About us

Lorenzo Proia

Group coordinator

Dr. Lorenzo Proia is Biologist, PhD in Experimental Science and sustainability. His main expertise is in the field of aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology with particular emphasis on the role of microbial communities in ecosystem functioning. He studied the effects of multiple stressors on freshwater microbial communities particularly focusing on the consequences at ecosystem level He is also interested in the biogeochemistry of running waters and the role of processes occurring at microbial scale in the ecosystem-scale nutrient dynamics. He recently investigated the role of human activities in the spread of antibiotic resistance through aquatic environments.