1991 Degree in Natural Science;

2006 PhD in Science and Technology Applied to Environment, University of Siena.

2016 qualified as Associate Professor of Botany by the Italian National Examination Board

2007 Conservator of Herbarium Universitatis Senensis: responsible for the management, conservation and cataloging the Herbaria samples

2012 Responsible of Identification Laboratory.

I'm a specialist in the study of Bryophytes: systematic and ecology.

I made educational activity and guide tour inside the Botanical Museum (Botanical Garden and Herbarium).


Monaci F., Bonini I., Paoli L., Bianchi N., Ancora S., Loppi S. 2021 – Combined use of native and transplanted moss for post-mining characterization of metal(loid) river contamination. Science of the Total Environment:141669.

Aleffi M., Bonini I., Cogoni A., Perego S., Petraglia A., Poponessi S., Sguazzin F., Puglisi M., 2020 -Contribution to the bryological knowledge of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines (Northern Italy). Italian Botanist 9: 21-34, doi: 10.3897/italianbotanist.9.48009

Bonari G.,Angiolini C., Castagnini P.,  Bonini I., 2017- The non-medicinal plants of a historical tuscan herbarium: the “Erbario dei Cappuccini di San Quirico d’Orcia. ATTI DELLA SOCIETÀ TOSCANA DI SCIENZE NATURALI RESIDENTE IN PISA. MEMORIE. SERIE B 124:9-24.

Santi E., Bacaro. G., Chiarucci A., , Rocchini D., Bonini I., Brunialti G., Muggia L., Maccherini S. 2016 – Methodological issues in exploring cross-taxon congruence across vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens. Folia Geobotanica doi:10.1007/s12224-016-9265-9

Maccherini S., Santi, E. Bonini I., Amici V., Pruscini S., Palazzo D., Cortes Selva F., 2013 -The impact of land abandonment on the plant diversity of olive groves. Biodiversity Conservation 22:3067-3083

Terracciano S.,  Giordano S., Bonini I., Miserere L., Spagnuolo V., 2012- Genetic variation and structure in endangered  populations of Sphagnum palustre L. in Italy: a molecular approach to evaluate threats and survival ability. Botany 90: 966-975.

Bonini I.,  2012- Note sulle briofite della Riserva naturale biogenetica di Camaldoli . In “ Bottacci A. (ed.) “La Riserva naturale Biogenetica di Camaldoli. 1012-2012. Mille anni di rapporto uomo-foresta ”. Editore Arti Grafiche Ciangeroni - Stia (Arezzo): 213-218 .

Santi E., Maccherini S., Rocchini D., Bonini I., Brunialti G., Favilli L., Perini C., Pezzo F., Piazzini S., Rota E., Salerni E., Chiarucci A., 2010- Simple to sample:vascular plants as surrogate group in a Nature Reserve- J. Nat. Conserv. 18: 2-11.