Viviana received her Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences with highest honours in 2014 from the University of Cagliari, with a thesis entitled “Experimentation of prepared diets for the breeding of sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816)”.
After the Bachelor’s degree she did a traineeship, whose activities were carried out within the project FP7-SME-2013 “RESURCH – Research & technological development to improve economic profitability and environmental Sustainability of sea Urchin farming”, like a member of the working group of the two years project.
Viviana earned her Master’s Degree in Marine Bio-ecology with highest honours in 2017 from the University of Cagliari. The thesis entitled “Study of the feeding behaviour of sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamark, 1816)” was focused on the feeding preferences of breed sea urchins in controlled environmental conditions.
After her graduation, in May 2017, she held a scholarship, whose research was addressed to collect and to assemble existing data on the biotic and abiotic features, environmental criticalities and production capacity of main Sardinian wetlands and lagoons. In May 2018, she held another scholarship on a project focused on the lmpact of lnvasive Alien Species on Sardinian ecosystems (lAS).
She is currently a PhD student in the PhD Program in Life, Environmental and Drug Sciences, under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Pusceddu. Her work is focused on the breeding of the Mediterranean sea cucumber H. tubulosa and its ecological role.
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