professor Gabriele Capodaglio (email@example.com)
The doctoral programme in Environmental Sciences aims to find solutions to the global issues concerning the environment, ecology and sustainable development, with the support of a new methodological philosophy improving the scientific culture and skills of each young researcher. It follows an educational path based on the acquisition of an interdisciplinary mind which encompasses subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences, providing a highly-qualified education which includes sectoral research.
For many decades, the Venice Lagoon has been the subject of several studies that have allowed Ca'Foscari University and the National Research Council-Marine Science Department (CNR-ISMAR: Consiglio Nazionale delle RIcerche -Istituto di Scienze Marine) to collect detailed information on its physical, biological and geochemical conditions. For this reason, the Venice Lagoon is considered to be a natural analogue to understand the relationship between physics, chemistry and biology. This has enabled the improvement of data quality, enhancing the understanding of ongoing processes and developing conceptual and physical -mathematical models of environmental processes, both on a detailed and a global scale. The natural analogue of the Venice Lagoon acts as a point of departure for the study of so-called "transition systems" (lagoons, delta areas, wetlands) on a global scale.
The main research subjects are the following:
Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Processes and their Dynamics
Earth Science, Pedology, Environmental Reclamation and Techniques, Management of the Territory and its Resources, Geochemistry and Volcanology
Applied and Environmental Botany
Innovative Technologies for Environmental Conservation
Experimental Physics and Nanotechnologies
Graduate School in Sciences and Technologies
Calle Larga Santa Marta - Dorsoduro 2137, 30123 Venezia
tel. +39 041 234 8693, fax +39 041 234 8692
Website: http://www.unive.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=138011 [IT]