Ferdinando Boero

Born in Genova (Italy) in 1951, he has lived in Lecce (Italy) since 1987, where he now works as Professor of Zoology and Marine Biology at the Università del Salento. Boero is an associate at CNR’s Institute of Marine Sciences, and a member of the scientific committees at the followings: Zoological Station in Naples (Italy), ITALY-WWF, Pro Natura, Mare Vivo, Coldiretti. 
 
Boero is specialized in the study of marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, particularly with regard to jellyfish. He collaborates with some national magazines (La Stampa, Le Scienze,) and other national and local newspapers, doing his best in disseminating the results of his research.