Name: Francesca Santicchia
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
3rd level degree – PhD (15/03/2018)University of Insubria, Varese, ItalyChemical and Environmental sciences Dissertation/thesis title: “Relationships among parasites, physiological stress and personality in the interactions between invasive alien and native species” 2nd cycle degree – Master obtained on 03/07/2014University of Insubria, Varese, ItalyEnvironmental 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 20/03/2012University of Insubria, Varese, ItalyAnalysis 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.