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Details of Mr. Luca Stirnimann   


Gender male
Job title Marine scientist
Nationality Italy
Tel +39 3402191206
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Degree Master (MSc, MTech)
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities I am expert on
- zooplankton time series analysis
- regime shifts analysis

Research Region 2, 36
Working languages English,Italian

·        Zooplankton time series analysis.

·        Regime Shifts analysis.

·        R coding.

·        PRIMER, LaTex, Mic.Office.

·        Taxonomy identification of Mediterranean zooplankton.

·        Sampling methods on vessels, using WP2 (net for Zooplankton), CTD, Niskin bottles, box corer, van veen sampler.

·        Laboratory processing on zooplankton samples and sediments samples, and basic knowledge on fluorometer.

 ·        Scientific diving sampling on benthonic species.

·        Sampling of limpets and algae species on rocky shores.

·        Sampling of Posidonia oceanica.


The marine world and nature, in general, have always fascinated me. I am currently studying the relationship between climate change and marine organisms, predominantly focusing on regime shifts and plankton time series.

Plankton are important for healthy marine ecosystems and I feel are an important environmental indicator of global change.

During my next future, I would like to focus on: network analysis, food-web analysis, and  ecosystem evaluation in economic terms.

In addition to studying, I have practical scientific skills trough internships and volunteering in order to strengthen my skills to enhance my scientific career.

Created: 2014-12-05 Last Updated: 2016-06-16