We consider trophic networks, a kind of networks used in ecology to represent feeding interactions (what-eats-what) in an ecosystem. We observe that trophic networks can be naturally modelled as Petri nets and this suggests the possibility of exploiting Petri nets for the analysis and simulation of trophic networks. We present some preliminary steps in this directions and some ideas for future development.
Laurea/MSc. (summa cum laude) in Computer Science, University of Udine, 1995. PhD in Computer Science, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 2000. Since 2000, Assistant Professor at the University Ca' Foscari Venezia. Her present research interests are in Bioinformatics in the field of Biological Systems Modeling and Analysis.