CV IN BRIEF
Graduated in Natural Sciences from University of Milan (Italy) in 2001
Completed a PhD degree in Natural and Environmental Sciences from University of Milan (Italy) in 2007.
Before PhD degree: three pre-doctoral fellowships, two at University of Milan and one at University of Salamanca (Spain)
After the PhD degree: five main post-doctoral contracts, the first two (2007-2009 and 2009-2011) funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research and largely carried out at University of Milan, the third (2011-2014) funded by CSIC and ESF and carried out a the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid (Spain), the fourth (2015) funded by FCT-Portugal and spent at the University of Lisboa, and the fifth (2015-present) funded by Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha and ESF and carried out at Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha (Spain). Few additional brief (1-6 months) mobility grants obtained in Spain between 2007 and 2016.
2011: professorship habilitation in zoology from the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación, valid for the Spanish University system
2014: professorship habilitation in zoology from the Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca, valid for the ItalianUniversity system.
Production: >60 papers, 6 book chapters, and 1 book as editor
Conferences: contributions to > 20 international and national congresses
Projects: partecipation in >10 projects within competitive programs from Italian, Spanish and German public agencies
Students supervised: 3 PhD students and 11 Master Students
Teaching: lectures in zoology and behavioural ecology
Referee for more than 20 international journals, the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) and the National Science Foundation of the USA
RESEARCH INTERESTS IN BRIEF
I am interested in the behaviour, ecology and evolution of Hymenoptera, with special reference to wasps and bees (Aculeata: Apoidea and Vespoidea), and of their natural enemies (Hymenoptera, Diptera, Coleoptera). Hot topics are foraging strategy, resource selection, social evolution, functional morphology.