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Francesca Gherardi Memorial Prize 2019

The 2019 Prize Winner for the research in the field of Animal Invasions in Inland Waters is Dr KATE MATHERS, Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology), Switzerland.

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

Dr Kate Mathers received the award at the Department of Biology, University of Florence, on occasion of the memorial event in honour of Dr Francesca Gherardi, on 30th May 2019, with the participation of Francesca Gherardi's family.


In this occasion, she presented her research:

"Invasive species: the importance of environmental controls"

( presentation )



  Prof. Giuliana Parisi, University of Florence, presented a memory of Francesca:

"Io e Francesca: l’incontro di due mondi diversi"

(pdf, in Italian)



The 2019 Memorial Event

(photos by A.Cianfanelli and A.Nocita)

Prof. Felicita Scapini, the coordinator of the award committee, and Prof. Paola Bruni introduce the event



Dr Kate Mathers presents her research


Prof. Giuliana Parisi during her talk


Dr Kate Mathers receives the prize



presents the work by Francesca Gherardi



Awarded prizes: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


ultimo aggiornamento: 02-Set-2019
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