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Luciano BossoPost Doctoral Researcher
Department of Research Infrastructures for Marine biological resources (RIMAR)

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ERC sectors: Ecology (theoretical, community, population, microbial, evolutionary ecology) (LS8_1 ); Conservation biology, ecology, genetics (LS8_5)
Academic Fields and Disciplines List: Ecology (BIO/07), Zoology (BIO/05)

Curriculum Vitae


Advisor: Prof.ssa Maria Luisa Chiusano
Appointed on project: FAIR-EASE (HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01-04)

Research Interests

I am an ecologist interested in exploring the macro processes that shape the global species’ distribution by using GIS tools, WebGIS technologies, ecological modelling, and remote sensing. My research focuses on understanding how the biotic and abiotic components of the Earth system vary across space and time, their interactions, and predicting shifts in the distribution of biodiversity due to natural and anthropogenic events in terrestrial and marine ecosystems. I have explored spatial patterns in a wide range of organisms including both extant and fossil species from bacteria to whales. My professional activities encompass two main goals. On the one hand, I aim to provide a better understanding of biogeography, global change biology, biological invasions and macroecology, applying my findings to spatial planning and conservation biology. In the FAIR-EASE project, I will apply the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) principles to the European geospatial data for the observation and modelling of the Earth system, environment, and biodiversity. Here, I focus on one of the fundamental Real Life-Science challenges requiring tools to characterize, monitor and forecast changes in biodiversity patterns that can be crucial for human socio-economic interests. On the other hand, I engage in scientific outreach activities to make biological and ecological topics more accessible and attractive to a wider audience.

Selected Publications

Di Febbraro M, Bosso L, Fasola M, Santicchia F, Aloise G, Lioy S, Tricarico E, Ruggieri L, Bovero S, Mori E, Bertolino S. (2023). Different facets of the same niche: integrating citizen and science data to predict invasion risk under multiple global change drivers. Global Change Biology, in press.

Bosso L, Smeraldo S, Russo D, Chiusano ML, Bertorelle G, Johannesson K, Butlin RK, Danovaro R, Raffini F. (2022). The rise and fall of an alien: why the successful colonizer Littorina saxatilis failed to invade the Mediterranean Sea. Biological Invasions, 24, 3169-3187.

Fraissinet M, Ancillotto L, Migliozzi A, Capasso S, Bosso L, Chamberlain DE, Russo D. (2022). Responses of avian assemblages to spatiotemporal landscape dynamics in urban ecosystems. Landscape Ecology, 38, 293-305.

Di Pasquale G, Saracino A, Bosso L, Russo D, Moroni A, Bonanomi G, Allevato E. (2020). Coastal pine-oak glacial refugia in the Mediterranean basin: a biogeographic approach based on charcoal analysis and spatial modelling. Forests, 11(6), 673.

Raffini F, Bertorelle G, Biello R, D'Urso G, Russo D, Bosso L. (2020). From nucleotides to satellite imagery: approaches to identify and manage the invasive pathogen Xylella fastidiosa and its insect vectors in Europe. Sustainability, 12, 4508.

Smeraldo S, Bosso L, Fraissinet M, Bordignon L, Brunelli M, Ancillotto L, Russo D. (2020). Modelling risks posed by wind turbines and electric power lines to soaring birds: the black stork (Ciconia nigra) in Italy as a case study. Biodiversity and Conservation, 29: 1959-1976.

Bertolino S, Sciandra C, Bosso L, Russo D, Lurz P, Di Febbraro M. (2020). Spatially-explicit models as tools for implementing effective management strategies for invasive alien mammals. Mammal Review 50: 187-199
Mohammadi S, Ebrahimi E, Shahriari Moghadam M, Bosso L. (2019). Modelling current and future potential distributions of two desert jerboas under climate change in Iran. Ecological Informatics 52: 7 - 13

Bosso L, Ancillotto L, Smeraldo S, D'Arco S, Migliozzi A, Conti P, Russo D. (2018). Loss of potential bat habitat following a severe wildfire: a model based rapid assessment. Interantional Journal of Wildland Fire, 27: 756-769

Smeraldo S, Di Febbraro M, Bosso L, Flaquer C, Guixé D, Lisón F, Meschede A, Juste J, Prüger J., Puig-Montserrat X, Russo D. (2018). Ignoring seasonal changes in the ecological niche of non-migratory species may lead to biases in potential distribution models: lessons from bats. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27: 2425–2441

Bosso L, Smeraldo S, Rapuzzi P, Sama G, Garonna AP, Russo D. (2018). Nature protection areas of Europe are insufficient to preserve the threatened beetle Rosalia alpina (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae): evidence from species distribution models and conservation gap analysis. Ecological Entomolology 43:192-203

Kabir M, Hameed S, Ali H, Bosso L, Ud Din J, Bischof R, Redpath S, Ali Nawaz M. (2017). Habitat Suitability and Movement Corridors of Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) in Northern Pakistan. PLoSONE,12(11): e0187027

Bosso L, De Conno C, Russo D. (2017). Modelling the risk posed by the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha: Italy as a case study. Environmental Management 60:304–313

Smeraldo S, Di Febbraro M, Ćirović D, Bosso L, Trbojević I, Russo D. (2017). Species distribution models as a tool to predict range expansion after reintroduction: A case study on Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber). Journal for Nature Conservation 37: 12-20

Russo D, Sgammato R, Bosso L. (2016). First sighting of the humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae in the Tyrrhenian Sea and a mini-review of Mediterranean records. Hystrix, 27: 219-221

Bosso L, Di Febbraro M, Cristinzio G, Zoina A, Russo D. (2016). Shedding light on the effects of climate change on the potential distribution of Xylella fastidiosa in the Mediterranean basin. Biological Invasion, 18: 1759–1768

Russo D, Di Febbraro M, Cistrone L, Jones G, Smeraldo S, Garonna AP, Bosso L. (2015). Protecting one, protecting both? Scale-dependent ecological differences in two species using dead trees, the rosalia longicorn beetle and the barbastelle bat. Journal of Zoology, 297:165–175

Russo D, Di Febbraro M, Rebelo H, Mucedda M, Cistrone L, Agnelli P, De Pasquale PP, Martinoli A, Scaravelli D, Spilinga C, Bosso L. (2014). What story does geographic separation of insular bats tell? A case study on Sardinian Rhinolophids. PLoS ONE 9(10): e110894

Bosso L, Rebelo H, Garonna AP, Russo D. (2013). Modelling geographic distribution and detecting conservation gaps in Italy for the threatened beetle Rosalia alpina. Journal for Nature Conservation, 21:72- 80

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