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ciclo: XXXIII


Studying the natural distribution of plant communities and forests, their extent, their edaphic, climatic, and environmental characteristics, constitutes a solid first step towards correct environmental planning and ecosystem monitoring, as it can offer a framework for the assessment of changes and deforestation trends that occurred over time. Following the recommendations of the Three Rio Conventions (UNCCC, UNCCD, and CBD) and of the latest international agreements, policymakers are increasing their attention toward the preservation of biodiversity, ecosystem services, and land degradation; especially in areas with a strong human impact. Mainstreaming the study of plant communities’ distribution in international cooperation projects can then become a useful tool to understand the most effective actions possible for the management, conservation, and restoration of the natural vegetation, taking also into account the current and future effects of climate change. The study of the spatial distribution of plant communities, therefore, is gaining considerable importance for environmental policymakers, especially in developing countries where the anthropic impact is currently increasing and funds for conservation have to be used effectively, such as South Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Mozambique. This thesis provides three different examples developed in national and international programs, with a specific focus on the synergies with the Three Rio Conventions.

Produzione scientifica

11573/1667772 - 2023 - Analysis of land cover dynamics in Mozambique (2001–2016)
Cianciullo, Silvio; Attorre, Fabio; Trezza, Francesca Romana; Rezende, Marcelo; Ntumi, Cornelio; Campira, Joaquim; Munjovo, Edna Tânia; Timane, Renato David; Riccardi, Tullia; Malatesta, Luca - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: RENDICONTI LINCEI. SCIENZE FISICHE E NATURALI (Milano : Springer Verlag Italia) pp. - - issn: 2037-4631 - wos: WOS:000921482400001 (2) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85149472825 (2)

11573/1679840 - 2023 - BioNoMo. The biodiversity network of Mozambique
Malatesta, Luca; Alves, T; Attorre, F; Brito, D; Cianciullo, S; Datizua, C; De Abreu, D; De Felici, Stefano; De Sousa, C; Langa, C; Mate, B; Matimele, H; Nicosia, Enrico; Odorico, D; Raiva, R; Sandramo, D; Afonso, Ps; Sardinha, C; Souane, J; Timane, R; Tomo, G; Ntumi, C - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: RENDICONTI LINCEI. SCIENZE FISICHE E NATURALI (Milano : Springer Verlag Italia) pp. 69-80 - issn: 2037-4631 - wos: WOS:000945751500001 (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85149457802 (0)

11573/1708609 - 2023 - Presence of the alien rose-ringed parakeet Psittacula krameri (Psittacidae) in Mozambique
Trezza, Francesca Romana; Da Costa Nerantzoulis, Ivan; Cianciullo, Silvio; Mabilana, Hugo; Macamo, Célia; Attorre, Fabio; Manuel Bento, Carlos; Ramoni-Perazzi, Paolo - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: OSTRICH (Birdlife South Africa:415 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn E Vic 3123 Australia:011 61 3 98822622, Fax: 011 61 3 98822677) pp. 129-134 - issn: 0030-6525 - wos: WOS:001081572100006 (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85173742141 (0)

11573/1708619 - 2022 - Ecological characterization of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) in Papua New Guinea
Damas, K. Q.; Cianciullo, S.; De Sanctis, M.; Testolin, R.; Farcomeni, A.; Hitofumi, A.; Novotny, V.; Dargusch, P.; Attorre, F. - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: CASE STUDIES IN THE ENVIRONMENT (Oakland CA: University of California Press) pp. - - issn: 2473-9510 - wos: WOS:000791049200002 (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85124283691 (0)

11573/1666711 - 2022 - An updated checklist of Mozambique's vascular plants
Odorico, Délcio; Nicosia, Enrico; Datizua, Castigo; Langa, Clayton; Raiva, Raquel; Souane, Joelma; Nhalungo, Sofia; Banze, Aurélio; Caetano, Belkiss; Nhauando, Vânia; Ragú, Hélio; Machunguene Jr, Mário; Caminho, Jónata; Mutemba, Leonel; Matusse, Efigénio; Osborne, Jo; Wursten, Bart; Burrows, John; Cianciullo, Silvio; Malatesta, Luca; Attorre, Fabio - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: PHYTOKEYS (Sofia : Pensoft Publishers) pp. 61-80 - issn: 1314-2003 - wos: WOS:000753117600002 (7) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85124737529 (8)

11573/1077389 - 2018 - Environmental and anthropogenic determinants of the spread of alien plant species. Insights from South Africa's quaternary catchments
Terzano, Dilva; Kotzé, Ian; Marais, Christo; Cianciullo, Silvio; Farcomeni, Alessio; Caroli, Paolo; Malatesta, Luca; Attorre, Fabio - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: PLANT ECOLOGY (Kluwer Academic Publishers:Journals Department, PO Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht Netherlands:011 31 78 6576050, EMAIL:,, INTERNET:, Fax: 011 31 78 6576254) pp. 1-21 - issn: 1385-0237 - wos: WOS:000425976700005 (12) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85041612838 (12)

11573/1485849 - 2018 - Breakdown in classical biological control of Argentine stem weevil. A matter of time
Tomasetto, Federico; Cianciullo, Silvio; Reale, Marco; Attorre, Fabio; Olaniyan, Oluwashola; Goldson, Stephen L. - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: BIOCONTROL (London ; Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers) pp. 521-531 - issn: 1386-6141 - wos: WOS:000437121600005 (10) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85044250175 (11)

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