PhD, James Cook University, Australia
Carlo is interested in mangrove forests because they are highly valuable ecosystems, which support a variety of life, ranging from marine to terrestrial. One of mangroves most accepted role is their function as a feeding ground for an array of marine organisms, particularly juvenile fish. Carlo has investigated benthic fauna composition within the mangrove forest edge. Benthic invertebrates are key organisms for marine food webs and it has often been observed that invertebrate structure can affect the presence and abundance of nekton at higher trophic levels.