Senior Researcher BIO / 03 at the University of Bologna since 2016.
My research is the field of plant ecology. The research interests are focused in particular on the factors and mechanisms that determine the diversity patterns of plant and cryptogam communities in different types of environment. These factors include climate change and the management of natural and agro-forestry resources. The research areas of my interest are included in a perspective to assess the status and dynamics of ecosystems and their services in a context characterized by global changes. In this context, the focus of my research is mainly related to agro-forestry systems and high-altitude environments. I often work in a multitaxon and multiscale context, from local to landscape and biogeographic.
1993 Degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Padua
2008 achievement of the Ph.D. degree in "Environmental alteration biomonitoring techniques" at the University of Trieste.
2014 attainment of the national scientific qualification for the role of first-degree professor in Botany (05 / A1); attainment of the national scientific qualification for the role of second-degree professor in Botany (05 / A1) and Ecology (05 / C1)
Between 2008 and 2016, post-doc research grants and fellowships at the University of Trieste and Padua
Since 2006 university lecturer and since 2017 responsible of various courses for the Degree Courses in Natural Sciences and in Ornamental Green and Landscape Protection at the University of Bologna.
I participated in numerous national and international research programs including:
PRIN Project "Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Sacred Natural Sites (BIOESSaNS)"
Project "Lichens of the Alps: diversity and climate change", funded by the Austrian Science Fund
Endoflorvit project funded by the Mis. 24 PSR Veneto
LIBERATION Project "Linking Farming and Biodiversity to Ecosystem Services for Effective Ecofunctional Intesification" (VII Framework Program - n ° 311781)
Project "Biodiversity of epiphytic lichens in the forest areas of the province of Bolzano", funded by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano (scientific leader)
Project, "The effect of stand structure on the composition and diversity of different organism groups in the forests of Örség region", funded by the Hungarian Science Foundation (OTKA 68218, 79158)
Biodivigna Project, Mis. 24 PSR Veneto "creation of a model for the recovery and management of the viticultural biodiversity heritage in the Conegliano hill vineyard system"
European BIOBIO Project - Indicators for biodiversity in organic and low-input farming systems "(funded by the FP7 EU project, GA 227161; KBBE-2008-1-2-01)
Institutional activities and academic assignments
Supervisor of a post-doc research fellow
Responsible (and member of the evaluation committee) of a doctoral scholarship for the 34th cycle with a project entitled "Dynamics of plant and cryptogam communities in high-altitude landscapes under a global change scenario"
Awards and recognitions
2009: winner of the "Italian Botanical Society Award" for the best doctoral thesis.
2004-2014: national coordinator of the Systematic and Ecology working group of the Italian Lichenological Society.
2014-2016: Member of the working group for the application of the Prosecco hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene (Treviso) to the inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list.