Fiorenza Micheli Stanford Woods Institute

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Fiorenza Micheli
Professor of Biology and an Affiliate, Woods Institute for the Environment

Fiorenza Micheli is a marine ecologist and conservation biologist conducting research and teaching at the Hopkins Marine Station, where she is Professor of Biology. She received her undergraduate degree in natural sciences from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1988, and a Ph.D. in marine sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, in 1995.Her research focuses on the processes shaping marine communities, and incorporating this understanding in the management and conservation of marine ecosystems. Current research focuses on responses of marine communities to climate change, and on the function of marine protected areas and other conservation and adaptation strategies in the face of climate impacts. She is the PI on the project “Enhancing resilience of coastal ecosystems and human communities to oceanographic variability: social and ecological feedbacks” funded by the National Science Foundation Coupled Natural-Human Systems.