Francesco Ricci


Dr Francesco Ricci
Monash University
Associate Investigator

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I completed my PhD at the University of Melbourne where I studied population structure and ecophysiology of microbes living in symbiosis with tropical Scleractinian corals. Following my PhD, I developed an interest in understanding how life adapts to extreme environments such as the deep sea, hypersaline lakes and polar systems. I currently work on a range of projects including symbiosis in deep sea corals, microbial life in aquatic caves, microbial population structures and functions of hypersaline lakes microbialites and biogeochemistry of Antarctic waters.

“Antartica’s wilderness is a irreplaceable resource that needs to be preserved at all costs.”

— Dr Francesco Ricci