Dr Flavia Tarquinio

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Flavia Tarquinio is a marine microbiologist with expertise in marine plant-bacteria interactions, more specifically she is interested in seagrass microbiomes. Flavia's PhD research has focused on the abundance, diversity and function of microorganisms associated with seagrass leaves, with particular attention to the transformation of nitrogen (N) performed by seagrass N-cycling microorganisms.

Currently, Flavia work is focused on expanding our knowledge of seagrass microbiome interactions and how this eukaryotic-prokaryotic association may enhance seagrass restoration success.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2017

    Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Achievements and Awards

  • 2016-2016

     Best presentation for Ecology, Environment & Evolution Symposium - Combined Biological Sciences in Meeting (CBSM)
    The University of Western Australia (UWA)

  • 2007-2007

     Best Master’s experimental thesis award “In memoria della professoressa Graziella D’Ettorre”
    Polytechnic University of Marche

Current Roles

  • FSP Postdoctoral fellow
    Seagrass bacteria interactions


  • 2013-2016

    $15,000 Department of Parks and Wildlife

  • 2013-2016

    $4,500 Postgraduate funds ECU

  • 2013-2016

    $15,000 CRN - Collaboartive Research Network between ECU and UWA

  • 2011-2012

    € 3,600 Campus World Scholarship


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