Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna Department of Evolutionary Experimental Biology Research group on Plant Ecology and Diversity 42, via Irnerio. Bologna, Italy. Prof. Dr. Carlo Ferrari , full professor of Environmental Botany .
Department of Evolutionary Experimental Biology
Research group on Plant Ecology and Diversity
42, via Irnerio. Bologna, Italy
Prof. Dr. Carlo Ferrari, full professor of Environmental Botany.
Phone: +39 051 2091298. E-mail: [email protected]
Dr. Giovanna Pezzi, PhD researcher in Environmental Botany
Phone: +39 051 2091326. E-mail: [email protected]
Dr. Lorenzo Diani PhD post-doctoral fellow
Dr. Silvia Magnani PhD student
Dr. Marcello Corazza, PhD student
Dr. Ilaria Bruni, PhD student
2)Plant diversity analysis for landscape evaluation
Our field of research is the Planty Ecology, with particular reference to the environmental predictivity of spatial and temporal pattern of plant communities and their inferences for landscape analysis and management.
At present we are chiefly interested in the following research themes:
1) Ecology of the altitudinal limit of timberline in the Northern Apennines
2) Spatial and temporal patterns of vegetation in cultural landscapes
between mountain forest use and plant diversity changes
in southern Europe
Cooperation Theme 6: Environment (incl. Global Change)
Activity 6.2 Sustainable Management of Resources
Area 18.104.22.168 Biodiversity
Role of proponent: partner
Materials and methods
The study sites will be chosen within protected areas. The results can put into a Geographical Information System (GIS) to create an archive which includes data with very different origins, scales and purposes. Vegetation samplings will be made to describe the present species composition of different forest vegetation types, and correlated with the site history as described by the available historical data.