Invited speakers

Núria Bonada Caparrós

Núria Bonada, Full Professor in Biology and Ecology at the University of Barcelona, ICREA-Academia since 2022, member of the Research Institute of Biodiversity (IRBio), and head of the Freshwater Ecology, Hydrology and Management (FEHM) research group. She has focused her research on the ecology of river ecosystems, combining fundamental, applied, and social aspects. In particular, she has been interested in understanding the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on freshwater biodiversity to improve river conservation and management worldwide, and how citizens can contribute to this research and benefit from it. Her studies have been conducted in different river ecosystems of the world and at different scales (continental, regional, local) but, in particular, on intermittent rivers and in Mediterranean regions.

Manuela Rebora

Manuela Rebora is Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology of the University of Perugia, Italy. She received her PhD degree in agricultural entomology at the Department of Arboricolture and Plant Protection, University of Perugia (Italy). Rebora’s research focuses on aquatic insects sensilla and sensory systems/ attachment devices in insect-plant interactions. Since 2021 she is the Coordinator of the PhD in Biological and Naturalistic Sciences of the University of Perugia.