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GRASSO Donato Antonio
Born in Bari (Italy), January 30, 1967

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC POSITIONS
1990 MD in Biological Sciences (Univ. Parma) (mark 110/110 cum laude) 1992 Habilitated to the Profession of Biologist (mark 150/150)
1994 PhD in Ethology
1996-1998 Post-Doc in Fundamental Biological Sciences
1999-2014 Permanent position as Researcher in Zoology, Univ. Parma 2000 Visiting Researcher Laboratory of Entomology, Univ. Leuven (BE) 2000-2014 Assistant Professor, Univ. Parma
2014 National Habilitation to Professorship (Associate)
2017 National Habilitation to Professorship (Full)

ACTUAL POSITION: Associate Professor of ZOOLOGY and BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY & SOCIOBIOLOGY

TEACHING
ZOOLOGY, BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY & SOCIOBIOLOGY (Univ. Parma)
DOCTORATE IN BIOLOGY OF BEHAVIOUR (Univ. Parma)
DOCTORATE IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (Univ. Ferrara, Parma, Firenze)
TUTOR for 50 Students (MDs, Bachelors) and 7 PhD students

RESEARCH TOPICS
BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, BIOLOGY OF ANTS (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and OTHER INSECTS studied with a multidisciplinary approach (behavioural, morpho-functional, ecological and evolutionary).
Ant-plant interactions and mutualisms Interactions and mutualism between ants and phytophagous insects Multitrophic interactions (ants, other insects, plants, predators).
Eco-etological aspects and potential for biological control programs. Ant-bacteria symbioses.
Ant community structure, competition and other ecological interactions.
Social organization and division of labour.
Biodiversity, bioindicators, urban ecology, Citizen Science. Phylogeny, population genetics, hybridization.
Invasive ants and their impact on natural and agro-ecosystems.
Social parasitism, host manipulation, communication, behavioural, socioecological, morfo-functional aspects.
Reproductive, orientation, foraging, aggressive behaviour.

PUBLICATIONS
Peer reviewed papers on International Journals (with IF) 66
Book chapters 4 Book Introduction 1
Papers on peer reviewed International Journals (actually without IF) 11
Congress Proceedings 84 (37 international; 47 national)
Translation of scientific book 1 Scientific revision of books 3

INVITED SPEAKER TO 11 CONGRESSES (5 international, 6 national)

35 INVITED SEMINARS FOR ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

EDITORIAL BOARD ENTOMOLOGIA, an international journal of entomology 2013-2017
INSECT SOCIAL LIFE 1996-2002

REFEREE for ISI JOURNAL WITH IF
Acta Zoologica, Animal Behaviour, Annales Zoologici, Arthropod Structure & Development, Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology, Belgian Journal of Zoology, Ecological Entomology, Ecotoxicology, Ethology, European Journal of Entomology, Ethology Ecology & Evolution, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Journal of Applied Entomology, Journal of Insect Behavior, Journal of Insect Physiology, Heredity, Italian Journal of Zoology, Insectes Sociaux, Myrmecological News, Neotropical Entomology, Physiological Entomology, PLOS ONE, Psyche, Redia, The Science of Nature

SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIP
Unione Zoologica Italiana (UZI)
Società Italiana di Etologia (SIE)
Italian section IUSSI (International Union for the Study of Social Insects)
Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto
European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB)
Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology (SIBE)
Italian Society of Entomology (SEI)

RESPONSIBLE IN FUNDED PROJECTS
RESPONSIBLE of the Local Unit for the Progetto Finalizzato Florovivaismo (2007-2009), Funded by Ministero dell'Agricoltura RESPONSIBLE Research agreement with CRA Sanremo (2007-2009) for the Project “Studio sull'influenza degli imenotteri formicidi nell'utilizzazione dei limitatori naturali (parassitoidi e predatori) di cocciniglie dannose alla rosa ed eventuali altre colture ornamentali"
RESPONSIBLE FIL PROJECTS 2006-2007-2008-2009, 2012, 2014, 2015 Funded by Univ. Parma RESPONSIBLE Research Project for a "MASTER & BACK” internship (2010-2011) Funded by Regione Sardegna
RESPONSIBLE JOINT RESEARCH AGREEMENT funded by Fondazione E. Mach (TN)(2017). Title "Studio delle interazioni tra formiche (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) e cocciniglie cotonose della vite (Planococcus ficus, Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae) in agroecosistema vigneto del Trentino e loro utilizzo per la messa a punto di innovativi sistemi di monitoraggio dell’infestazione".
RESPONSIBLE of the Italian Research Unit(Myrmecology Lab, University of Parma) for “THE GLOBAL ANT GENOMICS ALLIANCE CONSORTIUM (GAGA)"
Funded by the CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE (Chinese biodiversity genomics grant,Kunming Institute of Zoology).

PARTECIPATION IN FUNDED PROJECTS
PRIN 2001-2003: Comunicazione animale: studio integrato sulla comunicazione chimica negli insetti
MIUR PRIN (COFIN) 1999: Meccanismi di acquisizione e uso dell'informazione ambientale negli animali
MIUR PRIN (COFIN) 1997: Organizzazione sociale e spazio-temporale del comportamento
MIUR PRIN (COFIN) from 1991-1996: Comportamento animale

RESPONSIBILITIES IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
PRESIDENT of the Italian Section IUSSI (International Union for the Study of Social Insects). 2005-2010
COUNCIL BOARD of the Italian Society of Ethology (SIE). 2008-2012 COUNCIL BOARD Italian Section IUSSI (International Union for the Study of Social Insects). 2001-2014
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto. 2014-to date
ETHIC COMMITTEE Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto. 2017-to date

ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES UNIV. PARMA
RESPONSIBLE QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER (RAQ), 2014-to date DEPARTMENT BOARD (Giunta Dip. Bioscienze), 2012-2014 DEPT. LIBRARY COMMITTEE, 2010-2012

ORGANIZATION AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF CONGRESSES
XXVI Convegno della Società Italiana di Etologia (SIE) - Parma 2015
XV Convegno della Sezione Italiana della International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) – Reggio Emilia 2014
The 5th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology (CEWM), Innsbruck 2013
5th European Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects - Montecatini Terme 2012
V European Conference on Behavioural Biology - Ferrara 2010
9° Convegno della Sezione Italiana della International Union for the Study of Social Insects – Parma 2001
16° Convegno della Società Italiana di Etologia – Parma 1994

OUTREACH - PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTE - ORGANIZATION OF POPULAR SCIENCE EVENTS
PARMA DARWIN DAY, 2008-to date

CYCLE OF SEMINARS "Raccontare gli insetti tra entomologia, cultura e didattica" in collaboration with Comune di Parma, 2007

ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS ON POPULAR SCIENCE MAGAZINES and WEB SITES
AIRONE n° 141, 1993; n° 255, 2002
LA STAMPA,1999
QUARK n° 54, 2005
OGGI SCIENZA, 2014
FOCUS n° 273, n° 275, 2015
BBC Scienze n° 33, 2015
CTRL Magazine 2017
Zanichelli Aula di Scienze, 2017
Pikaia, 2017

DOCUMENTARIES
Vita da vespa, GEO & GEO (RAI) 1994
Un amazzone piccola piccola, GEO & GEO (RAI) 1997

TELEVISION AND RADIO
Insetti sociali, EXPLORA LA TV DELLA SCIENZA (Rai) 2004
Le formiche intorno a noi, Radio Parma 2015
Una società felice - Pagina 3 Rai Radio 3 - Rassegna stampa intervista a Donato A. Grasso

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Completion accademic year: 2013/2014

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