Patrizia Ziveri is ICREA Research Professor at ICTA-UAB where she coordinates the Marine and Environmental Biogeosciences Research Group (MERS) that catalyzes research on the natural and human-driven marine processes and sustainability challenges. Before joining ICREA, she obtained her PhD at the University of Padua (Italy)/University of South Carolina (USA), focusing on the impacts of El Niño climate oscillations on calcareous phytoplankton in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. After a postdoc at USC, she moved to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, as a research scientist/associate professor. She led the first European coordinated effort to address ocean acidification in the Mediterranean Sea (2011-14). She was the Scientific Director of the ICTA-UAB Center of Excellence ‘María de Maeztu’ (2016-20).