Vittoria Cipriani

Miss Vittoria Cipriani

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

My PhD project focuses on the effects of ocean acidification on different aspects of fishes' reproduction.

Reproduction sustains individual fitness and population replenishment, but is a very energy-expensive process. It is regulated by a defined range of environmental conditions and cues: thus, it appears to be sensitive to reduced seawater pH and rising temperatures.

Using species with male parental care I will study the effects of ocean acidification through a behavioural, physiological and genetic approach.

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