Bachisio Mario Padedda is a Researcher in Ecology at the University of Sassari. He holds a PhD in Analysis and Management of Natural Ecosystems and an MSc in Environmental Sciences. His work experience, current and previous research interests are in the field of studies on the structure and functioning of lake and coastal lagoon ecosystems. He specifically focuses on ecological responses to eutrophication and biogeochemistry, ecology of phytoplankton and water pollution assessment and control and his research is based on the ecosystemic approach linking river basin management and water ecosystems. He is also an author of over 70 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and over 90 conference contributions as well as a member of the European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch) and coordinator of the site Lake Ecosystems of Sardinia of Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network.