Research projects

Butterflies and ants

Barcoding Italian Butterflies.


IO database: an Integrated and Open Database for DNA barcodes, occurrences, behavioural and ecological traits of European butterflies.


Genetic diversity of Mediterranean butterflies.


Genetic diversity of insular ants.

Alien species

Analysis of potential impacts of alien parrots introduced in Italy.


Distribution of alien terrestrial planarians in Italy.


Survey on the national distribution of squirrel species in Italy (Rodentia: Sciuridae).

Other projects

Contribute to the knowledge of the inland-water calanoid copepods (Copepoda: Calanoida) of Tuscany.


Spatial ecology of the Italian cave salamander Hydromantes italicus.


Eco-ethology of semi-fossorial mammals.


Spatial and feeding ecology of nocturnal raptors (Aves: Strigiformes).

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