Dr. Marco Porceddu, PhD was born in Serramanna (Sardinia, Italy) in 1983. He received his first degree from the University of Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy in 2007. In 2010, he received his specialization degree in Natural Science from the same institution. In 2014, he defended a PhD thesis on “Germination niche of Sardinian endemic species in mountain riparian deciduous forests”. From 2014 till 2018 he worked as a research fellow at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari. Since 2019 began working at the Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus (HBK), University of Cagliari, as lab head, with scientific responsibility roles, of the Sardinian Germplasm Bank (BG-SAR). He collaborates actively with several researchers within national and international seed conservation consortia and scientific center, such as the Italian Network of Germplasm Banks for the Ex Situ Conservation of Native Flora (RIBES), the Network of Mediterranean plant conservation centres (GENMEDA) and the Biodiversity Conservation Centre (CCB) of Cagliari (Italy). As a result of his research, he has published over 50 works in international/national scientific journals and chapter of books.
Dr. Marco Porceddu research interest are Ecophysiology of Seed Germination; Seed Dormancy; Endangered Plants; Ex situ Conservation; Seed Banking; Preservation of Plant Diversity; Wild and Crop Plants.