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Marino Gatto, Professor Emeritus of Ecology

Quantitative ecology and ecological and environmental modeling are my main research fields in the past 40 years. I have been trained as a modeler at the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, and an ecologist at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. I have always strictly cooperated with field and lab ecologists because I do believe that good modeling cannot be done without a first-hand experience of the problems being studied and good experimentation cannot be done without a conceptual perspective. My current research interests include: parasite and disease ecology, dynamics and management of marine resources, models of fragmented populations, extinction risk assessment of wildlife populations, climate change ecology, ecological economics.

Besides research and teaching I have also devoted time to the organization and management of my university and to the advancement of ecological science in Italy. From 1991-1999 I have been the chair of the Program in Environmental and Land Engineering, Politecnico di Milano and from 2007-2010 a member of the Academic Senate of the Politecnico di Milano, the body that dictates the university strategy. I have been vicepresident of the Italian Society of Ecology from 1999-2002 and president from 2003-2006. I have been the vice-dean of the School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering up to the end of 2018.

Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria
Politecnico di Milano
Via Ponzio 34/5, 20133 Milano, Italy
e-mail: marino.gatto@polimi.it
phone: +39-02-2399-3536 (fax: 3412)
room: 230

Selected publications of the past 10 years

Curriculum Vitae |Publication list| ORCID

Teaching: Ecosystems Conservation and Management

Ecology at POLIMI