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Stefano Maini

Alma Mater Honorary Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Curriculum vitae

Stefano Maini, born in Bologna, July 20, 1948, is full Professor in agricultural entomology.

He starts to work as a research entomologist at University of Bologna in 1972 after the degree (cum laude) in Agricultural Sciences.

In 1974, he took a post-graduate degree in Phytopathology.

He won in 1976 a CNR/NATO fellowship to work for one year at USDA ARS Corn Insects Research Unit, Ankeny, Iowa.

The main scientific topics are in biological control against insect pests. Several studies on sex pheromones and parasitoids of European corn borer were published and many Authors cited these papers as a reference. He collaborates in works on beneficial insects rearing facilities and contributed to the project of the first commercial insectary built in Italy. The Integrated Pest Management in fruit orchard was another topic in which he contributed making studies on sex pheromones of leaf roller moths and mass trapping of tree borers. Recently carried out researches on pollinators and studied in cooperation with other authors the negative side effects of pesticides on honey bees. H index 2018 = 19

In 1980 enrolled at Institute of Entomology of bologna University as researcher. In 1992 as associate Professor, he start to teach at Ancona University, agricultural entomology and zoology then in 1996 moved back to Bologna University to teach agricultural entomology, integrated control, apidology (one year only), insect resistance mitigation to artificial control methods and other courses related to Entomology. In 2000 obtained a chair in Agricultural entomology as full Professor at Bologna University. In 2018 retired and nominated Alma Mater Professor (PAM).

He was a teacher and member of the Committee of the PhD in Agricultural Entomology.

He is a full member of  the "National Italian Entomological Academy" . 

He has published more than 250 papers and he is the Managing Director of the International Journal: Bulletin of Insectology (ISSN 1721-8861 - eISSN 2283-0332)

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