framework of MESOAQUA project (MESOcosm
facilities to advance the studies of future AQUAtic ecosystems from the Arctic to the
Mediterranean)
2010/2011: HERMIONE, Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact On European Seas. EU
(FPVII)
2009: BIOFUN, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Contrasting Southern European DeepSea Environments: from viruses to megafauna, (European Science Foundation)
2008/2009: HERMES, Hot-spot Ecosystem Research on the margins of European Seas, EU (FPVI)
ANALYTICAL SKILLS
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Field marine water and sediments sampling in costal and deep environment
Sampling and sieving of macrofauna
Sampling and biochemical analysis of organic matter (proteins, phytopigments, lipids,
carbohydrates) in marine water and sediment by spectrophotometric and fluorimetric
methods
Sampling and analysis of meiofauna: density centrifugation extraction of meiofauna from
marine sediments, counting, classification (taxon) and calculation of biomass of all
meiofauna organisms with stereomicroscopy and optical microscope, fixation of nematodes
on permanent mounts
Sampling of bacteria and virus in sea water and sediment and analysis of abundance by
means the procedure SYBR Green I and SYBR Gold Staining and direct counts
(epifluorescence microscopy) and analysis of prokaryotic diversity with ARISA
Measurements of bacterial enzymatic activities (Aminopeptidasi, Alcalinofosfatasi,
βglucosidasi), in sea water and sediment, by means of enzymatic cleavage of fluorogenic
substrates and subsequent fluorometric determinations
Bacterial production in the marine sediment by mean of the incorporation of aminoacids into
bacterial biomass
Viral production and decay in water and sediment following incubation with virus-free, 0.02
µm-filtered seawater
Analysis of coliforms and fecal coliforms bacteria using bacterial culture media.
Measure of seawater alkalinity using acidimetric titration.
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