Dott. Roberto PIZZOLOTTO
 

 

Assistant Professor in Etology

 SSD: BIO/05

DiBEST
Ponte Pietro Bucci
Cubo 4/B – floor 5

PHONE: +39 0984/492983

EMAIL: roberto.pizzolotto@unical.it

Orario di ricevimento: nei giorni di lezione, o previo appuntamento via mail

 

Curriculum in Italiano Curriculum in Inglese

 

   RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Main research topics
- Species traits for evaluation of ecosystems disturbance. Species traits show the morpho-physiological adaptations of invertebrates to natural vs disturbed ecosystems. They are weighted in terms of number of species and number of individuals to get an index of landscape conservation, which is applied to GIS driven geographical models. This approach is based on ground beetles sampling by means of pitfall traps.
Keywords : carabidae, evaluation for conservation, fauna, GIS, ecological indicators, species traits
- Long term field study for global change monitoring. The presence of invertebrates in so-called extreme environments is the result of their adaptation to extreme ecological factors. Such extreme species can be used as early warning of climate change, given that they must be of known taxonomy and easy to be sampled. Carabid beetles are ideal ecological indicators, the population viable status of particular cold-adapted species is monitored with a long term sampling research in the Dolomites.
-Keywords: extreme environments, global change, ground beetles, environmental monitoring

 

   LABORATORIES

 Zoologia, sezione Entomologia applicata

 

   PUBBLICATIONS

http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=IYEZHSoAAAAJ

 

   TEACHING COURSES

27002021 - ETOLOGIA - Doc. PIZZOLOTTO Roberto (CdS 0725 GENERICO)
27006933 - RILEVAMENTO ED ANALISI DEI DATI NATURALISTICI - ANALISI DATI E STRUMENTI CARTOGRAFICI - Doc. PIZZOLOTTO Roberto (CdS 0741 Ambiente Terrestre)
27007941 - VALUTAZIONE DELLE RISORSE NATURALI - ZOOGEOGRAFIA APPLICATA - Doc. PIZZOLOTTO Roberto (CdS 0741 Ambiente Terrestre e Ambiente Marino)