Elisa is a Junior Scientist at CMCC. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University Ca’ Foscari Venice. She works on climate risk, impact and vulnerability assessment at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.
Her research focuses on the development and application of complex systems analysis tools and machine learning models for the evaluation of interactions, and possible cumulative effects, among climate-driven and local/global anthropogenic pressures affecting marine and coastal ecosystems. She has been involved in several EU projects (TRITON, SAVEMEDCOASTS1-2, PERSEUS, OrientGate, CLIMRUN, PEGASO) contributing to the design and application of risk- based approaches for the assessment of potential impacts arising from future climate change scenarios and management measures.
Within the Project, Elisa aims to disentangle complex inter-relationships and feedbacks between ecosystems, ecological condition, climate change and ecosystem services flow, exploiting cutting edge machine-learning methods for multiple ‘what-if’ scenarios analysis
Elisa’s vision for MaCoBioS is to exploit activities developed under the work packages she is working on and in the tight connection with the other work packages. She hopes to reinforce the ecosystem risk concept to efficiently implement ecosystem-based assessment and management measures allowing to better face cumulative impacts affecting marine coastal ecosystems and adapt to climate change scenarios.