foto Simona Maccherini

Education: 1992  Degree in Biological Sciences “Cum Laude” University of Siena; 2006  PhD in Science and Technology Applied to Environment, University of Siena.

She deal with biodiversity and plant community ecology. Current research are in ecology of remnant vegetation; methodological aspects of restoration monitoring, and cross-taxon congruence. Her favorite tools of investigation are: experimental and sampling design for short and long term study, uni and multivariate analysis techniques. She is Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Vegetation Science and Reviewer for many Scientific Journal.

  • vegetation ecology
  • restoration ecology
  • conservation biology
  • Vegetation Science
  • Geobotany
  • Restoration ecology
  • Community ecoloy
  • Monitoring populations and communities

Amici, V., Maccherini, S., Santi, E., Torri, D., Vergari, F., Del Monte, M., 2017. Long-term patterns of change in a vanishing cultural landscape: A GIS-based assessment. Ecological Informatics 37: 38–51.

Tordoni, E., Napolitano, R., Nimis, P., Castello, M., Altobelli, A., Re, D.D., Zago, S., Chines, A., Martellos, S., Maccherini, S., Bacaro, G., 2017. Diversity patterns of alien and native plant species in Trieste port area: exploring the role of urban habitats in biodiversity conservation. Urban Ecosyst 20: 1151–1160.

Santi E., Bacaro G, Rocchini D., Chiarucci A., Bonini I., Brunialti G., Muggia L., Maccherini. 2016. Methodological issues in exploring cross-taxon congruence across vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens.Folia Geobotanica 51: 297-304.

Bacaro, G., Maccherini, S., Chiarucci, A., Jentsch, A., Rocchini, D., Torri, D., Gioria, M., Tordoni, E., Martellos, S., Altobelli, A., Otto, R., Escudero, C.G., Fernández-Lugo, S., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Arévalo, J.R., 2015. Distributional patterns of endemic, native and alien species along a roadside elevation gradient in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Community Ecology 16, 223–234.

Bacaro G., Rocchini D., Diekmann M., Gasparini P., Gioria M., Maccherini S., Marcantonio M., Tordoni E., Amici V., Landi L., Torri D., Castello M., Altobelli A., Chiarucci A. 2015. Shape matters in sampling plant diversity: Evidence from the field. Ecological Complexity, 24: 37-45.

Sutcliffe L. M. E., P. Batary, U. Kormann, A. Baldi, L. V. Dicks, I. Herzon, D. Kleijn, P.Tryjanowski, I. Apostolova, R. Arlettaz, A. Aunins, S. Aviron, L. Baležentienė, C. Fischer, L. Halada, T. Hartel, A. Helm, I. Hristov, S. D. Jelaska, M. Kaligari, J. Kamp, S. Klimek, P. Koorberg, J. Kostiukova, A. Kovacs-Hostyanszki, T. Kuemmerle, Ch. Leuschner, R. Lindborg, J. Loos, S. Maccherini, R. Marja, O. Mathe, I. Paulini, V. Proenca, J. Rey-Benayas, F. X.Sans, Ch. Seifert, J.Stalenga, J. Timaeus, P. Torok, Ch. van Swaay, E. Viik, T. Tscharntke, 2015: Harnessing the biodiversity value of Central and Eastern European farmland. Diversity and Distributions, 21: 722-730.

Maccherini S., Santi E., Marignani M. 2014. Detection of the effects of restoration on community composition in a calcareous grassland: Does scale matter? Grassland Science 60:31-35.

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

Torri, D., Santi, E., Marignani, M., Rossi, M., Borselli, L., Maccherini, S. 2013. The recurring cycles of biancana badlands: Erosion, vegetation and human impact. Catena, 106: 22-30.

Maccherini S., Santi E. 2012. Long-term experimental restoration in a calcareous grassland: Identifying the most effective restoration strategies. Biological Conservation 146: 123-135.

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