Staff Research
Projects Publications Collaborations

ERMES – Environmental Response of Mediterranean EcoSystems, Commission of the European Communities DG- XII ENV4-CT95-0181
ModMED I - Modelling Mediterranean Ecosystem Dynamics, Commission of the European Union contract EV5V-CT94-0489
ModMED II - Modelling Mediterranean Ecosystem Dynamics, Commission of the European Union contract ENV4-CT95-0139
ModMED III - Modelling Mediterranean Ecosystem Dynamics, Commission of the European Union contract ENV4 CT-97 0680
Lucifer – Land Use Change Interaction with Fire in  Mediterranean Landscapes, Commission of the European Union contract ENV4-CT96-0320
Modulus – A spatial Modelling tool for integrated environmental decision-making, Commission of the European Union contract ENV4-CT97-0685
Ecoslope - Eco-engineering and Conservation of Slopes for Long-term Protection from Erosion, Landslides and Storms, Commission of the European Union contract contract  QLK5-2001-00289
FISR - MESCOSAGR: “Sustainable methods for organic carbon sequestration in agricultural soils. Evaluation of the effects on the chemical, physical, biological, and agronomical quality of soils.
PRIN 2005 "Effects of species diversity on litter production and decomposition in Mediterranean maquis: modelling analysis".
PRIN 2003 "Modelling analysis of C and N fluxes in mediterranean macchia: influence of spatial variability of vegetation cover ".
PON - PETIT-OSA “Piattaforme Evolute di Telecomunicazioni e di Information Technology per l’Offerta di Servizi al settore Ambiente”
EU Integrated Project Fire PARADOX "An Innovative Approach of Integrated Wildland Fire Management Regulating the Wildfire Problem by the Wise Use of Fire: Solving the Fire Paradox”
Legge 5 Regione Campania “Modelling software tools: integration of system dynamic and GIS”.

Plant ecology

The vascular flora of the Marzano, Eremita and Paratiello mountains (Salerno - Potenza, Italy)
Additions to the vascular flora of the Sorrentinean Peninsula (Napoli - Salerno, Italy)
The urban vascular flora of Avellino, Benevento, Caserta and Salerno (Campania region, South Italy)


Animal ecology

Acoustic character displacement in insular rhinolophid assemblages (Sardinia)
Caves and bats of Psiloritis Mountain (Crete)
Stabilizing selection of social calls in insular bats (Madeira)
Devising quantitative identification methods for the identification of European bats and applications to distributional and habitat use studies in Italy and Greece (1998-2000: funded within EU Marie Curie Programme; 2006 – present; funds from the Lazio Agency for Protected Areas - ARP)
Work on roost selection and roosting behaviour in forest bats (Barbastella barbastellus, Myotis bechsteinii) and habitat selection in the beetle Rosalia alpina (funded by the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park)
Habitat selection in Mediterranean bat populations studied by radiotracking (Rhinolophus euryale, R. mehelyi, Myotis capaccinii, Myotis emarginatus, Pipistrellus nathusii) and acoustic surveys in Italy, Spain, Greece. (1998-2000: funded within EU Marie Curie Programme)
Reviewing and modelling effects of land abandonment and fire on vertebrates in EUROPE (EU “AVEC” Project, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; EU FIRE-PARADOX Programme)
Radiotracking rehabilitated bats to analyse survival, habitat use and activity (funded by the Italian Ministry for Environment Land and Sea)

Landscape analysis and DSS

HKKH 2008 -  DGCS “Institutional Consolidation for the Coordinated and Integrated Monitoring of Natural Resources towards Sustainable Development and Environmental Conservation in the Hindu Kush-Karakoram-Himalaya Mountain Complex”.
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