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Elisa Baldrighi

Research Assistant Professor


  • January 2023-Present: Research Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Biology
  • 2019-2022: Postdoctoral Researcher, CNR-IRBIM, Ancona (Italy)
  • 2017-2018: Postdoctoral Researcher, Ifremer, Deep-Sea laboratory, Brest (France)
  • 2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, UBO - Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest (France)
  • 2014-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, CNR-ISMAR, Ancona (Italy)

Research Interests

  • Ecology and taxonomy of benthic meiofauna and macrofauna, with particular attention to deep-sea systems and extreme shallow and deep-sea environments
  • Nature of the interactions between different benthic components i.e., micro-, meio- and macrofauna
  • Relationship between benthic biodiversity, functional diversity and ecosystem functioning considering different spatial scales and environments
  • Assessment of the ecological quality status and evaluation of the impacts (natural and anthropogenic) on benthic environments through benthic organisms i.e., microbes, meiofauna and nematofauna, macrofauna.


  • B.A. in Marine Biology and Oceanography, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, 2005
  • M.S. in Marine Biology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, 2007
  • Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Ecology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Anconam, 2013