• Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching
  • Appointments
  • Research

1. PERSONAL NOTES
Birthdate: February 11, 1959
Place of birth: Chiari, Brescia, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Sex: Female

2. ACADEMIC DEGREES AND POSITIONS
1983 Doctor of Biology, University of Parma, Italy.
1984 Research fellow at C.C.R.-C.E.E. EURATOM, Ispra, Italy.
1985-88 Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, University of Parma, Italy.
1989-92 Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Ecology, University of Parma, Italy.
1993-99 Researcher in Environmental Sciences and Ecology, University of Parma, Italy.
2000- Assistant professor, University of Parma, Italy.

3. TEACHING ACTIVITY
1990-1992 Lecturer in Plant Ecology, Faculty of Agricultural Science, Università Cattolica
of Piacenza, Italy.
1996-2003 Lecturer in Animal Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of Parma, Italy.
2002-2006 Lecturer in Population Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Parma, Italy.
2006-2012 Lecturer in Planktology, Faculty of Science, University of Parma, Italy.
2002- Lecturer in Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of Parma, Italy.
2012- Lecturer in Ecosystem Analysis, Department of Biosciences, University of Parma, Italy

4. RESEARCH INTERESTS
Populations biology and evolutionary ecology of aquatic invertebrates are the main topics of her research activity. She is interested in the evolution of life history traits and evolutionary genetics, with special reference to reproductive modes, dormancy and maternal effects. She has cultivated basic and applied aspects of ecology, with special focus on the dynamics of natural populations and their genetic variability (investigated by enzymatic and molecular markers). An important aspect of her activity is the investigation in nature and in the laboratory of biological and ecological features of different genotypes.
Population ecology and population genetics of aquatic crustaceans such as: Heterocypris incongruens, Eucypris virens, Limnocythere inopinata and Darwinula stevensoni (Ostracoda), Daphnia obtusa, D. longispina, D magna and D pulex (Cladocera), Mixodiaptomus kupelwieseri (Copepoda). Genetic markers are used as a taxonomic tool to distinguish ecologically different subspecies and subpopulation units. Genetic variability in time and space has been evaluated in relation to the ecology and biological characteristics of species with different reproductive modes: the geographic parthenogenesis of H. incongruens, E. virens and L. inopinata, the obligate parthenogenetic populations of D. stevensoni, the cyclical parthenogenetic populations of Daphnia and the sexual populations of M. kupelwieseri.

Editorial activity for: Behavioral Ecology,Crustaceana,Ecological Modeling, Fundamental and Applied Limnology,Journal of Limnology,
Journal of Thermal Biology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Turkish Journal of Zoology.

She has collaborations with Luisa Orsini School of Bioscience, University of Birmingham UK and with Silvia Markova Laboratory of Molecular Ecology Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Czech Academy of Sciences.

Citation metrics
-total publications: 62
-total number of citations: 795
-average citations per item: 14
-h index: 15

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

  • Course year: 2 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2018/2019
  • Course year: 3 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

  • Course year: 2 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2017/2018
  • Course year: 3 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

  • Course year: 2 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2016/2017
  • Course year: 3 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

  • Course year: 2 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2015/2016
  • Course year: 3 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2014/2015

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

  • Course year: 2 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2014/2015
  • Course year: 3 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2013/2014

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

  • Course year: 2 - First cycle degree (DM 270) - BIOLOGY - A.Y.: 2013/2014

Professor/Teacher

  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2020/2021
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2019/2020
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2018/2019
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2017/2018
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2016/2017
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2015/2016
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2014/2015

Teacher tutor

  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2020/2021
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2019/2020
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2018/2019
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) BIOLOGY A.Y. 2017/2018

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