Department / group: School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
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Research interests:

Global climate change, Marine macrophytes metabolism and ecophysiology, Carbon budgets and Blue carbon

Career history:

– Since 2018. Marie Curie Fellow (H2020-IF-MSCA) postdoc Researcher at University of Glasgow (UK)
– 2011-2017. FCT postdoc Researcher at Center of Marine Sciences (Portugal)

Active research projects:

SEAMET – Multi-driver climate change effects on seagrass metabolism: ecosystem implications

Recent publications:

– Ruocco M, Musacchia F, Olivé I, Costa MM, Barrote I, Santos R, Sanges R, Procaccini G, Silva J (2017) Genomewide transcriptional reprogramming in the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa under experimental ocean acidification. Molecular Ecology. 26:4241–4259. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14204
– Procaccini G, Ruocco M, Marín-Guirao L, Dattolo E, Brunet C, D’Esposito D, Lauritano C, Mazzuca S, Serra I, Bernardo L, Piro A, Beer S, Björk M, Gullström M, Buapet P, Rasmusson LM, Felisberto P, Gobert S, Runcie JW, Silva J, Olivé I, Costa MM, Barrote I, Santos R (2017) Depth-specific fluctuations of gene expression and protein abundance modulate the photophysiology in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica. Scientific Reports. 7:42890. doi:10.1038/srep42890.
– Olivé I, Silva J, Lauritano C, Costa MM, Ruocco M, Procaccini G, Santos R (2017) Linking gene expression to productivity to unravel long- and short-term responses of seagrasses exposed to CO2 in volcanic vents. Scientific Reports. 7:42278. doi:10.1038/srep42278.
– Lauritano C, Ruocco M, Dattolo E, Buia MC, Silva J, Santos R, Olivé I, Costa MM, Procaccini G (2015) Response of key stress-related genes of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica in the vicinity of submarine volcanic vents, Biogeosciences, 12, 4185-4194, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4185-2015
– Olivé I, Silva J, Costa MM, Santos R (2016) Estimating Seagrass Community Metabolism Using Benthic Chambers: The Effect of Incubation Time. Estuaries and Coasts. 39: 138. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-015-9973-z