Research

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Our recent research projects were mainly focused on:

  1. Eco-ethology and physiological adaptations of Mediterranean, East African and South East Asian semi-terrestrial crabs in a climate change scenario;
  2. Role of crabs and molluscs in the ecosystem functioning of Indo-Pacific mangroves forests;
  3. Effect of climate changes on the biology and physiology of embryonic, larval and adult phases of tropical and Mediterranean intertidal invertebrates;
  4. Patterns of zonation, distribution and diversity of East African and South East Asian mangrove crabs;
  5. Orientation and navigation of terrestrial and semi-terrestrial crabs.