Massimo is a marine ecologist and associate professor at the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA) of the University of Bologna. He is president of the Italian Association of Scientific Divers, a dive master instructor and vice president of Reef Check Italy, a non-profit association. His research ranges from temperate to tropical benthic ecology, mainly focusing on species diversity, habitat-species interactions, effects of human disturbances and climate change at community and population levels, and biodiversity conservation.
Articles By Massimo Ponti
In June 2019, the research team of the LIFE MARINAPLAN PLUS project began operating the first-of-a-kind demonstration plant installation at the harbour entrance of Marina di Cervia (Italy). Fulfilling the project’s objective to apply at industrial scale a reliable technology for the sustainable management of sediment in marine infrastructures, this technology prevents harbour silting through the use of submerged devices called ‘ejectors’ installed on the seabed.