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SANTICCHIA FRANCESCA

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Name: Francesca Santicchia

Nationality: Italian

E-mail: f.santicchia@uninsubria.it 

Institutional address: Department of Theoretical and Applied Science, Environment Analysis and Management Unit – Guido Tosi Research Group, University of Insubria, via J H Dunant, 3 - 21100 Varese, Italy

 

Academic studies

 

3rd level degree – PhD

University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

Chemical and Environmental sciences

 

Dissertation/thesis title: “The role of trait-mediated indirect effects in native-alien species interactions”

 

 

2nd cycle degree – Master obtained on 03/07/2014

University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

Environmental sciences

 

Dissertation/thesis title: “Influence of fragmentation and habitat quality on host-parasite interactions in the Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)”

 

Population dynamic and parasites studies on Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in lowland and mountain habitats. Capture-mark-recapture techniques and conifer cones census. Lab work on fecal egg count and tape-test analyses. Post-mortem examinations for Eurasian red squirrel parasite screening.

Collaboration with Veterinary Sciences and Public Health department, University of Milan.

 

 

1st level degree – Bachelor obtained on 20/03/2012

University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

Analysis and Management of Natural Resources

 

Dissertation/thesis title: “Alien sciurid monitoring techniques: Callosciurus erythraeus study case in Varese province”

 

Alien species monitoring on first introduction state of Pallas’s squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus) populations.

Capture and removal techniques. Quantitative analyses for population consistency estimates.

 

 

 

National and International Congresses

 

 

20 – 23 April 2015

“X Congresso Italiano di Teriologia” (ATIt)

Acquapendente VT, Italy

 

Santicchia F, Dantzer B, Colombo G, Van Kesteren F, Palme R, Martinoli A, Wauters LA (2016) Measurement of faecal glucocorticoid metabolite levels in Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris): effects of captivity, sex, reproductive condition and season. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy. Vol 27 (Supplement) 2016, p. 19

 

Romeo C, Santicchia F, Fesce E, Mazzamuto MV, Vezzoso S, Grilli G, Martinoli A, Wauters LA, Ferrari N (2016) Understanding invaders: how easy indices of fecundity and body condition may aid management. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy. Vol 27 (Supplement) 2016, p. 6

 

Wauters LA, Santicchia F, Molinari A, Preatoni DG, Martinoli A, Matthysen E (2016) Personality in Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris): does it pay to be bold? Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy. Vol 27 (Supplement) 2016, p. 35

 

 

1 – 5 June 2015

“The 7th International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels”

Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS, Helsinki, Finland.

 

Santicchia F, Romeo C, Martinoli A, Lanfranchi P, Wauters LA, Ferrari N (2015) Indirect effects on host resistance to parasite infections: preliminary evidence in the Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) Book of Abstracts p 42

 

 

21 – 24 May 2015

“33èmes rencontres du G.E.E.F.S.M.”

Balme-Torino, Italy

 

Romeo C, Wauters LA, Martinoli A, Santicchia F, Lanfranchi P, Ferrari N (2015) Parassiti, conservazione e specie minacciate: lo scoiattolo comune (Sciurus vulgaris)

 

 

28 July – 2 August 2014

“14th Rodens et Spatium – International Conference on Rodent Biology”

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal

 

Santicchia F, Wauters LA, Romeo C, Ferrari N, Martinoli A (2014) Intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting the macroparasite fauna of the red squirrel: do habitat quality and fragmentation affect parasite abundance or prevalence? Book of Abstracts p. 151 – poster

 

 

7 – 10 May 2014

“IX Congresso Nazionale di Teriologia” (ATIt)

Civitella Alfedena (AQ)

 

Santicchia F, Wauters LA, Romeo C, Ferrari N, Martinoli A (2014) Intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting the macroparasite fauna of the red squirrel: do habitat quality and fragmentation affect parasite abundance or prevalence? Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy. (Supplement) 25:55

 

 

24 – 25 October 2013

“2° Convegno Nazionale sui Piccoli Mammiferi” (ATIt)

Villa Signorini – Ercolano (NA)

 

Santicchia F, Wauters LA, Molinari A, Romeo C, Bisi F, Preatoni D, Martinoli A (2013) Living in the mountains or in the plain: what's “best” for red squirrels? Libro dei riassunti p.24

 

 

20 October 2012

“III Workshop sulle ricerche naturalistiche in provincia di Sondrio”

Museo civico di Storia Naturale

Via Cortivacci, 2 – Morbegno (SO)

 

Romeo C, Santicchia F, Ferrari N, Wauters LA, Martinoli A, Lanfranchi P (2012) La comunità parassitaria dello scoiattolo comune (Sciurus vulgaris): variabilità tra popolazioni in ambiente montano e planiziale