In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua, the Study Center for Environmental Challenges is organizing an exhibition of photographs that combines the historical museum collection that addresses anthropogenic impact and changes in habitats of marine and lagoon species.
The exhibition is part of the “800 Years of the Environment and Unipd” initiative dedicated to the environmental challenges of the past, present and future.
The initiative kicks off on May 14, with introduction by Laura Airoldi (University of Padua Professor of Ecology and head of the Chioggia branch of the University of Padua). Elena Canadelli (University of Padua Professor at the Department of Historical, and Antiquity) will then speak on ‘The value of museum collections to reconstruct changes in natural ecosystems.’ Followed with Sasa Raicevich (ISPRA Researcher- Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) who will speak on ‘The changes in Northern Adriatic Biodiversity.’ Luca Carniello (University of Padua Professor of Hydraulics) to discuss ‘Changes in the morphology of the Venice Lagoon.’ Daniela Bertotto (University of Padua Professor of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Sciences studying aquaculture reproduction and health) to discuss ‘Changes in the production of fish species.’ Alberto Barausse (University of Padua Professor of Ecology) to discuss ‘The salt marsh environment: ecological and socio-economic importance and conservation techniques action.’
The day welcomes visitors to the exhibition and the Giuseppe Olivi Museum in Chioggia for free.