MICROmacro exhibition at the Natural History Museum

Mostra MICROmacro al Museo di Storia Naturale
Mostra MICROmacro al Museo di Storia Naturale
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From 19 July to 13 October 2024, the Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa is pleased to host the temporary exhibition 'MICROmacro'. The photographic exhibition, curated by Gabriele Cananzi, PhD student at the Department of Biology of the University of Pisa, explores the biodiversity of the Serchio river through unique images of macroinvertebrates taken under the microscope.

Rivers are the ecosystems we depend on most and today, unfortunately, among the most threatened globally. Human impact, from dams to pollution, has repercussions that we can better understand thanks to the small protagonists of the exhibition: macroinvertebrates. Visible to the naked eye, they occupy every link in the river food chain and are true bio-indicators, i.e. organisms that can tell us about the ecological quality of the environment through their presence and numbers. Rivers tell us stories, and teach us that what happens upstream has repercussions downstream.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on Friday 19 July, at 5.30 p.m., together with the photo exhibition 'Heroes: stories of heroes, woods and torrents' by Francesco Paci and Simona Tedesco. https://www.turismo.pisa.it/en/eventi/Heroes-stories-of-heroes-woods-and-streams

At the end of the presentation the Museum will offer a small aperitif.