Member of IHCantabria’s Scientific Advisory Board
Full Professor, University of Bologna (Italy)
Laura Airoldi is Full Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy. She received a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of Genova, and carried out research at several institutions in Italy, Australia, USA and UK. She is a Member of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna Institute, and in 2013 She was a Fulbright Research Fellow at Stanford University. She serves the editorial Board of Frontiers in Marine Science and Marine Ecology Progress Series. She is board member of the “Shadow” Strategic Configuration of the Horizon Europe Programme Committee, Cluster “Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment”.
She co-leads the eco-engineering workgroup within the World Harbour Project, She is Regional Coordinator for the Mediterranean Sea in the global Kelp Ecosystem Ecology Network, and She is involved in European/global projects on biodiversity conservation in increasingly urbanised marine environments.
She is recognised as one of the forerunners of the new field of marine urban ecology. He research focuses on designing conservation and restoration strategies in increasingly urbanized marine coastal systems, including consideration of sustainable shoreline protection strategies, coastal and offshore “green” infrastructures and nature-based solutions, aiming to maximise environmental, societal and economic benefits.