Staff Research
Projects Publications Collaborations
Modelling

S. Mazzoleni and F. Giannino Individual Based Community Model (IBCM), contribution to Mazzoleni & Legg (eds) (2001) ModMED: Modelling Mediteterranean Ecosystem Dynamics, Final Report ModMED Projecte, EU-DGXII Enviromental (IV)  Framework, ENV4-CT97-0680, pag. 261-292.
S. Mazzoleni, F. Giannino, M. Amato, R. Gucci and G. Toraldo, Individual based model of plant communities, Mathematical Modelling & Computing in Biology and Medicine, V. Capasso (Ed)., The MIRIAM Project Series, Esculapio Pub., 2003, pp. 288-294.
S. Mazzoleni, F. Rego, F. Giannino and C. Legg, Vegetation and disturbance in Environmental Modelling: Finding Simplicity in Complexity, J. Wainwright, and M. Mulligan, (Eds), John Wiley and Sons. 2003.
Bonanomi G., Giannino F., Mazzoleni S. 2005. Negative plant-soil feedback and species coexistence. Oikos 111:311-321.
Mazzoleni, S. Bonanomi, G., Giannino, F., Rietkerk, M., Dekker, Zucconi, F. 2007. Is plant biodiversity driven by decomposition processes? An emerging new theory on plant diversity. Community Ecology 8: 103-109.
S. Mazzoleni, G. Bonanomi, F. Giannino, G. Incerti, S. C. Dekker, M. Rietkerk (2010). Modelling the effects of litter decomposition on tree diversity patterns. Ecological Modelling pp. 2784-2792, Vol. 221
S. Mazzoleni, G. Bonanomi, F. Giannino, G. Incerti, D. Piermatteo, R. Spaccini and A. Piccolo (2012) New modelling approach to describe and predict carbon sequestration dy-namics in agricultural soils in Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils, Alessandro Piccolo (Ed.) ISBN 978-3-642-23384-5 Springer (in press).
Incerti, G., Bonanomi, G., Giannino, F., Rutigliano, F.A., Piermatteo, D., Castaldi, S., De Marco, A., Fierro, A., Fioretto, A., Maggi, O., Papa, S., Persiani, A.M., Feoli, E., De Santo, A.V., Mazzoleni, S., (2011) Litter decomposition in Mediterranean ecosystems: Modelling the controlling role of climatic conditions and litter quality. Applied Soil Ecology, Volume 49, Issue 1, Pages 148-157.
Tiger - 2D Fire Propagation Simulator Model
Mazzoleni S., Giannino F., Beccarisi L., Ricotta C., 2008. Comparison of fire model tool. Deliverable D6.2-3 of the Integrated project “Fire Paradox”, Project no. FP6-018505, European Commission, 43 p.
Mod med fire report modmed.
S. Esposito, G. Incerti, F. Giannino, D. Russo, S. Mazzoleni (2010). Integrated modelling of foraging behaviour, energy budget and memory properties. Ecological Modelling pp.1283-1291, Vol. 221.
Esposito S., Giannino F., Russo D., Mazzoleni S. (2007). Applicazioni modellistiche individual-based al problema del foraggiamento. In: Cambiamenti Globali, Diversità Ecologica e Sostenibilità. Cambiamenti Globali, Diversità Ecologica e Sostenibilità, XVI congresso Società italiana di Ecologia.
S. Mazzoleni, F. Giannino, M. Colandrea, M. Nicolazzo, J. Massheder, Integration of System Dynamics Models and Geography Information Systems, in Modelling and Simulation '2003, B. Di Martino, L.T. Yang, C. Bobeanu (eds), Eurosis-Eti, 2003, 304-306.
Mazzoleni S., Giannino F., Mulligan M., Heathfield D., Colandrea M., Nicolazzo M. and D'Aquino M. (2006). A new raster-based spatial modelling system: 5D environment. In: Voinov A., Jakeman A., Rizzoli A., Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software. (vol. 1). ISBN/ISSN: 1-4243-0852-6.
C. Vincenot, F. Giannino, M. Rietkerk, K. Moriya, S. Mazzoleni, (2011) Theoretical considerations on the combined use of System Dynamics and individual-based modeling in ecology, Ecological Modelling, Volume 222, Issue 1, 10, pp. 210-218.

Software  
TreeCreeper NonSpatial (TreeCreeper performs biodiversity analysis based on taxonomic source data or any other species property (e.g. phylogenetic, genetic, functional, etc.) that is structured as a symmetric pairwise species dissimilarity matrix).
TreeCreeper Spatial (TreeCreeper performs biodiversity analysis based on taxonomic source data or any other species property (e.g. phylogenetic, genetic, functional, etc.) that is structured as a symmetric pairwise species dissimilarity matrix).
Tiger lab (download, in preparation).
Tiger hazard (download, in preparation).


Plant ecology

Bonanomi G., Rietkerk M., Dekker S., Mazzoleni S. 2008. Islands of fertility induce negative and positive plant-soil feedbacks promoting coexistence. Plant Ecology 197: 207-218
Mazzoleni, S. Bonanomi, G., Giannino, F., Rietkerk, M., Dekker, Zucconi, F. 2007. Is plant biodiversity driven by decomposition processes? An emerging new theory on plant diversity. Community Ecology 8: 103-109
Bonanomi G., Caporaso S., Allegrezza, M. 2006. Short term effect of nitrogen enrichment, litter removal and cutting on a Mediterranean grassland. Acta Oecologica 30:419-425
Bonanomi G., Mazzoleni S. 2005. Soil history affects plant growth and competitive ability in herbaceous species. Community Ecology 6(1): 23-28
Bonanomi G., Giannino F., Mazzoleni S. 2005. Negative plant-soil feedback and species coexistence. Oikos 111:311-321
Bonanomi G., Rietkerk M., Dekker S., Mazzoleni S. 2005. Negative plant-soil feedback and positive interaction in herbaceous plant community. Plant Ecology 181:269-278
Bonanomi G., Chiurazzi, M., Caporaso, S., Del Sorbo, G., Moschetti, G., Scala, F. 2008. Comparison of soil solarization with biodegradable materials with other pest management methods and impact on the soil microbial community. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40:1989-1998
Bonanomi, G., Antignani, V., Pane, C., Scala, F. 2007. Suppression of soilborne fungal diseases with organic amendments. Journal of Plant Pathology 89:311-340
Bonanomi G., Del Sorbo G., Mazzoleni, S., Scala, F. 2007. Autotoxicity of decaying tomato residues affects tomato susceptibility to Fusarium wilt. Journal of Plant Pathology 89:219-226
Bonanomi G., Giorni V., Del Sorbo G., Neri D., Scala F. 2006. Olive mill residues affect saprophytic growth and disease incidence of foliar and soilborne plant fungal pathogens. Agricolture Ecosystems & Environment 115:194-200
Barile, E., Bonanomi G., Antignani V., Zolfaghari B., Ebrahim Sajjadi S., Scala F., Lanzotti V. 2006. Saponins from Allium minutiflorum with antifungal activity. Phytochemistry 68:596-603
Idolo M., Motti R., Mazzoleni S., (2006): Uso di piante a scopo medicinale, artigianale e alimentare nel territorio del Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise Atti 101° Congresso Società Botanica Italiana : 293
Motti R., Antignani V., Idolo M., (2008): Traditional plant use in the Phlegrean Fields Regional Park (Campania, Southern Italy) Submitted
Idolo M., Motti R., Mazzoleni S., (2009): The value of nature reserve for preservation of ethnobotanical knowledge: lessons from the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park (Italian Apennines). Submitted


Animal ecology

Russo D., Mucedda M., Bello M., Biscardi S., Pidinchedda E. & Jones G. (2007). Divergent echolocation call frequencies in insular rhinolophids (Chiroptera): a case of character displacement? Journal of Biogeography 34: 2129-2138.
Russo D., Teixeira S., Cistrone L., Jesus J., Teixeira D., Freitas T., & Jones G. (2009). Social calls are subject to stabilizing selection in insular bats. Journal of Biogeography.
Russo D. & Jones G. (2000). The two cryptic species of Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) occur in Italy: evidence from echolocation and social calls. Mammalia, 64: 187-197.
Russo D. & Jones G. (1999). The social calls of Kuhl’s pipistrelles Pipistrellus kuhlii (Kuhl, 1819): structure and variation (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Journal of Zoology, London 249: 476-481.
Russo D., Jones G. & Mucedda, M. (2001). Influence of age, sex and body size on echolocation calls of Mediterranean (Rhinolophus euryale) and Mehely’s (Rhinolophus mehelyi) horseshoe bats (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) Mammalia 65: 429-436.
Russo D. & Jones G. (2002). Identification of twenty–two bat species (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Italy by analysis of time-expanded recordings of echolocation calls. Journal of Zoology, London 258: 91-103.
Russo D., Teixeira S., Cistrone L., Jesus J., Teixeira D., Freitas T., & Jones G. (2009). Social calls are subject to stabilizing selection in insular bats. Journal of Biogeography.
Russo D. (2003). Dead trees mean life to Italian barbastelle bats. Ecologia Mediterranea 29: 258-260.
Russo D., Cistrone L., Jones G. & Mazzoleni S. (2004). Roost selection by barbastelle bats (Barbastella barbastellus, Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in beech woodlands of central Italy: consequences for conservation. Biological Conservation 117: 73-81.
Russo D., Cistrone L. & Jones, G (2005). Spatial and temporal patterns of roost use by tree-dwelling barbastelle bats, Barbastella barbastellus. Ecography 28: 769-776.
Russo D., Cistrone L. & Jones, G (2007). Emergence time in forest bats: the influence of canopy closure. Acta Oecologica 31: 119-126.
Russo D., Jones G. & Migliozzi A. (2002). Habitat selection by the Mediterranean horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus euryale (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in a rural area of southern Italy and implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 107: 71-81.
Russo D. & Jones G. (2003). Use of foraging habitats by bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in a Mediterranean area determined by acoustic surveys: conservation implications. Ecography 26: 197-209.
Russo D., Almenar D., Aihartza J., Goiti U.,Salsamendi E & Garin I. (2005). Habitat selection in sympatric Rhinolophus mehelyi and R. euryale (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in Spain. Journal of Zoology, London 266: 327-332.
Russo D., Arlettaz R. & Jones, G. (2007). Echolocation and passive listening by foraging mouse-eared bats Myotis myotis and M. blythii. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 166-176.
Biscardi S., Russo D., Casciani V., Cesarini D., Mei M. & Boitani L. (2007). Foraging requirements of the endangered long-fingered bat (Myotis capaccinii): the influence of micro-habitat structure, water quality and prey type. Journal of Zoology, London 273: 372-381.
Davy, C.M., Russo D. & Fenton M.B. (2007). Use of native woodlands and traditional olive groves by foraging bats on a Mediterranean island: consequences for conservation. Journal of Zoology, London 273: 397-405.
Flaquer C., Montserrat X.P., Burgas A. & RUSSO D. (2008). Habitat selection by Geoffroy’s bats (Myotis emarginatus) in a rural Mediterranean landscape: implications for conservation. Acta Chiropterologica 10: 61-67.
Flaquer C., Puig-Montserrat X., Goiti U., Vidal F., Curcó A. & Russo D. (2009). Habitat selection in Nathusius’ pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii): the importance of wetland. Acta Chiropterologica 11: 149-155.
Russo D., Cistrone L., Garonna A.P. & Jones G. (2009). The early bat catches the fly: daylight foraging in soprano pipistrelles. Mammalian Biology. BBC coverage: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8254000/8254222.stm
Russo D (2007). Effects of land abandonment on animal species in Europe: conservation and management implications. Integrated Assessment of vulnerable ecosystems under global change in the European Union. European Commission, Directorate – General for Research Environment, pp. 53, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
Moreira F. & Russo D. (2007). Modelling the impact of agricultural abandonment and wildfires on vertebrate diversity in Mediterranean Europe. Landscape Ecology 22: 1461-1476.


Landscape analysis and DSS

Manfredi EC, Flury B, Viviano G, Thakuri S, Khanal SN, Jha PK, Maskey RK, Kayastha RB, Kafle KR, Bhochhibhoya S, Ghimire NP, Shrestha BB, Chaudhary G, Giannino F, Carteni F, Mazzoleni S, Salerno F (2010). Solid Waste and Water Quality Management Models for Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal Implementation of a Participatory Modeling Framework. Mountain Research and Development pp.127-142, Vol. 30.
Salerno F, Viviano G, Thakuri S, Flury B, Maskey RK, Khanal SN, Bhuju D, Carrer M, Bhochhibhoya S, Melis T, Giannino F, Staiano A, Carteni F, Mazzoleni S, Cogo A, Sapkota A, Shrestha S, Pandey RK, Manfredi EC (2010). Energy, Forest, and Indoor Air Pollution Models for Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal Implementation of a Participatory Modeling Framework. Mountain Research and Development, pp. 113-126. Vol. 30.
Salerno F, Cuccillato E, Caroli P, Bajracharya B, Manfredi EC, Viviano G, Thakuri S, Flury B, Basani M, Giannino F, Panzeri D (2010). Experience With a Hard and Soft Participatory Modeling Framework for Social-ecological System Management in Mount Everest (Nepal) and K2 (Pakistan) Protected Areas. Mountain Research and Development pp. 80-93, Vol. 30.
F. Salerno, E. Cuccillato, R. Muetzelfeldt, F. Giannino, B. Bajracharya, P. Caroli, G. Viviano, A. Staiano, F. Carteni’, S. Mazzoleni, G. Tartari (2008). “Concept maps for combining hard and soft system thinking in the management of socio-ecosystem.” Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. A. J. Cañas, P. Reiska, M. Åhlberg & J. D. Novak, Eds. Tallinn, Estonia & Helsinki, Finland, 2008.