Dr Fabio Rindi is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy. A graduate of the University of Pisa, Italy, Dr Rindi was for a long time a postdoctoral researcher at the Martin Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway and at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, USA). In the course of his activity at NUI, Galway he was involved in the New Survey of Clare Island, to which he contributed for the parts concerning the benthic marine algae and the subaerial algae. The primary targets of Dr Rindi's research are marine red and green algae and terrestrial green algae. His current research includes projects on conservation of marine habitats formed by calcareous red algae, systematics of coralline red algae and phylogeny of green algae living in terrestrial habitats, particularly those belonging to the orders Prasiolales and Trentepohliales.