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Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Institute of Ecosystem Study, National Research Council

Institution Profile
The Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi is one of the Institutes forming the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, the major research body in Italy, employing around 100 researchers and technicians.
It carries out studies on ecosystem structure and dynamics and on its response to anthropogenic disturbance. It also develops methods of environmental monitoring. Since 1938, the main section in Verbania, formerly Istituto Italiano di Idrobiologia, carries out studies on lakes in Italy and in the World, and on their response to anthropogenic pressures. Study expertise covers all aspects of limnology, from community ecology, hydromorphology, chemistry to plankton, macrophytes, benthos and fish ecology. The CNR-ISE was also involved in some projects of lake restoration. It has been involved in the application in Italy of the Water Framework Directive, developing methods for lake monitoring and participating to the Intercomparison Exercise.

Contact person at CNR-ISE
Ing. Marzia Ciampittiello



Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, CNR

L.go Tonolli, 50
28922, Verbania-Pallanza VB Italy

Contact person
Marzia Ciampittiello
Phone: ++39 0323 518363-00