Patrizia Ziveri

Patrizia Ziveri

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Patrizia Ziveri is ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (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 recent 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) and other projects such as the JPI-Oceans i-plastic initiative (2016-2020). She is an associate editor of the Journal Scientific Reports (Nature). She was the Scientific Director of the ICTA-UAB.

Research interests

Her broad scientific interest is on marine global environmental change, ecology, and biogeochemistry at various time scales and complexity. She focuses on multidisciplinary investigations from target marine organisms at the base of the food web, to marine microplastics, biogeochemical processes and socio-oceanography. She links CO2 dynamics, climate change and target marine processes. She is interested in pressing threats to the marine environment and their societal relevance, such as ocean acidification, warming and deoxygenation in different regions, both in coastal systems and open seas, from social to biogeochemical processes. She developed a laboratory on marine microplastics characterization, dispersion and impacts. She supports socially relevant marine studies in coastal Africa. Her research is bridging the natural and social systems on issues of major societal and sustainable development concern, and she has contributed or led diverse policy documents on key marine issues.

Selected publications

- Ziveri P, Gray WR, Anglada I Ortiz, ... Adkins JF, Berelson W. 2023, 'Pelagic calcium carbonate production and shallow dissolution in the North Pacific Ocean', Nature Communications, 14, 805 (2023).
- Pallacks S, Ziveri P et al. 2023, 'Anthropogenic acidification of surface waters drives decreased biogenic calcification in the Mediterranean Sea', Communications Earth & Environment, 4 (1) 301.
- Johnson R, Manno C & Ziveri P 2023, 'Shelled pteropod abundance and distribution across the Mediterranean Sea during spring'Progress in Oceanography, Vol. 210, 102930.
- Chamboun M, Miñarro S, ... V, Reyes-Garcia V, Tonalli Drouet H & Ziveri P 2023, 'A Synthesis of Women’s Participation in Small-Scale Fisheries Management: Why Women’s Voices Matter', Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 34, 43–63.
- Soares MO, Garcia TM, .. Ziveri P,  et al. 2023, 'Marine debris provide long-distance pathways for spreading invasive corals'Science of the Total Environment, 900, 20, 165637.
- Chaabane S, de Garidel-Thoron T, Giraud X, Schiebel R, ... Kucera M, Ziveri P. 2023, 'The FORCIS database: A global census of planktonic Foraminifera from ocean waters', Scientific Data, 10, 1, 354.
- Incarbona A, Bonomo S, Cacho I,.. & Ziveri P 2023, 'Solar Forcing for Nutricline Depth variability inferred by Coccoliths in the Pre-Industrial Northwestern Mediterranean', Global Planetary Change, 224, 104102.

Selected research activities

Ziveri P, Grelaud M & Pato J 2023, Actions of cities and regions in Mediterranean Sea area to fight sea pollution; Reducing marine litter and plastic pollution, European Parliament, Policy Dept., Brussels.