The 1st International Plant Translocation Conference is organised by the Department of Sciences, University of Roma Tre (Prof. Thomas Abeli) in collaboration with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Pavia and M.T.B. Management of Tourism and Biodiversity. The Organising Committee will welcome you at the conference venue and will assist you with any problems you might have before and during the Conference.
Managing of M.T.B. Management of Tourism and Biodiversity by Elly Travel Srl in Rome, specialized in ecotourism, aims at supporting, promoting and enhancing the environmental assets, historical and cultural heritage, throughout a Sustinable Tourism, beware of their conservation and reducing negative impacts on environment. From 2005, PCO - Professional Congress Organizer specialised in the organisation and management of congresses, conferences and seminars
Prof. Alicia T. R. ACOSTA
is a Full Professor at the University of Roma Tre. Her research interests include vegetation patterns at different scales, effects of environmental and human-mediated drivers and the impact of biological invasions. Recently, her research has been focused on coastal dune vegetation, particularly in understanding how coastal ecosystems function and how they will respond to ongoing global environmental change. Research was carried out at multiple spatial scales, from individuals and single-site studies to continental projects.
Dr. Giulia ALBANI ROCCHETTI
is a PhD student in Environmental Biology at the University of Roma Tre, where she graduated with honour in Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management. She carries out research focused on the role of Mediterranean basin archaeological sites in habitats and plant species conservation, and experimental translocation of threatened plant species.
Prof. Giulia CANEVA
is Full Professor of Environmental and Applied Botany at the Department of Science, University Roma Tre. Her research activity focuses on Mediterranean vegetation and on botany & cultural heritage conservation and enhancement. She has been involved in many national and international projects in UNESCO sites. She is author of more than 280 scientific publications and 23 books; one of them was the Grand Prix winner of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.
Dr. Marta CARBONI
is a plant community ecologist. Currently she is a researcher at the University of Roma Tre with a Montalcini grant for young scientists. Before that she was a Marie Curie PostDoc in W. Thuiller's lab, France, and then in M. Cadotte's lab, Canada. Research interests include the determinants of plant invasions and their impacts, as well as the assembly of communities and species co-existence in the face of global change. She has focused mainly on grasslands, Mediterranean coastal dunes and mountain environments, publishing more than 40 scientific articles. She is an editor for the journal “Diversity and Distributions”.
Prof. Simona CESCHIN
is Associate Professor of Botany and head of the Herbarium at the Department of Science of the University of Roma Tre. She is an expert in aquatic plants and in their use as bioindicators of water quality and for phytoremediation. Her research focuses on some carnivorous aquatic plant species (i.e. Utricularia) and invasive alien plant species (i.e. Lemna, Azolla).
Dr. Emanuela CICINELLI
has a PhD student in Environmental Biology at the University of Roma Tre. She received her Masters Degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". She carries out research in the field of conservation and enhancement of plant biodiversity in archaeological areas and cultural landscapes, with particular attention to UNESCO World Heritage sites. She is an author of international publications on this topic.
Dr. Maurizio CUTINI
graduated in Natural Sciences and carried out his PhD at the Department of Plant Biology of the University La Sapienza of Rome. Since 2002 he has been a researcher at the Department of Science of the University of Roma Tre. He is a plant ecologist working on vegetation dynamics in central and southern Peninsular Italy. He has recently focused on the study of functional traits in montane and alpine ecosystems, bioclimatic classification, the effect of land use change on plant communities, and conservation and vegetation management.
Dr. Martina D'AGOSTINO
is a PhD student in Environmental Biology at the University of Roma Tre, where she graduated with honour in Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management.
She carries out research in the field of plant conservation with a focus on translocations projects. She created and developed, as part of an initiative of the Conservation Specialist Group of the Italian Botanical Society, the Italian Database of Plant Translocation (IDPlanT). She is currently working on the reintroduction of threatened arable species and as assessor for the IUCN Red List of the European Union.
Dr. Andrea DE TOMA
is a PhD student in Biodiversity and Analysis of Ecosystem at the University of Roma Tre. His research focuses on vegetation dynamics of Central Apennines alpine and subalpine belts in the context of climatic and land-use changes, with particular attention to shrub encroachment. He graduated in Nature Conservation with honour.