Prof. Claudia Palestrini

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1)             Pizzo A., Citeroni V., Mazzone F., Dellacasa M., Palestrini C. (2015). Are Horn Morphological Patterns Able to Differentiate the Two Closely Related Species Copris klugi Harold and Copris sierrensis Matthews? Neotropical Entomology 44, ( 2):153-159.

2)             Chamberlain D., Tocco C., Longoni A., Mammola S., Palestrini C., Rolando A. (2015). Nesting strategies affect altitudinal distribution and habitat use in Alpine dung beetle communities. Ecological Entomology, 40(4):372–380.

3)             Pizzo A., Mazzone F., Palestrini C. (2015). The First Morphometric Study of the Horn Morphological Pattern in a Geotrupidae: The Case of the Dor Beetle Ceratophyus rossii Jekel, 1865. Zoological Science, 32(1): 62-71.

4)             Roggero A., Barbero E., Palestrini C., (2015). Phylogenetic and biogeographical review of the Drepanocerina (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Oniticellini). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 73: 153-174.

5)             Barbero E., Roggero A., Palestrini C., (2015). New data on the distribution of Eodrepanus striatulus (Paulian, 1945) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Oniticellini). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, accepted.

6)             Nervo B., Tocco C., Caprio E., Palestrini C., Rolando A. (2014). The Effects of Body Mass on Dung Removal Efficiency in Dung Beetles. PLoS ONE. 01/2014; 9(9):e107699. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107699.

7)             Negro M., Vacchiano G., Berretti R., Chamberlain D.E., Palestrini C., Motta R., Rolando A. (2014). Effects of forest management on ground beetle diversity in alpine beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) stands. Forest Ecology and Management, 328: 300-309.

8)             Vacchiano G., Berretti R., Negro M., Rolando A., Palestrini C., Wolynski A. (2014). Gestione forestale, biodiversità e carabidi: uno studio su un popolamento di faggio dell’arco alpino. Sherwood. Foreste Ed Alberi Oggi, 201:8-12.

9)             Negro M., La Rocca C., Ronzani S., Rolando A., Palestrini C. (2013). Management trade off between endangered species and biodiversity conservation: the case of Carabus olympiae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and carabid diversity in north-western Italian Alps. Biological Conservation, 157: 255-265.

10)         Tocco C., Negro M., Rolando A., Palestrini C. (2013). Does natural reforestation represent a potential threat to dung beetle diversity in the Alps? Journal of Insect Conservation, 17: 207-217.

11)         Roggero A., Tocco C., Palestrini C. (2013). Description of the larval instars of Amidorus immaturus (Mulsant, 1842) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Aphodiidae). Turkish Journal of Zoology, 37: 50-58.

12)         Tocco C., Probo M., Lonati M., Lombardi G., Negro M., Nervo B., Rolando A., Palestrini C. (2013). Pastoral Practices to Reverse Shrub Encroachment of Sub-Alpine Grasslands: Dung Beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) Respond More Quickly Than Vegetation. PLoS ONE 8(12):e83344.

13)         Roggero A., Giachino P.M., Palestrini C. (2013). A new cryptic ground beetle species from the Alps characterised via geometric morphometrics. Contributions to Zoology, 82: 171-183.

14)         Pizzo A., Zagaria D., Palestrini C. (2013). An unfinished speciation process revealed by geometric morphometrics, horn allometries and biomolecular analyses: The case of the fracticornis- similis-opacicollis species complex of the genus Onthophagus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 252: 548-561.

15)          Negro M.,Rolando A.,Barni E., Bocola D., Filippa G., Freppaz M., Isaia M., Siniscalco C., Palestrini C. (2013). Differential responses of ground dwelling arthropods to ski-piste restoration by hydroseeding. Biodiversity and Conservation, 22: 2607–2634.

16)         Rolando A., Negro M., Isaia M., Palestrini C. (2013). Ground-Dwelling Arthropods and Ski-Pistes. The Impacts of Skiing on Mountain Environments, 5: 79-100.

17)         Rolando A., Negro M., Passerin d'Entrevès P., Balletto E., Palestrini C. (2012). The effect of forest ski-pistes on butterfly assemblages in the Alps. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6: 212-222.

18)         Pizzo A., Macagno A.L.M., Dusini S., Palestrini C. (2012). Trade-off between horns and other functional traits in two Onthophagus species (Scarabaeidae, Coleoptera). Zoomorphology, 131:57-68.

19)         Palestrini C., Roggero A., Hernandez Nova L.K., Giachino P.M., Rolando  A. (2012). On the evolution of shape and size divergence in Nebria (Nebriola) ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 11: 147-157.

20)         Negro M., Palestrini C., Giraudo M.T., Rolando A. (2011). The effect of local environmental heterogeneity on species diversity of alpine dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). European Journal Of Entomology, 108: 91-98.

21)         Macagno A., Pizzo A., Rolando A., Palestrini C. (2011). Size and shape interspecific divergence patterns partly reflect phylogeny in an Onthophagus species-complex (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 162: 482-498.  

22)         Barbero E., Palestrini C., Roggero A. (2011). Tibiodrepanus tagliaferrii - a new Afrotropical Drepanocerina species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Oniticellini), with notes on phylogeny and distribution of the genus. Zootaxa, 2923: 27- 47.

23)         Macagno M., Pizzo A., Parzer H. F., Palestrini C., Rolando C., Moczek A. (2011). Shape –but not size- Codivergence between male and female copulatory structures in Onthophagus beetles. PLoS ONE , 6: 1-10.

24)         Tocco C., Roggero A., Rolando A., Palestrini C. (2011). Interspecific shape divergence in Aphodiini dung beetles: the case of Amidorus obscurus and A. immaturus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 11: 263-273.

25)         Pizzo A., Mazzone F., Palestrini C., Rolando A. (2011). Combination of geometric morphometric and genetic approaches applied to a debated taxonomical issue: the status of Onthophagus massai (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) as an endemic species vicarious to Onthophagus fracticornis in Sicily. Zoology, 114: 199-212.

26)          Negro M., Rolando A., Palestrini C. (2011). The impact of overgrazing on dung beetle diversity in the Italian Maritime Alps. Environmental Entomology, 104: 1081-1092.

27)         Pizzo A., Silvestro D., Del Pero M., Cervella P., Palestrini C., Rolando A. (2011). Pattern filogeografici a confronto in specie paleartiche di coleotteri Scarabaeoidea. Biogeographia, 30: 431-448.

28)         Caprio E., Negro M., Rolando A., Palestrini C. (2011). Ambiente e sport: didattica interdisciplinare per uno sport sostenibile. Studi Trent. Sci. Nat., 89: 137-139.

29)         Negro M., Isaia M., Palestrini C., Schoenhofer A., Rolando A. (2010) The impact of high-altitude ski pistes on ground-dwelling arthropods in the Alps. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19: 1853- 1870.

30)         Pizzo A., Macagno A. L. M., Roggero A., Rolando A., Palestrini C. (2009). Epipharynx shape as a tool to reveal differentiation patterns between insect sister species: insights from Onthophagus taurus and O. illyricus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 9: 189- 200.

31)         Barbero E., Palestrini C., Roggero A. (2009). Taxonomic study of Drepanellus gen. n. (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Oniticellini), with description of two new species. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 56: 251-265.

32)         Barbero E., Palestrini C., Roggero A. (2009). Systematics and phylogeny of Eodrepanus, a new Drepanocerine genus, with comments on biogeographical data (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Oniticellini), Journal of Natural History, 43: 1835-1878.

33)         Macagno A.L.M., Pizzo A., Roggero A., Rolando A., Palestrini C. (2009). Horn polyphenism and related head shape variation in a single-horned dung beetle: Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) fracticornis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 47: 96- 102.

34)         Negro M., Isaia M., Palestrini C., Rolando A. (2009). The impact of forest ski-pistes on diversity of ground-dwelling arthropods and small mammals in the Alps. Biodiversity and Conservation, 18: 2799- 2821.

35)          Macagno A. L. M., Palestrini C. (2009) The maintenance of extensively exploited pastures within the Alpine mountain belt: implications for dung beetle conservation (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Biodiversity and Conservation, 18: 3309- 3323.v

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