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Francesca Gherardi Memorial Prize

Francesca Gherardi

Francesca Gherardi

The Francesca Gherardi Memorial Prize of 5,000 Euro is an annual award, given by the Department of Biology, University of Florence, Italy, to a young researcher who demonstrates outstanding ability in the fields of Crustacean Behaviour and/or Invasion Biology.

The late Professor Francesca Gherardi passed away prematurely on February 14th 2013. Professor Gherardi was an outstanding, internationally-recognised researcher of crustacean behaviour and biology of invasive alien species. She taught zoology and conservation of natural resources at the University of Florence, and was about to be promoted to Full Professorship, which, alas, arrived too late. Her family and colleagues hope that younger researchers would benefit from her legacy.

The prize money is donated by the Gherardi family in memory of their beloved relative. The prize commemorates Prof. Dr. Francesca Gherardi, and is in recognition of the fine example that she set for young scientists.


 

The Francesca Gherardi Memorial Prize 2017


The Prize Winner 2017 for research in the field of Biology of Invasive Aquatic Animals is Dr Macarena Ros, postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Biology, CASEM-Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of Cádiz, Spain.

 

Dr Macarena Ros will receive the award at the Department of Biology, University of Florence, on occasion of the memorial event in honour of Francesca Gherardi. The event will take place in the auditorium (aula 1) of via del Proconsolo 12, Firenze on 25th May 2017, at 3 p.m..

 

In this occasion Dr Macarena Ros will present her research:

 

"Invasion dynamic of skeleton shrimps in European waters: global distribution, ecology and vectors of spread"

 

The Award Committee is headed by Prof. Felicita Scapini, assisted by Prof. Bella Galil, Prof. Marco Vannini, Prof. Alberto Ugolini and the zoologists of the Department of Biology, University of Florence.



Previously awarded prizes

2016

2015

2014


 
ultimo aggiornamento: 13-Feb-2017
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