Scientific production

When names are underlined, authors equally contributed to the paper.

Publications with I.F.

Dapporto L., Cini A.Menchetti M., Voda R., Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Dinca V., Scalercio S., Hinojosa J.C., Biermann H., Forbicioni L., Mazzantini U., Venturi L., Zanichelli F., Balletto E., Shreeve T., Dennis R., Vila R.  (_) An integrated molecular and species trait dataset for Tuscan Archipelago butterflies: a resource to understand the evolution and extinction of island biodiversity. Diversity and Distribution, in submission.
●Mori E., Grandi G., Menchetti M., Tella J.L., Jackson H.A., Reino L., van Kleunen A., Figueira R., Ancillotto L. (_) Worldwide distribution of non-native Amazon parrots and temporal trends of their global trade. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, in press.
● Mori E., Menchetti M., Cantini M., Bruni G., Santini G., Bertolino S. (2016) Twenty years monitoring of a population of Italian crested newts Triturus carnifex: strong site fidelity and shifting population structure in response to restoration. Ethology Ecology & Evolution, in press.
●Mori E., Mazzetto F., Menchetti M., Bodino N., Grasso E., Sposimo P. (2016) Feeding ecology of the scops owl Otus scops in the island of Pianosa (Tuscan Archipelago, Central Italy). Italian Jurnal of Zoology, DOI:10.1080/11250003.2016.1212937.
● Mori E., Menchetti M., Lucherini M., Sforzi A., Lovari S. (2016) Timing of reproduction and paternal cares in the crested porcupine. Mammalian Biology, 81(4): 345-349.
Torrini G., Mazza G., Strangi A., Barabaschi D., Landi S., Mori E., Menchetti M., Sposimo P., Giuliani C., Zoccola A., Roversi P.F. (2016) Oscheius tipulae in Italy: evidence of an alien isolate in the Integral Natural Reserve of Montecristo Island (Tuscany). Journal of Nematology, in press.
Mazza G., Menchetti M., Sluys R., Solà E., Riutort M., Tricarico E., Justine J-L., Cavigioli L., Mori E. (2016) First report of the land planarian Diversibipalium multilineatum (Makino & Shirasawa, 1983) (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Continenticola) in Europe. Zootaxa, 4067(5):577-580. Link.
● Ancillotto L., Strubbe D., Menchetti M., Mori E. (2015) An overlooked invader? Ecological niche, invasion success and dynamics of the Alexandrine parakeet in the invaded range. Biological Invasions, DOI: 10.1007/s10530-015-1032-y.
● Mori E., Ancillotto L., Groombridge J., Howard T., Smith V. S., Menchetti M. (2015) Macroparasites of introduced parakeets in Italy: a possible role for parasite-mediated competition. Parasitology Research, DOI: 10.1007/s00436-015-4548-2 Link, Erratum.
● Mori E., Mazza G., Menchetti M., Bertolino S., Panzeri M., Gager Y., Di Febbraro M. (2015) The masked invader strikes again: the conquest of Italy by the Northern raccoon. Hystrix, DOI: 10.4404/hystrix-26.1-11035 Link.
● Mori E., Sforzi A., Menchetti M., Mazza G., Lovari S., Pisanu B. (2015) Ectoparasite load in the crested porcupine Hystrix cristata in Central Italy. Parasitology Research, DOI: 10.1007/s00436-015-4413-3 Link.
Mori E., Menchetti M., Bertolino S., Mazza G., Ancillotto L. (2015) Reappraisal of an old cheap method for marking the European hedgehog. Mammal Research, DOI: 10.1007/s13364-014-0210-0. Link.
● Panzeri M., Mori E., Mazza G., Menchetti M. (2014) Alien terrapins Mauremys spp. (Testudines, Geoemydidae) in Italy: summary of current knowledge and new records. Acta Herpetologica, in press.
● Ancillotto L., Mazza G., Menchetti M., Mori E. (2014) Host specificity of the badger’s flea (Paraceras melis) and first detection on a bat host. Parasitology Research, 113:10, 3909-3912. Link.
● Mori E., Menchetti M., Balestrieri A. (2014) Interspecific den-sharing: a study on Eurasian badger setts by camera traps. Acta Ethologica, DOI: 10.1007/s10211-014-0197-1. Link.
● Panzeri M., Menchetti M., Mori E. (2014) Variation in habitat use and diet of resident Eurasian scops-owls. Ardeola, in press. Link.
● Mori E., Menchetti M., Dartora F. (2014) Necrophagy in a medium-sized owl species (Aves, Strigiformes). Italian Journal of Zoology, DOI:10.1080/11250003.2014.920928. Link.
Menchetti M., Scalera R., Mori E. (2014) “It’s the quiet ones you need to watch”. First record of a possibly overlooked impact by alien parrots on bats”. Hystrix, DOI: 10.4404/hystrix-25.1-9989. Link.
Menchetti M., Mori E. (2014) Worldwide impact of feral parrots (Aves, Psittaciformes) on native biodiversity and environment: a review. Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 26(2-3): 172-194, DOI: 10.1080/03949370.2014.905981. Link.
● Mori E., Menchetti M., Ferretti F. (2014) A silent wintering: do seasons and environmental features influence the calling behaviour of Eurasian Scops Owls? Bird Study, DOI:10.1080/00063657.2014.897303. Link.
● Mori E., Maggini I., Menchetti M. (2013) When quills kill: The defence strategy of the crested porcupine Hystrix cristata L., 1758. Mammalia, 78(2): 229-234. Link. Paper covered by Science and Smithsonian.
● Mori E., Ancillotto L., Menchetti M., Romeo C., Ferrari N. (2013) Italian red squirrels and introduced parakeets: victims or perpetrators? Hystrix, 24(2): 195-196. Link.
● Bruni G., Boggiano F., Menchetti M., Mori E. (2013) First reports of egg predation by an unpaired Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) on Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus): two cases from Central Italy. Italian Journal of Zoology, 80: 313-316. Link.

Publications without I.F.

○ Emiliano Mori, Rachele Amerini, Giuseppe Mazza, Sandro Bertolino, Roberto Battiston, Andrea Sforzi, Menchetti M. (___) Alien shades of grey in Italy: first records of Sciurus carolinensis in Tuscany and new considerations about its spread in Veneto. European Journal of Ecology, in submission.
Menchetti M., Mori E., Ceccolini F., Paggetti E., Pizzocaro L. & Cianferoni F. (2016) New occurrences of the alien invasive species Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) in Southern Italy (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Onychium, in press.
● Pârâu L.G., Strubbe D., Mori E., Menchetti M., Ancillotto E., van Kleunen A., White R.L., Luna Á., Hernández-Brito D., Le Louarn M., Clergeau P., Albayrak T., Franz D., Braun M.P., Schroeder J., Wink M. (2016) Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri populations and numbers in Europe: a complete overview. The Open Ornithology Journal, in press.
Menchetti M., Ancillotto L., Russo D., Bertolino S., Bettacchioli G., Mori E. (2015) New records of the alien invasive species Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) in Italy (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Onychium, 11: 139-142. Link.
● Mori E., Menchetti M. (2014) “Sometimes they come back”: citizen science reveals the presence of the Italian red squirrel in Campania. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Ferrara, in press.
● Bruni G., Menchetti M., Ricciardi G., Vannini A., Mori E. (2014) Feeding the chicks of the others: an unexpected case of heterospecific altruistic behaviour in a non-breeding migrant tern (Charadriformes, Sternidae). Ornis Hungarica. 09/2014; 22(1):76-80.
Mori E., Menchetti M., Dondini G., Biosa D., Vergari S. (2014) Theriofauna of SCI “Poggi di Prata” (Grosseto, Italy): checklist of terrestrial mammals and preliminary data on Chiroptera. Check List, 10(4): 718-723. Link.
● Mori E., Menchetti M., Mazza G., Scalisi M. (2014) The northernmost distribution limit of an endemic Italian hare inferred by camera trapping. Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino, 30(1-2): 123-130.
● Vannini A., Menchetti M., Mori E. (2013) L’avifauna del pSIC “Poggi di Prata” (Grosseto, Toscana). Alula 01/2014; XX(1-2): 101-113.
● Mori E., Bruni G., Domeneghetti D., Menchetti M. (2013) Pelophylax synklepton hispanicus (Bonaparte, 1839) on the branches of a tree: description of an unusual behaviour. Herpetology Notes, 6: 515-517. Link.
● Mori E., Menchetti M., Bruni G., Vannini A., Borri B. (2013) Segnalazione 247. In: Peruzzi L., Viciani D., Bedini G. (eds.), Contributi per una flora vascolare di Toscana. V (247-319). Atti Soc. Tosc. Sci. Nat., Mem., ser. B, 120: 35-44.
● Cantini M., Menchetti M., Vannini A., Giacomo Bruni G., Borri B., Mori E. (2013) Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles in a hilly area of Southern Tuscany (Central Italy): an update. Herpetology Notes, 6:223-228. Link.

Book chapters

Menchetti M., Mori E., Angelici F.M. (2016) Effects of the recent world invasion by Ring-necked parakeets Psittacula krameri (pp. 253-266). In: Angelici F.M. (ed). Problematic Wildlife. A Cross-Disciplinary Approach. Springer International, Cham, xvi + 603 pp.

Outreach activities

● Mori E., Menchetti M., Ancillotto L. (2015) Un killer in giardino. Oasis, 212: 48-53.

Congress Proceeding

● Cini A., Cappa F., Menchetti M., Signorotti L., D’Ettorre P., Cervo R. (2015) Personalità nella vespa sociale Polistes dominula. XXVI Convegno Nazionale della Società Italiana di Etologia, Parma; 24-26 Giugno 2015: 11.
Menchetti M., Panzeri M., Mori E., Mazza G., Di Febbraro M., Sonzogni D., Mori E. (2014) Raccoons to conquer Italy: may isolated observations help the invasion process? IX Congresso Nazionale di Teriologia, Civitella Affedena (AQ); 05/2014. (Poster)
● Mori E., Dondini G. Vergari S., Menchetti M. (2014) Therifauna of SCI “Poggi di Prata”(Grosseto, Italy): a checklist created through a combination of different methods. IX Congresso Nazionale di Teriologia, Civitella Affedena (AQ); 05/2014. (Poster)
● Ancillotto L., Mori E., Menchetti M. (2013) Not only mice and rats: small mammals predations by free-ranging cats in Italy, a first assessment. 2° Convegno Nazionale sui Piccoli Mammiferi, Villa Signorini, Ercolano (NA); 24-25 Ottobre 2013: 31 (Poster)
● Mori E., Corsini B., Mazza G., Menchetti M. (2013) From the shores to the cities: road mortality of the crested porcupine in Southern Tuscany. 2° Convegno Nazionale sui Piccoli Mammiferi, Villa Signorini, Ercolano (NA); 24-25 Ottobre 2013: 41. (Poster)
Menchetti M., Mori E. (2013). Can citizen-based surveys be useful for native species conservation? the case of native squirrels in Italy. 2° Convegno Nazionale sui Piccoli Mammiferi, Villa Signorini, Ercolano (NA); 24-25 Ottobre 2013: 40. (Poster) Best poster award.
● Ancillotto L., Menchetti M., Mori E. (2013) Impacts of free-ranging cats. Are they a consistent threat for Italian wildlife?. Atti del IX Incontro dottorandi in ecologia e scienze ambientali, Milano 15-18 Aprile 2013: 67. (Poster) Best poster award.
Menchetti M., Cini A., Signorotti L., D’Ettorre P. & Cervo R. (2013) Preliminary study of personality in the social wasp Polistes dominula. 3° AISASP Student Meeting, University of Florence, via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italia: 39.
● Mori E., Menchetti M., Di Febbraro M. (2012) Alieni in Toscana: primi dati di presenza dello scoiattolo grigio (Sciurus carolinensis) in provincia di Arezzo. Atti del LXXIII Congresso Nazionale dell’Unione Zoologica Italiana, Firenze 24-27/09/2012: 61. (Poster)

Oral Communication

● 27/01/2014. Menchetti M. “Lo scoiattolo grigio in Italia: distribuzione e problematiche”. Lecture during the formative day “Areali che cambiano in un mondo che cambia”, Sede Riserva Selva del Lamone, Farnese, Viterbo, Italy. Playbill.
● 12/06/2012. Mori E., Menchetti M. “The Invasion of Grey Squirrel in Italy: a threat from North America”. Lectures for the students of the MS in Conservation and Evolution (University of Pisa), Aula ES3, Polo Nobili, Via Volta 4bis, Pisa.

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