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Miss Chiara Bertelli

Miss Chiara Bertelli

Science Officer, Biosciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602154

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Post Grad - 036
Ground Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus

About

Chiara Bertelli is a marine biologist with over 10 years’ experience of coastal and marine ecological survey work including boat-based and SCUBA surveys.  Interests include seagrass ecology, benthic and fish ID, acoustic monitoring of cetaceans, BRUV and marine conservation, monitoring and management in specific reference to the marine renewable energy sector. Currently studying a part-time PhD looking at environmental drivers of change in seagrass meadows. Also working on a Sky Ocean Rescue seagrass restoration project in partnership with WWF. Work experience also includes tropical coral reef survey in Fiji and teaching marine biology courses in the field around the Caribbean.

Areas Of Expertise

  • • Seagrass ecology
  • • Benthic and fish survey
  • • Benthic invertebrate taxonomy
  • • Rocky shore ecology
  • • Marine mammal survey
  • • Passive acoustic monitoring
  • • Data analysis using R and Primer

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Chiara’s teaching focus is applied and mostly field based, assisting on the marine biology field courses: BIO260 Marine Biology Field Course; BIO327 Tropical Marine Ecology Field Course and BIO346 Professional Skills in Marine Biology. 

Research

Chiara’s research spans the field of marine ecology with a background in coastal marine habitats such as rocky shores, seagrass meadows and affiliated invertebrate and fish. Her PhD (ongoing) is looking at environmental drivers of seagrasses, mainly around the UK. Her day job has led to the study of larger marine organisms using acoustic monitoring methods for assessing cetacean habitat use and studying the disturbance behaviour of grey seals.