Stefano Fazi, Ricercatore

email fazi AT
Address Via Salaria km 29,300
C.P. 10
00015 Monterotondo St. (RM)
Telephone +39 06 90672790
Fax +39 06 90672787

Research Topics
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Composition and diversity of aquatic microbial assemblages by molecular approaches
  • Microbial biofilm structure and function: from natural environments to bioresource technology
  • Interactions between microorganisms and surface/groundwater characteristics
  • Impact of anthropogenic activities and climate changes on microbial communities in groundwater, riverine and coastal systems
Research activities / Ongoing Projects
  • PRIN Project - Healthiness of agro-ecosystems: chemical, biochemical and biological processes that regulate the mobility of As in the soil-water-plant compartments.
  • Italian Maritime Research Flagship project RITMARE: Responsible for the Operative Unit Sp3-WP2-UO5 Coastal System Functioning - Natural and anthropogenic impacts
  • Exchange project with the University of Girona and Barcelona, FLUMED-HOTSPOT: Biofilm-biogeochemical hot-spot under hydrological extremes and anthropogenic inputs in Mediterranean rivers
Recent Publications
  • Fazi S., S. Amalfitano, J. Pernthaler, and A. Puddu, 2005. Bacterial communities associated with benthic organic matter in headwater stream microhabitats. Environmental Microbiology. 7(10): 1633-1640
  • Fazi S., S. Amalfitano, C. Piccini, A. Zoppini, A. Puddu, J. Pernthaler, 2008. Colonization of the overlying water by bacteria from dry river sediments. Environmental Microbiology 10(10): 2760–2772
  • Pizzetti I., A. Gobet, B.M., Fuchs, R. Amann, S. Fazi, 2011. Abundance and diversity of Planctomycetes in a Tyrrhenian coastal system of central Italy. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 65(2):129-141
  • Pizzetti I., S. Fazi, B.M. Fuchs, R. Amann, 2012. High abundance of novel environmental chlamydiae in a Tyrrhenian coastal lake (Lago di Paola, Italy) Environmental Microbiology Reports 4(4), 446–452
  • Fazi S., A. Butturini, E. Casamajor, S. Amalfitano, E. Vazquez 2013. Stream hydrological fragmentation drives bacterioplankton community composition. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64109. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064109
  • Proia L., G. Lupini, V. Osorio, S. Pérez, D. Barceló, T. Schwartz, S. Amalfitano, S. Fazi, A.M. Romaní, S. Sabater 2013. Response of biofilm bacterial communities to antibiotic pollutants in a Mediterranean river. Chemosphere 9:1126–1135
  • Cruz Viggi C., S. Rossetti, S. Fazi, P. Paiano, M. Majone, F. Aulenta, 2014. Magnetite particles triggering a faster and more robust syntrophic pathway of methanogenic propionate degradation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2014, 48, 7536−7543
  • Amalfitano S., A. Del Bon, A. Zoppini, S. Ghergo, S. Fazi, D. Parrone, P. Casella, F. Stano, and E. Preziosi, 2014. Groundwater geochemistry and microbial community structure in the aquifer transition from volcanic to alluvial areas. Water Research 65 384-394

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