More than 50 publications ISI in the last 5  years…

2016 & in Press

Blasi, M.F., Roscioni, F. , Mattei, D. (2016) Interaction of Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta) with Traditional Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in the Mediterranean Sea. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 11, 386–401.

Bazzichetto, M., Malvasi., M., Acosta, A.T.R. & Carranza, M.L. (2016) How does dune morphology shape coastal EC habitats occurrence? A remote sensing approach using airborne LiDAR on the Mediterranean coast. Ecological Indicators, 71, 618-626.

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 Invasions, 18 (6): 1759-1768.

Bosso, L., Russo, D., Di Febbraro, M., Cristinzio, G. & Zoina, A. (2016) Potential distribution of Xylella fastidiosa in Italy: a maximum entropy model. Phytopathologia Mediterranea, 55 (1): 62−72.

Carotenuto, F., Di Febbraro, M., Di Melchionna, M., Castiglione, S., Saggese, F., Serio, C., Mondanaro, A., Passaro, F., Loy A., Raia P. (2016) The in fluence of climate on species distribution over time and space during the late Quaternary. Quaternary Science Reviews149, 188–199.

Di Febbraro M., Martinoli A., Russo D., Preatoni D. & Bertolino S. (2016) Modelling the effects of climate change on the risk of invasion by alien squirrels. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammology, 27(1): 1–8.

Drius, M., Carranza, M. L., Stanisci, A. & Jones, L. (2016) The role of Italian coastal dunes as carbon sinks and diversity sources . A multi-service perspective. Applied Geography75, 127–136.

Evangelista, A., Frate, L., Carranza, M.L., Attorre, F., Pelino, G. & Stanisci, A. (2016) Changes in composition, ecology and structure of high-mountain vegetation: A re-visitation study over 42 years. AoB PLANTS8, 1–11.

Evangelista, A., Frate, L., Stinca, A., Carranza, M.L., Stanisci, A. (2016) VIOLA – the vegetation database of the central Apennines: structure, current status and usefulness for monitoring EU habitats. Plant SociologySubmitted.

Foresta, M., Carranza, M.L., Garfì, V., Di Febbraro, M., Marchetti, M. & Loy, A. (2016) A systematic conservation planning approach to fire risk management in Natura 2000 sites. Journal of Environmental Management , 181, 574–581.

Frate, L., Evangelista, A., Stinca, A., Schamineé, J.H.J., Carranza M.L., Stanisci A. (2016) Using a vegetation database to detect long-term changes in Mediterranean high-mountain EC habitats. Applied Vegetation Science. Accepted.

Frate, L., Carranza, M.L., Garfì, V., Di Febbraro, M., Tonti, D., Marchetti, M., Ottaviano, M., Santopuoli, G. & Chirici, G. (2016) Spatially explicit estimation of forest age by integrating remotely sensed data and inverse yield modeling techniques. IForest9, 63–71.

Razgour, O., Rebelo, H., Di Febbraro, M. & Russo, D. (2016) Painting maps with bats: species distribution modelling in bat research and conservation. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammology, 27 (1): 1–8.

Stanisci, A., Evangelista, A., Frate, L., Stinca, A., Carranza M.L. (2016) VIOLA –Database of High Mountain Vegetation of Central Apennines. Phytocoenologia, 46 (2):  231-232.


Berardo, F., Carranza, M.L., Frate, L., Stanisci, A. & Loy, A. (2015) Seasonal habitat preference by the flagship species Testudo hermanni: Implications for the conservation of coastal dunes. Comptes Rendus – Biologies338, 343–350.

Carranza, M.L., Hoyos, L., Frate, L., Acosta, A.T.R. & Cabido, M. (2015) Measuring forest fragmentation using multitemporal forest cover maps: Forest loss and spatial pattern analysis in the Gran Chaco, central Argentina. Landscape and Urban Planning143, 238–247.

Di Febbraro, M., Roscioni, F., Frate, L., Carranza, M.L., De Lisio, L., De Rosa, D., Marchetti, M. & Loy, A. (2015) Long-term effects of traditional and hierarchical hybrid modelling approach. Diversity and Distribution, 21(10):1141–1154.

Ducci, L., Agnelli, P., Di Febbraro, M., Frate, L., Russo, D., Loy, A., Carranza, M.L., Santini, G. & Roscioni, F. (2015) Different bat guilds perceive their habitat in different ways: a multiscale landscape approach for variable selection in species distribution modelling. Landscape Ecology30, 2147–2159.

Frate, L., Acosta, A.T.R., Cabido, M., Hoyos, L. & Carranza, M.L. (2015) Temporal changes in forest contexts at multiple extents: Three decades of fragmentation in the Gran Chaco (1979-2010), Central Argentina. PLoS ONE10, 1–17.

Innangi, M., D’Alessandro, F., Fioretto, A. & Di Febbraro, M. (2015) Modeling distribution of Mediterranean beech forests and soil carbon stock under climate change scenarios. Climate Research66, 25–36.


Di Febbraro, M. & Mori, E. (2014) Potential distribution of alien parakeets in Tuscany ( Central Italy ): a bioclimatic model approach. Ethology Ecology & Evolution00, 1–13.

Di Febbraro, M. & Loy, A. (2014) A new method based on indirect evidences to infer activity pattern in moles . A test on the blind mole in Central Apennines. Folia Zoologica63 (2): 116–121.

Guidarelli, G., Nicolosi, P., Fusco, G., De Francesco M.C. & Loy A. Morphological variation and modularity in the mandible of three Mediterranean dolphin species, Italian Journal of Zoology, 81 (3): 37–41.

Roscioni, F., Rebelo, H., Russo, D. & Loy, A. (2014) A modelling approach to infer the effects of wind farms on landscape connectivity for bats. Landscape Ecology29 (5): 891–903.

Russo, D., Di Febbraro, M., Rebelo, H., Mucedda, M., Cistrone, L., Agnelli, P., De Pasquale, P.P., 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(10): 1–12.

Sbragia, P., Sibilio, G., Innangi, M., Di Febbraro, M., Trifuoggi, M. & Guida, M. (2014) Rare species habitat suitability assessment and reliability evaluation of an expert-based model: A case study of the insectivorous plant Pinguicula crystallina Sibth. et Smith subsp. hirtiflora (Ten.) Strid (Lentibulariaceae). Plant Biosystems – An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology150 (49): 37–41.

Scorpio, V., Loy, A., Di Febbraro, M., Rizzo, A. & Aucelli, P. (2014) Hydromorphology meets mammal ecology : river morphological quality , recent channel adjustments and otter resilience. River Research and Applications32, 267–279.

Stanisci, A., Frate, L., Morra di Cella, U., Pelino, G., Petey, M., Siniscalco, C. & Carranza, M.L. (2014) Short-term signals of climate change in Italian summit vegetation: observations at two GLORIA sites. Plant Biosystems, 227–235.


Di Febbraro, M., Lurz, P.W.W., Genovesi, P., Maiorano, L., Girardello, M. & Bertolino, S. (2013) The Use of Climatic Niches in Screening Procedures for Introduced Species to Evaluate Risk of Spread : A Case with the American Eastern Grey Squirrel. PLoS ONE(7): 1–10.

Drius, M., Malavasi, M., Acosta, A.T.R., Ricotta, C. & Laura, M. (2013) Boundary-based analysis for the assessment of coastal dune landscape integrity over time. Applied Geography45, 41–48.

Mori, E., Sforzi, A. & Di Febbraro, M. (2013) From the Apennines to the Alps: recent range expansion of the crested porcupine Hystrix cristata L., 1758 (Mammalia: Rodentia: Hystricidae) in Italy. Italian Journal of Zoology80, 469–480.

Mori, E., Di Febbraro, M., Foresta, M., Melis, P., Romanazzi, E., Notari, A. & Boggiano, F. (2013) Assessment of the current distribution of free-living parrots and parakeets (Aves: Psittaciformes) in Italy: a synthesis of published data and new records. Italian Journal of Zoology80, 158–167.

Roscioni, F., Russo, D., Di Febbraro, M., Frate, L., Carranza, M.L. & Loy, A. (2013) Regional-scale modelling of the cumulative impact of wind farms on bats. Biodiversity and conservation22, 1821–1835.

Russo, D., Di Febbraro, M., Cistrone, L., Jones, G., Smeraldo, S., Garonna, A.P., Bosso, L. & Agraria, D. (2013) ecological differences in two species using dead trees , the rosalia longicorn beetle and the barbastelle bat. PLoS ONE (10): 1–11.


Amori, G., Mortelliti, A., Guidarelli, G., Schiavano, A. & Luiselli, L. (2011) Detectability of the European red squirrel ( Sciurus vulgaris ) in a Mediterranean area.Rend. Fis. Acc. Lincei23 (2): 203–206.