Unia Europejska

foto Piotr Ślipiński

Malewski, Tadeusz (dr hab.)

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

            Genomics

Molecular mechanisms of gene expression

Molecular nematology

DNA barcoding

Molecular methods of species identification

Forensic entomology

RESEARCH PROJECT

 

2013–2016. Analysis of candidate genes determining fat in meat-type chickens. Grant of National Science Centre.

2011–2014. The role of heat shock genes in differential adaptation of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) to colonization of fire-affected forest areas. Grant of National Science Centre.

2011–2014. Development of innovative methods for rapid identification of nematodes that cause damage to the economy. Innovative Economy Programme.

2011–2014. Verification of dog domestication (Canis familiaris) using SNP genotyping. Grant of National Science Centre.

2010–2012. Expression of Sap7, Sap8 and Sap9-10 isoforms of aspartyl protease and virulence of Candida albicans. Grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

2009–2012. Analysis of candidate genes determining eggshell quality in egg laying hens. Grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

2010–2012. Role of apoptosis in pathogenesis of mucosal lesions observed in HSV-2 infection in C57BL mouse model. Grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

2005–2009. Functional muscle cell functional polymorphism and polymorphism of regulatory sequences of genes related to quantitative and qualitative characteristics of cattle meat and pigs. Grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

2004–2007. Expression of the GnRH and the GnRH receptor gene in the hypothalamus and the GnRH receptor gene in the pituitary gland and the influence of stress factors. Grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

2003–2005. Identification and characterization of the DNA sequences affecting expression of casein genes in cattle. NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant

2002–2005. Identification of genes associated with the growth and development of cows' milk mammary by cDNA microarray. Grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Bień K, Żmigrodzka M, Orłowski P, Fruba A, Szymański Ł, Stankiewicz W, Nowak Z, Malewski T, Krzyżowska M. 2017. Involvement of Fas/FasL pathway in the murine model of atopic dermatitis. Inflammation Research, 66 (8): 679–690.
  2. Ilieva-Makulec K, Rybarczyk-Mydłowska K, Winiszewska G, Flis Ł, Tereba A, Kowalewska K, Malewski T. 2017. Morphological and molecular analysis of Paratrichodorus teres (Hooper 1962) (Nematoda: Trichodoridae): a groundwork for discussion on the phylogeny and pathogenicity of Paratrichodorus species. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 148: 907–917.
  3. Flis Ł, Dobosz R, Winiszewska G, Rybarczyk-Mydłowska K, Malewski T, Wasilewska-Nascimento B, Silva GD. 2017. First report of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita on tomato in Cape Verde. Plant Disease, https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-07-17-1020-PDN.
  4. Chałańska A, Bogumił A, Winiszewska G, Kowalewska K, Malewski T. 2017. Morphological and molecular characteristics of foliar nematode attacking silver birch (Betula pendula Roth) in Poland. Helminthologia, 54 (3): 250–256.
  5. Nowakowska JA, Malewski T, Tereba T, Borys M, Kubiak K, Tkaczyk M, Oszako T. 2017. Rapid diagnosis of pathogenic Phytophthora species in soil by real-time PCR. Forest pathology, 47(2): e12303.
  6. Ciechanowska M, Łapot M, Mateusiak K, Paruszewska E, Malewski T, Przekop F. 2017. Biosynthesis of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and GnRH receptor (GnRHR) in hypothalamic-pituitary unit of anestrous and cyclic ewes. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 95(2): 178–
  7. Pilot M, Malewski T, Moura AE, Grzybowski T, Oleński K, Kamiński S, Fadel FR, Alagaili AN, Mohammed OB, Bogdanowicz W. 2016. Diversifying selection between pure-breed and free-breeding dogs inferred from genome-wide SNP analysis. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 6: 2285–
  8. Ciechanowska M, Łapot M, Antkowiak B, Mateusiak K, Paruszewska E, Paluch M, Przekop F, Malewski T. 2016. Effect of short-term and prolonged stress on the biosynthesis of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and GnRH receptor (GnRHR) in the hypothalamus and GnRHR in the pituitary of ewes during various physiological states. Animal Reproduction Science, 174: 65–72.
  9. Ciechanowska M, Łapot M, Mateusiak K, Paruszewska E, Malewski T, Krawczyńska A, Przekop F. 2016. The central effect of b-endorphin and naloxone on the biosynthesis of GnRH and GnRH receptor (GnRHR) in the hypothalamic-pituitary unit of follicular-phase ewes. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 51(4): 555–
  10. Nowakowska JA, Malewski T, Tereba A, Borys M. Oszako T. 2016. Molekularna diagnostyka wybranych patogenów z rodzaju Phytophthora w szkółkach dębu szypułkowego i buka zwyczajnego w ramach integrowanej ochrony roślin. Sylwan, 160(5): 365–
  11. Chałańska A, Bogumił A, Malewski T, Kowalewska K. 2016. The effect of two fixation methods (TAF and DESS) on morphometric parameters of Aphelenchoides ritzemabosi Zootaxa, 4083 (2): 297–300.
  12. Pilot M, Malewski T, Moura AE, Grzybowski T, Oleński K, Ruść A, Kamiński S, Fadel FR, Mills DS, Alagaili AN, Mohammed OB, Kłys G, Okhlopkov IM, Suchecka E, Bogdanowicz W. 2015. On the origin of mongrels: evolutionary history of free-breeding dogs in Eurasia. Proceeding of the Royal SocietyBiological Sciences, 282: 20152189.
  13. Malewski T, Bogdanowicz W, Durska E, Łoś M, Kamiński M, Kowalewska K. 2015. Expression profiling of heat shock genes in a scuttle fly Megaselia scalaris (Diptera, Phoridae). The Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A, 323A: 704–713.
  14. Staniszewska M, Bondaryk M, Malewski T, Schaller M. 2014. The expression of the Candida albicans gene SAP4 during hyphal formation in human serum and in adhesion to monolayer cell culture of colorectal carcinoma Caco-2 (ATCC). Central European Journal of Biology, 9(8): 796–
  15. Staniszewska M, Bondaryk M, Malewski T, Kurzątkowski W. 2014. Quantitative expression of Candida albicans aspartyl proteinase genes SAP7, SAP8, SAP9, SAP10 in human serum in vitr Polish Journal of Microbiology, 63(1): 15–20.
  16. Tomalak M, Malewski T. 2014. Bursaphelenchus tiliae n. (Nematoda: Parasitaphelenchidae), a nematode associate of the bark beetle Ernoporus tiliae (Panz.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae), in small-leaved lime, Tilia cordata Mill. Nematology, 16(10): 1181–1196.
  17. Staniszewska M, Bondaryk M, Malewski T, Kurzątkowski W. 2013. The in vitro expression of SAP6 gene in Candida albicans morphogenesis mutants under human serum influence. Biologia, 68(5): 803–
  18. Dobosz R, Winiszewska G, Malewski T, Rybarczyk-Mydłowska K, Tereba A, Kowalewska K, Gawlak M. Bogdanowicz W. 2013. Morphological and molecular features of Punctodera stonei Brzeski, 1998 (Nematoda: Heteroderidae) – species associated with roots of grasses. Annales Zoologici, 63(2): 157–
  19. Barkova OY, Sazanova AL, Fomichev KA, Malewski T, Parada R, Kawka M, Jaszczak K, Sazanov AA. 2013. Associations of new rSNPs with eggshell thickness in Rhode Island layers. Animal Science Papers and Reports, 31(2): 165–
  20. Zabolewicz T, Brym P, Oleński K, Suchocki T, Malewski T, Szyda J, Kamiński S. 2012. Polymorphism within TATA-box of bovine lactoferrin gene and its association with performance traits in Holstein cattle. Livestock Science, 149(3): 267–
  21. Fomichev KA, Sazanova AL, Malewski T, Kamiński S, Sazanov AA. 2012. Associations between two novel rSNPs in 5 '-flanking region of the bovine casein gene cluster and milk performance traits. Gene, 496 (1): 49–54.
  22. Larkina TA, Sazanova AL, Fomichev KA, Barkova OY, Sazanov AA, Malewski T, Jaszczak K. 2011. Expression profiling of candidate genes for abdominal fat mass in domestic chicken Gallus gallus. Russian Journal of Genetics, 47 (8): 1012–
  23. Larkina TA, Sazanova AL, Fomichev KA, Barkova OY, Malewski T, Jaszczak K, Sazanov AA. 2011. HMG1A and PPARG are differently expressed in the liver of fat and lean broilers. Journal of Applied Genetics, 52 (2): 225–
  24. Barkova OU, Sazanova AL, Blagoveshenskiy IU, Fomichov KA, Malewski T, Sazanov AA. 2011. Design of a system for genotyping of Gallus gallus based on the rSNP (Regulatory single nucleotide polymorphism) alleles affecting the egg shell thickness. Russian Journal of Genetics, 47(2): 216–
  25. Ciechanowska M, Lapot M, Malewski T, Mateusiak K, Misztal T, Przekop F. 2011. Effects of corticotropin-releasing hormone and its antagonist on the gene expression of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and GnRH receptor in the hypothalamus and anterior pituitary gland of follicular phase ewes. Reproduction Fertility and Development, 23(6): 780–
  26. Malewski T, Draber-Mońko A, Pomorski J, Łoś M. Bogdanowicz W. 2010. Identification of forensically important blowfly species (Diptera: Calliphoridae) by high-resolution melting PCR analysis. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 127(4): 277–
  27. Ciechanowska M, Łapot M, Malewski T, Mateusiak K, Misztal T, Przekop F. 2009. Effects of GABA(A) receptor modulation on the expression of GnRH gene and GnRH receptor (GnRH-R) gene in the hypothalamus and GnRH-R gene in the anterior pituitary gland of follicular-phase ewes. Animal Reproduction Science, 111(2–4): 235–
  28. Draber-Mońko A, Malewski T, Pomorski J, Łoś M, Ślipiński P. 2009. On the morphology and mitochondrial DNA barcoding of the flesh fly Sarcophaga (Liopygia) argyrostoma (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) – an important species in forensic entomology. Annales Zoologici, 59(4): 465–
  29. Ciechanowska M, Łapot M, Malewski T, Mateusiak K, Misztal T, Przekop F. 2008. Expression of the GnRH and GnRH receptor (GnRH-R) genes in the hypothalamus and of the GnRH-R gene in the anterior pituitary gland of anestrous and luteal phase ewes. Animal Reproduction Science, 108(3–4): 345–
  30. Ciechanowska M, Łapot M, Malewski T, Mateusiak K, Misztal T, Przekop F. 2008. Implication of dopaminergic systems on GnRH and GnRHR genes expression in the hypothalamus and GnRH-R gene expression in the anterior pituitary gland of anestrous ewes. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes, 116(6): 375–
  31. Ciechanowska M, Łapot M, Malewski T, Mateusiak K, Misztal T, Przekop F. 2008. The central effect of b-endorphin and naloxone on the expression of GnRH gene and GnRH receptor (GnRH-R) gene in the hypothalamus, and on GnRH-R gene in the anterior pituitary gland in follicular phase ewes. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes, 116(1): 40–
  32. Łapot M, Ciechanowska M, Malewski T, Mateusiak K, Misztal T, Przekop F. 2008. Changes in the GnRH mRNA and GnRH receptor (GnRH-R) mRNA levels in the hypothalamic-anterior pituitary unit of anestrous ewes after infusion of GnRH into the third cerebral ventricle. Reproductive Biology, 8(2): 149–
  33. Kamiński S, Malewski T, Ahman A, Wójcik E, Ruść A, Oleński K, Jakubczak A, Sazanov AA. 2008. Towards an integrated approach to study SNPs and expression of candidate genes associated with milk protein biosynthesis. Russian Journal of Genetics, 44(4), 1–
  34. Krzyżowska M, Malewski T, Hamasur B, Augustynowicz-Kopeć E, Schollenberger A, Pawłowski A, Niemiałtowski M. 2008. Gene expression profiling of lipoarabinomann-treated mouse macrophage cultures infected with Mycobacterium bovis Polish Journal of Microbiology, 57(2): 125–133.
  35. Satoh K, Hovey RC, Malewski T, Warri A, Goldhar AS, Ginsburg E, Saito K, Lydon JP, Vonderhaar VP. 2007. Progesterone enhances branching morphogenesis in the mouse mammary gland by increased expression of Msx2. Oncogene, 26: 7526–
  36. Brym P, Malewski T, Starzyński R, Flisikowski K, Wójcik E, Ruść A, Zwierzchowski L, Kamiński S. Effect of new SNP within bovine prolactin gene enhancer region on expression in the pituitary gland. Biochemical Genetics, 45(9–10): 743–754.
  37. Łapot M, Ciechanowska M, Malewski T, Misztal T, Mateusiak K, Przekop F. 2007. The effect of stress on the expression of GnRH and GnRH receptor genes in the discrete regions of the hypothalamus and pituitary of anestrous ewes. Reproductive Biology, 7(1): 55–
  38. Ciechanowska M, Łapot M, Malewski T, Misztal T, Mateusiak K, Przekop F. 2007. The effect of stress on the expression of GnRH and GnRH receptor (GnRH-R) genes in the in the preoptic area-hypothalamus and GnRH-R gene in the stalk/median eminence and anterior pituitary gland in ewes during follicular phase of the estrous cycle. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 67(1): 1–
  39. Sazanov AA, Stekol’nikova VA, Korczak M, Sazanova AL, Jaszczak K, Zięba G, Malewski T. Expression of positional candidates for shell thickness in the chicken. Poultry Science, 86: 202–205.
  40. Jaszczak K, Malewski T, Parada R, Malec H. 2006. Expression of Hoxa1 and Hoxd3 genes in chicken embryos with exencephaly. Journal of Animal and Feed Science, 15: 465–
  41. Kamiński S, Oleński K, Brym P, Malewski T, Sazanov A. 2006. Single nucleotide polymorphism in the promoter region of lactoferrin gene and its associations with milk performance traits in Polish Holstein-Friesian cows. Russian Journal of Genetics, 42(8): 1–
  42. Sazanov AA, Malewski T, Kamiński S, Zwierzchowski L. 2006. Characterization of the CHORI-2400 BAC clones containing the bovine CSN1S1, CSN2, STATH, CSN1S2 and CSN3 Journal of Applied Genetics, 47(3): 243–245.
  43. Sazanov AA, Sazanova AL, Stekolnikova VA, Trukhina AV, Kozyreva AA, Smirnov AF, Romanov MN, Handley L-JL, Malewski T, Dodgson JB. 2006. Chromosomal localization of the UBAP2Z and UBAP2Wgenes in chicken. Animal Genetics, 37(1): 72–73.
  44. Jaszczak K, Sazanov AA, Sacharczuk M, Korczak M, Sazanova AL, Parada R, Malewski T. 2006. Gene expression profiling of hereditary exencephaly in chickens. Animal Genetics, 37(3): 253–
  45. Malewski T, Milewicz T, Krzysiek J, Gregoraszczuk EL, Augustowska K. 2005. Regulation of Msx2 gene expression by steroid hormones in human nonmalignant and malignant breast cancer explants cultured in vitro. Cancer Investigation, 23(3): 222–
  46. Sazanov AA, Romanov MN, Sazanova AL, Stekolnikova VA, Kozyreva AA, Malewski T, Smirnov AF. 2005. Chromosomal localization of 15 HSA3p14-p21 NotI clones on GGA12: orthology of chicken microchromosome to a gene-rich region of HSA3. Animal Genetics, 36(1): 71–
  47. Sazanov AA, Sazanova AL, Stekol’nikova VA, Kozyreva AA, Romanov MN, Malewski T, Smirnov AF. 2005. Chromosomal localization of seven HSA3q13›q23 NotI linking clones on chicken microchromosomes: orthology of GGA14 and GGA15 to a gene-rich region of HSA3. Cytogenetetic and Genome Research, 111(2): 128–133.
  48. Kamiński S, Ahman A, Ruść A, Wójcik E, Malewski T. 2005. MilkProtChip – a microarray of SNPs in candidate genes associated with milk protein biosynthesis – development and validation. Journal of Applied Genetics, 46(1): 45–
  49. Szymanowska M, Malewski T, Zwierzchowski L. 2004. Transcription factor binding to variable nucleotide sequences in 5'-flanking regions of bovine casein genes. International Dairy Journal, 14(2): 103–115.
  50. Kamiński S, Ruść A, Malewski T. Single nucleotide polymorphism database of candidate genes associated with cow milk protein. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 13(1): 51–64.
  51. Malewski T, Malewska A, Rutkowski R. 2003. RT-PCR technique and its applications. State-of the-art. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 12(3): 403–
  52. Malewski T, Gajewska M, Żebrowska T, Zwierzchowski L. 2002. Differential induction of transcription factors and expression of milk protein genes by prolactin and growth hormone in the mammary gland of rabbits. Growth Hormone & IGF Research, 12(1): 41–
  53. Malewski T. 1998. Computer analysis of distribution of putative cis- and trans-regulatory elements in milk protein gene promoters. BioSystems, 45(1): 29–
  54. Malewski T, Zwierzchowski L. 1995. Computer-aided analysis of potential transcription-factor binding sites in the rabbit b-casein gene promoter. BioSystems, 36(2): 109–

Research Interests 
Behavioral ecology; ecology and conservation of large carnivores; applications of molecular methods in wildlife studies; biological invasions.

Projects
1. Ecology of wolves in the Bieszczady Mountains, Poland. 
KBN 6P04F 006 17
Jörn Theuerkauf (MIZ), Roman Gula 
Ralph Kühn, Roland Hausknecht (Technische Universität, München), Julia Eggermann (Ruhr Universität, Bohum)

2. Recovery of wolves in the Holy Cross Forest, Poland. 
Artur Milanowski, Roman Gula
Wolves return to Poland's Holy Cross Primeval ForestInternational Wolf Magazine

3. Impact of invasive mammals on endemic birds of New Caledonia.
 MNSW 2P04F 001 29
CORE.NCConservation des Espèces et Populations AnimalesLoro Parque Fundación
Jörn Theuerkauf (MIZ), Roman Gula

4. Spatio-temporal dynamics of black rat invasion on Futuna Island, Pacyfic. 
NCN N304107240 
Wies³aw Bogdanowicz (MIZ), Jörn Theuerkauf (MiIZ), Roman Gula 

5. Group territory defence as a form of cooperative breeding in the flightless Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus, an endemic bird of New Caledonia. NCN 2011/01/M/NZ8/03344
Roman Gula, Jörn Theuerkauf (MIZ), Ralph Kühn (Technische Universität, München)
Christian Rutz (University of Oxford)

6. Cooperation and competition in a top predator family unit: spatio-temporal interactions among wolves. 
NCN 2011/01/B/NZ8/04233
Henryk Okarma (IOP PAN), Roman Gula
Katarzyna Bojarska (Jagiellonian University), Jörn Theuerkauf (MIZ)

Selected publications

Stoeckle, B.C., J. Theuerkauf, S. Rouys, R. Gula, A. Lorenzo, Ch. Lambert, T. Kaeser & R. Kuehn. 2012 Identification of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the endangered Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) by high-throughput sequencing. Journal of Ornithology, 153:249–253.

Theuerkauf, J., S. Rouys, H. Jourdan & R. Gula 2011. Efficacy of a new reverse-bait trigger rat snap trap and a new abundance index. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 48:308-318.

Theuerkauf, J. & R. Gula 2011. Publication costs and a moderate impact factor deter potential authors of the Journal of Wildlife Management. Journal of Wildlife Management, 75: 263.

Theuerkauf, J. & R. Gula. 2010. Towards standardization of population estimates: defecation rates of elephants should be assessed using a rainfall model. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 47: 398–402. 

Gula, R., J. Theuerkauf, S. Rouys & A. Legault 2010. An audio/video surveillance system for wildlife. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 56: 803–807.

Hausknecht, R., H. Bayerl, R. Gula & R. Kuehn 2010. Application of quantitative real-time PCR to facilitate non-invasive genetic monitoring of animal populations. Journal of Wildlife Management, 74:1904–1910.

Theuerkauf, J., H. Jourdan, S. Rouys, R. Gula, M. Gajewska, K. Unrug & R. Kuehn 2010. Inventory of alien birds and mammals in the Wallis & Futuna Archipelago. Biological Invasions,151: 695-701.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hausknecht, R., A. Szabó, G. Firmanszky, R. Gula & R. Kuehn 2010. Confirmation of wolf residence in Northern Hungary by field and genetic monitoring. Mammalian Biology, 75: 348–352. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theuerkauf, J., S. Rouys, J-M. Mériot, R. Gula & R. Kuehn 2009. Cooperative breeding, mate guarding, and nest sharing in two parrot species of New Caledonia. Journal of Ornithology 150: 791-197 .This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theuerkauf, J., S. Rouys, J-M. Mériot & R. Gula 2009. Group territoriality as a form of cooperative breeding in the flightless Kagu of New Caledonia. Auk 126: 371-375. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gula, R., R Hausknecht & R. Kuehn 2009. Evidence of wolf dispersal in anthropogenic habitats of the Polish Carpathian Mountains. Biodiversity & Conservation 18: 2173–2184. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eggermann, J., R. Gula, B. Pirga, J.Theuerkauf, H. Tsunoda, B. Brzezowska, S. Rouys & S. Radler 2009. Daily and seasonal variation in wolf activity in the Bieszczady Mountains, SE Poland. Mammalian Biology 74: 159-163 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tsunoda, H., R. Gula, J. Theuerkauf, S. Rouys, S. Radler, B. Pirga, J. Eggermann & B. Brzezowska 2009. How does parental role influence the activity and movements of breeding wolves? Journal of Ethology 27: 185-189. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gula, R. 2008. Wolf depredation on domestic animals in the Polish Carpathian Mountains. Journal of Wildlife Management, 72: 283-289. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gula, R. 2008. Legal protection of wolves in Poland: implications for the status of the wolf population. European Journal of Wildlife Research 54: 163-170. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theuerkauf, J., R. Gula, B. Pirga, H. Tsunoda, J. Eggermann, B. Brzezowska, S. Rouys & S. Radler 2007. Human impact on wolf activity in the Bieszczady Mountains, SE Poland. Annales Zoologici Fennici 44: 225-231. [pdf]

Hausknecht, R., R. Gula, B. Pirga & R. Kühn 2007. Urine - a source for noninvasive genetic monitoring in wildlife. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 208-212. [abstract] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gula, R. 2004 Influence of snow cover on wolf predation patterns in Bieszczady Mountains, Poland. Wildlife Biology 10: 17-23. [pdf]

Theuerkauf, J., W. Jêdrzejewski, K. Schmidt, H. Okarma, I. Ruczyñski, S. ¦nie¿ko & R. Gula. 2003. Daily patterns and duration of wolf activity in the Bia³owie¿a Forest, Poland. Journal of Mammalogy 84: 243-253. [pdf]

Theuerkauf, J., W. Jêdrzejewski, K. Schmidt & R. Gula. 2003. Spatiotemporal segregation of wolves from humans in the Bia³owie¿a Forest (Poland). Journal of Wildlife Management 67: 706-716. [pdf]

Gula, R., W. Fr±ckowiak & K. Perzanowski. 1998. Current status and conservation needs of brown bears in the Polish Carpathians. Ursus 10: 81-86. [abstract] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fr±ckowiak, W. & R. Gula 1992. The autumn and the spring diet of the brown bear Ursus arctos in the Bieszczady Mountains. Acta Theriologica 37: 339-344. [abstract] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Department of Ecology and Biodiversity

Principal research interestsassemblages in the habitats after disturbances/stress

Research interestsbiodiversity, biologytaxonomyfaunistic survey of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae)

Current projects:

1.Influence of habitat disturbances on species diversity of the scuttle fly(Diptera: Phoridae) assemblages (habilitation project).

2.Behavioral interactions between parasitic species of Phoridae and their hosts (species of Phalacrotophora Enderlain as parasitoids of Coccinellidae).

3.Scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) of saline habitats of the Gulf of Gdańsk.

4.Cold-adapted Triphleba (Diptera: Phoridae) species.

My investigations on the phorid assemblages in moist pine forests ofdifferent zoogeographical regions in Polandand in Tyresta Forest (Sweden) after wildfires indicate that habitat heterogeneity resulting from various disturbances (clearcuts, wildfires, windthrowns) may create very similar conditions for colonizing small patches established after environmental stress.

The aims of the project are following:

(1)Characteristicsof the dominance structure, abundanceand species diversityof the scuttle fly assemblages of pine plantations of the Polish Lowlands established after clear-cuts and comparing them to the Phoridae assemblages constituted after wildfires and windfalls.

(2)Interpretation of the effects of disturbances (stress) on high diversity of pioneer Phoridae assemblages.

(3)Assessment of thesuitability of the Phoridae as a model group for the studies of ecological disturbancesas well as an ecosystem diversity indicator, especially in early stages of the secondary succession after environmental stress.

Publications:

  • Durska E. 2009. The scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae) assemblages of pine plantations of the Biała Forest (Poland). Entomologica Fennica (In press).
  • Disney R. H. L. and Durska E. 2008. Conservation evaluation and the choice of faunal taxa to sample. Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 449-451.
  • Durska E. 2006. Diversity of the scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae) communities in the plantations of moist pine forests of the Białowieża Primeval Forest and the Tuchola Forest (Poland). Biodiversity and Consevation 15: 385-393.
  • Durska E., Kaczorowska E., Disney R. H. L. 2005. Scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) of saline habitats of the Gulf of Gdańsk, Poland. Entomologica Fennica 16: 159-164.
  • Durska E. 2003: The phenology of Triphleba Rondani species (Diptera: Phoridae) in moist pine forests in the Białowieża Forest. Entomologica Fennica 14: 177-182.
  • Durska E., Ceryngier P.& Disney R. H. L. 2003. Phalacrotophora beuki Disney (Diptera: Phoridae), is a parasitoid of ladybird pupae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). European Journal of Entomology 100: 627-630.
  • Durska E. 2002. The phenology of dominant scuttle-fly (Diptera: Phoridae) species in the Białowieża Forest. Entomologica Fennica, 13: 123-127.
  • Soszyńska A. & Durska E. 2002. Cold-adapted scuttle - flies species of Triphleba Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae). Annales Zoologici 52: 279-283.
  • Durska, E. 2001: Secondary succession of scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae) communities in moist pine forest in Białowieża Forest. Fragmenta Faunistica 44: 81-130.
  • Disney R. H. L., Durska E. 1998. A new genus and species of Phoridae (Diptera) from Poland. European Journal of Entomology 95: 437-453.

dr. Luca Pietro Casacci, Adiunkt

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Italian Scientific Habilitation in Zoology – BIO/05 (05.04.2018).

PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity Conservation (2008-2010). Thesis: Eco-ethological and evolutionary processes in the Maculinea-Myrmica system. University of Turin, Turin, (Italy).

Italian Professional Habilitation in Biology (03.09.2009)

Master’s degree in Animal Conservation and Biodiversity (2004-2007), University of Turin, Turin (Italy).

Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences (1999-2004), University of Turin, Turin (Italy).

Current projects:

Evolution of vibro-acoustic communication in ants.

Evolution of acoustic signals in butterfly-ant interactions.

Relationship between Myrmica ants and their parasitic fungus Rickia wasmannii.

Studies on inquiline social parasite, Myrmica karavajevi.

Conservation genetics of Euphydryas italica (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in italy.

Habitat quality in the Euphydryas aurinia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) complex

Main research interests:

Insect bioacoustics

Chemical ecology in social insects

Host- parasite evolutionary dynamics

Butterfly conservation

Phylogeny, biogeography and taxonomy of butterflies

Research grants and scholarships:

  • NCN Research grant No. 2016/23/P/NZ8/04254 within POLONEZ 3 call (2018/2019 – 24 months) for the project “VIBRANT - Evolution of VIBRoacoustic communication in ANTs”, Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland)
  • Research scholarship (2017 - 7 months) “Characterisation of the vibroacoustic and chemical signals mediating the interaction between lycaenid butterflies and their host ants”, Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin, Turin (Italy)
  • Research grant (2016/2017 - 12 months) for the project "Acoustic communication in Lycaenid butterflies", Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin, Turin (Italy)
  • Grant by Fondazione Ricerca e Talenti (05.03.2016) for the “Organisation of Scientific Workshops”.
  • Research scholarship (2015/2016 - 12 months) for the project “Knowledge about the Lepidoptera species in Capanne di Marcarolo National Park”, Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin, Turin (Italy)
  • Mobility Grant (27.11.2015) “Short Term Scientific Mission. Progetto COST – Action 1405
  • Basic research investment fund (FIRB) grant (2013/2015 - 24 months) within the project "Multi-taxa approach for the study of the Italian Biodiversity to climate change", Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin, Turin (Italy)
  • Research grant (2011/2013 - 24 months) within the project "Development of an index for the evaluation of agri-environmental measures of the 2007-2013 Rural Development Program through the use of Lepidoptera as bioindicators", Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Turin, Turin (Italy)
  • PhD scholarship (2008/2010 - 36 months), Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Turin, Turin (Italy)

Academic work experience:

  • Italian Scientific Habilitation (2018)
  • Adjunct Professor (2017/2018) - General Zoology course with Laboratory, Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences, University of Turin
  • Expert in Biological Sciences(BIO/05) (from 2014), Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin
  • Adjunct Professor (2011/2012) – Animal Conservation and Biodiversity, Master’s Degree in animal Conservation, University of Turin
  • Teaching assistant (2008/2009 - 2014/2015) - General Zoology, Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Turin
  • Teaching assistant (2008/2009 - 2012/2013) - Biological Conservation, Master’s Degree in Animal Conservation and Environmental Biology, University of Turin
  • Teaching assistant (2007/2008, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2012/2013, 2014/2015) – Lepidopterology, Master’s Degree in Animal Conservation and Environmental Biology, University of Turin

Publications:

Abreu de Assis R., Casacci L.P., Bonelli S., Barbero F., Elias de Assis L.M., Venturino E. (2018) Effects of host interspecific interaction in the Maculinea-Myrmica parasite-host system. BULLETIN OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY

Trigos Peral G., Casacci L.P., Ślipiński P., Grześ I.R., Moroń D., Babik H., Witek M. (2018) Ant communities and Solidago plant invasion: Environmental properties and food sources. ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCES.

Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Barbero F., Dapporto L., Sbordoni V., Scalercio S., Zilli A., Battistoni A., Teofili C., Rondinini C., Balletto E., (2018). The first red list of Italian butterflies. INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY.

de Assis R.A., dos Santos Cecconello M., Casacci L.P., Barbero F., de Assis, L.M.E., Venturino E. and Bonelli S. (2017) A theory and a mathematical model for the evolution of single and multiple host behavior in a parasite-host system (Maculinea-Myrmica). ECOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY.

Dapporto, L., Cini, A., Menchetti, M., Vodă, R., Bonelli, S., Casacci, L.P., Dincă, V., Scalercio, S., Hinojosa, J.C., Biermann, H. and Forbicioni, L., 2017. Rise and fall of island butterfly diversity: Understanding genetic differentiation and extinction in a highly diverse archipelago. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 23(10), pp.1169-1181.

Csata E. 1, Timuş N. 1, Witek M. 1, Casacci L.P. 1, Lucas C., Bagnères A.G., Sztencel-Jabłonka A., Barbero F., Bonelli S., Rákosy L. and Markó B., (2017). Lock-picks: fungal infection facilitates the intrusion of strangers into ant colonies. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7. (1 first authors)

Schönrogge K., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Settele J., Thomas J.A. (2017) Acoustic communication within ant societies and its mimicry by mutualistic and socially parasitic myrmecophiles. ANIMAL BEHAVIOR, doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.10.031.

Riva F., Barbero F., Bonelli S., Balletto E., Casacci L. P. (2016). The acoustic repertoire of lycaenid butterfly larvae. BIOACOUSTICS, 1-14.

Patricelli D., Barbero F., Occhipinti A., Bertea C.M., Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Zebelo S.A., Crocoll C., Gershenzon J., Maffei M.E., Thomas J.A., Balletto E. (2015) Plant defenses against ants provide a pathway to social parasitism in butterflies. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON B: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 282:1-9, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1111.

Barbero F. and Casacci L.P. (2015) Butterflies that trick ants with sound. PHYSICS TODAY, 68.4: 64-65.

Bonelli S., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Cerrato C. and Balletto E. (2015) The butterfly fauna of the Italian maritime alps: results of the «edit» project. ZOOSYSTEMA, 37(1), 139-167.

Bonelli S., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., and Balletto E. (2015) Habitat preferences of Papilio alexanor: implications for habitat management in the italian maritime alps. ZOOSYSTEMA, 37.1: 169-177.

Casacci L.P., Cerrato C., Barbero F., Bosso L., Ghidotti S., Paveto M., Pesce M., Plazio E., Panizza G., Balletto E., Viterbi R., Bonelli S. (2015) Dispersal and connectivity effects at different altitudes in the Euphydryas aurinia complex. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION, doi: 10.1007/s10841-014-9715-8.

Sala M., Casacci L.P.*, Balletto E., Bonelli S., Barbero F. (2014) Variation in Butterfly Larval Acoustics as a Strategy to Infiltrate and Exploit Host Ant Colony Resources. PLOSONE 9.4 (2014): e94341. (* corresponding author)

Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Balletto E., & Bonelli, S. (2014). Breaking the acoustical code of ants: The social parasite’s pathway. THE JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 36(4), 2184-2184.

Carlos A.A., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Bonelli S. & Bueno O.C. (2014). Bioacoustics of Trachymyrmex fuscus, Trachymyrmex tucumanus, and Atta sexdens rubropilosa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). THE JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 136(4), 2074-2074.

Casacci L.P., Barbero F., & Balletto E. (2013). The “Evolutionarily Significant Unit” concept and its applicability in biological conservation. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 1-12.

Witek M., Casacci L.P., Barbero F., Patricelli D., Sala M., Bossi S., Maffei M., Woyciechowski M., Balletto E., Bonelli S. Interspecific relationships in sympatric populations of ant social parasites (2013) BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY 109(3), 699-709.

Casacci L.P., Thomas J.A., Sala M., Treanor D., Bonelli S., Balletto E., Schonrogge K. (2013) Ant pupae employ acoustics to communicate social status in their colony’s hierarchy. CURRENT BIOLOGY, Vol. 23, pp. 323–327.

Abreu de Assis R., Bonelli S., Witek M., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Balletto E., Venturino E., Castro Ferreira W. (2012) A model for the evolution of parasite-host interactions based on the Maculinea-Myrmica system: numerical simulations and multiple host behavior, NONLINEAR ANALYSIS: REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS (ISSN:1468-1218) , Vol. 13, pp. 1507- 1524.

Patricelli D., Barbero F., La Morgia V., Casacci L.P., Witek M., Balletto E., Bonelli S. (2011). To lay or not to lay: oviposition of Maculinea arion in relation to Myrmica ant presence and host plant phenology. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, Vol. 82; pp. 791-799.

Casacci L.P., Witek M., Barbero F., Patricelli D., Solazzo G., Balletto E., Bonelli S. (2011). Habitat preferences of Maculinea arion and its Myrmica host ants: implications for habitat management in Italian Alps. JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION, vol. 15; pp. 103-110.

Witek M., Patricelli D., Casacci L.P., Barbero F., Balletto E., Bonelli S., (2011). Notes on the biology and host ant specificity of the myrmecophilous syrphid fly Microdon major (Diptera: Syrphidae), a social parasite of Formica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). SOCIOBIOLOGY, vol. 57; pp. 261-269.

Patricelli D., Witek M., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Bonelli S., Balletto E., (2010) - Evidence of high larval host ant specificity in the first post-adoption phase for the myrmecophilous butterfly Phengaris (Maculinea) nausithous (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). SOCIOBIOLOGY, Vol. 55, pp. 861- 870.

Sielezniew M., Patricelli D., Dziekańska I., Barbero F., Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Witek M., Balletto E., (2010) - The first record of Myrmica lonae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as a host of the socially parasitic Large Blue Butterfly Phengaris (Maculinea) arion (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). SOCIOBIOLOGY, Vol. 56 (2), pp. 465-475.

Books:

Balletto E., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Chakira H., Dafiné A., Ouledi A. (2015) Les papillons diurnes des Îles Comores/The butterflies of the Comoros. PENSOFT, ISBN 978-954-642-754-0

Book chapters:

Bonelli S., Cerrato C., Bordignon L., Lai V., Ripetta S., Vovlas A., Patricelli D., Witek M., Barbero F., Sala M., Casacci L.P., Balletto E. (2012) Le farfalle come bioindicatori: revisione e casi di studio. BIOLOGIA AMBIENTALE (ISSN:1129-504X), Vol. 26(2), pp. 59-67 (in Italian)

Barbero F., Patricelli D., Witek M., Balletto E., Casacci L.P., Sala M., Bonelli S. (2012) Myrmica ants and their butterfly parasites with special focus on the acoustic communication, PSYCHE (ISSN:0033-2615), pp. 1- 11, Vol. 2012.

Bonelli S., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Cerrato C., Patricelli D., Sala M., Vovlas A., Witek M., Balletto E. (2011) Butterfly Diversity in a Changing Scenario. In: O. Grillo. CHANGING DIVERSITY IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENT: 99-132, Belgrado: INTECH Open Access Publisher.

Bonelli S., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Balletto E. (2009) - Evolution of host-parasite interactions in the Maculinea vs. Myrmica system, in Casellato Sandra, LIFE AND TIME: THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE AND ITS HISTORY, Casellato S., Burighel P., Minelli A., Padova, pp. 7- 23.

Other publications:

Hamada C., Tufail A.W., Casacci L.P., Hua H.X., Yue Ping He, Juma M., Elyamine A.M., Ouledi A., Balletto E. (2015) The butterflies of Ngazidja and their main habitats significances. JOURNAL OF BIODIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, 7(6): 10-22

Balletto E., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Cerrato C., Patricelli D., Bonelli S., (2009) – The impact of climate change on Italian butterflies, STUDI TRENTINI DI SCIENZE NATURALI , pp. 2- 6,  Vol. 86 (in Italian)

Participation at Congresses:

Butterfly Conservation’s 8th International Symposium – 06-08.04.2018, Southampton (United Kingdom)

  • Casacci L.P., Zaccagno M., Wanderlingh A.A., Clerico S., Bonelli S., Friard O., Fiedler K., Barbero F. Evolution of acoustic signals in lycaenid-ant interactions (Poster)
  • Casacci L.P., Chiadò Caponet M., Dapporto L., Vila R., Vodă R., Dincă V., Čelik T., Dolek M., Sielezniew M., Balletto E., Meregalli M., Bonelli S. Is Euphydryas italica a new species for italy? (Oral)

7th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology – 22-23.04.2017, Krakow (Poland)

  • Csata E., Keresztes K.K., Casacci L.P., Heize J., Ruther J., Markò B. The interference of an ectoparasitic fungus with kin-non-kin discrimination abilities in ants (Oral)
  • Casacci L.P., Bonelli S., Balletto E., Barbero F. Maculinea butterflies evolved two distinct chemical strategies to integrate within host ant colonies (Poster)

1st International Symposium on Biotremology – 5-7.07.2016, San Michele all’Adige (Italy)

  • Riva F., Barbero F., Bonelli S., Balletto E., Casacci LP. Evolution of lycaenid vibroacoustic signals (Oral)

Ant interactions with fungi, microbes, other insects, and plants - Insights from integrative approaches – 5-7.05.2016, Munich (Germany)

  • Csata E., Witek M., Casacci L.P., Markó B. Infiltration chances for ‘others’: how fungal infection shapes ant societies (Oral)

Future of Butterflies in Europe IV – 31.03-02.04.2016, Wageningen (Netherlands)

  • Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Barbero F., Cerrato C., Toffoli R., Balletto E. The effect of management and environmental matrix on butterfly diversity in Natura 2000 farmlands (Oral)
  • Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Barbero F., Dapporto L., Sbordoni V., Scalercio S., Zilli A., Battistoni A., Teofili C., Rondinini C., Balletto E. A Red List of Italian Butterflies (Poster)
  • Dapporto L., Cini A., Menchetti M., Voda R., Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Dinca V., Scalercio S., Forbicioni L., Mazzantini U., Venturi L., Zanichelli F., Shreeve T., Balletto E., Dennis R., Vila R. – Coupling academia and society facilitates the discovery and protection of a multifaceted butterfly fauna on islands (Poster)
  • Ghidotti S, Casacci L.P., Cerrato C., Barbero F., Bosso L., Paveto M., Pesce M., Plazio E., Panizza G., Balletto E., Viterbi R., Bani L., Bonelli S. Habitat quality in the Euphydryas aurinia complex (Poster)

Workshop COST Action FA1405 "CAMo: from molecules to modeling" – 14-15.09.2015, Torino (Italy)

4th Central European Meeting of IUSSI – 26-29.03.2015, Lichtenfels (Germany)

  • Trigos Peral G., Babik H., Grześ I., Moroń D., Casacci L.P., Walter B., Ślipiński P., Witek M. Influence of goldenrod invasion on ant species diversity and colony life history traits (Oral)

BioButterfly, 7th International Conference on the Biology of Butterflies – 11-14.08.2014, Helsinki (Finland)

  • Casacci L.P., Cerrato C., Ghidotti S., Viterbi R., Plazio E., Pesce M., Bosso L., Paveto M., Barbero F., Bonelli S. – Dispersal abilities and habitat preferences of the Euphydryas aurinia complex (Poster)
  • Riva F., Barbero F., Bonelli S., Balletto E., Casacci L.P. – Evolutionary aspects of lycaenid acoustic emissions (Poster)

BCE, Butterfly Conservation's 7th International Symposium – 4-6.03.2014, Southampton (United Kingdom)

  • Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Cerrato C., Ghidotti S., Barbero F., Balletto E., Viterbi R. - Mobility dynamics, habitat preferences and conservation perspectives of the Euphydryas aurinia complex (Oral)
  • Paveto M., Pesce M., Plazio E., Bosso L., Panizza G., Casacci L.P., Barbero B., Bonelli S. e Balletto E. - Conservation status assessment of mediterranean populations of the Euphydryas aurinia complex (Poster)

3rd European Insect Science meeting – 6-9.11.2012, Ivrea (Italy)

  • Sala M., Barbero F., Casacci L.P., Di Giulio A., Maurizi E., Balletto E., Bonelli S. - Acoustic behaviour in myrmecophilous insects (Oral)
  • Barbero F., Patricelli D., Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Crocoll C., Zebelo S.A, Bertea C.M., Gershenzon J., Maffei M.E., Thomas J.A., Balletto E. - A social parasite exploits cues from the coevolutionary race between food plant and host ant (Oral)

JSPS Core-to-Core, Max Plank Institute for Chemical Ecology – 15-16.10. 2012, Jena (Germany)

  • Barbero F., Patricelli D., Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Crocoll C., Zebelo S.A, Bertea C.M., Gershenzon J., Maffei M.E., Thomas J.A., Balletto E. Ant-induced plant volatiles reveal host presence to a myrmecophilous parasite butterfly (Oral)

5th Congress of European Section of the IUSSI – 26-30.08. 2012, Firenze (Italy)

  • Casacci L.P., Bonelli S., Balletto E. Comparison of chemical deception strategies and acoustical mimetism between two social parasites of ants (Oral)
  • Witek M., Casacci L.P., Barbero F., Patricelli D., Sala M., Balletto E., Bonelli S. Temporal and spatial patterns of ant social parasite segregation (Oral)

ISCE, 28th Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology – 22-26.07. 2012, Vilnius (Lithuania)

  • Casacci L.P., Bonelli S., Balletto E. Cuckoo versus predatory Maculinea butterfly species: distinct chemical integration strategies inside the host ant colonies (Poster)

Future of Butterflies in Europe III – 29-31.03 2012, Wageningen (Netherlands)

  • Bonelli S., Barbero F., Cerrato C., Casacci L.P., Loglisci N., Balletto E., Buffa G. 30 years changes in alpine butterfly communities (Oral)
  • Bonelli S., Ferrando S., Cerrato C.,Casacci L.P., Quirino M., Balletto E., Alliani N. Butterflies as bioindicators in agricultural landscapes? A case study from NW Italy (Poster)

IBAC - The XXIII meeting of the International Bioacoustics Council - 12-16.09.2011, La Rochelle (France)

  • Sala M., Casacci L.P., Barbero F., Balletto E., Bonelli S. Acoustic behaviour in butterfly social parasites: a comparison between cuckoo and predatory species (Oral)

BCE - Butterfly Conservation's 6th International Symposium – 25-28.03. 2010, Reading (United Kingdom)

  • Casacci L.P., Witek M., Barbero F., Patricelli D., Solazzo G., Balletto E., Bonelli S. Habitat preferences of Phengaris (Maculinea) arion and its Myrmica host ants: implications for habitat management in the Alps (Oral)
  • Fracastoro L., Casacci L.P., Cerrato C., Barbero F., Bonelli S., Balletto E. Shift in alpine butterfly communities along an altitudinal gradient (Poster)

ESEB 12th Congress – 24-29.08.2009, Torino (Italy)

  • Casacci L.P., Barbero F., Bonelli S., Balletto E. - Ant ecology and the evolution of their Maculinea social parasites (Poster)

SERL - 5th "Ecology and Behavior" Meeting – 6-10.04.2009, Lione (France)

  • Barbero F., Casacci L.P. - Multimodal communication in the butterfly social parasite of the genus Maculinea: the acoustical domain (Oral)
  • Casacci L.P., Barbero F. - Multimodal communication in the butterfly social parasite of the genus Maculinea: the chemical domain (Oral)

RES - Entomological Forum of the Royal Entomological Society – 4-5.02.2009, York (United Kingdom)

  • Casacci L.P., Bonelli S., Balletto E. - The chemical coevolution between a butterfly social parasite and its host ant (Oral)

UZI - 69° Congresso Nazionale Unione Zoologica Italiana – 22-25.09.2008, Senigallia (Italy)

  • Barbero F., Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Balletto E. - Parassitismo e comunicazione interspecifica nel complesso sistema Maculinea (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) (Oral)

17-18.04.2008, BCE - Future of Butteflies in Europe II – Wageningen (Netherlands)

  • Barbero F., Balletto E., Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Elmes G.W., Shonrogge K., Thomas J.A. - The acoustical communication in the myrmecophilous butterfly of the genus Maculinea (Oral)

UZI - 68° Congresso Nazionale Unione Zoologica Italiana – 24-27.09.2007, Lecce (Italy)

  • Balletto E., Barbero F., Bonelli S., Canterino S., Casacci L.P. Effetti dei cambiamenti climatici sulle estinzioni di popolazioni italiane di farfalle diurne e zigenidi (Oral)

BioButterfly, 5th International Conference on the Biology of Butterflies - 2-7.07.2007, Roma (Italy)

  • Barbero F., Bonelli S., Casacci L.P., Schonrogge K., Elmes G.W., Balletto E., Thomas J.A. Relationship between Maculinea butterflies and Myrmica ants (Oral)
  • Casacci L.P., Barbero F., Bonelli S., Balletto E. - The host-specificity of Maculinea rebeli in Italy (Poster)
  • Bonelli S., Scalercio S., Casacci L.P., Canterino S., Balletto E. – Biology and conservation of Euphydryas maturna in Italy (Oral)

UZI - 67° Congresso Nazionale Unione Zoologica Italiana – 12-16.09.2006, Napoli (Italy)

  • Turchetto M., Gherlenda M., Camerin L., Moretto E., Casacci L.P., Bonelli S., Balletto E. La specificità del rapporto ospite parassita nei licenidi mirmecofili (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) (Poster)

Research abroad:

  • Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany (2017 – 2 weeks). Behavioural ecology of Myrmica ants and their parasitic fungus Rickia wasmannii.
  • Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Barcelona, Spain (2017 – 2 weeks). Conservation genetics of Euphydryas maturna in Italy (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
  • Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (2016 - 3 weeks). Population genetics training.
  • Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Barcelona, Spain (2016 - 1 week). Conservation genetics of Euphydryas maturna in Italy (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
  • Research Institute on Insect Biology, Tours, France (2015 - 6 weeks). Chemical ecology of Myrmica ants and their parasitic fungus Rickia wasmannii.
  • Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Barcelona, Spain (2014 – 5 weeks). Philogeny of the genus Hipparchia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
  • University of Mahajanga (Madagascar) and Gran Comora (Comoros Islands), (2012 - 1 month). Member of the Committee for Thesis Dissertation for "International Master in Sustainable Biodiversity Management and Conservation".
  • Center for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, United Kingdom (2011 - 1 month). Bioacoustics in ant societies.
  • Center for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, United Kingdom (2010 - 3 months). Chemical ecology of Maculinae-Myrmica